The mighty Ver­sys 1000 makes a strong come­back

The mile-munch­ing Kwacker re­turns with more equip­ment and a lower price

Evo India - - BRIEFING -

KAWASAKI IN­DIA HAS LAUNCHED THE MY 2020 Ver­sys 1000 in In­dia at ` 10.69 lakh. The Ver­sys 1000 fits well among the crowd of mid-weight and full-sized ADVs and has been priced ex­cep­tion­ally well, con­sid­er­ing the cur­rent mar­ket sce­nario.

Pow­er­ing the Ver­sys is a 1043cc, in­line-four churn­ing out 118 horses and 102Nm. Brak­ing du­ties are han­dled by twin semi-float­ing 310mm discs and four-pis­ton, ra­di­ally mounted monobloc calipers with a 250mm disc at the rear. The MY20 Ver­sys 1000 will be as­sem­bled at the com­pany’s fa­cil­ity in Chakan, Pune.

It fea­tures Elec­tronic Cruise Con­trol, as a seg­ment first and the new bike also fea­tures a softer setup for ‘more com­fort’, says Kawasaki. Apart for ABS and trac­tion con­trol, it also fea­tures ride-by-wire with three rid­ing modes for all kinds of ter­rain. Other fea­tures in­clude ad­justable wind­screen, twin LED head­lamps and a dig­i­tal/ana­log in­stru­ment con­sole.

The sports tourer is now ` 2.5 lakh cheaper than the pre­de­ces­sor, thanks to the CKD route cho­sen as op­posed to CBU, like the pre­vi­ous model. The mo­tor­cy­cle will be avail­able in pearl flat star­dust white and me­tal­lic flat spark black colour. Cus­tomers who pre-booked the Kawasaki Ver­sys 1000 can ex­pect de­liv­er­ies from March 2019. The Ver­sys will have its task cut out as it goes up against the likes of es­tab­lished brands in the coun­try in­clud­ing the Honda Africa Twin although its cheaper by over ` 2 lakh.

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