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Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Honda Africa Twin Vs Suzuki V-Strom 1000 comparison


Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Honda Africa Twin Vs Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Versys 1000 Vs Africa Twin Vs V-Strom 1000 on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Versys 1000 Vs Africa Twin Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 11.19 Lakh. On the other hand, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 13.45 Lakh Lastly, the Honda Africa Twin starts at ₹ 13.5 Lakh.

SummaryKawasaki Versys 1000Honda Africa TwinSuzuki V-Strom 1000
Price₹ 11.19 Lakh₹ 13.5 Lakh₹ 13.45 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserOff RoadSports
Mileage14.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l66.00 Km/l
Power118.00 bhp87.70 bhp99.00 bhp
Engine1043.0 CC999.1 CC1037.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Versys 1000 Vs Africa Twin Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 base engine returns 14 Km/l. The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 base returns 66 Km/l. The Honda Africa Twin basic model, on the other hand, gives 16 Km/l.

Versys 1000 Vs Africa Twin Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Honda Africa Twin is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1043.0 cc999.1 cc1037.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 422
Max Power 118 bhp @ 9000 rpm87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm99 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque 102 Nm @ 7500 rpm93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm103 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionCarburetor
Cooling System Liquid CooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf/Kick StartSelf Start
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 21.0 L18.8 L20.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A3.5 L
Mileage 14.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l66.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 255 kg243 kg228 kg
Length 2240 mm2334 mm2285 mm
Width 895 mm932 mm865 mm
Height 1400 mm1478 mm1410 mm
Wheelbase 1520 mm1571 mm1555 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm251 mm165 mm
Seat Height 840 mm840 mm850 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet Multi-DiscWet, MultiplateDry

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Twin-Tube, AluminiumSemi Double CradleDouble Cradle
Front Suspension 43 Mm Inverted Fork With Rebound Damping (right-side) And Spring Preload AdjustabilityInverted Telescopic ForkInverted Telescopic, Coil Spring, Oil Damped
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link, Gas-Charged, With Rebound Damping & Remote Spring Preload AdjustabilityPro-LinkLink Type, Coil Spring, Oil Damped


Front Brake Type Dual DiscsHydraulic Double DiscDisc, Twin
Rear Brake Type DiscHydraulic DiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 310 mm310 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm256 mm295 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches21 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsSpoke WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)90/90-21M/C 54H110/80R19M/C 59V
Rear Tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)150/70R18M/C 70H150/70R17M/C 69V


Battery Maintenance Free12V 6A-hDry
Headlight Bulb And Multi-Reflector TypeLEDHalogen

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrossticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatorcrosstickcross
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
ABS and Traction Controlcross--
Adjustable Windscreentick--
Dual-Dial Instrumentation with Multi-Function LCDcross--
Kawasaki’s First Tuned Exhaust Notecross--
LED Headlampcross--
Low Center Of Gravitycross--
Compact Deltabox Chassis-cross-
Cutting-Edge Crossplane Engine-cross-
Dual Clutch Transmission-tick-
Dual LED Headlamps-tick-
LED Winkers and Taillights-tick-
Manual Shift Selector-tick-
New Lift Control System-cross-
New Quick Shift System-cross-
Rally Style Rider Console-tick-
Suit Yourself Riding Modes-tick-
The DCT Engine-tick-
YZF-M1 Level Controllability (IMU)-cross-
YZR-M1 Inspired Cowling-cross-
High-performance Brembo Brake System--cross
Power Modes--cross
Öhlins electronic steering damper--cross

Additonal Features

Electronic Throttle Valvestick--
Handy power sourcetick--
Assist & Slipper Clutchtick--
Electronic Cruise Controltick--
High-Class Instrumentationtick--
Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspensiontick--
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)tick-cross
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)tick--
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)tick--
Radial-Mount Front Brake Caliperstick--
Sharp, Sporty Stylingtick--
Twin LED Headlampstick--
High Volume Air Intake-cross-
Aluminium twin-spar frame--cross
BFRC lite--cross
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control--cross
KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter-Dual Direction)--cross
S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control)--cross

Key Features


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