2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike Review

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2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike

The 2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike is a lightweight, agile adventure motorbike that guarantees the potential for adventure on every route. The Kawasaki Versys®-X300 is a light motorbike with a small and fast 296cc twin-cylinder engine ready for any size experience. The Versys-X 300 is a worthwhile travel companion, whether traveling or out for leisure. The options are unlimited with lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension.

The 2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike is designed for adventure and is designed to be the ultimate travel companion. It’s like the 296cc twin-cylinder engine derived from the smaller and more responsive Ninja. The lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension offer sporty and quick handling.

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike – Features

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike

The parallel twin-cylinder engine is tuned for general riding conditions. The upward riding position provides ample comfort in the city and on the open road—full-size physics for lightweight street bikes with a light bridge and an easy-to-use assist and sleeper clutch.

Parallel Twin Engine

Low solid to medium-range torque makes it easy to get off the stop. Using the right airbox design and intake duct improves engine performance. The airbox is similarly thin and compact, reducing the overall width of the chassis and allowing riders to touch their feet on the track comfortably.

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike

Lightweight pistons improve performance throughout the board. The Versys-X 300 works on conventional fuels thanks to its low compression ratio, which helps reduce piston temperatures. To enhance the cooling of the pistons, oil jets spray the pistons, including ducts, to allow the oil root to the entire bottom of each piston.

Heat dissipation of T-treated (KP) coated cylinder bags has increased.

A huge volume of oil in the crankcase design improves the cooling efficiency. Includes a spin-on oil filter for ease of maintenance.

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike

DFI stands for Digital Fuel Injection (KP)

Easy start, smooth operation, high efficiency, and improved fuel efficiency are all advantages of DFI. Includes dual throttle valves (KP) for maximum performance and riding ability. The ECU controls the sub-throttle in the throttle bore before the central throttle valves to accurately regulate airflow for smooth, linear throttle response.

Tuned Exhaust System

For adventure-style riding, the exhaust header fits the engine firmly and helps increase low- and mid-range power. The center pipe and header pipe have large diameters to help improve top-end ability. The muffler with a complex cross-section gives enough volume to comply with sound standards while allowing for a narrow-angle suitable for cornering. Smaller shapes also help focus more.

Assist & Slipper Clutch (KP)

The clutch is pressed together during acceleration (Assist function) using the rotating forces of the clutch hub and pressure plate, allowing the use of low and light clutch springs for a soft feeling on the lever. The sleeper feature enables some clutches to slip in high backlight conditions, such as when the low gear is selected, to help minimize engine lock-up and stalling, as well as rear-wheel hop.

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike – Price

An all-new 2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike is available at $5,499 only.

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

Power

Engine 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Displacement 296cc
Bore x Stroke 62.0 x 49.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Fuel System DFI® with 32mm throttle bodies (2)
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike

Performance

Front Suspension / Wheel Travel Telescopic fork/5.1 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni-Trak® swingarm/5.8 in
Front Tire 100/90-19M/C 57S
Rear Tire 130/80-17M/C 65S
Front Brakes Single Disc
Rear Brakes Single Disc

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Touring Bike

Details

Frame Type Tubular, diamond
Rake/Trail 24°/4.3 in
Overall Length 85.4 in
Overall Width 33.9 in
Overall Height 54.7 in
Ground Clearance 7.1 in
Seat Height 32.1 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Wheelbase 57.1 in
Color Choices Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months