2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 is now available for bookings, getting cosmetic changes to feel more in-line with the updated Ninja series. The brand is accepting the booking in India with a token amount of INR 1.50 lakh. The adventure tourer is amazingly designed to get Ninja-inspired headlights and raised fascia, further detailing new panels that have integrated daytime running lights and indicators. The seats are huge, shouting comfort from every bit of the material used in their production. The SE variant comes with added features like up/down quickshifter and Bluetooth integration.
The engine is still shared with Z1000, carrying 1043cc displacement and 120 BHP of peak power. The engine comes with ride by wire for cruise control, power modes and traction control on the Versys 1000. The suspension offers long travel on both options, with the SE variant featuring semi-active suspension as the Ninja ZX-10R. The top-spec variant also comes with colored TFT console, cornering lights, heated grips and self-healing paint from other prominent models. Unlike the ZX-6R, Versys 1000 is yet to be listed on the official Indian Kawasaki website.
Apart from the KX and KLX range, Versys is the only nameplate that tackles every sort of surface with ease. The all-terrain ability is further complemented by huge front windshield for uninterrupted highway riding. The motorcycle can be fitted with a large number of accessories, especially those like fog lights and engine protector for enhanced riding experience. The smartphone integration feature further raises practical quotient for the liter-class tourer.
In stock condition, the motorcycle is available with alloy wheels. Buyers can get them tubeless, spoke wheels for more off-road action. The dual 28-liter saddlebags and heated grips are two additional features for the SE variant. Kawasaki will soon have three variants for the Versys brand, with X300 being the most affordable variant with a price tag of INR 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom).
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