Kawasaki is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace, and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships. It is also active in the production of industrial robots, gas turbines, boilers and other industrial products. The company is named after its founder Shōzō Kawasaki and has dual headquarters in Chūō-Ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo.
KHI is known as one of the three major heavy industrial manufacturers of Japan, alongside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsu, which included Kawasaki Steel and Kawasaki Kisen. After the war, KHI became part of the DKB Group.
Kawasaki Versys X-300 Overview
If you have a knack for endless adventure and need some high-end bike with tall & heavy built to fulfill the same for you, then Kawasaki Versys X-300 is an ideal option for you. Being launched as an affordable entry-level bike, the motorbike by Kawasaki features high comfort, versatility, and topmost convenience to the adventure freaks.
Owing to its high-tech features, the bike is all set to appeal the naïve as well as seasoned bikers. Kawasaki claims that the latest Versys X-300 adventure model bike is capable of handling any type of road. The Kawasaki is selling this classic bike with additional features including engine guards, auxiliary lights, top box mount, hand guards, and a single pannier box. These features are expected to heat up the riding experience of the bikers.
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Variant Name||Kawasaki Versys-X 300|
|Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)||INR 4.60 Lakh|
|On-Road Price (Delhi)||INR 5.20 Lakh (Approx.)|
|Shades||Candy Lime Green, Metallic Graphite Grey|
|Official Tagline||Any Road Anytime|
Kawasaki Versys X-300 Mileage
The bike features a mileage of around 22.00 kmpl along with an overall fuel tank capacity of 17 Litres. The overall design of the bike is quite sharp with intense fairing and taller windscreen which is supposed to be offering amazing wind protection. The seats of the bike are wide including that of the pillion seat which offers the ease of driving the classic motorbike for longer distances.
This “any road” bike is basically an adventure material that is able to take on a good amount of off-road tasks with its high-end features. With an overall curb weight of 184 kg, the Kawasaki Versys is slightly lighter than the Royal Enfield Himalayan which makes it quite manageable on rough terrains.
Kawasaki Versys X-300 Performance and Handling
The engine of the bike has been fixed into a backbone steel frame. The handling characteristics of the bike are excellent as well. It is comparatively lightweight, easy to handle, and good running bike which enhances the overall riding experience. The more open the road is, the better the bike will perform.
Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Versys X-300
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|No. of Cylinders||2|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Maximum Power||39.45 Bhp @ 11,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||25.70 Nm @ 10,000 rpm|
|Engine Description||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, Parallel Twin|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, Wet sump|
|Valve System||DOHC, 8 valves|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Brake||290mm Single Disc, Single balanced actuation dual piston|
|Rear Brake||220mm Single Disc, dual piston|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||2-Channel ABS|
|Front Suspension||41 mm telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock and adjustable preload|
|Front Wheel Travel||130 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||148 mm|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Front Tyre||100/90-19M/C 57S|
|Rear Tyre||130/80-17M/C 65S|
|Wheel Type||Spoke Wheels|
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Overall Length||2170 mm|
|Overall Width||940 mm|
|Overall Height||1390 mm|
|Seat Height||815 mm|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||184 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres|
Kawasaki Versys X-300 Engine & Transmission
The Kawasaki Versys X-300 is fueled by a 296 cc, parallel twin, fuel injected engine. The engine of the bike is capable of churning out around 40 PS of power @ 11,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 25.7 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine of the bike appears equivalent to the one in the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
The only difference that exists is that in Kawasaki Versys X-300, the engine is re-tuned for enhanced middle-range grunt. The bike manufacturer has also claimed that the throttle valves and the injectors of the engine come with a better design to support stellar performance. The engine of the bike has been coupled to a 6-speed transmission gearbox.
Kawasaki Versys X-300 Breaking and Safety
Towards the front end of the bike, there is a 41 mm long-traveling suspension with a Uni-Track, bottom-link, gas-charged rear monoshock. The massive, 19-inch wheel towards the front end as well as the spoke wheels of the bike give it a decent off-road capacity. There is the presence of a single, 290 mm, petal disc towards the front along with a 220 mm disc at its rear end of the bike. ABS tends to be standard on the bike.
Kawasaki Versys X-300 Competitors
Right now, Kawasaki Versys X-300 might not be having any relevant rival. However, it might expect the upcoming models of KTM 390 Adventure and BMW 310 GS as the strongest rivals in India.
Other Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Versys X-300
|Low Oil Indicator||
|Low Battery Indicator||
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Engine Kill Switch||
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat||
|Frame/Chassis||Backbone, high-tensile steel|
Source: Autoportal And wikipedia.org.