2019 Versys 1000 price expected to be very aggressive for the first lot…
On 16th of this month, Kawasaki announced bookings commencement of 2019 Versys 1000 – which they are calling as 2020 Model Year for reasons unknown! They officially said that the Candy Steel Furnace Orange colour (what name 😀 ) is what India will get but shortly after they have changed their mind and in its place we will be getting the Pearl Stardust White colour.
The 2019 Versys 1000 will be locally assembled in India at Kawasaki’s Pune plant and will come in the standard variant. Mr Yutaka Yamashita, MD Kawasaki India promised ‘very attractive price’ because of local assembly.
Versys 1000 will be powered by the 4-stroke, in-line four cylinder, DOHC, 16 valve 1043 cc fuel injected engine capable of pumping out 120 PS of peak power at 9000 rpm and 102 Nm of max torque at 7500 rpm; which is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox. It has a ground clearance of 150mm, fuel capacity of 21 liters, along with a seat height of 840 mm. It weighs 253 kg kerb.
In terms of features, it will be equipped with supersport-grade, high-precision brake management system – Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock brake system (KIBS). It will also get new instrumentation – an analogue-style tachometer with full-digital LCD screen. Apart from speed, it displays standard gear position, fuel gauge, odo readings, trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, bank angle display, max bank angle, coolant temperature, clock, etc.
Moreover, Kawasaki Traction Control (KTC) will also be a part of the package along with the versatility of the Versys we have known.
2019 Versys 1000 Price & Bookings
Kawasaki has not announced the prices and says that they will be released in due course of time. Pre-bookings have commenced at all Kawasaki dealerships across India at an amount of Rs 1.50 Lakhs between the period 16 November till 31 December. Deliveries will commence after April 2019.
Kawasaki also says that the first lot will be produced in limited numbers and bookings will be closed after they reach the target – which hints at yet-another exciting price tag, like the Ninja 1000, ZX-10R etc…