Kawasaki Versys 1000 Discontinued in India

Kawasaki Versys 1000 Discontinued in India

Kawasaki Versys 1000 is now an officially discontinued model for India. The motorcycle was listed for a long time but reports hinted that it was discontinued after the BS4 norms came into action in April 2017. The motorcycle shares the engine with Ninja 1000 and Z1000 internationally, offering a different state of tune for better adventure friendly power requirements. Kawasaki claims sluggish sales as a reason, all because rivals like Triumph Tiger and Honda Africa Twin are fetching all the numbers and ending scope for a dated model to survive. The 1043cc engine here is good for 120 BHP and 102 Nm. Versys 1000 weighs 250kg and comes with the same design as seen on the 650cc Versys model. It was last retailed for INR 13.28 lakh, claiming a huge difference with its own sibling, Ninja 1000. Kawasaki could have updated both Z1000 and Versys 1000 for India, placing one below and other above the sweet INR 10 lakh price point. Versys 1000 will feel like a valuable product priced around INR 10.50 lakh. Triumph Tiger 800 is quite an expensive option in terms of overall equipment but power wise, Versys can prove itself to be a better partner.

Kawasaki Versys 1000 Key Specs

Engine Description Four-stroke, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, Inline-four
Fuel System DFI with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Cooling Liquid cooling
Displacement 1043 cc
Maximum Power 120 Bhp @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 102 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 4
Overall Length 2240 mm
Overall Width 1026 mm
Overall Height 1399.5 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Seat Height 840.7 mm
Wheelbase 1519 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 250 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.8 litres
Front Brake Dual 310mm petal rotors with four-piston calipers
Rear Brake Single 250mm petal rotor with single-piston caliper
Front Suspension KYB 43mm inverted front fork with adjustable rebound and preload
Rear Suspension Horizontal back-link shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload, remote preload adjuster