- Comfortable long-distance tourer
- Smooth engine
- Strong competition
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Kawasaki Versys 1000 Overview
The Kawasaki Versys is a big tourer from the stable of Kawasaki Motors and offers acommanding and luxurious riding position to its riders. It comes with a strong and twin-tube frame, and there is an alloy swingarm located at its rear part. The front part of the 2-wheeler comes with fat USD forks and the rear comprises of a single, gas-charged horizontal shock absorber that can be adjusted easily by using a twist knob. The bike comes with good construction and the presence of bulky new wheels gives a slightly less spirited performance. But this one comes with more oomph than its predecessors and has a stronger and fairer subframe. This makes the bike heavier by 8 kg. However, the additional weight makes it command more attention on the roads. With improvements in chassis, design, engine and brakes, the external appearance of the two-wheeler has improved considerably, not to mention its performance.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 Engine & Transmission
The bike is equipped with a parallel twin-cylinder engine with a displacement capacity of 649cc. The Four-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC engine comprises of 4 valves per cylinder and the powerful motor has an inline-four configuration. There are new front rubber engine mounts to be found in this model, a departure from its predecessors. The engine is mated with a six-speed transmission gearbox and it offers smooth shifting in a 5-up, 1-down configuration. The motor offers a big torque laden performance.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 Mileage
The 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC engine is able to return a mileage of 18kmpl. However, the fuel economy is undoubtedly going to be influenced by a number of factors, such as how well you keep the motorcycle, how long you will ride it, your quality of riding and using the bike and more.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 Performance and Handling
The bike offers a solid engine performance on all types of Indian terrains. The rides are enjoyable and highly satisfying. This is an agile 2-wheeler and you can fling it about quite easily. The suspension is rigid and impressive, lending a very decent ride quality to riders while at speed and upright. The motorcycle lets you notch up a peak speed of 115 mph. The handling is quite good on any type of terrain, and whether on the city roads or on the expressways. The clutch feel is light and pleasant and the standard slip function can be very useful when you are doing hard down shifting. When the bike starts dropping speed, things are kept smooth and within control by the slipper function. Even when you are cruising between 55 mph and 80 mph, you will find the new smoothness to be a blessing at cruising speeds. There are no interfering vibes from the 2-wheeler.