Kawasaki has launched its smallest adventure tourer and the most affordable of its lineup of motorcycles Versys X300 in the country. Priced at Rs.4.60 lakh, this entry-level tourer is the smallest displacement bike from the Kawasaki tourer stable and targets both the city and highway cruising enthusiasts.
This new kid reaches the country through the CKD route and will be assembled at Kawasaki’s Chakan plant in Pune. It is powered by a 296cc DOHC liquid cooled parallel twin engine that delivers 40bhp worth power and a peak torque of 26Nm. The engine is similar to the one on the Ninja 300, but tuned for better low and mid-range. Coupled to a six-speed transmission, it also gets an assist and slipper clutch for smoother gear shifts.
Versys X300 gets new features as a heat management technology that enhances airflow to minimize the engine heat while riding. The bike also gets 41mm telescopic front forks and gas charged rear suspension with adjustable preload. 290mm disc brakes at the front and 220mm disc brakes at the rear handle the braking performance of the motorcycle that also gets ABS as standard.
Versys X300 competes with almost all adventure tourers in the country, but Royal Enfield Himalayan is the top competitor being in the small adventure tourer segment.