Kawasaki Versys X 300 : Review

We all know that ADVs are the complete meal for the motor adores who fed up by riding the tourers, commuters and sports model every time. Hence, the motor adores look up for the ADVs, which satisfies the thirst of the adventurous and naked rides. So, here the bike makers certainly get focused to relish the customers with the reviving design and mighty performance. Precisely, the admiration of riding the ADVs are constantly growing, so the bike makers are showing their workmanship and artistry to hold the ADV market & customers into the grip.

Thus, the demand of ADVs are at peaks, so in order to draw the attention, Kawasaki launched Versys X 300, which was a pure raw performer that perfectly delight the fed up customers. Well! Is this an outraged ADV or a worthy performer for the penny spent on? Let’s see.

Kawasaki Versys X 300 comes offered only one paint scheme as;

We all know that ADVs are not an oomph looking models like Tourer & Sportsters. They are purely meant to serve the men with naked kind. It gets a vertical windscreen which dominates the overall body appearance. The front of the bike gets wrapped by the knuckle guards and two LED fog lamps that were housed on a large crash bar, which looks appealing intimidating. The nicely padded seats enable comfy rides to the biker. But with the 815mm seat height, the short riders and even the tall persons also feel unstable to touch the ground. By paying an extra the penny, you can avail the options like auxiliary LED lights, the crash guard at the front, knuckle guards, a rear luggage rack which comes as a standard fitment.

The instead of two, the India version gets only one pannier and in the place of the second pannier, we get a large saree guard that gives the utmost safety for the lady pillion. While the flexible suspension unit at both the ends gives comfortable and easy rides. The improved ground clearance gives sumptuous feeling by enabling good ergonomics. The bike measures 1390mm, height which was very tall as compared to the remaining ADV lineup.

The bike maker employed the high-quality materials with robustness and elegant fairings to make the model a standout and memorable model to customers who bought. Though the semi-digital instrument cluster is an out-dated one it not a concern to consider. Being an ADV it gives a raw performance that was enough to maneuver the both on & off-roads duly.

As said, the seating, handlebar and foot-peg position provide decent comfort to the rider. Hence, there is no need to bend and catch the riding parameters. The windscreen is taller and wider, that offers good protection to the biker from high winds. But if you are crossing the 120 km/h speed, you’ll face some wind force that was pushing you back from the seating position.

The bike gets power from the 296cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine, that effectively churns out 40PS of power @ 11,500rpm and a torque of 25.7Nm @ 10,000rpm. Do you think it is not enough for you? Well! The biker can ride the bike with the duly pumped output. The revamped exhaust unit, airbox, and intake ports give good and responsive rides as desired.

With all the efficient and powerful engine configuration, the bike claims an efficient fuel figure of 27.57kmpl, which was good to see on the bike. The robustly built sculpted 17-litre fuel tank gives muscular stance and also accommodates more fuel.

The gear pattern of the bike is simple and easy with a pattern of 1-gear down & 5-gears up. Hence, the rider can also expect high revs on at high speeds. The vibrations are felt at high speeds, but nothing comes into consideration.

The bike easily tackles and scrambles even hill’s with less effort, and for this thanks to the engine unit, that delivers constant power supply to endeavor all the acquired terrains. The peak power and torque pumped by the engine gives humble and decent rides.

As of the comfortable rides, it gets a fatter 41mm telescopic forks with 130mm travel at the front while the gas-charged bottom-linked monoshock with adjustable preload and 148mm of suspension travel at the rear works effectively to enchant the fruitful journeys desired by the biker & pillion. The tubular diamond-type chassis holds good in all situations. The 24.4 degree, a rake is good enough for steering.

The 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tyres give the good amount of friction to hold the surface, and hence no utterance of ‘skidding’. The rider can stop the naked performer, with the single 290mm disc at the front and 220mm disc at the rear while the ABS unit further assists the rider duly. With the ABS unit, one can attain the bike to the stable state in a very minimal amount of time.

The Kawasaki Versys X 300 gives perfect adventurous rides to tackle the terrains very effectively. The responsive engine output, quality fairings and unique features, make the bike a good ADV in the market. But, everyone feels quite stunned for the outraged pricing of INR 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Also Read: Kawasaki Versys X 300 Features, Specs & Details

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