India Kawasaki Motors has launched the Versys-X 300 in India. The Versys-X 300 is a compact adventure tourer and belongs to the renowned Versys family of adventure touring machines which are renowned for their dexterity both on and off the road. Kawsaki claims that the Versys-X 300 is built on any-road any-time performance model. While a part of the official announcement say the above, a note in the specs sheet also states that “while the Versys-X was not designed for off-road use, 19” front and 17” rear spoke wheels give it greater capability on unpaved roads than its larger, street-focused brothers.” Internationally, the Versys-x 300 is powered by a 296cc parallel twin engine with 40PS of power and 25.7 Nm of torque. Initially, we received a release which mentioned a 250cc engine with no mention of power. Kawasaki India later clarified that it was an error – there is no plan to present the Versys-X 250 to India. The Versys-X 300 arises with ABS as standard for the Indian market.
Versys-X 300 is priced at INR 4, 60,000 Ex-Showroom Mumbai and Delhi. Chaka Pune plant of India Kawasaki will assemble this motorcycle. The bookings for the Versys-X 300 are open now and the vehicle is available at all Kawasaki dealerships. At 300CC, the Versys-X 300 is the slightest-displacement model in the touring category and the only model of its kind. The parallel twin engine is claimed to deliver smooth, torquey, power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm.
Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors said “The Versys-X 300 will offer a high level of riding pleasure and rider assurance in a wide variety of roads. What makes Versys-X 300 versatile is comfortable highway cruising and easy riding in the city.” The versatility is possible mainly because of long travel suspension, wide reach bars and a low seat aid the maneuverability of the twin cylinder machine. A noteworthy heat management technology promotes airflow when riding to help dissipate engine heat. Redirecting the air also helps to keep other parts cooler such as the tank and the frame for further increase in rider’s comfort.
Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Tech Specs
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Compression ratio 10.6:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves Valve system DOHC, 8 valves Bore x stroke 62 x 49 mm
Displacement 296 cm³
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 32 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Starting System Electric