The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is powered by a 1,043 cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four engine which puts out 118 bhp of power at 9,000 rpm and 102 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine, based on the Ninja 1000, is said to offer strong torque at low and mid revs, promising to make it an entertaining touring bike. The Versys 1000 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and has an adjustable windscreen, accessible 840 mm seat height and packed with features like Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) and Kawasaki intelligent anti-lock brakes (KIBS), together with standard electronic cruise control.
The Versys 1000 has a kerb weight of 255 kg, with a ground clearance of 150 mm. Going with the sport touring personality is a large 21-litre fuel tank for covering long distances between fuel refills. At ? 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Versys 1000 offers an attractive package in the adventure touring segment, promising good handling and impressive road manners.