Kawasaki unveiled the 2015 Versys 1000 motorcycle at the 2014 EICMA and Intermot motor shows and is now heading for a launch in India. Reports suggest that Kawasaki has already started accepting bookings and the bike could launch this month. Booking amount is Rs. 6 lakh and deliveries should commence from the first week of December ’14. The bike will be brought in via the CBU route and will fight against the Triumph 800XC and Suzuki V-Strom 1000. Expected pricing is in the range of Rs. 13 – 15 lakh.
The 2015 model year change brings in cosmetic updates on the Versys with a new headlamp design which is much sharper than the outgoing models (not in India). The frame has also been altered for a stronger rear section to accommodate bigger painers.
The updated Versys 1000 carries forward the same 1,043cc, in-line four-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC petrol motor producing 120 BHP of power and 102 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike also gets a 3-more KTRC traction control system and full / low engine maps. The bike riders on 17″ alloy wheels at the front and back and has a 21 litre fuel tank. Braking power comes from a dual front discs and a single rear disc brake coupled with ABS.
Source – Bikewale