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Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R comparison


Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Versys 1000 Vs CRF1100L Africa Twin Vs Ninja ZX-10R 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 CRF1100L Africa Twin Vs Ninja ZX-10R – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in New Delhi starts at ₹ 13.99 Lakh. On the other hand, Kawasaki Versys 1000 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 11.19 Lakh Lastly, the Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin starts at ₹ 15.97 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 17.51 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryKawasaki Versys 1000Honda CRF1100L Africa TwinKawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Price₹ 11.19 Lakh₹ 15.97 Lakh₹ 13.99 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserOff RoadSports
Mileage14.00 Kmpl20.40 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl
Power118.00 bhp101.00 bhp213.00 bhp
Engine1043.0 CC1084.0 CC998.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Versys 1000 Vs CRF1100L Africa Twin Vs Ninja ZX-10R – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R base engine returns 15 Kmpl. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 base returns 14 Kmpl. The Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin basic model, on the other hand, gives 20 Kmpl.

Versys 1000 Vs CRF1100L Africa Twin Vs Ninja ZX-10R – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Kawasaki Versys 1000 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1043.0 cc1084.0 cc998.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 424
Max Power 118 bhp @ 9000 rpm101 bhp @ 7500 rpm213 bhp @ 13500 rpm
Max Torque 102 Nm @ 7500 rpm105 Nm @ 6250 rpm114.9 Nm @ 11200 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 484
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A
FUEL SYSTEM N/AN/AFuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 with dual injection
LUBRICATION N/AN/AForced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 21.0 L18.8 L17.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 14.00 Kmpl20.40 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 255 kg226 kg206 kg
Length 2240 mm2334 mm2085 mm
Width 895 mm932 mm740 mm
Height 1400 mm1478 mm1145 mm
Wheelbase 1520 mm1574 mm1440 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm250 mm145 mm
Seat Height 840 mm840 mm835 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet Multi-DiscManualWet, Multi-Disc
Compression Ratio N/A10.1:1N/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Twin-Tube, AluminiumSemi Double CradleTwin Spar, Cast Aluminium
Front Suspension 43 Mm Inverted Fork With Rebound Damping (right-side) And Spring Preload AdjustabilityTelescopic Forkø43 Mm Inverted Balance Free Front Fork With External Compression Chamber, Compression And Rebound Damping And Spring Preload Adjustability, And Top-out Springs / 120 Mm
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link, Gas-Charged, With Rebound Damping & Remote Spring Preload AdjustabilityMonoblock Aluminium With Pro-LinkHorizontal Back-link With BFRC Lite Gas-charged Shock, Piggyback Reservoir, Compression And Rebound Damping And Spring Preload Adjustability, And Top-out Spring / 114 Mm


Front Brake Type Dual DiscsDiscDual Semi-Floating Brembo Discs
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscSingle Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 310 mm310 mm330 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm256 mm220 mm
CALIPER - FRONT N/AN/ADual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches18 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsSpokeAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)90/90-R21120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)150/70-R18190/55ZR17M/C (75W)


Battery Maintenance Free12V 11.2AhMaintenance Free
Headlight Bulb And Multi-Reflector TypeDual LEDBulb And Reflector Type

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrosscrosstick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatorcrossticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailticktickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Adjustable Windscreentick--
Dual Clutch Transmission-cross-
Dual LED Headlamps-cross-
LED Winkers and Taillights-cross-
Manual Shift Selector-cross-
Modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-Road, User 1 And User 2-tick-
Rally Style Rider Console-cross-
Suit Yourself Riding Modes-cross-
The DCT Engine-cross-
Advanced Suspension Technologies--cross
Brembo Monobloc Calipers With Abs--cross
Complete Instrumentation--cross
Control Is Power--cross
Cutting-Edge Digital Engine Management Cutting-Edge Digital Engine Management--cross
Electronically Controlled Steering Damper--cross
Full Led Headlamp--cross
High-performance Brembo Brake System--tick
Power Modes--tick
Three Rider Selectable--cross
Öhlins electronic steering damper--tick

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-tick
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)tick--
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)tick--
Radial-Mount Front Brake Caliperstick--
Sharp, Sporty Stylingtick--
Twin LED Headlampstick--
6.5-inch TFT Touchscreen -tick-
Bluetooth Smartphone/Audio Connectivity-tick-
Easy Control Of Navigation-tick-
Aluminium twin-spar frame--tick
BFRC lite--tick
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control--tick
KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter-Dual Direction)--tick
S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control)--tick

Key Features

Competitor of Kawasaki Versys 1000

Competitor of Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

Competitor of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

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