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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Versys 300-x

Any info on this bike? I want one fully loaded with side cases!
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I too am very eager to get more details about it.

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Kawasaki web site has pics and some info... It will be my next bike!
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Got to sit on one at Daytona Bike Week 2017 this year! So light! Really nice....looks good fully loaded as well! Next to them was a 2017 Versys 650. Thought the instrument cluster would be different, but looked the same...not sure if the display is updated.
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I heard they look very similar to the KLR. Not sure what slot this bike will fill.
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Design/shape looks like a throw back to the KLE500.
Not surprising i guess!
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I have money saved for a new bike. I've looked at Harleys, Hondas and everything else and keep coming back to the Versys. But I've already got a nice 09 650 Versys. What shall I do? I really like the 300-x, but it looks like the KLR. I like that it has the 300cc rather than the 650. My 650 seems to have more power than I really want.
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FWIW there's also the new BMW G310 GS and Suzuki V-Strom 250 if you're after small adv bikes. Both feature cast wheels, so probably a bit less off-road oriented

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gaaaaaaaa..... make it a 400/450 for very little weight change. its a stroked 250, they have Nicasil bores so no oversizes on pistons. you'd buy one of those too right? same weight with 5 more hp and better low end torque

been waiting for that bike for years

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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Just called my local Kaw dealer in Louisville, Ky, they don't know when they will get these in stock. Anybody know of dealers that have them in stock now?
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 02:54 PM
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I think it would make a nice small adventure bike for a decent price. I will probably add a used one to the collection in a year or so. For what I would be doing in Arkansas, New Mexico, and CO. it would be perfect. Is it carb or FI?
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Looks like they have a green and a gray one at Temecula Motorsports out here in Cali.....
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6 Grand.....No F'ing Way...http://www.delamomotorsports-longbea...=xAllInventory

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Glad to see they are out in California. I was told the end of the month here in New Mexico.
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I would pay "6 grand" if it had 'real' Kaw side cases...including top case. Also must have adequate engine performance. But $6000 plus another $1000 for Givi cases brings it in-line with the 650 model.
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Thats 2K too much for that bike..
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:08 AM
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Price any new dirtbike in the 300cc range and your going to pay more than six grand, but I agree that the price would be way more attractive with the cases. I'll just wait a year and pick one up used for $4500 with a few hours on it.
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I want a 300-500cc bike that I can take off road, tour, 5 hour trips, camping, and looks good. I want luggage space. I don't care about running 100mph down the freeway. I want gear indicator, usb adapter, fuel gauge, and decent seat. I was thinking the 300-x might fit the bill. I might be in dream land !!!
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