Kawasaki Versys X250 Revealed.
Along with debut of their Versys X300 at the EICMA 2016, Kawasaki has also revealed details on a smaller X250 variant that will be made available in some Asian markets. Much like the former, the X250 will be available in two variants- Urban and Tourer.
Design is not exactly like its bigger siblings (liter class) but certain similarities do exist. We have talked about this in detail, in our article on the Versys X300.
While the Urban variant is a stripped down unit, the Tourer/Adventure model comes with exciting additions like tubular engine guard with twin auxiliary driving lights and a number of carriers and holders. Both variant come with slipper clutch, telescopic front forks, rear gas charged monoshock, spoked wheel, among others.
Versys-X250 Urban: Candy Lime Green/Metallic Graphite Gray and Metallic Graphite Gray/Flat Ebony
Versys-X 250 Tourer: Candy Lime Green/Metallic Graphite Gray and Candy Burnt Orange/Metallic Graphite Gray
Kawasaki Versys X250- Will it launch in India?
Though it is not confirmed yet, either the Versys X250 or X300 should launch in India in the coming years.
Kawasaki Versys 250 – Early Updates
There have been many rumours that Kawasaki is working on a new sub-500cc adventure-tourer, under the Versys brand. With so many quarter-liters speculated to be in pipeline, including a ZX-25R, we waited to get more proof on the matter. Now, with some clever bit of detective work from TMC blog, we’ve got what we were looking for.
Kawasaki had earlier imported two units of a 250cc motorcycle, codenamed LE250B and LE250C to Indonesia. While this could be any one of their numerous 250ccc, it is the ‘LE’ prefix that really stands out. This is the same codename used for their Versys 650, as shown by the below picture.
As per reports, the new Versys 250 will also be inspired from its bigger 650cc sibling and will be based on a diamond type frame. Features like USD front forks, rear monoshock and ABS are expected to be provided.
Powering the bikes will be a 249cc, twin cylinder engine producing 32 bhp of power and 21 Nm of torque, mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. This mill also does duty on the manufacturer’s Ninja 250R and Z250.
The Kawasaki Versys 250 is primarily intended for the Indonesian market and could launch within months there. Even if it is launched in India, its price will be much above other promising upcoming and existing bikes in the segment, like KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G310GS, Royal Enfield Himalayan.
- Expected price- Rs. 3.3 lakhs
- Expected launch date- September 2017
This is the most we have about the Versys 250 at the moment, and more details and spy shots are expected in the coming months.