The Kawasaki Versys 1000 has not really taken off despite the rising demand for adventure touring motorcycles in India, but Kawasaki has just launched the updated, 2019 version of the bike, also giving it a significant price cut of nearly Rs 2.5 lakh. The 2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 is on sale in India now, priced at a far more inviting price of Rs 10.69 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi, as opposed to the previous version's ex-showroom price of Rs 12.91 lakh.
The price cut is courtesy of the fact that Kawasaki India will now assemble the motorcycle in India as opposed to importing it via the more expensive CBU route earlier. This makes the Versys 1000 a more attractive proposition if you are in the market for a full-sized, litre-class adventure tourer. In fact, Kawasaki India had started accepting bookings for the motorcycle in November 2018 itself. Kits of the bike will be imported from Thailand for assembly at Kawasaki India's manufacturing and assembly unit at Chakan near Pune and deliveries are slated to commence next month, in March 2019.