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Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Yamaha MT-09 Vs Honda Africa Twin comparison


Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Yamaha MT-09 Vs Honda Africa Twin Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Versys 1000 Vs MT-09 Vs Africa Twin 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 MT-09 Vs Africa Twin – 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, Yamaha MT-09 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 10.55 Lakh Lastly, the Honda Africa Twin starts at ₹ 13.5 Lakh.

SummaryKawasaki Versys 1000Yamaha MT-09Honda Africa Twin
Price₹ 11.19 Lakh₹ 10.55 Lakh₹ 13.5 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserSportsOff Road
Mileage14.00 Km/l19.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l
Power118.00 bhp113.40 bhp87.70 bhp
Engine1043.0 CC847.0 CC999.1 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Versys 1000 Vs MT-09 Vs Africa Twin – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 base engine returns 14 Km/l. The Yamaha MT-09 base returns 19 Km/l. The Honda Africa Twin basic model, on the other hand, gives 16 Km/l.

Versys 1000 Vs MT-09 Vs Africa Twin – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Yamaha MT-09 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Honda Africa Twin is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1043.0 cc847.0 cc999.1 cc
No Of Cylinder 432
Max Power 118 bhp @ 9000 rpm113.4 bhp @ 10000 rpm87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 102 Nm @ 7500 rpm87.5 Nm @ 8500 rpm93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf/Kick Start
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 21.0 L14.0 L18.8 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A3.4 LN/A
Mileage 14.00 Km/l19.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 255 kg193 kg243 kg
Length 2240 mm2075 mm2334 mm
Width 895 mm815 mm932 mm
Height 1400 mm1120 mm1478 mm
Wheelbase 1520 mm1440 mm1571 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm135 mm251 mm
Seat Height 840 mm820 mm840 mm


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

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Twin-Tube, AluminiumDiamondSemi Double Cradle
Front Suspension 43 Mm Inverted Fork With Rebound Damping (right-side) And Spring Preload AdjustabilityTelescopic ForksInverted Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link, Gas-Charged, With Rebound Damping & Remote Spring Preload AdjustabilitySwingarm, (Link Type Suspension)Pro-Link


Front Brake Type Dual DiscsHydraulic Dual DiscHydraulic Double Disc
Rear Brake Type DiscHydraulic Single DiscHydraulic Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 310 mm298 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm245 mm256 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches17 inches21 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)120/70ZR17M/C(58W) (Tubeless) 90/90-21M/C 54H
Rear Tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)180/55ZR17M/C(73W) (Tubeless)150/70R18M/C 70H


Battery Maintenance FreeMaintenance Free12V 6A-h
Headlight Bulb And Multi-Reflector TypeLEDLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrossticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatorcrossticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosstick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
ABS and Switchable Traction Controlcross--
Adjustable Windscreentick--
Assist And Slipper Clutchcross--
Intoxicating Intake Howlcross--
A Leaping Stance-tick-
Advanced Rear View With a 3D Appearance-tick-
Compact And light Weight Engine-tick-
More than the Need for Speed-crosscross
Muffler Cover Sculpted To Enhance Agility-tick-
Sharper, Stronger And Compact Profile-tick-
Slipper Clutch and Quick Shifter-crosscross
Swingarm Mounted Rear Fender-tick-
Tight, Compact, and Aerodynamic Fairings and Headlight-crosscross
Titanium Muffler Tuned for Sound-crosscross
Traction Control System-tick-
Tuned for Hard-core Riders-crosscross
ÖHLINS Smart EC Controlled Cushioning-crosscross
Dual Clutch Transmission--tick
Dual LED Headlamps--tick
LED Winkers and Taillights--tick
Manual Shift Selector--tick
Rally Style Rider Console--tick
Suit Yourself Riding Modes--tick
The DCT Engine--tick

Additonal Features

Electronic Throttle Valvestick--
Handy power sourcetick--
1,043 Cm3 Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke In-Line Fourcross--
Aluminium Twin-Tube Framecross--
Aluminium Twin-Tube Frame Ensuring A Balance Of Sharp Turning And Firm Handlingcross--
Assist & Slipper Clutchtick--
Comfortable Ergonomics To Comfortable Riding Positioncross--
Electronic Cruise Controltick--
High-Class Instrumentationtick--
Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspensiontick--
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)tick--
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)tick--
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)tick--
New For 2016 Is The Addition Of An Assist And Slipper Clutchcross--
Power Mode Selection Riders Can Choose From Full Power Or Low Power Modecross--
Radial-Mount Front Brake Caliperstick--
SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork)cross--
Sharp, Sporty Stylingtick--
The 3-Mode Ktrc System Covers A Wide Variety Of Riding Conditionscross--
The Exhaust System Features A 4-Into-2-Pre-Chamber-Into-2 Layoutcross--
Twin LED Headlampstick--

Key Features

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