Kawasaki’s 250cc ADV Gets Updated For 2022

The Versys-X 250 uses the 250cc, parallel-twin engine from the Ninja 250

The smallest adventure bike ever under Kawasaki’s India lineup was the Versys-X 300, which failed to leave a mark here. In Japanese markets, though, this duty is fulfilled by the Versys-X 250 which proudly wears the ‘smallest Kawasaki ADV’ badge. And the Japanese giant has updated it for 2022. 

Like any other model year update, the Versys-X 250 gains two new colour schemes – Candy Lime Green and Ocean Blue – as part of the updates. The former comprises green and black colours, making the Versys-X 250 look in line with fellow Team Green members, while the latter wraps the bike in a unique blue and white livery. 

Adding to this, you now get 17-litre pannier cases as standard equipment. Besides, the bike already boasts bits like crash protection, pannier mounts, a luggage rack, and hand guards. 


No other changes have been made. The bike continues to employ a 248cc parallel twin engine (borrowed from the long gone Ninja 250) putting out 34PS and 21.7Nm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. 

The suspension on the Versys-X 250 comprises 41mm telescopic fork along with a monoshock. And to add to its off-road capabilities, the bike rolls on 19/17-inch (F/R) spoke wheels. 


The 2022 Versys-X 250 will reach Japanese dealerships in February 2022. Its asking price has been set at 7,26,000 Yen (Rs 4.23 lakh), which is quite a hefty amount for a bike of this calibre. Nevertheless, since this is a Japan-only bike, the price isn’t something we should really worry about. 

If you are looking for a capable ADV, though, do check out the newly launched Yezdi Adventure.

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