India witnessed the arrival of the Kawasaki Versys X-300 a few years ago on its banks. The two-cylinder adventure tourer was the entry-level model in the Janys company’s Versys motorcycle series for the Indian market. However, due to its high price (INR 4.69 lakh ex-showroom at launch), it was not able to establish itself in the country as well as Kawasaki expected. Now it appears the Green Team has no intention of upgrading the Versys X-300 to meet the stricter BS6 emissions regulations and the bike is likely to be discontinued.
One of the main reasons for this speculation is that the Kawasaki Versys X-300 is nowhere to be found on the company’s official Indian website. It was removed. Now we only have that in the Versys category Kawasaki Versys 650 and the liter class Versys 1000; Both are BS6 models. This suggests that the Versys X-300 could have been discontinued and the chances of returning to the BS6 avatar are slim. It should be noted that Kawasaki India has not yet made any announcement regarding this.
The Kawasaki Versys X-300 was powered by a 296cc parallel twin engine. It was a liquid-cooled engine with 4 valves and DOHC. It was a cable with a maximum power of 40 hp at 11,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 25.7 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The motorcycle had a pair of 41 mm telescopic forks with 130 mm of travel and a bottom Link-Uni-Trak, a gas-charged rear shock absorber with adjustable preload and 148 mm of travel. The braking tasks were taken over by a 290 mm front and a 220 mm rear petal disc with double-piston brake calipers.
In other news, the Kawasaki Versys 650 recently received a price hike that was enforced from July 1, 2021. Now the Janese company is offering an attractive discount on the motorcycle that is valid for a limited period of time.
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