Kawasaki Motors India has updated the Versys 1000 adventure wagon in its portfolio for the 2023 model year. 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 arrives in India, priced at ¥1.219 million, a new two-tone color scheme is now available – Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray and Metallic Spark Black. Kawasaki India has been updating its portfolio for MY2023, with the Versys 1000 arriving after the Z H2, Z H2 SE and Z900RS, all of which were recently updated.
Power for the 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 continues to come from the same 1043 cc inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that produces 118.2 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 102 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. The powertrain is unchanged for the new model year. The hardware components remain the same, with 43mm USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The bike is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels with 120/70 section front tires and 180/55 section rear tyres, making it a formidable touring bike.
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Other Kawasaki Versys 1000 features include dual LED headlights, adjustable windshield, semi-digital instrument console with LCD screen and analogue tachometer, Bosch IMU with Kawasaki Turn Management, traction control, ABS and electronic cruise control . The bike now comes standard with a DC charging socket, which was previously available as an accessory. Braking performance comes from twin 310mm front discs and twin radially mounted monoblock opposed four-piston calipers. The rear is fitted with a 250mm single disc and single-piston caliper.
In terms of competition, the 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 competes with the likes of the BMW F 900 XR, Honda Africa Twin and Triumph Tiger 850 Sport.
First published date: March 14, 2023 at 19:19 PM CST