2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS Guide

2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS

2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS 2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS 2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS 2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS

2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS: YOUR TICKET TO ADVENTURE.

Introducing the 2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS…

Based on a compact and responsive 296cc parallel twin engine, the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is a nimble-handling lightweight adventure motorcycle that is ready to take on any size adventure. Whether you’re commuting or touring, the Versys-X 300 is a willing companion. With a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension, the possibilities are endless.

The Versys-X 300 is a lightweight, nimble, adventure-style motorcycle that ensures every road has the potential for excitement and allows riders to ride as long or as far as they want, on any type of road.

With a compact and responsive 296cc twin-cylinder engine, the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is a nimble-handling lightweight motorcycle that’s ready to take on any size adventure. Whether you’re commuting or touring, the Versys-X 300 is a willing companion, it’s your ticket to adventure. With a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension, the possibilities are endless. The 2023 Versys-X 300 is available with and without ABS and features a Ninja-derived 296cc twin-cylinder, DOHC, DFI engine, lightweight chassis, a low seat height, front cowling and tall windshield, and a convenient rear carrier. The 2023 Versys-X 300 is available in Pearl Matte Sage Green / Metallic Matte Carbon Gray, while the ABS model can be found in the same color scheme.



2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Low seat height
  • Front cowling and tall windshield
  • Convenient rear carrier
  • Lightweight and durable spoked wheels
  • 2-Up riding capability
  • Available with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)STYLING
    Upright seating, ample wind protection, and a convenient rear carrier make the Versys-X 300 adventure motorcycle ready for any adventure.VERSATILITY
    Comfortable ergonomics accommodates a variety of riders for both solo and 2-up riding.ROAD WARRIOR
    From rural backroads to open highways, the Versys-X 300 is a lightweight motorcycle that is easy to maneuver making it perfect for taking you nearly anywhere.

    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.

    Easy & Convenient

    Comfort and customizability are prioritized so that all you have to do is enjoy the ride.



Kawasaki welcomes the return of several sport, retro sport, naked, cruiser, adventure touring, and dual-sport models to its street motorcycle lineup. These 2023 model year motorcycles are set to arrive in Kawasaki dealerships during the summer months so that riders can continue to “Let the good times roll.”



2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS 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 adventurestyle 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 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.





2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6199 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $7,149 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4 Valve Cylinder Head, Parallel Twin
Displacement 296 cc
Bore & Stroke 62.0 x 49.0 mm
Maximum Torque 19.2 lb – Ft. @ 10,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Fuel System DFI w/ 32 mm Throttle Bodies (2)
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission 6-Speed with Positive Neutral Finder
Final Drive O-Ring Chain
Rake/Trail 24.3˚ / 4.3 in.
Front Wheel Travel 5.1 in.
Rear Wheel Travel 5.8 in.
Front Tire Size 100/90-19
Rear Tire Size 130/80-17
Wheelbase 57.1 in.
Front Suspension 41mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with Adustable Preload
Front Brake Type Single 290mm Petal Disc with 2-Piston Caliper
Rear Brake Type Single 220mm Petal Disc with 2-Piston Caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5 gal.
Seat Height 32.1 in.
Curb Weight= 381.5 lb.
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
(Specifications subject to change without notice.)
= Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).
(KP) = See Kaw-Pedia section for more details.
* = Changes from previous model year.
** = Also available as a 50-state model with the last character ending in “L”



2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

Engine 296cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 8-valve parallel twin
Bore x Stroke 62.0 x 49.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain

Frame Backbone, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø41 mm telescopic fork / 130 mm (5.1 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Bottom-Link Uni Trak, gas-charged shock with adjustable spring preload / 148 mm (5.8 in)
Rake / Trail 24.3° / 108 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 40° / 40°
Front Tire 100/90-19M/C 57S
Rear Tire 130/80-17M/C 65S
Front Brake Single ø290 mm petal disc with balanced actuation dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake ø220 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,170 x 860 x 1,390 mm (85.4 x 33.9 x 54.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,450 mm (57.1 in)
Road Clearance 180 mm (7.1 in)
Seat Height 815 mm (32.1 in)
Curb Mass** 175 kg (386 lb)
Fuel Capacity 17 litres
Instrumentation Analogue-style tachometer + LCD screen with digital speedometer, gear position indicator, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range, current and average fuel consumption, external temperature, coolant temperature, clock and the Economical Riding Indicator
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months



2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details





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