CFMoto 650MT vs. Kawasaki Versys 650 vs. Benelli TRK 502: Spec Comparo

25/07/2019 - 09:45 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

The Kawasaki Versys 650 has a direct threat in the Indian market in the form of CFMoto 650MT. The nemiddleweight tourer was launched at an introductory price tag of INR 4.99 lakh*, which is INR 1.70 lakh lower than the Versys 650. In fact, the 650MT also undercuts the Benelli TRK502, which retails at INR 5.10 lakh*. In this post, we compare the technical specifications of the new CFMoto 650MT against the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Benelli TRK 502.

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With its introductory price tag, the CFMoto 650MT undercuts the Kawasaki Versys 650 by INR 1.70 lakh and Benelli TRK 502 by INR 11,000.

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ModelCFMoto 650MTKawasaki Versys 650Benelli TRK 502
Engine
Displacement and Type649 cc parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled with fuel-injection649 cc parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled with fuel-injection500 cc parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled with fuel-injection
Bore x Stroke83 × 60mm83 × 60mm-
Compression Ratio11.3:110.8:1-
Max Power70.7 PS at 8,750 rpm69 PS at 8,500 rpm47.5 PS at 8,500 rpm
Max Torque62 Nm at 7,000 rpm64 Nm at 7,000 rpm46 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Gearbox6-speed6-speed6-speed
Dimensions
Length2,180 mm2,165 mm2,200 mm
Width835 mm840 mm915 mm
Height1,332 mm1,400 mm1,450 mm
Wheelbase1,425 mm1,415 mm1,505 mm
Seat Height840 mm840 mm800 mm
Ground Clearance128 mm170 mm190 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity18 litres21 Litres20 litres
Kerb Weight218 kg216 kg-
Suspension, Brakes and Tyres
Front SuspensionUpside-Down (Adjustable)Upside-Down (Adjustable)Upside-Down
Rear SuspensionMonoshock (Adjustable)Monoshock (Adjustable)Monoshock (Adjustable)
Front BrakePetal type dual disc (320 mm)Petal type dual disc (300 mm)Dual disc (320 mm)
Rear BrakePetal type single disc (240 mm)Petal type single disc (250 mm)Single disc (260 mm)
Safety NetDual-channel ABSDual-channel ABSDual-channel ABS
Front Tyre120/70Z R17120/70Z R17120/70Z R17
Rear Tyre160/60Z R17160/60Z R17160/60Z R17
Price
Ex-showroom DelhiINR 4.99 lakhINR 6.69 lakhINR 5.10 lakh

In terms of styling, all three motorcycles have pack unique styling and look appealing. The CFMoto 650MT, however, packs more premium features in the form of full LED lighting (headlight, taillight and blinkers). The vertically stacked headlight setup looks different from the horizontally placed setup on the Versys 650 and the TRK 502. The middleweight products from Kawasaki and Benelli use halogen headlight. The TRK 502 and 650MT come with knuckle guards as standard that gives them a slightly rugged look.

The touring friendly ergonomics on all three bikes bring upright ergonomics that work with the semi-fairing design and a tall windscreen to offer better comfort on long hauls. All three vehicles are road-biased and thus come equipped with 17-inch wheels on both ends. The exhaust canisters on the three bikes sit closer to the centre of gravity. The compact sizes of the canisters give the vehicles a clean look from the side view.

The Benelli TRK 502 is the only motorcycle among the three vehicles in this tech-spec comparison that comes with an off-road variant, the TRK 502X. The Benelli TRK 502X gets wire-spoke wheels and a tall-set exhaust for better off-road prowess. The Versys 650 and the 650MT are only available in road-biased guise.

The CFMoto 650MT packs more marginally more power than the Versys 650, but the torque output figure is slightly lower. The 649.3 cc parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine on the 650MT makes 70.7 PS of max power at 8,750 rpm and 62 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The Kawasaki Versys 650, on the other hand, draws 69 PS of max power at 8,500 rpm and 64 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 from its 649 cc parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor. The Benelli TRK 502’s lower displacement results in lower power and torque output figures. A 499.5 cc parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve engine that produces 47.5 PS at 8,500 rpm and 46 Nm at 6,000 rpm propels the TRK 502.

The hardware specifications on all three models match each other. Inverted telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the back perform the shock absorption duties. However, the Versys 650 and the 650MT come with adjustable front and rear suspension. The TRK 502 has an adjustable monoshock.

Braking setup, too, is nearly identical on all three vehicles, and the stopping power comes from dual discs at the front and a single disc at the back. The braking setup is governed by dual-channel ABS.

Cf Moto 650mt Motion Studio
The premium features on the CFMoto 650MT include full LED lighting, adjustable front and rear suspension, dual discs at the front and dual-channel ABS.

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The price on the CFMoto 650MT, as mentioned above, is introductory. While the revised price will no longer undercut the Benelli TRK 502, the 650MT would most definitely still be more affordable than the Kawasaki Versys 650. The Kawasaki middleweight tourer is backed by a comprehensive service network that's spread throughout the country. The 650MT, on the other hand, is only available in six cities for now.

*Ex-showroom Delhi

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