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Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight comparison

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₹ 12.21 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.

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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 ₹ 11.9 Lakh for top-end model.

Compare Mileage

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

Compare Engine

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets a 1043 cc that produces 118 bhp peak power. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight comes in a 1202 cc that produces 60 bhp peak power.

Engine CC 1043 cc1202 cc
No Of Cylinder 4 2
Max Power 118 bhp @ 9000 rpm60 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 102 Nm @ 7500 rpm96 Nm @ 4250 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 4 2
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self Start Self Start
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 L7.9 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A2.6 L
Mileage 14 Kmpl20 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range 294 km158 km
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-Disc Wet Multiplate
Chassis Type Twin-Tube, Aluminium Mild Steel; Tubular Frame; Circular Sections
Front Suspension 43 mm Inverted Fork With Rebound Damping (Right-Side) & Spring Preload Aadjustability Black, Laced Steel
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link, Gas-Charged, With Rebound Damping & Remote Spring Preload Adjustability Black, Laced Steel
Front Brake Type Dual Discs Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 310 mm292 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm260 mm
Wheel Size 17 inches16 inches
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels Alloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) 130/90B16 73H
Rear Tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) 150/80B16 77H
Battery Maintenance Free 12V, 12-AMP/Hour.200 CCA
Headlight Bulb and Multi-Reflector Type Bulb And Reflector Type
Tail Light LED LED Type
Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension
Assist & Slipper Clutch
Sharp, Sporty Styling
Adjustable Windscreen
Electronic Cruise Control
Handy power source
Electronic Throttle Valves
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)
Radial-Mount Front Brake Calipers
High-Class Instrumentation
Twin LED Headlamps
Speedometer DigitalDigital
Tachometer AnalogueAnalogue
Gear Indicator
Fuel Warning Indicator
Fuel Gauge
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Pillion Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
Clock
Tripmeter Type DigitalDigital
Tripmeter Count
Pass Light
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