2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 Launched In India; Remains Unchanged

2021 Kawasaki Versys Launched in India
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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Kawasaki has recently launched the 2021 Versys 1000 in India at Rs.11.19 Lakh.
  • The 2021 variant almost remains unchanged with similar features.
  • It comes powered by a 1043cc four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine.

Kawasaki has recently introduced the 2021 Versys for India at Rs.11.19 Lakh onwards (ex-showroom). With a minor price hike when compared to the outgoing variant the all-new Kawasaki Versys 1000 remains almost the same in every aspect. Apart from this, Kawasaki also offers the Skyhook suspension on Versys 1000 SE globally, which is not the case in India.

Features

Feature-wise, it remains the same. Starting with the semi-digital instrument cluster that depicts almost all the information required by the rider to multiple safety features such as :

  • Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS)
  • Kawasaki’s Traction Control
  • Cornering Management Control by Kawasaki, among others.

Apart from this, the 1000cc tourer comes with a 21-litre fuel tank for a better range. Other features such as multiple ride modes, cruise control, twin all-LED headlights, adjustable windscreen, 12V charging socket, etc. among others are also available on the 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000.

2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 Instrument Cluster
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Brakes & Suspension

No Skyhook suspension for the Versys 1000 trim in India! So it comes with a 43mm inverted fork that can be adjusted for preload. Meanwhile, at the rear, the all-new tourer comes with a monoshock suspension setup.

The braking duties on the Kawasaki Versys 1000 are handled by dual 310 mm petal discs with four-piston calipers. Further, there is a 250mm single disc with a single caliper at the rear.

Engine

At the heart, it gets the same 1043cc four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 118BHP of power @ 9000 RPM. Further, the peak torque stands at 102Nm @ 7500 RPM. The engine on the other hand comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch.

To sum up, the all-new Kawasaki Versys 1000 is Rs.20,000 costlier when compared to the outgoing version. However, without any further additions to the feature list, one cannot justify the price hike. In India, it will go against the likes of BMW S 1000 XR, Ducati Multistrada 1260 S, Honda Africa Twin and Triumph Tiger 850 Sport.