Kawasaki Versys 1000 Bike in India at 12.90 Lakh
Another one of Kawasakis’ bikes is out to set the roads ablaze with its dashing looks and flawless performance. Kawasaki has launched Versys 1000 in the Indian market. The Pune ex-showroom price is a whopping Rs 12.90 lakh. The company had started dispatching of the vehicle in 2014 itself, to select dealerships throughout India. But the official announcement was made on the occasion of the company’s inauguration of their new showroom located in Kolkata.
This new launch possesses the same 1,043cc engine. The powerful engine generates 120 bhp of power and 102 Nm torque. The power is channeled to the wheels through a six-speed gearbox. The liquid-cooled powertrain has three-mode KTRC traction control system. Also present are full and low engine maps. The bike gets a new chassis that is sturdier in the rear section so as to house larger panniers. Although the 17 inch wheels make the bike all the more impressive, these might be unsuitable for extreme off-roading.
The brand new streamlined fairing on the bike imparts a sharper and leaner look to it. The vertically stacked twin-headlamp has been replaced by conventional twin-headlamp unit. Another feature that enhances the bike’s touring capabilities is the new fairing that makes its looks somewhat same as its predecessors.
The Deputy Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Mr. Shigeto Nishikawa spoke at the event. After superbikes like Z800, Ninja ZX-14R, Ninja1000, ZX-10R and Z1000, the company has finally launched Versys1000. He explained that the company collected valuable feedback from the customers. They absorbed this knowledge that enabled the company to put utmost effort and raise themselves even higher in the eyes of customers. Also, a special price for Z800 is being offered till the end of March, and this is largely due to the efforts put by Kawasaki’s Indian colleagues. Considering all these factors, the automobile firm is targeting a growth by 50% this year, over the previous year.