There is no denying that when it comes to bikes, Kawasaki is known as one of the bike manufacturers in the market. Although many people thought that the company would suffer, and will ultimately disappear into nothingness, however, they have proven time and again that they are here to survive, and make some really amazing bikes.
Today, I am looking at the really promising Kawasaki Versys-X 300; a modern take on the classic small bore ADV bike. For those who do not know, ADV bikes are basically adventure bikes that are made for people who love to take their bikes for long rides, and even go on the adventures. They are not dirt bikes by any means, but you can take on them rocky terrains without causing any issues, or having the risk of damaging the bikes. With that said, when it comes to ADV bikes, the biggest trade off is that you lose some amount of comfort, and gain a lot of performance. However, after the initial experience with the Kawasaki Versys-X 300; it feels like the opposite is happening here.
Things I Really Liked
As with every bike available in the market, there are things that you are going to like, and some things that you are not going to like. I was really excited when I got the chance to test out Kawasaki Versys-X 300; I quickly ignored everything and decided to take this little bike for a spin, and I am pleased to tell that my experience went really, really well. As I live near the highway, my first thought was to take this bike on the highway, and so I did. The good news is that the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 does really, really well on the highway – the bike is comfortable to ride, and you can go till 80 without really worrying about anything; there was no vibration, and the bike was stable against the wind as well. You can take it in the territories of 95 as well, but you will start to notice some vibration creep in. Considering how the bike has a low weight, maneuvering with it is a real pleasure.
If you are feeling adventurous and want to break the rules of speed, then there is a windshield mounted on the bike too that will make sure that you are protected from dust and debris.
Things That I Would Change
If you want to keep this bike strictly for keeping it on the road, then I really can’t think of a lot of things that I would change. My experience was really smooth as all the needs were being met. However, when it comes to going off road, then I would get rid of the stock tires and opt for something that can take the beating. Other than that, the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is actually a great ADV bike that would serve you well in almost everything you put this bike through. It is a champion through and through.