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Kawasaki Versys 1000 introduced in India

Auto News - Published on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

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India Kawasaki Motors revealed the price of Versys 1000. The premium motorcycle will be sold in the country for INR 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It will be available in two colour options pearl flat stardust white and metallic flat spark black. A crossover sport model of Ninja 1000, Versys 1000 gets a 1,043 cc, DOHC, four-stroke, in-line, liquid cooled engine churning out 120 PS of power at 9,000 rpm and producing 102 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. It comes with a six-speed transmission.

Kawasaki's cruise control system allows a desired speed to be maintained on Versys 1000, reducing stress on the right hand when going for long distances. It gets a long-travel suspension and lightweight 17-inch wheels at the front and rear contribute to quick, sporty handling.

The supersport-grade high-precision brake management system of Kawasaki is now standard on Versys 1000. This is the same system used on Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R, with programming and settings revised to suit the street performance parameters and long-travel suspension of the Versys 1000. The bike gets dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs in the front and single 250 mm petal disc at the back. There is a dual radial-mount, monobloc, four-piston caliper in the front and a single-piston in the rear.

India Kawasaki Motors Managing Director Naoki Matsumoto said that "The bespoke Versys 1000 has a style of adventure model, but it is most suited for sport riding and long touring. Technically, it is a crossover from the Ninja 1000 with a purpose of thrilling performance with everyday versatility. I hope our customers explore endless possibilities with the Versys 1000.”

The motorcycle will be manufactured in Kawasaki India's factory situated in Chakan, Pune. The customers who had booked Versys 1000 during pre-booking period can expect the delivery of their motorcycle from March 2019 onwards.

Versys 1000 gets a twin-tube, aluminium frame. It is 2,270 in length, while the width and height are 895 mm and 1,400 mm, respectively. It has a wheelbase of 1,520 mm and ground clearance of 150 mm. The curb mass is 255 kg and fuel capacity is 21 litres.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Thu, 14 Feb 2019
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