2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 launched

Kawasaki India has launched the 2023 Versys 1000, a litre-class adventure-style sports tourer, at Rs. 12.19 lakh.

The company said in a statement on Monday that the bike will be available in a single variant and one colour option in the Indian market.

The Versys 1000 features a 1,043cc, inline-four-cylinder engine that delivers 118.2 horsepower and 102 Newton-metres of torque. It has a six-speed gearbox with an assist and a slipper clutch mechanism.

The bike also comes with twin LED headlamps, an adjustable windscreen, a digital LCD instrument cluster and radial-mount front brake calipers. It has electronic features such as ABS, traction control and cruise control.

The bike also has a Kawasaki Cornering Management Function with a Bosch IMU unit that helps the rider to corner smoothly.

The Versys 1000 has a similar suspension setup as its predecessor, with 43mm upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock. It has 17-inch rims with 120/70-section front and 180/55-section rear tyres.