Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight comparison

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Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight
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New Delhi
₹ 12.21 Lakh
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₹ 11.86 Lakh
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Compare Kawasaki Versys 1000 and Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight on CarAndBike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2019. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Compare Price

The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 starts at ₹ 11.66 Lakh. On the other hand, the price of the base version of the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight starts at ₹ 11.33 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 11.9 Lakh for range topping model.

Compare Mileage

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 base engine returns 14 kmpl. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight base returns 20 kmpl.

Compare Engine

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight comes in bhp Petrol engine.

Engine CC 1043.0 cc1202.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 42
Max Power 118 bhp @ 9000 rpm60 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 102 Nm @ 7500 rpm96 Nm @ 4250 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 42
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledAir Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf Start
Fuel Tank Capacity 21.0 L7.9 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A2.6 L
Mileage 14.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/A
Kerb Weight 250 kg252 kg
Length 2240 mm2165 mm
Width 895 mm820 mm
Height 1400 mm1065 mm
Wheelbase 1520 mm1495 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm110 mm
Seat Height 840 mm710 mm
No. Of Gears 6 Gears5 Gears
Clutch Wet Multi-DiscWet Multiplate
Chassis Type Twin-Tube, AluminiumMild Steel; Tubular Frame; Circular Sections
Front Suspension 43 Mm Inverted Fork With Rebound Damping (Right-Side) & Spring Preload AadjustabilityBlack, Laced Steel
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link, Gas-Charged, With Rebound Damping & Remote Spring Preload AdjustabilityBlack, Laced Steel
Front Brake Type Dual DiscsDisc
Rear Brake Type DiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 310 mm292 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm260 mm
Wheel Size 17 inches16 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)130/90B16 73H
Rear Tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)150/80B16 77H
Battery Maintenance Free12V, 12-AMP/Hour.200 CCA
Headlight Bulb And Multi-Reflector TypeBulb And Reflector Type
Tail Light LEDLED Type
SpeedometerDigitalDigital
TachometerAnalogueAnalogue
Gear Indicator
Fuel Warning Indicator
Fuel Gauge
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Pillion Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
Clock
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Count
Pass Light
ABS and Switchable Traction Control-
Adjustable Windscreen
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) Ready-
Ducati Safety Pack-
Full Led Headlamp-
Riding Modes-
Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)-
Heat Management To Contributing To Rider Comfort-
Inverted Front Fork-
Electronic Throttle Valves-
Handy power source-
Assist & Slipper Clutch-
Electronic Cruise Control-
High-Class Instrumentation-
Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension-
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)-
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)-
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)-
Radial-Mount Front Brake Calipers-
Sharp, Sporty Styling-
Twin LED Headlamps-
Compact, Quick-Revving Engine With Stronger Low-Mid Range-
Slimmer Lighter-Handling Chassis-
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