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Versys 300 2017 vs 2018 and manufacturing country

I’ll like to know if theres any changes (apart from colours) betweeen both MY dates ? Are the Versys only made in Japan ?
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aboard. Kawasaki has two plants, one in Japan and one in Thailand.

Not sure where you guys get your units. Here we have an option, that is we can buy CBU (complete built units) from japan which carries higher tax or get the Thailand version which carries low tax and is term CKD (complete knock down unit) and must carry certain % of local parts.

My observation so far is the Thailand produce Versys are not as good as ones produced in Japan. My 08 is Japan made.
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My understanding is that all Versys-X 300's are manufactured in Thailand. From looking at reviews and spec sheets the 2018 and 2017 are identical except in colour.

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Thank you so much on your kind insights 👌🏻👍🏻 Much obliged !
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My 2017 300, purchased in the United States, was built in Japan.

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Hello mate,

How do we verify the manufacturing country is from, are there pointers to look out for at motorbike dealers ?

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My 2017 300, purchased in the United States, was built in Japan.
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Hello mate,

How do we verify the manufacturing country is from, are there pointers to look out for at motorbike dealers ?
The VIN will tell you where it was built. If the first letter is "J" it was manufactured in Japan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...ication_number

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