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.