Kawasaki has launched Versys X 300 a substantial-looking motorcycle. It is a tall motorcycle with rakish tail section and high perched windscreen. Ground clearance of 180mm makes it a handsome machine whose purpose is yet uncomplicated and that looks modern. The Kawasaki Versys employs a conventional mudguard with a slight hint of a beak coming from the bottom of the headlight.
The motorcycle is proportionately designed with a set of lightweight aluminum wires. Standard ABS and slipper clutch features and its promising stance wheels make it a smart choice for buyers. Although you cannot disengage ABS and the other bit of wizardry offered is a type of clutch configuration. The configuration of clutch features two cams.
- An assist cam: It is used for a regular clutch operation. It pulls the operating plate and clutch hub together and in turn compresses the clutch plates, this further reduces total clutch spring load and provide a light feel to the lever.
- Slipper cam: Slipper cam doesn’t require any introduction instead it has merits downshifting.
It is impressive for you guys to know, Kawasaki, will let you have Kawasaki Versys X 300 with all bells and whistles that will constitute the accessory range. It includes pannier mounted on your right side, handlebar guards, set of fog lamps and the crash guard.
The oxymoronic accessories list includes:12v charging socket that is neatly attached into the console area
Specifications of 148mm at the rear, 130mm at the front, along with 180mm of ground clearance, make it a super friendly model for Indian roads. The suspension has the capacity to absorb more bumps and the overall position of chassis helps you tackle most speed breakers. 815mm seat height makes X 300 a dependable machine to take it on the typical Indian road trip.
When Off the road Kawasaki Versys-X 300 has that stability to hold itself over most undulations. Sadly its peaky engine drives the stress back into the ring and this will lead to slipping of the clutch or spend most of the time on redlining the first two gears.
Overall, the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is a mix of a few misses and an equal number of hits. It is launched with Rs 4.60 lakh (ex-showroom) price tag. Totally depends on one’s choice, if you buy non-accessorised version this could bring the price slash to around Rs 4 lakh or even more below. For all those people who want to switch from single to a multi-cylinder motorcycle, X 300 seems to be the perfect stop-gap motorcycle. The disadvantage of a wrongly-configured engine makes it short of talent in the most crucial area of its format. As per my choice is concerned Versys-300 is not a smart choice to go for.