If you're ready for an adventure then the Kawasaki Versys-X300 is a bike you should take a closer look at. The 2017 bike came out with a design that is suitable for single or double riders who want to hit the open road and explore the back alleys. It doesn't matter what kind of roads you travel, the Versys-X300 is made for each of them.
Kawasaki designed the Versys-X300 with purpose and intention of becoming the next favorite travel partner for those who love an adventure. The team constructed is chassis in lightweight materials along with a sporty long travel suspension that offers nimble handling. It's the kind of bike that you love using as a commuter and on the weekends when you hang up the briefcase, it's a great travel bike for riding long distances in comfort.
The Versys-X300 is equipped with a 296cc twin-cylinder engine that is responsive yet compact. This mighty road warrior has a large-sized fuel tank with a capacity of 4.5 gallons. It gets an estimated 50.6 max in mpg for a range of approximately 215 miles on a fill-up.
The versatility of the Versys-X300 is in its uncanny ability to handle with ease in the city and fit into tight parking spots, then let go and take you down the road on the highway, freeway or any other kind of road that you choose to travel. It's that kind of bike and it's suitable for novices who are just getting a feel for riding and ideal for the more seasoned rider who wants a bike that will serve multiple purposes. The fuel efficiency makes it an economical work ride and the extra comfort built into the bike makes it ideal as a tourer. It's the best of both worlds.
A closer look at the engine
The six-speed parallel twin features liquid cooling in an eight-valve tuned to sip the gas. The midrange power has been tweaked a little higher through the tuning of the exhaust, intake funnels, and airbox shape. The increased responsiveness is thanks to the dual throttle valve fuel injection system and although there's a slight grab in the engagement action of the clutch, it's not a factor in a smooth pull away from a full stop.
Shelter from the windstorm
Breaking out and hitting a sweet spot of 80 mph, gets a little turbulent but the Versys-X300 has you covered with the fairing and tall windscreen. Not a detail was missed because the engineers had a pretty good idea what riders would be doing with this bike.
Comfortable for one or two
The saddle offers a thin but decent amount of padding and it's firm assuming a height of 32.1 inches. The addition of the Ergo saddle gives your backside the needed repositioning when you're on a long haul and it's a useful feature that makes it a pleasure for longer journeys. It's also a nice fit for a passenger with plenty of posterior comforts but you might want to break more frequently if you're riding double.
A go in the gravel
Testing revealed that although this isn't a dirt bike, it doesn't mind a little gravel now and then. It's designed with road-centricity but it's also adaptable to short stints on the unmaintained portion of the roadway. The stability is increased with the addition of the IRC Trail Winner GP-210 tires. Although not intentional it appears that a few dirt and gravel roads amount to little more than a few new adventures for the Versys-X300.
Adventures and modern tech within reach
The dash of the Versys-X-300 is equipped with a clock to let you know what time it is, an engine temperature gauge, a gear indicator, a tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, speedometer, two trip meters, a range to empty and a fuel economy gauge. The 2017 Kawasaki Versys -X300 retails for a starting price of $5,399 and $5,699 for the ABS model. It 's available in the color options Graphite Gray/flat ebony and Candy LimeGreenn/Metalic Graphite Gray
The 2017 Kawasaki Versys X-300, the smaller member of the Versys family is compact but has a lot to offer. It's a special occasion when a brand delivers a unique and useful product that covers a multitude of wishes and dream fulfillments. This bike has a lot to offer to a diverse group of riders who appreciate versatility.
Written by Garrett Parker
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