MODENAS To Introduce A Rebadge Versys 650 In 2023

MODENAS and Kawasaki are set to get things rolling for 2022, beginning with the Ninja 250 ABS and Z250 ABS.

  • rebadged MODENAS Ninja 250 ABS and Z250 ABS to reach dealership by end of July 2022.
  • MODENAS Vulcan S 650 will launch later this year. 

The Ninja 250 ABS and Z250 ABS are among the models set to be rebadged by MODENAS as part of a new partnership with the Japanese manufacturer, Kawasaki.

The agreement will also witness MODENAS assemble between 250cc and 650cc Kawasaki motorcycles, including the Vulcan S 650, Ninja 650 and Z650.

While MODENAS will launch the Vulcan S later this year, the Malaysian motorcycle manufacturer has confirmed that the Versys 650 will follow suit in 2023.

The Versys 650 has been among the most popular sport-touring motorcycles since its introduction in 2006.

The Versys 650 is powered by a 649cc parallel-twin 4-stroke, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine that makes 65.7hp @ 8,500rpm and 60Nm @ 7,000rpm.

Recently refined to meet the Euro 5 emission standards, Kawasaki updated the new Versys 650 with Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) and a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT display.

The display can also be paired to a compatible smartphone device and the Kawasaki Rideology app, which allows riders to access instrument functions.

Other updated features include a full LED light setup, new graphics, revised styling (in line with its larger Versys 1000 cousin) and a new four-way adjustable windshield.

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