Seeing the growing demand for sub-500cc dual-purpose motorcycle, the 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 Kawasaki Versys X 300. This smaller capacity Versys has been slotted below the Versys 650 in the company’s global lineup.
The Kawasaki Versys X 300 has finally gone on sale in India. Priced at Rs 4,60,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), the adventure tourer will take on the upcoming BMW G 310 GS and Suzuki V-Strom 250. The bike will be assembled at the India Kawasaki Motors’ Chakan-based plant in Pune. Official bookings have already been commenced across the nation.
Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Key Features
– Anti-Lock Braking System
– Slipper Clutch
– 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
Kawasaki Versys X 300 Picture Gallery
Kawasaki Versys X 300 India Price
In Kawasaki’s Indian product lineup, the new Versys X 300 is postioned alongside the Ninja 300. This adventure tourer is available at Rs 4,60,000, ex-showroom Delhi and Mumbai.
Kawasaki Versys X 300 India Engine Specifications
|Specifications||Versys X 300|
|Engine||DOHC liquid-cooled 296cc parallel twin-engine|
|Power||39bhp (40PS) @ 11,500rpm|
Power for the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 comes from DOHC liquid-cooled 296cc parallel twin-engine that’s good for 39bhp (40PS) at 11,500rpm and 25.7Nm at 10,000rpm. It’s the same powertrain that does duty in the Ninja 300. For the record, Kawasaki claims that the parallel twin unit delivers smooth, torquey power at medium and low rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm. The bike comes equipped with heat management technology that improves airflow to scatter engine heat while riding. It also helps cool frame and tank of the bike enhancing its riding comfort. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox. Read – 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Unveiled – Pictures & Launch Details
Kawasaki Versys X 300 India Mileage
The liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin motor is claimed to return fuel economy of 4.1-litre/100km. It’s carbon emission stands at 103g/km.
Kawasaki Versys X 300 Design
The adventure motorcycle features plush and comfortable seats, wide handlebars and high windscreen. 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. Read: New Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R – All You Need To Know
Kawasaki Versys X 300 Suspension & Braking System
Suspension duties on the adventure bike are performed by a long-travel 41mm telescopic fork upfront and a bottom-link Uni-Trak gas-charged monoshock at the rear. The Versys X300 derives its braking power from 290mm and 220mm single, petal disc front and rear brakes respectively.