Kawasaki adds another member to its line-up, and it's a smaller displacement adventure motorcycle.
Kawasaki's latest brainchild dubbed the Versys-X 300, borrows its 296cc parallel-twin from the Ninja / Z300, and features an all-new chassis, and bodywork apt for perfect adventure tourer.
We hope the Kawasaki's peppy twin-cylinder engine should work in tandem with lightweight adventure tourer.
For the pothole-filled streets, or a little dirt, the long-travel suspension on the Versys-X 300 should result in a comfortable ride despite of the road conditions.
The tyres mounted up front is a 19-inch rim wearing 100/90 ‘Trail Winner' tires and at the back is 130/80 17-inch tires.
While Kawasaki claims that the Versys-X 300 will attract "a vast cross-section of new riders", it's safe to assume that the motorcycle will be making its appearance in many Kawasaki's markets.
Kawasaki hopes that both the urban, and off-road riders will equally appreciate the Slip-assist clutch which should result in a lighter clutch for city riding, and less wheel lock-up on aggressive downshifts.
Once launched, the Versys-X 300 will come with ABS as standard and the braking system will be supplied by Nissin.
Similar to the Versys 650, the seats on the Versys-X 300 looks plush and appears to deliver a very comfortable riding position, with high-rise handlebars and a high fly-screen.
The dashboard will feature a large analogue tachometer supported by two LCD screens showing a digital gear indicator, dual trip meters, remaining fuel range, plus current and average consumption and an eco-riding indicator.
On the economy-mode, and Kawasaki claims that a full-tank of fuel will deliver over 390 Kms.
Suspension offered on the motorcycle is a long-travel 41mm telescopic fork up front, and a gas charged monoshock at the rear - all of which result in an excellent off-road performance.