The Indian arm of the Japanese motorcycle major ‘Kawasaki’ is all set to bring it’s new Versys 1000 to Indian shores. Kawasaki India has started taking the pre-orders for the Versys 1000 at a booking amount of Rs. 6 lakh. Expected to be launched in the end of November, the Versys 1000 will be the third consecutive launch of Kawasaki in a month, which also witnessed the launch of Z250 and ER-6N.
The bike will also mark the entry of it’s ‘Versys’ family of adventure tourer, provided it’s ‘Ninja’ family of supersports and ‘Z’ range of naked streetfighters have already stamped their presence in India.The Indian market will receive the same revamped Versys 1000, which was recently showcased at the 2014 EICMA. The bike gets a complete overhaul in design, with the front dual headlamps, sharper body panels and taller adjustable windscreen bearing resemblance to the motorcycles of ‘Ninja’ range.
In order to support bigger panniers and aftermarket luggage boxes, the frame and rear profile of Versys 1000 have been slightly modified too. The bike now comes fitted with a 4-stroke 1,043cc engine, which produces 122PS of power and 102Nm of torque and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. To ease off the rideability, Kawasaki has equipped the Versys 1000 with a three-mode KTRC traction control system and revised mapping for low and top-end performance. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 will be brought and sold in India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU), which implies in it’s expected ex-showroom price of Rs. 12 to 15 Lakh.
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