Kawasaki Versys 1000 [2018-2019]

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,043 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)118.3 bhp
  • Kerb Weight255 kg

Last known Ex-showroom price in Mumbai


Kawasaki Versys 1000 [2018-2019] is now discontinued in India.

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Kawasaki Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Summary

Versys 1000 [2018-2019] key highlights
Displacement 1,043 cc
Kerb Weight 255 kg
  • Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Flat Spark Bl
Max Power 118.3 bhp @ 9,000 rpm

About Versys 1000 [2018-2019]

The Versys 1000 has made a return to the Indian market, and it has received a major update. Announced at EICMA in November 2018, Kawasaki revealed that the Versys has got more than just a styling update.

The chassis of the Versys 1000 continues to be based on the Ninja 1000, but the 1043cc four-cylinder engine has been updated to deliver 118bhp and 102Nm. The Versys has fully adjustable suspension both front and rear. The brakes are equipped with KIBS, which is Kawasaki’s version of ABS that is linked to the six-axis IMU. Yes, that’s right – the Versys 1000 now has a six-axis IMU that helps the brakes, engine and traction control come together.
The SE with its electronic suspension control and Bluetooth connectivity will not come to the Indian market, but deliveries of the standard Versys 1000 should begin in the middle of 2019. It is available in two colours, white and black, and will compete against the likes of the BMW S1000 XR and Triumph Tiger 1200 on specs. However, it is closer in price to the Honda Africa Twin, Triumph Tiger 800 xR, Ducati Multistrada 950, and BMW F750 GS.
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Kawasaki Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Comfortable upright riding position
    • Equipped with traction control system
    • Smooth and refined 1000cc engine
  • Could be Better

    • Quite heavy to operate in city limits
    • Service reach is limited

BikeWale's Take

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is profoundly comfortable while it is powered by a refined and torquey motor. Couple this with premium components and top-notch features and the Versys 1000 seems to be an ideal tourer. 

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Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Specifications & Features


  • Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Engine & TransmissionEngine & Transmission

    Displacement1,043 cc

    Emission Standard--


    Max Power118.3 bhp @ 9,000 rpm

    Maximum Torque102 Nm @ 7,500 rpm

    Bore77 mm

    Stroke56 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder4

    Compression Ratio10.3:1

    Fuel Delivery SystemFuel Injection

    Fuel TypePetrol

    IgnitionDigital CDI

    Spark Plugs--

    Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled

    Gearbox TypeManual

    No. of Gears6

    Transmission TypeChain Drive

    ClutchWet multi-disc

  • Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake TypeDisc

    Front Brake Size310 mm

    Rear Brake TypeDisc

    Rear Brake Size250 mm

    Calliper Type4-piston front single-piston rear

    Front Wheel Size17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size17 inch

    Front Tyre Size120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

    Rear Tyre Size180/55ZR17M/C (73W)

    Tyre TypeTubeless

    Radial TyresYes

    Wheel TypeAlloy

    Front Suspensionø43 mm inverted fork with rebound damping

    Rear SuspensionHorizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with rebound damping

  • Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight255 kg

    Overall Length2,270 mm

    Overall Width895 mm

    Overall Height1,400 mm

    Wheelbase1,520 mm

    Ground Clearance150 mm

    Seat Height840 mm

    Chassis TypeTwin-tube, aluminium

  • Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Fuel Efficiency & PerformanceFuel Efficiency & Performance

    Fuel Tank Capacity21 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity--

    Mileage - ARAI--

    Mileage - Owner Reported--

    Fuel Efficiency Range--

    Top Speed--

    0 to 60 kmph--

    60 to 0 kmph--




Fuel GuageYes


Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

Stand AlarmYes

Stepped SeatYes

No. of Tripmeters2

Tripmeter TypeDigital

Low Fuel IndicatorYes

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Antilock Braking SystemYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeLED Tail Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Kawasaki Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Price

Versys 1000 [2018-2019] Standard 10,89,000 (Last known Ex-showroom, Mumbai) Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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