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Kawasaki Versys 1000



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Kawasaki Versys 1000 Right Front Three Quarter
Kawasaki Versys 1000 Right Side View
Kawasaki Versys 1000 Left Side View
Kawasaki Versys 1000 TFT / Instrument Cluster
Kawasaki Versys 1000 12V Power Socket
Kawasaki Versys 1000 Left Side Multifunction Switchgear
Kawasaki Versys 1000 Front Headlamp Cowl
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₹ 12,30,982
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Kawasaki has discontinued the Versys 1000 and the bike is out of production.

Versys 1000 Key Highlights

Engine Capacity1,043 cc
Transmission6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight255 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity21 litres
Seat Height820 mm
Max Power118.27 bhp

Kawasaki Versys 1000 Summary

Kawasaki India has announced the launch of the 2023 iteration of its litre-class touring motorcycle, the Versys 1000, in our market.

The 2023 iteration of the Versys 1000 is available in a single variant and one colour option in the Indian market. The only paint theme available for the 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 is the dual-tone Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Grey with Metallic Spark Black. Meanwhile, the 2023 model retains the styling cues from the 2022 version and continues to feature a twin-pod headlight, fairing integrated cornering lights, an adjustable windscreen, a step-up seat design, a rear luggage rack, and a side-slung exhaust.

The features, too, are similar to the previous version. Thus, the 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 continues to use full-LED lighting, a semi-digital instrument cluster that includes an analogue-style tachometer with an LCD screen, Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) with Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, ABS, traction control system, assist and slipper clutch, electronic cruise control, and a DC socket as standard. Notably, the DC socket was previously sold as an accessory.

The mechanical specifications retain the 1,043cc, inline-four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with four valves per cylinder. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, this motor is tuned to deliver a maximum output of 118.2bhp at 9,000rpm and 102Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. This gearbox features an assist and slipper clutch mechanism.

The suspension setup on the 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000, similar to its predecessor, includes 43mm upside-down front forks and a rear monoshock. The front forks and rear monoshock are adjustable for rebound damping and preload. The anchoring setup includes dual 310mm discs with dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston callipers at the front, and a single 250mm rotor with a single-piston calliper at the back. The 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in 120/70-section front and 180/55-section rear tyres.

The 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 competes in the same price range as the BMW F 900 XR and the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport.

Kawasaki Versys 1000 Review

  • Good Things

    • 1000cc engine is smooth, refined and powerful
    • Excellent seating comfort
    • Equipped with adjustable windscreen
  • Could be Better

    • overall weight is at the heavier side
    • High seat height makes it difficult

BikeWale's Take

The Versys 1000 is Kawasaki’s litre-class touring motorcycle. It was designed and developed for people who love doing long distances comfortably. The Versys 1000 is known for its 1000cc refined engine and great seating comfort. But this bike weighs quite a bit, and with a high seat height, it makes it quite difficult to live with it daily. 

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Versys 1000 Specifications & Features

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      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          1043 cc
        • Max Power
          118.27 bhp @ 9000 rpm
        • Max Torque
          102 Nm @ 7500 rpm
        • Mileage - Owner Reported
          -

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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          ø43 mm inverted fork with rebound damping (right-side) and spring preload adjustability / 150 mm
        • Rear Suspension
          Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability / 152 mm
        • Braking System
          Dual Channel ABS
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc

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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          255 kg
        • Seat Height
          820 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          150 mm
        • Overall Length
          2270 mm

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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Standard Warranty
          2 year
        • Standard Warranty
          30000 km

      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
          No
        • Instrument Console
          Semi-Digital
        • Odometer
          Digital
        • Speedometer
          Digital

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      Kawasaki Versys 1000 User Reviews

      5.0/5

      (5 Ratings) 3 Reviews

      4

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      Best 1000 cc plus Sports Tourer in India

      51 weeks ago


      Nightroyder

      looks, performance and..... 4 inline engine is awesome makes city rides smooth at low speed. This is a bike for 6 feet tall riders... def not for riders below 5.10 as they will find it difficult in sloping curves. It comes with a ninja engine which makes it a highly realiable engine having tested and calibrated over 10+ years.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Leisure Rides

      Owned for

      < 3 months

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Tips for other riders

      go easy for 3 months and get used to the bike before touring. This is for tall riders, above 5.10

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      6


      3


      Smart inline 4 highway Cruiser

      1 year ago


      Aaryan Arora

      This bike is only for those who like to travel long distance, not in city commuters especially in cities with high traffic you will get tired especially in summer. One can easily imagine doing 600-700 kms in a day without any hassle. I have covered 3000 kms in 2 months and it is a good tourer bike and not a hard core adventure tourer. Smooth engine refinement but very heavy machine.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Tours

      Owned for

      < 3 months

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Got mileage of

      18 kmpl

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      2


      Mile muncher

      1 year ago


      Nilesh Sane

      It's a great bike if you plan on touring, though it's a soft tourer, meaning it's for tarmac purposes only. Won't handle well on gravel and off-road conditions.
      It's supremely comfortable and can eat distances like slurpy noodles. The engine is super smooth and can pull from low speeds and high gears.
      I am very happy with the bike.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Tours

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      16 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      6k intervals

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      1

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