Launched: Kawasaki Versys 1000 enters India with a Rs 12.9 lakh price tag

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Japanese two-wheeler major Kawasaki has introduced its litre class adventure motorcycle, the Versys 1000, for the Indian market at Rs 12.9 lakh (ex-showroom Pune). This 2015 model was first revealed at the Intermot Motorcycle fair this year. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 will be placed against the Suzuki V-Strom and the Triumph Tiger 800XC.

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets a 1043cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that puts out 120 PS of power and 102Nm of torque. The Versys 1000 also receives ABS and Kawasaki’s KTRC traction control. The Versys 1000 will be imported as completely built units (CBU)

Here are the complete technical specifications of the Kawasaki Versys 1000:

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine
Displacement1,043 cc
Power120 PS at 9,000 rpm / min
Torque102 Nm at 7,500 rpm / min
Bore x stroke77.0 X 55.0
Compression10.3: 1
Valve systemDOHC, 16 valves
FuelFuel injection: ø 38 mm x 4 (Keihin)
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
Drive6 speed
Final DriveO-ring chain
Frame typeTwin-tube, aluminum
Front wheel travel150 mm
Rear wheel travel150 mm
Rear tire180-55ZR17
Rake / trail27 degrees / 106 mm
Suspension Front41-mm upside-down fork with adjustable preload and the right leg has adjustable rebound damping
Rear suspensionHorizontally mounted gas-charged monoshock with stepless adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload
Brakes forType: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discsCalipers: Double, four-piston calipers
Rear brakesType: Single 250 mm petal disc; Caliper: Single-piston
Length2,240 mm
Width895 mm
Seat height840 mm
Wheelbase1,520 mm
Ground Clearance150 mm
Wet weight250 kg
Tank Capacity21 liters

Although the Versys 1000 is a welcome move from Kawasaki, we hope that the two-wheeler maker also introduces the mid-level adventure motorcycle, the Versys 650, in the Indian market. The arrival of the Versys 650 will broaden the choice for potential buyers in the 600cc segment. Do you agree with us? Share your thoughts and opinions with us through comments below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates from the motoring industry.

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