Kawasaki Versys 250 Gets Updated, Launched in Indonesia
Kawasaki has decided not to change something that is not broken and instead has given it a cosmetic refreshment.
The Kawasaki Versys 250 has received an update for the Indonesian market, but it is purely cosmetic this time around, with no mechanical changes made to the bike.
Named the Versys-X 250 in the Southeast Asian nation, the motorcycle gets a grey colour option with new graphics bearing the model name on either side of the fuel tank.
This update might be intended to keep the adventure motorcycle fresh in the market and comes merely weeks after the famous ZX-25R launch that took place in the same place amid much fanfare.
But there is a downside to it as well, since the Kawasaki Versys 250 update sees the bike lose the fog lamps and ABS on the entry-level variant. No mechanical changes have been made to the bike.
So, the Kawasaki Versys 250 update continues to be powered by a 250cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 34 PS and nearly 22 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Upfront, there are 41 mm telescopic forks, while there is a monosock at the rear. A staggered wheel set up – 19-inch rim at the front with a 17-inch one at the rear, ensures 180 mm ground clearance and a seat height of 815 mm.
Cost-wise, the entry-level variant of the bike is priced at IDR 67,900,000 on-road (Rs. 3.47 lakhs). We do not expect the bike to come to our shores, but expect Kawasaki to bring the BS6-compliant Versys 300 to India.