Kawasaki’s Indian arm of operations have reportedly discontinued the Versys 1000 litre-class tourer. The motorcycle has gone missing from India Kawasaki Motors official website. As of now, the Versys range here will include its younger siblings, the Versys 650 and the Versys X-300.
The Versys 1000 was launched here in 2015. It received good reviews from various experts, bike enthusiasts and market insiders. However, this has not resulted into sales numbers as Kawasaki currently sells just a handful of units of the motorcycle.
The Versys 1000 came with a 1043cc, inline-four, liquid-cooled engine. This engine produces 118 bhp of power and 102 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.
It is priced at Rs.12.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) motorcycle. Rivals include the Triumph Tiger 800, Honda Africa Twin and the Ducati Multistrada 950. Sources say that the Versys 1000 will return with a completely new design, but it will largely depend on the emergence of the litre-class tourer segment, which at the moment is garnering slow sales.
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