Unveiled at the EICMA show, Kawasaki Versys X-300 is the successor in the Kawasaki’s Versys family of bikes. Kawasaki Versys is the entry level touring bike in the 300 cc bike segment of India. As we go by the market flow there is a significant increase in the demand for big and powerful engines. However what we do see in the middle-class market of the country that big engines might be the choice but a good mileage is still a priority for a vast majority of bike lovers. So looks like Kawasaki finally has decided to put a new road runner into the field of its already road ruling monsters: Versys 650 and Versys 1000. As the 300 cc bike segment is almost going to rule the Indian roads credit given to its soar in popularity among the Indian youth.
October 2017 (The bike is not launched in India yet and the launch date is tentative)
Expected Price: ₹ 300000 – ₹ 375000
Kawasaki Versys X-300 is using the old platform of Ninja 300. Although built on a completely new chassis Versys X-300 will use the same parallel twin motor as in Ninja. Even there is not much difference in the power delivery as well, but Versys is tuned according to its touring needs. It has a six-speed gear box with a slipper clutch.
Kawasaki Versys X-300 is set to a seat height of 800 mm. The bike is going to be equipped with 41mm long-travel telescopic front forks and a mono-shock rear fork. Also, a center stand and tank pad are also given as an option. Kawasaki is launching the Versys X-300 in two formats:
Urban: Is provided with the hand guards and a 30-litre top box.
Adventure: Has tubular engine guard and a pair of 17-liter panniers.
The instrument console has an analogue tachometer. Versys, however, is present in two colors – green & grey, in the market, but the Indian market is getting just one color at the time of its launch. It will compete with BMW G310GS, but the latter will launch at the end of 2017. Kawasaki is assembling Versys-300 in India only with a minimum launch price of ₹ 340000.