Kawasaki Ver­sys-X 300

Bike India - - IGNITION -

KAWASAKI IN­DIA RE­CENTLY launched their small­est tour­ing bike, the Ver­sys-X 300, in the coun­try priced at Rs 4.60 lakh (ex-show­room, Mumbai). The lat­est Ver­sys will be lo­cally as­sem­bled at the com­pany’s plant at Chakan, near Pune. This is the small­est ca­pac­ity tour­ing bike from Kawasaki and will be a more af­ford­able op­tion than the larger Ver­sys 650 which is priced at Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-show­room, Delhi).

The newly launched Ver­sys-X 300 is powered by a 249-cc par­al­lel-twin churn­ing out 40 PS at 11,500 rpm and 25.7 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm, mated to a six-speed gear­box. Aid­ing the ver­sa­til­ity of the tourer is its long travel sus­pen­sion ― 41-mm tele­scopic fork at the front and a bot­tom-link monoshock with ad­justable preload at the rear. The good news for In­dian rid­ers is the bike’s ac­ces­si­ble seat height of 815 mm and the in­tel­li­gent heat man­age­ment sys­tem which helps dis­si­pate en­gine heat away from the rider and the fuel tank frame. Other tour­ing-friendly bits in­clude a 17-litre fuel tank, 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wire wheels, wide han­dle­bar, and the promise of nim­ble han­dling. The Ver­sys-X 300 comes with a 290-mm petal disc at the front and a 220-mm petal disc at the rear. The small­est Ver­sys may be steep in price but there is hardly an­other bike that matches this lit­tle ad­ven­ture ma­chine.

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