2019 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Guide

2019 Kawasaki Versys-X 300

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2019 Kawasaki Versys-X 300:

The Versys®-X 300 is a lightweight, nimble, adventure-style motorcycle that ensures every road has the potential for excitement.

The award-winning Versys lineup starts with the nimble, easy to maneuver Versys®-X 300 ABS adventure motorcycle. Made for any road, any time, the Versys-X 300 ABS has been met with rave reviews and now returns with both street and adventure capability. The 2019 Versys-X 300 is available in both ABS and non-ABS in Metallic Moondust Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black. Non-ABS models have an MSRP of $5,399 while ABS models start at $5,699 USD.

Designed to be the ideal travel partner, the Versys-X 300 is built for adventure. Having a compact and responsive, ninja-derived 296cc twin cylinder engine makes it one of a kind. Sporty and nimble handling comes thanks to a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension. Whether commuting or long distance riding, the Versys-X 300 is your ticket to adventure.





2019 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features





2019 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Parallel Twin Engine
• Strong low- to mid-range torque makes it easy to pull away from a stop.
• Optimum airbox shape and intake duct enhance engine performance. The airbox is also slim and compact which contributes to a slimmer overall chassis width allowing riders to touch their feet to the ground more easily.
• Lightweight pistons help boost performance at all rpm.
• A lower compression ratio helps reduce piston temperatures so that the Versys-X 300 runs on regular gasoline.
• Oil jets spray the pistons, which have grooves to help direct the oil to the entire underside of each piston, to aid piston cooling.
• Short piston pins help reduce reciprocating mass to maintain high-revving engine character.
• Open-deck sleeveless aluminum die-cast cylinder with T-treatment(KP) plated cylinder bores is light and increases heat dissipation.
• Crankcase design features a large-volume, finned oil pan that increases cooling performance.
• Equipped with a spin-on oil filter for ease of maintenance.

Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®)(KP)
• DFI provides easy starting, smooth idling, increased performance and better fuel mileage.
• Equipped with dual throttle valves(KP) for optimum performance and rideabilty. Sub-throttles, located before the main throttle valves in the throttle bore, are controlled by the ECU to precisely control airflow for natural, linear throttle response.

Tuned Exhaust System
• Exhaust header tucks close to the engine and helps enhance low and mid-range power for adventure-style riding.
• Large-diameter header pipes and center pipe help boost top-end power.
• Complex cross-section muffler provides appropriate volume to meet sound regulations and allows good lean angle for cornering. The short, compact design also helps centralize mass.

Assist & Slipper Clutch(KP)
• Using the rotational forces of the clutch hub and pressure plate, the clutch is forced together during acceleration (Assist function) so that fewer and lighter clutch springs can be used for a lighter feel at the lever.

During high back-torque, such as when too low of gear is selected, the Slipper function allows some clutch slippage to help prevent engine lock-up and stalling, and rear-wheel hop.

Six-Speed Transmission
• Roller-type shift drum provides smooth actuation and great shift feel.
• Short final gearing enhances low- to mid-range power feel and response.

Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS)(KP)
• A cover for the fan at the rear of the radiator directs hot air down to the ground below the engine to help keep it away from the rider and fuel tank for increased rider comfort, especially when idling at a stop.

Positive Neutral Finder(KP)
• Just lift the shift lever from first gear at a stop to easily select neutral.
• An exclusive Kawasaki user-friendly feature.

Rigid Frame
• Specifically designed for the Versys-X 300, the new frame provides increased capability to handle rough paved roads.
• Simplified construction and strategically-placed thinner brackets and lightening holes contribute to a low overall weight.
• Designed to provide ample front-end feel for rider reassurance.
• Uses the rigidly-mounted engine as a stressed member for added stiffness and weight reduction.
• The frame was kept slim beneath the seat to help reduce the rider’s reach to touch the ground.

Long-Stroke Suspension
• Long travel 41mm front fork increases capability on rough paved roads.
• Front fork conveys excellent feedback for a more reassuring ride.
• 17mm hollow front axle adds to front end rigidity and stability while reducing weight.
• Bottom-link Uni-Trak® rear suspension is also tuned for rough paved roads and contributes to ride comfort.
• Long swingarm contributes to handling and riding stability.

• 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels with lightweight aluminum rims.
• Multi-purpose tires add a strong adventure-style image.

Adventure Styling
• Rugged design features rally bike styling.
• Imposing styling also gives the impression of a bike with much larger engine.
• Upper cowl epitomizes aggressive Kawasaki style and is topped with a large windscreen to enhance riding comfort.

Air ducts below the headlight helps reduce hot air build up inside the cowl in warm weather.

• Side cowl has large opening for efficient heat dissipation from radiator.
• Lower engine guard style cowls appear to cradle the engine and add to the adventure look.

Comfortable Cockpit
• Upright riding position provides a comfortable perch both in the city and on the open road.
• Wide handlebars and steering angle assist low-speed maneuvering.
• Large-size seat is slim between the thighs to make it easier for riders to reach the ground while the rear of the seat has ample width for passenger comfort.
• Large-diameter rear grab bar adds to passenger comfort.
• Flat rear carrier is level with the seat for excellent cargocarrying performance.
• Rubber-cushioned footpegs reduce vibration for increased ride comfort. The cushions are removable for a more direct feel and increased boot traction.
• Modern instrument panel with analog tachometer, and multi-function display that includes digital speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel range, current and average fuel consumption, Economical Riding Indicator(KP) and coolant temperature.




2019 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU



4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled



Bore x Stroke

62.0 x 49.0mm

Compression Ratio


Maximum Torque

19.2 lb-ft @ 10,000 rpm

Fuel System

DFI® with 32mm throttle bodies (2)


TCBI with digital advance


6-speed, return shift

Final Drive

Sealed chain


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

Telescopic fork/5.1 in

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Uni-Trak® swingarm/5.8 in

Front Tire

100/90-19M/C 57S

Rear Tire

13/80-17M/C 65S

Front Brakes

Single Disc

Rear Brakes

Single Disc


Frame Type

Tubular, diamond


24°/4.3 in

Overall Length

85.4 in

Overall Width

33.9 in

Overall Height

54.7 in

Ground Clearance

7.1 in

Seat Height

32.1 in

Curb Weight

385.9 lb**

Fuel Capacity

4.5 gal


57.1 in

Color Choices

Metallic Moondust Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black


12 Month Limited Warranty

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

12, 24, 36 or 48 months






2019 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details



* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.




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