Kawasaki has announced the launch of the 2021 Versys 1000 for the Indian two-wheeler market. Carried at a price tag of Rs. 11.19 lakh (ex-showroom), the 2021 model demands a premium of Rs. 20,000 over the 2020 version that was priced at 10.99 lakh, even though it does not receive any cosmetic or mechanical enhancements. Check out the highlights of the 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000.
At the center, the motorbike has the same 1,043cc in-line four motor that is rated to 118.2bhp and 102Nm of torque, coupled with a six-speed gearbox that has a slipper clutch. It also gets the extensive electronics suite that comprises a five-axis Bosch IMU system, two power modes, cruise control, cornering ABS, traction control, and three riding modes. The nifty auto-adjust flyscreen is an adjoining bonus to the Versys road touring reliability. The Versys 1000 also gets the full LED treatment and has the same 21-liter fuel tank for long-range. Riders also get an extensive electronics package that comprises Kawasaki Cornering Management Functions (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), and Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS).
This 2021 Versys 1000 for Indian riders misses out on Showa’s Skyhook electronic suspension that is present on the global Versys 1000. Rather the India model will retain the standard fully-adjustable 43mm upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock. As for braking, it will continue to have a pair of disc brakes, 310mm upfront and 250mm at the rear.
Kawasaki offers the Versys 1000 in just one color option that is the Candy Line Green paired with Metallic Spark Black.