Kawasaki has not officially confirmed the Kawasaki Versys 900.
EICMA 2016 saw a new addition to its street naked series in the form of the Kawasaki Z900. With Kawasaki’s history of spawning multiple models from the same platform and engines, they might bring out an adventure tourer version based on the Z900. IAB’s automotive designer, Shoeb Kalania, has rendered the Kawasaki Versys 900.
The design inspirations have been drawn from the bigger Kawasaki Versys 1000. In the naked Kawasaki Z900, the 948 cc in-line four-cylinder mill is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox housed in a steel trellis frame. The engine is capable of producing 125 PS of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 98.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,700 rpm.
The Kawasaki Versys 900 can use the existing frame but the suspension setup will have to be tuned up to accommodate the adventure tourer characteristics. This will include increased travel up front with possibly similar levels of adjustability seen in the Kawasaki Z900.
Just like the naked roadster which gets 17-inch wheels, the Kawasaki Versys 900 adventure tourer, if becomes a reality, will get similar sized tyres.