Unveiled at the 2016 EICMA, the new Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is powered by a 296cc, twin-cylinder engine producing 39bhp & 27Nm of torque.
January 10, 2017 – Seeing the growing demand for sub-500cc dual-purpose motorcycle, global two-wheeler makers are focusing on adventure bike segment. After Suzuki, BMW and Honda unveiled their small adventure tourers at EICMA 2016, Kawasaki entered into this category with its small adventure motorcycle – the Versys X 300. This smaller capacity Versys will be slotted below the Versys 650 in the company’s global lineup. If reports are to be believed, the bike will also be launched in the Indian market towards the end of this year. The Kawasaki Versys X 300 India will rival the upcoming BMW G 310 GS and Suzuki V-Strom 250.
The Versys X 300 shares its engine with the Ninja 300, which is a DOHC liquid-cooled 296cc parallel twin-engine. Coupled to a 6-speed gearbox, this powerplant is capable of producing 39bhp and 27Nm of torque. This motor is fitted to an all-new chassis with all-new body work. It comes equipped with long-travel 41mm telescopic front forks and a Uni-Trak gas-charged monoshock suspension at the rear. Talking about features, the motorcycle gets analogue tachometer with two LCD screens, wide handlebars, high windscreen, plush and comfortable seats, ABS etc.
The exact launch date of the bike is yet to be announced, but we expect the motorcycle to be launched in India by the end of this year. We will update you as soon as Kawasaki reveals anything on its launch details.
|Minimum||Rs 3.5 lakh (Expected)|
|Maximum||Rs 4 lakh (Expected)|
To be slotted alongside the Ninja 300, the new Versys X 300 is likely to be priced around Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh.
|Specifications||Versys X 300|
|Engine||DOHC liquid-cooled 296cc parallel twin-engine|
The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 India is powered by DOHC liquid-cooled 296cc parallel twin-engine that also powers the Ninja 300. This engine is capable of producing 39bhp of power and 27Nm of peak torque. The vehicle gets an all-new chassis and all-new body design. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox. It also comes equipped with slipper clutch and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard. The Versys X-300 weighs 170kg. Read More – 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Unveiled – Pictures & Launch Details
The adventure motorcycle features plush and comfortable seats, wide handlebars and high windscreen. Suspension duties will be carried out by a long-travel 41mm telescopic fork upfront and a Uni-Trak gas-charged monoshock at the rear. The suspensions are designed and developed to tacjle bad and dirt-road conditions.
It comes equipped with a newly designed instrument cluster that has a large analogue tachometer with two LCD screens that shows digital gear indicator, distance to empty, dual trip-meters, current and average fuel consumption and eco-riding indicators. Also Read – 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Gets New Colours And Graphics
The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 India will be available in two accessory editions – Urban and Adventure. The Urban edition will be equipped with tank pad, a centre-stand, hand guards and a 30-litre top-box. On the other hand, the Versys-X 300 Adventure will have tank pad, tubular engine guard, two 17-litre panniers and a centre-stand.
Anti-Lock Braking System
New Instrument Cluster
Tubular Engine Guard
41mm Telescopic forks upfront
Uni-Trak gas-charged monoshock at the rear
Large analogue tachometer with two LCD screens