The India website no longer has the Kawasaki Versys 1000

It is evident from the removal of the Versys 1000 from Kawasaki’s Indian website that the sports adventure tourer is no longer offered in our market. Although no official word has been released yet, our sources indicate that the company most likely took this action to prepare for the release of a new model later this year. It’s interesting that markets like the UK still sell the Versys 1000.

Road-focused adventure tourer Versys 1000 is well known for its effortless mile-eating performance. A 1043cc inline-four engine producing 120bhp and 102Nm powers the motorcycle. It has enough reserve to make swift overtakes on the highway and is tractable and smooth. Without a fit, the engine also handled the strange city runs.

Its wide, comfortable seats, upright riding position, and adjustable windscreen’s ability to block wind all contribute to its excellent touring qualities. Some might contend that the styling was a little hit or miss, particularly when you take into account the bike’s enormous size or its expansive bodywork in relation to its 17-inch wheels. Even in crowded city traffic, it was surprisingly simple to manoeuvre.

If you were hoping to purchase a Versys 1000 specifically for touring, you won’t be let down because the company also offers the Ninja 1000, a true sports tourer. The Kawasaki Ninja 1000, which retails for Rs 9.9 lakh (ex-showroom) and is the least expensive full-faired liter-class motorcycle currently available in India, is also significantly less expensive than the Versys 1000. Given that Kawasaki currently does not have a litre-class ADV in its lineup, it is possible that the company will reintroduce the Versys 1000 in India with all the newest features in order to more confidently take on its competitors. However, time will tell if that can be said with certainty!

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Although the Versys 1000 never saw a significant increase in sales in India, it did fairly well, and we’re eager to see what Kawasaki creates when it releases the next version, perhaps at the end of this year. We may anticipate additional features, upgraded electronics, and perhaps an engine that complies with E20 regulations.

In addition, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 has aged better than its more recent and technologically advanced competitors. Although the Versys 1000 performs on par with the competition, it is devoid of several electronics, such as an inertial measurement unit (IMU), cornering ABS, and more. What it did receive, in contrast, was the two riding modes and the 3-mode Kawasaki Traction Control system. Within the Kawasaki family, the more reasonably priced Kawasaki Ninja 1000 boasts enhanced power levels along with all the technological wizardry, making it an impressive sports tourer.

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 was priced at Rs. 13.28 lakh (ex-showroom) and included an amazing braking system, a powerful and refined four-cylinder engine, and a comfortable riding position for extended periods of time. The 1043 cc inline four-cylinder engine produced 102 Nm of peak torque and 118 bhp of power when mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 has not yet received a global update, but when it does, the model should have enough modifications added to its repertoire to compete with its European rivals. The return of the Versys 1000 is still up for debate in India for the time being.

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