Posted On : 12 Feb, 2019
India, February 12, 2019 : Kawasaki has launched the Versys 1000 in India at Rs 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is significantly lesser than its previous model. Kawasaki India says the Versys 1000, which is a crossover sport model of the company's Ninja 1000, has an engine and chassis designed to maximise riding enjoyment on the street.
The Versys 1000 is powered by an in-line four engine which puts out 118 bhp of power at 9,000 rpm and 102 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. In India, the Versys 1000 will available in the pearl flat stardust white/metallic flat spark black colour option.
Naoki Matsumoto, Managing Director – India Kawasaki Motors said, “The bespoke Versys 1000 has a style of adventure model, but it is most suited for sport riding and long touring. Technically, it is a crossover from the Ninja 1000 with a purpose of thrilling performance with everyday versatility. I hope our customers explore endless possibilities with the Versys 1000. ”
Kawasaki has provided cruise control in the Versys 1000, which the Japanese brand says, is ideal for long touring. The Versys 1000 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and has an adjustable windscreen, accessible 840 mm seat height and packed with features like Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) and Kawasaki intelligent anti-lock brakes (KIBS), together with standard electronic cruise control. Kawasaki has also given the Versys 1000 features like an aluminium twin-tube frame, updated front and rear suspension settings, radial-mount front brake callipers and twin LED headlamps.
Customers who have booked the Versys 1000 during pre-booking period announced in November 2018 can expect the delivery of their motorcycle from March 2019 onwards. It goes up against the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 950 and the Honda Africa Twin in India, which are priced higher than the Versys 1000.