2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300
2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Versys-X 300
Versys-X 300
Model Code
KLE300BLFAL
KLE300BLFAL
Color
Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Carbon Gray
Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Carbon Gray

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front / Rear - Single disc
Front / Rear - Single disc
Tires

Front - 100 / 90 - 19M / C 57S

Rear - 13 / 80 - 17M / C 65S

Front - 100 / 90 - 19M / C 57S

Rear - 13 / 80 - 17M / C 65S

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 85.4 in.
Overall - 85.4 in.
Height
Overall - 54.7 in.
Overall - 54.7 in.
Width
Overall - 33.9 in
Overall - 33.9 in
Weight
Curb - 385.9 lb.
Curb - 385.9 lb.
Ground Clearance
7.1 in.
7.1 in.
Wheelbase
57.1 in.
57.1 in.
Seat Height

32.1 in.

Low

32.1 in.

Low

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed, return shift
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC
4-stroke, DOHC
Cooling
liquid
liquid
Cylinders
2
2
Displacement
296 cc
296 cc
Bore x Stroke
62 x 49 mm
62 x 49 mm
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10.6:1
Fuel System
DFI® with 32 mm throttle bodies (2)
DFI® with 32 mm throttle bodies (2)
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
TCBI with digital advance
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
4.5 gal.

Operational

Frame
Tubular, diamond
Tubular, diamond
Front Suspension
Telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel
Telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Uni-Trak® swingarm; 5.8 in. travel
Uni-Trak® swingarm; 5.8 in. travel
Rake
24°
24°
Trail
4.3 in.
4.3 in.

Other

Warranty
12 Month Limited
12 Month Limited

Features

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (Anti-lock Brake System): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
  • ERGO-FIT®: Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.

Comfort

  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: Comfort and customizability are prioritized so that all you have to do is enjoy the ride.
  • EASY & CONVENIENT: Low seat height and a tapered seat design ensures an easy reach to the ground at stops for greater comfort and confidence. Supportive and comfortable seats add to the enjoyment of both rider and passenger.
  • RIDE IN COMFORT: Front cowling and tall windshield provide excellent wind and weather protection for enhanced comfort.

Engine Management Technology

  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
  • DUAL THROTTLE VALVES: Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.
  • ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.

Other Feature

  • Front cowling and tall windshield and Convenient rear carrier.

Styling

  • ADVENTURE STYLED: Upright seating, ample wind protection, and a convenient rear carrier make the Versys®-X 300 motorcycle ready for any adventure.
  • FORM & STYLE: The Versys®-X 300 motorcycle comes with spoked wheels that are not only lightweight and durable but also stylish.

Versatility

  • ROAD WARRIOR: From rural backroads to open highways, the Versys®-X 300 motorcycle is a lightweight motorcycle that is easy to maneuver making it perfect for taking you nearly anywhere.
  • BRING A FRIEND: Comfortable ergonomics accommodates a variety of riders for both solo and 2-up riding.
  • POSITIONED TO RIDE: A relaxed, upright riding position provides easy on and off, and is comfortable in stop-and-go city traffic and on backroads and highways.
  • RIDE LONGER: A generous fuel capacity ensures uninterrupted long-distance riding with fewer fill-ups.
  • TRAVEL LIGHTLY: A lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension means you can take on a variety of road and riding conditions.
  • POWER YOUR ADVENTURE: Compact Ninja®-derived twin-cylinder engine is responsive and more powerful than single-cylinder competitors.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (Anti-lock Brake System): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
  • ERGO-FIT®: Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.

Comfort

  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: Comfort and customizability are prioritized so that all you have to do is enjoy the ride.
  • EASY & CONVENIENT: Low seat height and a tapered seat design ensures an easy reach to the ground at stops for greater comfort and confidence. Supportive and comfortable seats add to the enjoyment of both rider and passenger.
  • RIDE IN COMFORT: Front cowling and tall windshield provide excellent wind and weather protection for enhanced comfort.

Engine Management Technology

  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
  • DUAL THROTTLE VALVES: Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.
  • ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.

Other Feature

  • Front cowling and tall windshield and Convenient rear carrier.

Styling

  • ADVENTURE STYLED: Upright seating, ample wind protection, and a convenient rear carrier make the Versys®-X 300 motorcycle ready for any adventure.
  • FORM & STYLE: The Versys®-X 300 motorcycle comes with spoked wheels that are not only lightweight and durable but also stylish.

Versatility

  • ROAD WARRIOR: From rural backroads to open highways, the Versys®-X 300 motorcycle is a lightweight motorcycle that is easy to maneuver making it perfect for taking you nearly anywhere.
  • BRING A FRIEND: Comfortable ergonomics accommodates a variety of riders for both solo and 2-up riding.
  • POSITIONED TO RIDE: A relaxed, upright riding position provides easy on and off, and is comfortable in stop-and-go city traffic and on backroads and highways.
  • RIDE LONGER: A generous fuel capacity ensures uninterrupted long-distance riding with fewer fill-ups.
  • TRAVEL LIGHTLY: A lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension means you can take on a variety of road and riding conditions.
  • POWER YOUR ADVENTURE: Compact Ninja®-derived twin-cylinder engine is responsive and more powerful than single-cylinder competitors.