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Offline 78YZ

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Kawasaki Versys X-300
« on: November 12, 2016, 04:40:44 pm »
The thread on this bike is really active on advrider. A twin adv bike that weighs 375 pounds is quite intriguing. Years ago, I purchased a Ninja 250 from a local kid who was mechanically inept. I got it sorted and rode it around for a few months. I was pleasantly surprised at how capable that bike was at highway duty. A 300 cc efi version  has to be even better. Hmmm...

What do you guys think?
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Re: Kawasaki Versys X-300
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 08:50:34 pm »
I had a Ninja 300 efi that I rode a couple of times. Once for 1000miles in a day, then a 1500mile day on the highway. Nice little bike and far, far more capable than I expected or you may expect from the numbers.





I also have a Versys 650.



The 300 with Versys ergos would be a fun and nimble thing.
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Re: Kawasaki Versys X-300
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 11:58:15 pm »
I just read that the valve adjustment interval is 7,500 miles. Why is it that short? Every Yamaha I own is 26,000 miles. Even the YZF-R3 is 26,000 miles. What is Yamaha doing that other Japanese manufacturers are not?
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Re: Kawasaki Versys X-300
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 12:03:38 am »
Suzuki are also about to launch a DL250 V Strom................
I think the Indian market is the biggest target for bike manufacturers of these 'mini' bikes.
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Re: Kawasaki Versys X-300
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 07:11:21 am »
Looks an interesting bike. Especially if they can detune the lump and bring max torque lower down the rev range.
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Re: Kawasaki Versys X-300
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 08:39:08 am »
I was looking at a CB500x for my wife, but this may be a more viable choice depending on when it goes on sale and the MSRP.
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