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Old 3rd February 2014, 23:33   #16
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Try this link-- http://kawasaki-india.com/
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Kawasaki showroom opened in Delhi

The probiking showroom in vasant Vihar, Douth delhi has been converted into Kawasaki only showroom. On display is the full range
NINJA ZX 14 R
NINJA ZX 10R
NINJA 1000(FAIRED)
Z 1000 (NAKED)
NINJA 650
NINJA 300

Ninja 1000 & 650 are the most practical of the lot depending on which capacity you are looking for.

ZX 10 R is the best looking but expect the usual pain and cramps in back, wrist and legs due to SS posture.
they even have the Z800 on display. have booked one and should get the delivery probably by 3rd week this month.

contact no. 011-64631111-13. ask for lalit, he is pretty helpful.

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Kawasaki has displayed the Versys 1000 at its Wakdewadi showroom in Pune.

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Kawasaki has displayed the Versys 1000 at its Wakdewadi showroom in Pune.

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Looks like they have silently launched the Versys at an Ex showroom price of 12.99L (remember seeing the kawasaki Fb page sharing the price, which they l deleted later)

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Kawasaki has imported seven Versys bikes from Japan on 15-Nov-2014.

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Kawasaki is on rolls and slowly get the right products into India, wish they get versys 650 and w800,nice going Kawasaki
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The Versys will be launched next year, around Diwali would be the most likely time frame.

No clue on the pricing yet but should be competitive going by their launch history in India.
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The Versys will be launched next year, around Diwali would be the most likely time frame.
If so that's great news for all those who own the old N650 because it share exactly the same chassis and all other underpinnings with the Versys (not so the new revised N650). Which means potentially those who are interested in converting their old-model N650s from street sports tourers to adventure tourers, the parts are going to be bolt-on and available here in India through an official authorized channel.

Speaking of which Aditya, there's some good news for you too. With the naked 250 being launched (same motor as the N250), your parts woes are probably going to get a lot better, if not fully solved.

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According to Autocar India's website, the Versys has been launched at 12.90 lakhs ex-showroom Pune.

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India Kawasaki Motors has just launched its biggest adventure touring bike for India, the Versys 1000. The recently updated Versys 1000 now comes with smarter-looking horizontal headlights, with an air vent tucked away between them. This updated Versys 1000 competes against the Suzuki V-Strom, already available here.

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is powered by a 1043cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, in-line four cylinder and fuel-injected engine. There’s a DOHC and four-valve per cylinder head on the new Kawasaki Versys. Peak torque of 10.4kgm is produced at 7,500rpm on this big bike. Long stroke, fat USD forks up front and a long travel monoshock suspension at rear ensure the Versys has high ground clearance. To help halt the 249kg Versys 1000, Kawasaki has provided ABS equipped twin petal disc brakes in front and a single disc brake at the rear.

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is priced at Rs 12,90,000 (ex-showroom, Pune). More on the Kawasaki Versys 1000 after we take it for a spin.
Source: Kawasaki Versys 1000

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The Versys will be launched next year, around Diwali would be the most likely time frame.

No clue on the pricing yet but should be competitive going by their launch history in India.
Thanks for sharing this aditya. Looks like the Indian Adventure Tourer motorcycle segment is on the roll

I as a adventure touring motorcycle enthusiast and a budding buyer am so delighted to see the manufacturers launching their world class adventure touring motorcycles in India. Kawasaki launching the Versys 1000 in India shows the growing market for this category. We already have the Triumph Tiger 800 and 1200 XC, BMW R1200 GS, Suzuki V Strom, recently announced Benelli TNT 600 GT and also Benelli Tre K 1130 (maybe). Looks like manufacturers are studying the Indian Adventure Motorcycle market and doing some analysis saying, "Even though this breed of bikers are less, it is growing day by day and we have taken a note of it."

I have read tons of materials and watched videos of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 and it seems to be a very capable machine for adventure touring. It's offroad prowess is nothing much to boast about but it is still very capable. That sweet inline 4 cylinder 1000cc engine is based on Kawasaki Z1000 or Ninja 1000 I believe. Now I am waiting for KTM to launch their Dakar conquering Adventure motorcycles in India. As I always say God Bless the Competition.

Bring it on others! We are hungry!
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The Kawasaki Versys 1000 has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).

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Can these new adventure bikes be ridden by a person with the average indian height? I am 5'6" and would really love to ride an adventure bike, but all the adventure bikes including the Versys seem as if they are 5'6" themselves at the handle.

I have heard about lowering kits, but why do we have to put in extra? Why cant there be a short adventure bike? Is it something to do with the ride dynamics of an adventure bike?
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Can these new adventure bikes be ridden by a person with the average indian height? I am 5'6" and would really love to ride an adventure bike, but all the adventure bikes including the Versys seem as if they are 5'6" themselves at the handle.

I have heard about lowering kits, but why do we have to put in extra? Why cant there be a short adventure bike? Is it something to do with the ride dynamics of an adventure bike?
Although most of these Adventure bikes are a tight fit for the vertically challenged, you will have to first sit on them and see. Remember, its not only the height of the bike, but also the width of the seat closer to the fuel tank and some people do indeed have longer legs than others. If you are lucky enough to find a bike that comes with a slightly narrower seat, that itself can give you 1-2 inches of more reach to the ground. I have seen many riders tip-toe on the tall BMW R1200GS/KTM 990 etc. Most times while riding solo, even if you can tip-toe you should be able to manage once you get a good hang of the bike. Infact legendary Paris Dakar racer Gaston Rahier was known as the Little man with a giant reputation coz of his short height.

Also remember, when you have a pillion (and luggage), the bike's suspension will naturally compress so that gives you an additional 1-2 inches of reach to the ground.

Adventure/Enduro bikes are made tall for 2 basic reasons. Firstly, they need longer suspension travel to take on all the shocks from dirt, rocky, unpaved, uneven surfaces unlike smooth tarmac top rides. Secondly, when going off road, they need a higher ground clearance to avoid taking constant hits to the under belly of the bike. Additionally, they are also comparatively heavier bikes as most come in the 650-1200cc engine capacity, with large fuel tanks, adequate space for luggage carrying etc. ALL THIS SAID, today I would guess 95% of riders using these bikes dont ever see any offroad/dirt trails etc and mostly stick to paved tarmac roads as these bikes are mainly bought for their better ergonomics, long fuel range and comfortable long distance touring capabilities for rider/passenger and ability to carry lots of luggage.

BTW, the Versys 1000 is a 'relatively' good package at that price when compared to its nearest competitor the Suzuki V-Strom DL1000, but people that like the smooth power delivery of the Inline-4 will love it, whereas those that love torque delivery will love the DL1000's V-twin engine
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Spotted the Versys (Black) near RTO, Gurgaon, had a DL temporary regn. Couldn't manage a pic. Why is it not listed on Kawasaki India website ?
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www.kawasaki-india.com has been updated with Versys bike's features and specs.
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