The Kawasaki Versys -X 300 has been launched in India at ₹5.6 lakhs (on-road). Kawasaki had unveiled its new bike in the Versys line-up last year. This tourer has now been launched. The Versys has received a good response, first with the 1000cc, so Kawasaki then introduced the 650cc and now the 300. The bike has been silently launched without much propaganda. What is this new bike all about? We share the details of the Kawasaki Versys-X 300. Read further to know more.
Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Price
As this is a twin-cylinder engine, which is priced at upwards of 5 lakhs. The Versys-X 300 is great option to consider as there was a need for such a bike. However, we would say that the price is a tad too steep. We were expecting a much lower price. The Versys-X 300 is the only twin cylinder adventure bike in its category. However, its pricing is much higher compared to other twin cylinder 300cc bikes, including the Ninja 300.
In terms of styling, the Versys 300-X is derived from the Versys family. This is the first ever Versys under 500cc. However it gets a new front fairing with a single headlamp instead of the twins on the other Versys bikes. The overall styling is sharp and it gets a heavily chiseled look. Its stance will not be like the 650cc or 1000cc. This will be much smaller and have a lighter body too. The Versys-X 300 has a tall windscreen, high seating position and a ground clearance of about 170mm. The seat height is around 800mm. The bike isn’t ver long, its about 2100mm in length.
The chassis will be lighter as this is a smaller engine. It gets a 19-inch wheel at the front unlike the other two Versys bikes. The Versys 300 will not have any similarities to that of the 650. It will also be offered in green and black colour options. Kawasaki is looking at introducing this bike which looks trendier than its other siblings. The seat is wide and long enough. It has a slight step too. The exhaust is a neat one.
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The instrument cluster is high tech. It gets a large analogue tachometer with two LCD screens. It has dual trip meters, distance to empty, instantaneous and average fuel consumption and an eco-riding indicator. There is a gear indicator too. The eco indicator helps in achieving a good fuel efficiency.
Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Specifications
|Engine||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin|
|Bore and Stroke||62.0 x 49.0 mm|
|Valve system||DOHC, 8 valves|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: ø 32 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, wet sump|
|Transmission||6 speed, return|
|Maximum power||39bhp @11,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||25.7 Nm @ 10,000 rpm|
The twin cylinder 298cc engine that the Versys-X 300 will feature is being used by Kawasaki at the moment on the Ninja/Z300. This makes it easier for Kawasaki to get the bike to India as the same engine is also available on the Ninja 300. The engine will churn out around 38bhp of power, instead of 39bhp of the Ninja 300. The torque is expected to be around 29Nm. With the 300cc engine, it will be competing with a larger number of bikes.
The twin cylinder engine will give Kawasaki an advantage over the competition as well. The Versys-X 300 is mated to a six-speed transmission. It also features a slipper clutch. The power and torque of this engine will be a lot different from the Ninja 300. This will be more torquey and maybe lesser in terms of bhp. The engines will be tuned for better low-end torque and cruising.
Brakes and Suspension
ABS is a standard fitment on the Versys 300. With a high ground clearance, this bike will have a 41mm telescopic suspension at the front and rear will be mono shock. There shall be 300mm and 300mm front and rear disc brakes too. The bike will get brake assist feature and also a slipper clutch.
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