Kawasaki India has opened pre-bookings for their big tourer, model-year 2020 Versys 1000. The bike will join Kawasaki’s current locally-assembled fleet, consisting of twelve model, from the Kawasaki plant in Chakan, Pune.
The Versys is powered by a liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine and will get a number of enhancements like the new Electronic Throttle Valves (ETV), which in turn enables the Electronic Cruise Control. The ETV system is a first for Kawasaki where the accelerator position sensor is located in the handle. The suspension of the bike has also been upgraded, both at the front and rear, which Kawasaki claim will offer a more plush ride. Kawasaki’s Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) will be offered as standard. Additionally, the Versys 1000 is equipped with Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), with three riding modes; a sporty mode, a comfortable touring mode and a ‘non-slippery when wet’ mode.
A new display has an analog-style tachometer and a full digital LCD screen. The range of information is vast on the screen, with regulars like the speedometer, gear-indicator, fuel-levels and range, odometer, dual trip meters, and so forth. For the fun fanatics in you, there also is a bank angle display and a recorder for maximum bank angles received. An adjustable windscreen and twin LED headlamps make touring easier whether it be night or day.
The old Versys 1000 was priced at Rs 13.28 lakh ex-showroom, however, we hope that with the bike being locally-assembled, it might be lighter on the wallet. For now, though, bookings have begun at Rs 1.50 lakh at authorized Kawasaki dealerships countrywide. Deliveries the company said, can be expected post-April 2019 and pre-bookings will be accepted from the November 16 until the December 31, 2018. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 will have limited numbers and will close after reaching target numbers. The bike will be available in a colour combination called ‘candy steel furnace orange’.
Article Source : BikeIndia