2018 Kawasaki Versys X300 – Things to know
The Kawasaki Versys X300, which made debut in 2016, is one of the smallest Adventure-tourer from the Japanese manufacturer . It competes with bikes like the Suzuki V-Strom 250, and upcoming ones like the BMM G310GS and KTM Duke 390 Adventure in most markets.
|Kawasaki Versys X300 price USA (ABS)||USD 5,699|
|Kawasaki Versys X300 price UK||GBP 5,149|
In terms of design, the bike isn’t as flashy as some of the others we’ve mentioned. Kawasaki has opted for a small single headlamp set-up instead of twin. It does have the typical ‘adventure’ silhouette taken care of though. Also, the top variant comes with extra carriages and protectors, that provide more bulk to the bike and makes it look much better.
The new Versys gets long windshield, long travel front (41mm telescopic) and rear (gas charged monoshock) suspension, single seat, digital-analogue instrument cluster, wide straight handlebar and upright seating position. Its exhaust is an upswept unit and wheels are spoked. Good number of luggage carriers and holders are also fitted in.
Power for the Kawasaki Versys X300 comes from an EURO-IV complaint, 296cc water cooled twin cylinder engine. It produces 40 PS at 11,500 rpm, and 25.7 Nm at 10,000 rpm, and is mated to a 6-speed transmission and tuned for better low and mid-range power. Features like ABS, Slipper clutch and ECO mode will form part of the equipment list.
2018 Kawasaki Versys X300 variants
The new Versys X300 will come is two variant- Urban and Adventure. Its Urban variant comes with features like center stand,hand guards, tank pad and a 30 litre top case. The Adventure/tourer variant in addition gets tubular engine guard with extra lights and two side panniers, each with a capacity of 17 litres.
2018 Kawasaki Versys X300 release & price
The 2018 model-year Kawasaki Versys X300 will reach dealerships soon. Prices will not change and starts at USD 5,399 for the non-ABS variant.