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Kawasaki Versys 1000 displayed at dealership, launching soon

Kawasaki Versys 1000 displayed at dealership, launching soon
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is now on display at the the Pune showroom suggesting that the bike could launch soon. Bookings have already commenced for Rs. 6 lakh and the bike could be priced in the range of Rs. 13 – 15 lakh. The bike will be offered in only one colour option – black. Delivered could commence from January 2015. The bike will be brought in via the CBU route and will fight against the Triumph 800XC and Suzuki V-Strom 1000.

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.

The Versys 1000 will be Kawasaki’s first motorcycle in the adventure touring segment.