Quietly announced by Kawasaki just under a month ago, the 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 250 has now made it to Indonesia. Sold in two versions, the Versys-X 250 City and Tourer, Kawasaki’s Indonesian website lists the prices at 61,900,000 rupiah (RM20,397) and 72,700,000 rupiah (RM23,956), respectively.

Both dual-purpose styled machines carry a 249 cc liquid-cooled parallel twin with DOHC and eight-valves. No power figures were provided, but we assume with the Versys-X engine based on the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, the numbers would be close to the 250R’s 29.9 hp at 10,500 rpm and 21.7 Nm torque at 10,000 rpm.

Fuelling is done with EFI, feeding twin-throttle bodies equipped with dual throttle valves. Power gets to the ground via a six-speed gearbox and slipper clutch, with spoked 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels.

Braking is with a single-disc, 290 mm front and 220 mm rear, with Nissin hydraulic calipers. Fuel is carried in a 17-litre tank, and a 41 mm telescopic fork props up the front end, with Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak single gas-charged absorber at the back.

For the Versys-X 250 Tourer, a brush guard comes as standard fitment, fitted with twin auxiliary driving lights. Hand guards and rear panniers are also standard on the Tourer, while the City version does without.


Two colour options are shown on Kawasaki’s Indonesian website for the Versys-X 250. Candy Lime Green/Metallic Graphite Gray and Candy Burnt Orange/Metallic Graphite Gray for the Tourer, while the City gets Candy Lime Green/Metallic Graphite Gray and Metallic Graphite Gray/Flat Ebony.

What do you think – should Kawasaki Malaysia bring in this quarter-litre dual-purpose machine into Malaysia, or will Thailand and Indonesia get all the best stuff while we have to wait before machines such as the Honda CBR250RR come to our shores, if ever? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions, below.