Kawasaki has recently removed the Versys 1000 from its Indian website, signaling the discontinuation of this sports adventure tourer from our market. Although there hasn't been an official announcement yet insiders suggest that this move paves the way for a new model expected to arrive towards the end of the year. Interestingly, the Versys 1000 remains available for purchase in markets like the UK.
Versys 1000 Overview
Praising its road-focused adventure touring qualities including its effortless long-distance riding capabilities, is the Versys 1000. Powered by a 1043cc inline-four engine producing 120bhp and 102Nm of torque it offers smooth and tractable performance, ideal for highway cruising and quick overtakes and the engine demonstrates its versatility by easily handling city journeys.
Comfort and Features
Key attributes contributing to its touring prowess include wide and comfortable seats, an upright riding position, and an adjustable windscreen providing ample wind protection. While opinions vary on its styling, particularly regarding the combination of 17-inch wheels and expansive bodywork the Versys 1000 surprises with its maneuverability, even in busy urban traffic.
What is Next for Kawasaki?
Although the Versys 1000 didn't achieve massive sales numbers in India, it enjoyed reasonable success. Enthusiasts eagerly anticipate Kawasaki's next move with the launch of the next iteration, likely around the end of the year. Expectations include additional features, updated electronics, and the possibility of an E20-compliant engine to align with evolving regulations.