Kawasaki India has revealed updated BS6 prices, as of April 1, 2020, for select models in its portfolio, namely, the W800 and the Versys 1000.
While the W800 saw a Rs 1 lakh reduction in price, the Versys 1000 has been priced at Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) – Rs 30,000 more than what the 2019 model cost when it was launched in February last year. Interestingly, Kawasaki claims that the Versys 1000 has been BS6-compliant in India since its last update in 2019.
Despite the hike, the Versys 1000 continues to be one of the most affordable litre-class tourers available in India.
The Kawasaki website reveals that not much has changed, with even the specifications being more or less the same as the 2019 model.
The new bike gets the Ninja 1000's 1,043cc, inline, four-cylinder engine, but in a different state of tune, producing 120hp at 9,000rpm and 102Nm of torque at 7,500rpm, which is identical to that of the 2019 Versys 1000.
The Versys 1000 received its most recent cosmetic update in 2018. With that update, Kawasaki brought its design language more in line with the current Ninja family.
The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends, with the front getting a 120/70 ZR-17 tyre and the rear using a 180/55 ZR-17 tyre.
It also features an LED headlight, an adjustable windscreen and an LCD-equipped semi-digital console. The 2020 Versys 1000 also carries over all its electronic and rider aids from the 2019 model. These include the Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), cruise control, Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF) and the Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS).
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