Kawasaki Versys 1000

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,043 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)116.5 bhp
  • Kerb Weight255 kg

Avg. Ex-showroom price

EMI   33,654/month EMI Calculated basis
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Down Payment - ₹ 2,19,800
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Kawasaki Versys 1000 Summary

Versys 1000 key highlights

Displacement 1,043 cc
Kerb Weight 255 kg
  • Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black
  • Pearl Stardust White/Metallic Spark Black
Max Power 116.5 bhp

About Versys 1000

Kawasaki Versys 1000 is a commuter bike available in 1 variant in India. Its price starts from ₹10,99,000 (ex-showroom). Kawasaki Versys 1000 generates 116.5 bhp of power and 102 nm of torque from its 1043cc engine. Four cylinder engine of Kawasaki Versys 1000 has a 6 speed manual gearbox. With both front and rear disc brakes, Kawasaki Versys 1000 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This 255 kg bike is available in 2 colours.

The Versys 1000 is Kawasaki’s flagship adventure-touring motorcycle that got more than just a styling update at the 2018 EICMA. And for 2020, the Japanese manufacturer has added a new new ‘Candy Lime Green’ with ‘Metallic Spark Black’ paint scheme. It is also available in the ‘Pearl Stardust White’ with ‘Metallic Spark Black’ colour that featured on the 2019 model.

The chassis of the Versys 1000 is based on the Ninja 1000, but the 1043cc four-cylinder engine has been updated to deliver 118bhp and 102Nm. The motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox and slipper clutch. Furthermore, the Versys 1000’s electronic package also features Electronic Cruise Control, two power modes, five-axis Bosch IMU, cornering ABS and Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) with three modes. Braking is handled by 310mm dual semi-floating discs on the front and a 250mm disc at the rear. The suspension setup incorporates 43mm upside-down front forks and a gas-charged rear monoshock, both being adjustable.

It competes against the likes of the BMW S1000 XR and Triumph Tiger 1200 in terms of 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 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

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

    • Quite heavy at 255kgs
    • High seat height at 840mm

BikeWale's Take

The Versys 1000 is Kawasaki’s litre-class touring motorcycle. It was designed and developed for people who love to do long distance in comfort. The Versys 1000 is known for its 1000cc refined engine and great seating comfort. But this bike weighs quite a bit and with a seat height of 840mm, it makes it quite difficult to live with it on a daily basis. 

Kawasaki Versys 1000 Price

Versys 1000 BS VI 10,99,000 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Versys 1000 Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 116.5 bhp @ 9,000 rpm

    Max Torque 102 Nm @ 7,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 1,043 cc

    Cylinders 4

    Bore 77 mm

    Stroke 56 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.3:1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Wet multi-disc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 310 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

    Rear Tyre Size 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Size 250 mm

    Calliper Type Front - 4 Piston, Rear - Single Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension ø43 mm inverted fork with rebound damping (right-side)

    Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with rebound damping

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 255 kg

    Overall Length 2,270 mm

    Overall Width 895 mm

    Wheelbase 1,520 mm

    Ground Clearance 150 mm

    Seat Height 840 mm

    Overall Height 1,400 mm

    Chassis Type Twin-tube, aluminium

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeLED Tail Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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