The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 4.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new Versys-X 300 was first showcased at the 2016 EICMA show and is currently the smallest bike in Kawasaki’s adventure touring motorcycles range, which also includes the Versys 650 and the Versys 1000.
The smallest bike in the Versys family will be assembled at Kawasaki’s Chakan plant near Pune. The bike measures 2,170 mm in length, 940 mm in width and the overall height is 1,390 mm. It has wheelbase of 1,450 mm and a ground clearance of 180 mm. The bike’s kerb weight is 184 kg and it has a 17-litre fuel tank.
The bike comes equipped with a single 290 mm petal type disc in the front and a 220 mm petal disc at the rear, each with dual-piston calipers. It uses conventional telescopic front forks with 130 mm of travel and a monoshock rear suspension. The bike gets 19-inch and 17-inch wire spoke wheels in the front and rear
The 296 cc, parallel twin cylinder, liquid-cooled engine in the Versys-X 300 is the same unit that powers the Ninja 300 although in a different state of tune. It produces 39 BHP @ 11,500 rpm and 25.7 Nm of torque @ 10,000 rpm and is paired with a 6-speed transmission. The bike also features a slipper & assist clutch.