12th Feb 2019 2:34 pm
The brand new Versys 1000 is likely one of the most inexpensive litre-class tourers within the nation.
Kawasaki India has simply introduced the pricing of the Versys 1000 at Rs 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2019 variant of the adventure-tourer was unveiled at EICMA 2018 after which Kawasaki India started to simply accept bookings for the bike.
The Versys 1000 sits on the high of the Versys line-up – above the Versys-X 300 and the Versys 650 – and involves India through the CKD route. The 1043cc, in-line four-cylinder engine is identical because the one seen on the Ninja 1000 – however in a special state of tune, producing 120hp at 9,000rpm and 102Nm of torque at 7,500rpm.
Different adjustments to the brand new bike embody a beauty makeover. The entrance finish is way sharper than the older bike’s and is impressed by new-generation Kawasaki Ninja household. It now additionally options an LED headlight, an adjustable windscreen and an LCD-equipped semi-digital console. The 2019 Versys 1000 additionally consists of Kawasaki Traction Management (KTRC), Cruise Management, the Kawasaki Cornering Administration Operate (KCMF) and the Kawasaki Clever anti-lock Brake System (KIBS). Kawasaki engineers have additionally loaded the brand new Versys 1000 with two energy modes and a five-axis Bosch IMU.
Kawasaki has additionally up to date the entrance and rear suspension of the bike to provide it a plusher feeling. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels on each ends, with the entrance wheel using a 120/70 ZR-17 tyre and the rear wheel utilizing a 180/55 ZR17 tyre. The seat peak is an accessible 790mm and the bike has an enormous 21-litre gas tank.
The 2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 will probably be obtainable in Pearl Stardust White/Metallic Spark Black color scheme and can compete towards the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 950 in our two-wheeler area. Deliveries of pre-booked bikes are set to start from March 2019 with barely longer ready intervals for many who make their bookings now.