2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300

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Kawasaki adds another member to its line-up, and it's a smaller displacement adventure motorcycle.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

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.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

We hope the Kawasaki's peppy twin-cylinder engine should work in tandem with lightweight adventure tourer.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

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.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

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.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

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 Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

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.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

Once launched, the Versys-X 300 will come with ABS as standard and the braking system will be supplied by Nissin.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

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.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

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.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

On the economy-mode, and Kawasaki claims that a full-tank of fuel will deliver over 390 Kms.

Kawasaki Unveils The Versys-X 300 At EICMA 2016

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.

Story first published: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 17:46 [IST]
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