2017 new Kawasaki Versys-X 300 studio & details photos
PLAN NEW ADVENTURES AND FORGE AHEAD ON KAWASAKI'S NEW ANY-ROAD BIKE
The Versys-X 300 is an adventure-styled touring model that builds on the any-road any-time performance of Kawasaki's Versys models by adding increased capability on unpaved roads. At 300cc, the Versys-X 300 is the smallest-displacement model in the touring category, and the only model of its kind.
Like you would expect from a bike designed to be the ideal travel partner, it offers the best comfort and convenience of any 300cc adventure style model. More manageable in both weight and power, and more readily available than many larger-displacement models, the Versys-X 300 offers easy access to motorcycle adventure.
ANY ROAD, ANY TIME + CAPABILITY ON UNPAVED ROADS
A powerful 296 cm3 Parallel Twin engine mounted in a rugged backbone frame, long-travel suspension and 19”/17” spoke wheels form the basis of a highly versatile, lightweight package that builds on the Versys' any-road any-time performance. The Versys-X offers a high level of riding excitement and rider confidence in a wide variety of riding situations – ranging from pristine tarmac to unpaved roads – and accommodates a variety of riding styles. While still not designed for off-road use, the Versys-X's capability to handle unpaved road riding situations gives it even greater potential for motorcycle adventure than its larger brothers.
Powerful Parallel Twin Engine
Efficiently-tuned 296 cm3 Parallel Twin engine produces smooth, torquey power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm. Smooth power delivery and strong low-end torque facilitate slow-speed manoeuvres, offering both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges, while low vibrations care of a balancer, and ample top end offer comfortable highway cruising.
Rugged Backbone Frame The all-new highly rigid backbone frame was designed to handle external shocks, contributing to the Versys-X's unpaved-road capability. The sturdy frame is also able to support a passenger and luggage, making the Versys-X a very capable touring partner.
Long-Travel Suspension Using long-travel suspension enables the Versys-X to deliver riding excitement across a wide range of riding situations. Not all streets in the real world are made of circuit-smooth pavement. Road imperfections (bumps, potholes) are far from rare, and many streets are not even paved. The long-travel suspension is designed to easily soak up road imperfections, even when travelling on unpaved roads. Excellent feedback from the front end contributes to rider confidence and a high level of riding excitement, while the linked rear suspension offers both riding stability and ride comfort.
19”/17” Spoke Wheels with Multi-Purpose TyresWhile the Versys-X was not designed for off-road use, 19” front and 17” rear spoke wheels giveitgreater capability on