Kawasaki Motors has launched the updated 2023 Versys 1000 in the Indian market. The latest version of the bike is priced at Rs 12.19 lakh (ex-showroom). This makes it slightly more expensive than the outgoing model. The new motorcycle has not received any significant updates but only a DC socket as standard, which was earlier sold as an accessory. In terms of design, the litre-class adventure tourer looks the same as the 2022 model. The updated bike comes in a single variant and is offered in only dual-tone Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Grey with Metallic Spark Black. At a price of Rs 12.19 lakh (ex-showroom), the 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 rivals the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport and the BMW F900XR.
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2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000: Exterior Styling & Features
The 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets a step-up seat design, a twin-pod headlight, a fairing with integrated cornering lights, an adjustable windscreen, a luggage rack at the rear, and a side-slung exhaust.
As for its features, there is an all-LED lighting, a semi-digital instrument cluster with an analogue-style tachometer, a multi-function TFT-coloured LCD screen, a Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), which controls Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, an anti-lock braking system, a traction control system, electronic cruise control, assist and slipper clutch, smartphone connectivity, and so on.
2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000: Powertrain
The engine on the 2023 adventure-style Versys 1000 is unchanged. The motorcycle is powered by a 1,043cc inline 4-cylinder engine, which offers a power output of 118bhp at 9,000rpm and a peak torque of 102Nm at 7,500rpm. Power transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed gearbox, which features a slipper-and-assist clutch mechanism.
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2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000: Hardware Components
Even the equipment on the new Versys 1000 motorcycle remains the same. The suspension setup continues to feature 43mm upside-down front forks and a mono-shock at the rear. For braking duties, the bike has a dual 310mm disc brake setup with 4-piston callipers at the front. The rear end gets a single 250mm disc brake with a single-piston calliper. The updated Versys 1000 is available with 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 120/70 front and 180/55 rear tyres.
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