Kawasaki is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace, and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships. It is also active in the production of industrial robots, gas turbines, boilers and other industrial products. The company is named after its founder Shōzō Kawasaki and has dual headquarters in Chūō-Ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo.
KHI is known as one of the three major heavy industrial manufacturers of Japan, alongside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsu, which included Kawasaki Steel and Kawasaki Kisen. After the war, KHI became part of the DKB Group.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 Review
Kawasaki Motors has launched its biggest and adventure touring bike called the ‘Versys 1000’ in the month of November 2014 in India. Let us check out the bike in detail that what it comes with. This updated version of Versys 1000 competes with the likes of Suzuki V-Strom.
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Variant Name||Kawasaki Versys 1000|
|Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)||INR 13.28 Lakh|
|On-Road Price (Delhi)||INR 14.68 Lakh (Approx.)|
|Mileage||10-15 kmpl (Approx.)|
|Shades||Candy Burnt Orange/Metallic Spark, Black Flat Ebony/Metallic Spark Black|
|Official Tagline||Change Your View|
|Warranty||2 Years/30,000 Kms|
Design and Style
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 comes fitted with trendy horizontal headlights along with an air vent which is tucked in between them. A big and height-adjustable windshield which can also be vertically adjusted up to three inches and the standard handguards fend off the elements. The completely restyled fairing gives it a sportbike look instead of stacked ones.
The rear end looks quite similar to Ninja 1000 which has been strengthened to handle more luggage or capacities. There is an integrated mounting for hard luggage as well with 28-liter capacity saddlebags that comes as standard on the LT model. The 17-inch alloy wheels look sporty as well.
Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Versys 1000
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Overall Length||2240 mm|
|Overall Width||1026 mm|
|Overall Height||1399.5 mm|
|Ground Clearance||150 mm|
|Seat Height||840.7 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||250 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20.8 litres|
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|No. of Cylinders||4|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Maximum Power||120 Bhp @ 9000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||102 Nm @ 7500 rpm|
|Engine Description||Four-stroke, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, Inline-four|
|Fuel System||DFI with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Brake||Dual 310mm petal rotors with four-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single 250mm petal rotor with single-piston caliper|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||
|Front Suspension||KYB 43mm inverted front fork with adjustable rebound and preload|
|Rear Suspension||Horizontal back-link shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload, remote preload adjuster|
|Front Wheel Travel||150 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||150 mm|
WHEELS & TYRES
Dimensions and Fuel Tank Capacity
The motorcycle has got a length of 2240 mm, the width of 1026 mm and a height of 1399.5 mm as its dimension figures. It has a Kerb or wet weight of 249 Kgs. The bike features a chunky fuel tank with a capacity of 20.8-litres.
Engine and Gearbox
The Versys 1000 is powered by a 1043cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, Inline-four which generates a maximum torque of 101.9 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission and has a sealed chain final drive.
Brakes and Suspension
The suspension system comprises of KYB 43mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound and preload at the front while the Horizontal back-link shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload with remote preload adjuster is placed at the back in order to ensure a high ground clearance.
It has a front and the rear wheel travel of 150mm respectively. The motorcycle comes fitted with 310mm dual petal rotors with four-piston caliper brakes at the front and 250mm single petal rotor with single-piston caliper brakes at the rear end.
Shades and Price
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 available in Candy Burnt Orange or Metallic Spark, Black Flat Ebony or Metallic Spark Black shades. The ex-showroom, Delhi price of this adventurer touring motorcycle is INR 12.90 lacs approximately which may vary.
Other Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Versys 1000
Source: autos.max about And And wikipedia.org.