- Details come from documents filed at CARB.
- To produce slightly higher power than current model.
- Likely to be unveiled at the 2018 EICMA show.
Kawasaki has filed patents at the California Air Resources Board revealing a few details about the 2019 Versys 1000.
The 2019 model of the adventure-tourer is powered by the same 1043cc, inline-four engine as the current model. However, this unit is expected to produce slightly more power than the 116bhp of the 2018 bike. According to the filings, the bike also has emmision figures lower than than its predecessor thanks to the TWC (three-way catalytic converter) replacing the older two-way unit.
While models like the Z650 and Z900 recieved major weight reduction measures, the 2019 Versys 1000 is said to be 10kgs heavier than the current version, tipping the scales at 370kg. It is also safe to expect the new Versys 1000 to get new, slightly more aggressive bodywork. Kawasaki is likely to unveil the bike along with its upcoming range which includes the 2019 ZX-6R and ZX-10R at the 2018 EICMA.
The manufacturer recently discontinued the Versys 1000 in India as it failed to rake in the desired sales numbers. However, it is also likely to bring back its road-biased adventure tourer in the country with the 2019 version.