Making its debut at the EICMA 2016 in Milan is the Kawasaki Versys X300. The new adventure-commuter becomes the smallest member of the Versys family. It was earlier being speculated that Kawasaki will come out with a Versys 250, but that has not been the case. For now, Kawasaki has not spoken about bringing the bike to India. But with BMW-TVS looking to bring the G310 GS to India, a 2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 India launch could be on the cards.
2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 India Launch
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 Launch in India||First Half 2017|
Kawasaki hasn’t even announced when the Versys X 300 will hit European markets. So, commenting on its India launch is very difficult. Still, we’re not expecting the 2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 India Launch to take place before the second half of 2017.
2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 Price in India
|Model||Estimated Ex Showroom Delhi Price|
|2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 India Price||Rs. 4.00 lakh|
When the baby Versys does make it to India, it is likely to cost upwards of 4 lakhs. Right now, the Kawasaki Versys India range includes the 650 and 1000. The Kawasaki Versys 650 costs Rs. 6.60 lakh (ex showroom Delhi) while the 1000 costs Rs. 13.28 lakh.
2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 India – Specifications
Kawasaki is yet to reveal the exact specifications of the bike. For now, all we know is that it will get the same 296cc parallel twin engine with water cooling as the Ninja 300. This engine will be tuned for low and mid-range power equipped with a soft pull Assist and Slipper clutch. The all new steel backbone frame uses the engine as a stressed member, contributing to high rigidity and light weight. Suspension duties are taken care of by long travel 41mm telescopic front forks and a bottom link Uni-Trak gas charged shock at the rear. That should help the Versys X-300 tackle bad roads with ease.
2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 India – Features
- Ergonomically designed riding position
- Large windshield
- Wide handlebars to aid in and out-of-town maneuverability
- Digital gear indicator
- Dual trip meters
- Remaining fuel range
- Current and average consumption
- Eco-riding indicator
- Maximum range of 400 kms
The Kawasaki Versys X-300 will come with a large range of accessories. Among them will be an ERGO-FIT optional higher seat. Plus, there are a wide variety of other parts including luggage and touring oriented options. Versys X 300 will be available in two accessory editions
- Versys-X 300 Urban- Tank pad, hand guards, centre stand and a 30l Top case
- Versys-X 300 Adventure- Tank pad, tubular engine guard, centre stand and panniers of 17l capacity each.
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