Launched: Kawasaki Versys1000 introduced in India at Rs 12.90 lakh

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Kawasaki’s product portfolio in the Indian market was again updated with the entry of its litre-class adventure-tourers, the 2015 Versys1000. Kawasaki claims that the new Versys1000 offers maximum riding enjoyment across a wide variety of street riding situations and dons a highly responsive in-Line four engine tuned for flexibility, and a nimble chassis fitted with dynamic suspension. For 2015, its new styling package reflects this fun, sporty nature, while a number of updates to the chassis and a host of new accessory items make it easier for Versys owners to ride longer and farther.

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In India, the bike will be imported as completely built units (CBU) from Japan and will be retailed through the standalone showrooms of Kawasaki in Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. The bike will be priced at Rs 12,90,000(ex-Showroom in Pune).

Yoshitaka Tamura, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors said, “We would first, thank our partner Bajaj Auto for the continuous support in setting up this showroom. And also we thank customers who have supported our brand from various aspects. Your suggestion, insight and request have set us forward to further step and commitment to the market. And also, may I congratulate opening of Kawasaki Showroom in Kotlata. the new strategic base of further expanding our business to North Eastern India.”

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Shigeto Nishikawa, Dy Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors added, “We have launched superbikes ranging from Ninja ZX-14R, ZX-10R, Ninja1000, Z1000, Z800 and now Versys1000. We have also eagerly absorbed feedback and valuable insight from customers and put every effort to raise ourselves to be a higher and superb level of service provider to customers. We have recently offered a special price for the Z800 till the end of March due to the effort taken by our Indian colleagues. With those factors considered, we are targeting to grow by 50% over the last year in this year.”

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Kawasaki Versys1000 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

  • Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
  • Displacement: 1,043 cm3
  • Bore and Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.3:1
  • Valve system: DOHC, 16 valves
  • Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 with oval sub-throttles
  • Fuel Type: Unleaded petrol / RON95
  • Ignition: Digital Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump
  • Transmission: 6 speed, return
  • Maximum power: 88.2 kW {120 PS} / 9,000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 102.0 N.m {10.4 kgf.m} / 7,500 rpm

VEHICLE

  • Frame Type: Twin-tube, aluminium
  • Rake / Trail: 34 / 106mm
  • Tyre: Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
  • Rear: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
  • Wheelbase: 1,520 mm
  • Ground clearance: 150 mm
  • Seat height: 840 mm
  • Kerb mass: 250kg
  • Fuel capacity: 21 Litres
  • Fuel Type / Minimum Octane rating: Unleaded Petrol / RON95
  • Overall Dimensions LxWxH : 2,240mm x 895mm x 1,400 / 1,465mm

SUSPENSION

  • Front / Wheel Travel : ø43 mm inverted fork with rebound damping (right-side) and spring preload adjustability / 150mm
  • Rear / Wheel Travel : Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability / 150mm

BRAKE

  • Brake Front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Caliper: Dual opposed 4-piston
  • Brake Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc Caliper: Single-piston
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