24. KAWASAKI VERSYS-X 300
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.
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