2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300

Adventure meets the Ninja 300 engine.

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Adventures aren’t limited to big-displacement, long-haul motorcycles. The fun can be found at the smaller level too. For new or returning riders who tackle the urban city streets and freeways, back roads, and the occasional trail, the 2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is a small-displacement adventure-tourer suitable for a variety of terrain. Within the city the low-to-midrange-focused 296cc parallel-twin engine and the assist and slipper clutch make for an easy off-the-line pull, while longer miles down the tarmac are made comfortable with upright ergos and a windscreen. Its rigid frame and 19-inch/17-inch wheels with longer-travel suspension tailor this machine to rougher conditions as well.

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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Compared to the Honda CB500X, the Versys-X “feels nimble and accurate while picking along a single-track trail,” and further, “It’s an awesome little machine, capable of almost any adventure, and truly excellent value for less than $6,000.”

The Honda CB500X and BMW G 310 GS serve as competition, and now for 2020, KTM’s 390 Adventure does as well.

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Updates For 2020

No major changes were announced. Not a lick of green on this Team Green model, it comes in a Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray colorway in ABS and non-ABS forms.

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2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Claimed Specifications

Price: $5,499 (non-ABS)/$5,799 (ABS)
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin
Displacement: 296cc
Bore x Stroke: 62.0 x 49.0mm
Horsepower: N/A
Torque: 19.2 lb.-ft. @ 10,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 32.1 in.
Rake: 24.3°
Trail: 4.3 in.
Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Preload adjustable; 5.8-in. travel
Front Tire: 100/90-19
Rear Tire: 130/80-17
Wheelbase: 57.1 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal.
Wet Weight: 382 lb. (non-ABS)/ 386 lb. (ABS)