Kawasaki has updated the Versys 1000 and it's now BS6 compliant. The new motorcycle doesn't have significant updates, but gets a marginal increase in price over the outgoing model.
Kawasaki has launched the updated 2020 Versys 1000 BS6 in the country. The latest version of the motorcycle is priced at Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom), which makes it marginally more expensive (by Rs 10,000) over the outgoing BS4 version.
On the face of it, there are no real changes on the motorcycle – it looks exactly the same as earlier. Even the 1,043cc inline four-cylinder engine has the same power output and torque as the BS4 version, albeit it runs cleaner now. The engine is rated at 118bhp @ 9,000rpm and develops 102Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Power transmission duties are carried out by a six-speed gearbox and there’s a slipper and assist clutch in the mix as well.
The equipment on the motorcycle is unchanged. The suspension setup continues to feature fully-adjustable 43mm front fork and a mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties are carried out by dual 310mm disc brakes at the front and a single 250mm rear brake. Electronic suite includes traction control, cruise control, a Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit or IMU that controls ‘Kawasaki Cornering Management Function.’ As for its features, there’s twin LED headlamps, an LCD digital instrument cluster, and an adjustable windscreen. There are two colours to choose from still – Black/Green and Black/White.
Although not much has changed in the 2020 Versys 1000 BS6, it’s still one of the most affordable litre-class adventure tourers in the country. In addition to that, it offers great value in terms of performance, equipment and road presence -- all of which makes it a darn good deal even today.