24. KAWASAKI VER­SYS-X 300

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorcycle Live -

THE FACTS O 38bhp (est) O 170kg (est) O Seat height 800mm (est)

HIGH­LIGHTS O New small-ca­pac­ity Ver­sys O 296cc par­al­lel twin O Ad­ven­ture styling

This new mini ad­ven­ture bike looks rather good. Us­ing the 296cc par­al­lel twin from the Ninja / Z300, it ought to be per­fect for ne­go­ti­at­ing filthy back lanes or pot­holed high streets.

Ur­ban and ru­ral com­muters should be lured in by the de­cent power, lon­g­legged com­fort, fru­gal econ­omy and Kawasaki dealer back-up.

ABS is stan­dard, brake calipers are de­cent Nissin items, the seat looks plush, and the stubby-but-high screen should of­fer some respite from the el­e­ments. There’s even a wodge of ac­ces­sories, in­clud­ing pan­niers.

HALL 2 STAND 2B15

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