Kawasaki India launched the 2019 version of their much awaited motorcycle Versys 1000 in India at a price of Rs.10.69 lakh (Ex-showroom). Tagged as the cross over sport model of Ninja 1000, this new edition boasts itself to be equipped with an engine and chassis that is designed to maximize riding enjoyment on the street.
New Versys 1000, seated above Versys 650, carries a price tag that makes it the most affordable adventure tourer in India. Bookings for this model had begun in November and delivery for those customers who have booked already is expected to begin in another months’ time.
As reported earlier, the new Kawasaki Versys 1000 will reach the brand’s Indian facility as CKD units. The motorcycle is equipped with Ninja’s 1043cc inline four cylinder engine, but is fine tuned to produce 120bhp and 102Nm of torque.
The 2019 version of Versys 1000 gets an altogether new look with sharp features on its profile, while other elements include LED headlight, LCD semi digital instrument console, adjustable windscreen, Kawasaki Traction Control, Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Braking system, Kawasaki Cornering Management function, electronic cruise control and many more.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets revised shock absorbers for smoother suspension, while riding on new 17-inch alloy wheels. It gets adventure tourer specific features like a ground clearance of 150mm, a massive 21 litre fuel tank and a decent seat height of 790mm.
New Versys 1000 is being offered in only one shade- Pearl Stardust White with Metallic Spark Black and rivals not just against Ducati Multistrada 950 in its segment, but also Triumph Tiger 800XRx.