Kawasaki Versys 650 owners who are looking for an upgrade to the litre-class segment can opt for Anzen Kawasaki’s (Mumbai) offer and avail massive discounts on the 2019 Versys 1000. Do note that this is a dealership level offer. According to the Facebook post by the Mumbai dealership, the Versys 650 owners can get an exchange rate of up to 90 per cent on ex-showroom price. It should be noted that the prices are subject to change as per the condition of the Versys 650.
The indicative exchange rates on ex-showroom prices are as:
- 90% for 2018 Versys 650
- 80% for 2017 Versys 650
- 70% for 2016 Versys 650
Kawasaki introduced the 2019 Versys 1000 in India at an ex-showroom (Delhi) price of INR 10.69 lakh. The motorcycle was launched in India on February 13, 2019, while the pre-bookings had begun on 17 November 2018 for a token amount of INR 1.50 lakh. The motorcycle is available in a single colour scheme - Pearl Flat Stardust White/Metallic Flat Spark Black.
The motorcycle is brought into the country via the CKD route and assembled at the facility near Pune. Visually, 2019 Versys 1000 features Kawasaki’s Sugomi design philosophy that gives the new model redesigned body panels and a refreshed look.
From 2019, the Versys 100 gets LED headlamps and an LCD screen for the new instrumentation. Electronic rider aids include Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Cornering Management Function and Electronic Cruise Control. Other features include upright ergonomics, adjustable windscreen, electronic throttle valves, updated front and rear suspension, radial-mount front brake callipers and DC power socket.
The motorcycle is powered by a 1,043cc in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 120 bhp of power and 102 Nm of peak torque and comes paired to a six-speed transmission.
The Versys 1000 is accompanied by the Ninja 1000 in the litre-class tourer segment of the Indian market. While the Ninja 1000 is a sports tourer, the Versys 1000 gets the styling of an adventure model. In terms of rivals, the Versys 1000 would lock horns against the Triumph Tiger 800 XR, Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and the Ducati Multistrada 950. All models mentioned above come with a bigger front wheel for enhanced off-road prowess. The Kawasaki Versys 1000, on the other hand, gets 17-inch wheels on both ends and is mainly focused on tarmac riding.