Kawasaki has discontinued its top-of-the-line adventure tourer Versys 1000 in India due to lack of demand. Priced at Rs 13.28 lakh (ex-showrom), the Kawasaki Versys 1000 was a long range tourer and it lacked on the feature front against Triumph Tiger and Honda Africa Twin. Experiencing lack of demand for this bike, the Japanese brand decided to emphasise on the more affordable Versys models in the lineup.
While Kawasaki couldn’t fetch desired sales result with the Versys 1000, the bike offers comfortable riding dynamics, powerful and refined engine, great riding quality and impressive electronics. However, those were not enough to compete with the rivals that are present in the premium segment of Indian market.
Speaking about the power source of the Kawasaki Versys 1000, the bike draws energy from a 1,043 cc inline four-cylinder engine coupled with a 6-speed transmission. This engine churns out 120 bhp of peak power and 102 Nm of peak torque. For braking duty, the bike gets dual 310 mm front disc brakes and single 250 mm rear disc brake combined with dual-channel ABS.