2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000, ZH2 SE, Z900RS Launched in India: Top Highlights

Kawasaki Motors has launched the 2023 Z900RS in two brand-new paint options: Candy Tone Blue and Metallic Diablo Black. While the updated ZH2 SE Supercharged naked bike is offered in a new Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray with Ebony Black.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on March 16, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Kawasaki Motors has launched their latest offerings - the Versys 1000, the ZH2 SE, the Z900RS - in India. The 2023 Versys 1000 and the ZH2 SE are priced at Rs 12.19 lakh and Rs 27.22 lakh, respectively. Meanwhile, the Z900RS has been relaunched in India after it went out of production earlier. Now, the 2023 Z900RS has a price tag of Rs 16.47 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. As far as the paint options are concerned, the updated iteration of the Versys 1000 is offered in dual-tone Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray with Metallic Spark Black. The 2023 ZH2 SE Supercharged naked bike is available in a new Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray with Ebony Black. On the other hand, the Z900RS gets two brand-new paint options - Candy Tone Blue and Metallic Diablo Black.

Also Read: 2023 Kawasaki Z H2, ZH2 SE Launched in India at a Starting Price of Rs 23 Lakh

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS

2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000: Design, Features, Specs

The 2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 looks identical to the outgoing model. The new bike receives dual LED headlamps, a twin-pod headlight, a fairing with integrated cornering lights, an adjustable windscreen, a luggage rack at the rear, and a side-slung exhaust. 

Feature-wise, the 2023 Versys 1000 comes equipped with a DC socket as standard, a semi-digital instrument cluster that features an analogue-style tachometer, a multi-function TFT-coloured LCD screen, ABS, Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, traction control system, electronic cruise control, and others. 

The engine and equipment on the 2023 adventure-style Versys 1000 remain the same. Powered by a 1,043cc, inline 4-cylinder engine, the new bike churns out 118bhp of power at 9,000rpm and 102Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. Power transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed gearbox. Running on 17-inch alloy wheels, its suspension setup comprises 43mm upside-down front forks and a mono-shock at the rear.

2023 Kawasaki ZH2 SE: Design, Features, Powertrain

The styling of the flagship ZH2 SE is done in accordance with the Sugomi & Minimalist design concept. The asymmetric Ram-Air intake on its left side and its dynamic crouching posture, are all elements of the individualistic Sugomi design language. The 2023 ZH2 SE has a compact chassis, the product of minimalist design philosophy. In contrast, it gets a strikingly new steel trellis structure with an aluminium pivot plate. The Supercharged naked bike's front fascia boasts a sharp and angular headlight flanked by two winglets. Its fuel tank is sharp and edgy, while the tail section is simple and sporty. In all, the naked design underscores the bike's muscularity and rawness.

Coming to its features, there is a TFT LCD for the instrument cluster, LED headlamps, Showa's skyhook technology for electronic dampers, launch control, cornering management, traction control, an intelligent ABS, and an improved IMU. 

As for its powertrain, the 2023 Kawasaki ZH2 SE uses a 998cc liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, supercharged engine that produces 197.2bhp of power and 137Nm of torque. The bike claims to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 2 seconds.

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS: Exterior, Features, Specs

The 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS looks neo-retro in design. It is an amalgam of retro-styling and contemporary elements. The motorcycle gets a round headlamp, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, long tail with a single-piece ribbed-pattern seat, and tubular handlebars. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels and features a lightweight trellis frame.

In terms of features, the Z900RS gets a semi-digital console, all-LED lighting, LED tail lamps and indicators, Kawasaki Traction Control, switchable dual-channel ABS, and a slip clutch with an assist feature.

Also Read: Kawasaki Z900RS Review: First Ride

The updated motorcycle uses a 948cc inline-four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is enough for 107bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 95Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. For transmission duties, the engine is connected to a 6-speed gearbox. 

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