Displayed at EICMA, the Versys X 300 utilizes the Ninja 300 powerplant and comes with wire wheels.
Power output should be close to the Ninja’s 39bhp, and Kawasaki says the engine has been retuned for more low- and mid-range power.
It’s a less off-road-oriented machine than some rivals. The familiar engine is bolted to a new steel backbone chassis with 41mm forks and a single shock. Kawasaki is promising a long, 400km-plus range from each tank, aided by an eco-riding meter that helps save fuel. Other dash functions include dual trip meters, a digital gear position indicator and fuel range and consumption indicators.
As well as the basic bike, Kawasaki has also developed two accessories editions. The Versys-X 300 Urban gets a tank pad, hand guards, a centrestand and a 30-litre top box, while the Versys-X 300 Adventure gains a tank pad, tubular engine guards, a centrestand and a pair of 17 litre panniers.