These little machines are pretty spartan. You won’t find electronic suspension, cruise control, adjustable seat height, ride modes, TFT displays, or many other nifty doodads that bikes have these days. Speaking of the dash, they take two different approaches, and it’ll be up to you which one you prefer. The Kawasaki uses a big analog tachometer and digital speedometer; both are nice and easy to read, and the gear position indicator is prominent. The other little pieces are sprinkled around—fuel and temp gauge, average/current fuel consumption, plus range, time, trip- and odometer—and easy enough to learn. By 2015 standards the Versys 300 dash is comprehensive, but compared to the Honda dash it’s basic and arguably a little bland. Honda’s CB500X was updated more recently and it shows. The dash is a slightly fancier LCD arrangement that shows all of the same data in a tidier manner and, apart from catching glare in certain angles of bright sunlight, is much more modern.