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MY23 Kawasaki Versys 1000 arrives in a new colour

Written by Nayak

Kawasaki India has brought in the 2023 Versys 1000 to India. The prices start at INR 12.19 lakh (ex-showroom). This litre-class adventure-style sports tourer is available in a single variant and one colour option in the Indian market.

No Changes To The Styling

As for the 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000, it carried forward the same design as the 2022 model. Thus, we get to see a twin-pod headlight, fairing integrated cornering lights, an adjustable windscreen, a step-up seat design, a rear luggage rack, and a side-slung exhaust. The only change is the inclusion of a new paint theme. This is a dual-tone Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Grey with Metallic Spark Black.

Updates Features For The 2023 Model

Then for the feature list on this motorcycle, it gets all the necessities. It includes full-LED lighting, a semi-digital instrument cluster that gets an analogue-style tachometer with an LCD screen, and Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) with Kawasaki Cornering Management Function. For safety, it benefits from ABS, a traction control system, an assist and slipper clutch, electronic cruise control, and a DC socket as standard. This was previously sold as an accessory for the 2022 model.

Mechanical Highlights

The mechanical specifications remain the same for the Versys 1000. It continues with the 1,043cc, inline-four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with four valves per cylinder. This motor delivers a maximum output of 118.2 BHP at 9,000rpm and 102 Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. This motor gets a six-speed gearbox that features an assist and a slipper clutch mechanism.

Just like the engine specifications, the hardware, too, does not see any change.  Thus the 2023 model continues to use 43mm upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock. Riders can adjust the front forks and rear mono-shock for rebound damping and preload. Braking power comes from dual 310mm discs with dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston callipers at the front and a single 250mm rotor with a single-piston calliper at the back. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels wearing the 120/70-section front and 180/55-section rear tyres.

Also Read: Kawasaki ZH2 & ZH2SE launched in India starting at INR 23,02,000.