India-made Kawasaki Versys-X 300 to launch in 2024

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is making a comeback in India by the end of this year, and this time the brand has been working on localising the bike for the Indian market. The Versys X-300’s test mule was previously spotted in Pune, India but it was in camouflage which is a bit weird considering the bike was on sale here before the BS6 regulations started in 2020.

KAW 7813

The ADV bike will be the third localised bike from Kawasaki India, after the W175 and Ninja 300. The bike is expected to have similar levels of localisation to the Ninja 300 which includes the tyres, body panels, some electronics and more.

The bike will be similar to before in terms of style, specs and equipment. Since the Versys is using the same 296cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine as the Ninja 300, so you can expect similar output of 39 hp and 26 Nm of Torque with a bit of a tuning to suit the ADV better. The bike is pretty bare-bones or old school in terms of features as it comes with a simple semi-digital display and no riding assists except dual-channel ABS. So, while it might be a deal-breaker for some, it can be considered a pure no-nonsense bike made for enthusiasts to smoothly cross the rough terrains.

Kawasaki Versys X 300 Cluster

The bike will come with spoked wheels and tubed tyres with 19-inch at the front and 17 at the rear. The bike will likely weigh the same at around 185 kg and have almost 180 mm of ground clearance and suspension travel of under 150 mm.

Versys 300 coming soon

While the Versys-X 300 was not a blockbuster back in the day due to its high price of Rs 4.60 Lakh, now that it is locally manufactured in India, Kawasaki will hopefully offer a more competitive price. There’s a chance the bike might come under the Rs 4 Lakh mark but only time will tell. That will most likely be the case since the Ninja 300 currently comes with a price tag of Rs 3.43 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

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