Extending its product portfolio, Indian arm of Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki Motors has rolled out its Versys-X 300 in India price at Rs 4.60 lakh (Ex-Showroom). The new motorcycle is the youngest member in the company’s adventure touring segment and the company claims that it is built on “any-road any-time performance model.” Kawasaki Versys-X 300 will be assembled at company’s facility in Chakan, Pune and the company has also commenced the bookings of this motorcycle across all its dealerships in India. The younger Kawasaki Versys-X 300 underpins the Kawasaki Z300’s tubular chassis and shares the same engine as well. The motorcycle is powered by a 296cc, liquid cool, parallel-twin cylinder engine that sheds a power of 40 PS and 25.7 Nm of torque.
Kawasaki Versys-X’s large-volume bodywork and adventure styling give it the imposing appearance of a much larger-displacement machine. In contrast to the street-focused Versys models, the rugged design of the Versys-X looks very much at home off the pavement. The light clutch lever pull and easy control afforded by the Assist & Slipper Clutch greatly contributes to enhanced and stress free riding – especially on longer distances. The motorcycle is 2170mm in length, 940mm in width and stands tall at 1390mm. It gets telescopic fork front suspension and Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock and adjustable preload rear suspension. Kawasaki Versys-X 300 weights at 184 kilograms.
In a statement, Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors said “The Versys-X 300 will offer a high level of riding excitement and rider confidence in a wide variety of roads. What makes Versys-X 300 versatile is comfortable highway cruising and easy riding in the city.”
Kawasaki Versys-X 300 will take on the likes of Suzuki V-Storm 250, Royal Enfield Himalayan and the upcoming KTM 390 adventure and BMW G310 GS in the entry level adventure motorcycle category. If reports are to be believed then even Honda is working on introducing a younger adventure motorcycle many be a smaller Africa Twin but will not be launched before 2019.