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Offline Graham Ross

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Kawasaki 300 X
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:55:29 am »
What do you think of the new Kawasaki 300 X? I want to get it for my daughter so we can tour S.A. together.

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 12:05:30 pm »
Looks nice. Looks like one of the upmarket bigger bikes.
That said it also looks heavy for a small bike.

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 01:23:39 pm »
Looks great.

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 01:36:51 pm »
If that is a parallel twin motor it could be a winner.
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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 01:41:03 pm »
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/kawasaki/2017-kawasaki-versys-x-300-preview.html

"At 296cc the Versys-X takes advantage of the current trend of 300cc bikes in the market and immediately one-ups Honda and Suzuki with a bigger beginner-sized ADV bike. The liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve parallel-Twin should prove a better performer than either the Honda or Suzuki. BMW’s G310GS also debuted at EICMA, and at 313cc it holds a slight displacement advantage, but with one less cylinder. In any case, 2017 is shaping up to be the year of the mini-ADV with a torrent of small-displacement adventure bikes suddenly entering the market."
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...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

The problem with owning a Syncro is that, when you get to a place where you get stuck, no-one else can get there to pull you out.

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 01:51:35 pm »
Kawasaki are combining two motorcycles with a rich fan base, pairing the motor from the Ninja 300 and the stature of the Versys 650, to create the 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300.
While the motor is left unchanged, the chassis and bodywork are all new and designed for a comfortable ride. The adventure styling is paired with long travel suspension and a 19 inch front wheel and 17 in back.


That little Ninja 300 clocks over 180km/h! Could be a real winner!
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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 02:00:08 pm »
I have ridden the ninja 300 and 300 naked..lovely little motor...will run rings around a single 650 I reckon.

I will be sorely tempted by these...160 kg's with enough power to ride around at 140...
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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 02:14:15 pm »
very nice concept. i like the trend here. have way more fun with less.
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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 02:16:05 pm »
Looks very road bias with too much unnecessary bodywork..... But sure they have done their homework and will surely appeal to their target market

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 02:17:14 pm »
Is this a DS bike?...

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 02:21:26 pm »
Pretty much as much as a F650GS is...

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 04:11:18 pm »
Good to hear all this positive feed back.

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 06:22:48 pm »
Herewith a link to the US website with some info: https://www.kawasaki.com/Products/2017-Versys-X-300-ABS

Unfortunately I can't see this bike coming in under about R85k here. The Ninja 300 is already R80k and this is a little more expensive than the Ninja in the US.

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2017, 07:19:28 am »
The sales person at Mike Hopkins told me he heard there is going to be a more off road orientated 650 in the future.  Something like the 300 X only a 650 X.  Don't know how true it is but it would be nice.

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2017, 08:09:11 am »
The Ninja 300 puts out a tad more horses than a 650 KLR! 38.5 vs 37 hp if I remember correct. The Versys has the same motor, so the power should be in the same ballpark.
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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2017, 10:19:14 am »
That X 300 looks quite revvy.  You will have to keep that engine on the boil most of the time. It makes slightly less HP than my 45 HP KLE.  Not at all bad for what it is though.


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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2017, 10:22:22 am »
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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2017, 12:39:52 pm »
talk about revvy. I remember the 4 cylinder 250's that used to be on the market early 90's.
Check the redline on the ZXR250


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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2017, 02:04:47 pm »
Yes I remember them...the old Yamaha FZR 250 exup springs to mind too

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Re: Kawasaki 300 X
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2017, 02:06:26 pm »
The 300 X has an attractive instrument cluster btw...

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