2023 Kawasaki ZH2, ZH2 SE, Versys 1000 launched

    The ZH2, ZH2 SE are now costlier by around Rs 20,000; the Versys 1000 will now be offered in only one colour option.

    Published On Mar 13, 2023 01:29:00 PM

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    Kawasaki India has launched the 2023 ZH2, ZH2 SE and the Versys 1000 in India. The Kawasaki ZH2 and ZH2 SE are priced at Rs 23 lakh and Rs 27.22 lakh, respectively. That’s a hike of a little over Rs 20,000. Meanwhile, the Versys 1000 is priced at Rs 12.19 lakh.

    2023 Kawasaki ZH2, ZH2 SE, Versys 1000: new colourways

    For 2023, Kawasaki ZH2 and ZH2 SE are available in a new Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Grey/Ebony Black colourways and there are no mechanical changes.

    On the other hand, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 has been launched in a new colour – Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Grey/ Metallic Spark Black. This dual-tone colourway is now the only colour option that the Versys 1000 will be available in. 

    The Versys 1000 is priced the same as the outgoing model, which had received a price hike in January, going up from Rs 11.55 lakh to Rs 12.19 lakh. Mechanically, the bike remains the same and the only difference is the introduction of a DC charger as standard (total 40W capacity) that was previously available as an accessory. 

    2023 Kawasaki ZH2, ZH2 SE, Versys 1000: engine, specifications

    The big highlight of the ZH2 and the SE variant is their 998cc, inline-four, supercharged engine. It makes 200hp at 11,000rpm and 137Nm at 8,500rpm. The differences between the ZH2 and the higher-spec ZH2 SE is down to their suspension and brakes.

    While the standard bike gets manually adjustable suspension, the SE benefits from the use of electronically adjustable suspension, using Showa Skyhook technology. However, spring preload adjustments have to be done manually. The SE also gets Brembo Stylema brake callipers that will offer far better performance than the Brembo M4.32 callipers that the standard ZH2 gets. 

    The ZH2 and ZH2 SE go up against the Ducati Streetfighter V4/ V4S and the BMW S 1000 R.

    Meanwhile, the Versys 1000 is the company’s road-biased adventure touring bike. It is powered by a 1,043cc, inline-four engine that makes 120hp and 102Nm. We’ve always regarded the bike as a comfortable touring machine, although its looks have polarised opinions.

    2023 Kawasaki ZH2, ZH2 SE and Versys 1000: booking details

    Bookings for the ZH2, ZH2 SE and Versys 1000 are open across all Kawasaki dealerships. The ZH2 and ZH2 SE, however, are made to order and the customer has to make the full payment while booking the bike. 

     

    *All prices, ex-showroom India

     

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