Published on October 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Kawasaki Versys 1000 2015 Model Unveiled
Kawasaki unveiled the 2015 model year Versys 1000 machine, a bike which has received a lot of upgrades in the styling and functional departments. The 1,043cc engine is the same with the previous year model, sporting 120 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 102 Nm at 7,500 revs, with the liquid-cooled in-line four mated to a 6-speed transmission via a multi-disc wet slipper clutch.
The frame has been stiffened and the tail section became stronger, now accommodating a larger payload with accessory side cases and a generous 47-liter top case. ABS, a 3-mode KTRC traction control system, Full and Low engine maps and an economical riding indicator are also part of the package, just like the tool-less-adjustable windscreen.
Kawasaki’s most notable upgrades have arrived in the bodywork sector, with the whole looks of the bikes changed for the better, I’s say. The stacked headlight and the whole boxy attire was replaced by an edgier, much more aggressive design, with twin headlight and a more svelte fairing line.
The cast wheels require a careful approach to rougher terrain, as they’re definitely not designed to handle off-road to well, even though the ample bars would tell a somewhat different story. Both 17” wheels and wide bars are made for comfort and easy steering. More to be revealed in coming weeks.