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Kawasaki in India introduced the 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000. The bike is priced at ₹ 11.19 lakh (Ex-showroom). In a weird instance when it comes to a launch, despite a minor price hike and the 2021 model year tag, the Versys 1000 doesn’t get any design changes or feature updates. In the Global market, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE gets electronic Skyhook suspension, but for India, the model remains the same.

In terms of the Instruments, they are part-analogue, part digital with an analogue tachometer and a digital LCD screen. This is quite odd, since Kawasaki could have either gone full digital or remain non-digital.

The bike gets standard ABS, traction control and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) powered Kawasaki Cornering Management Function which can monitor chassis and engine parameters when the bike is cornering.

The engine remains unchanged, with it being a  1,043 cc, inline four-cylinder with liquid cooling. This makes 118 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 102 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The Versys 1000 sit on 17-inch alloys and has a ground clearance of 150 mm.

The 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets a 43 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability and suspension travel of 150 mm. Towards the rear is a horizontal back-link, gas-charged, with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability monoshock with 152 mm travel.

What are your thoughts in regards to the new bike? Are you excited to ride it? Let us know in the comments below.

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By Shloke Sarkar

An avid automotive enthusiast, Shloke has been crazy about cars since 2013. He's been into the Indian car market for a long time, having been a Consultant to his friends in all things Auto. Recently having forayed into Formula One, He's aiming to be a proper Motorhead.

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