Presented in Japan the 2023 version of the Kawasaki Versys X250 Tourer, what we know as the Versys X-300 Adventure, an agile twin-cylinder all-rounder
September 19, 2022
Funtil 2020, while the Euro4 homologation was still valid, the Kawasaki Versys X-300 was for sale in Italy.
It was an interesting proposal among the medium-small displacements by virtue of its two-cylinder engine from 40 cavalli of power.
With spoked wheels in sizes 19 front and 17 rear, and with a comfortable driving position, the little Versys translated the adventure concept well into its class.
In which BMW is now present for example G310GS of KTM 390 Adventure.
In Japan Kawasaki presented the 2023 version of the smaller Versys, which is called in those parts, on 15 September X250 and has a reduced displacement to 249 cc (33 cavalli its power) for reasons dependent on the regulations on driving licenses and exists since 2017.
It will go on sale from 15 October and will cost the equivalent of 5,060 euros, as standard it is equipped with bags rigid lateral, tubes paramotor and handguards. Optional are the LED spotlights.
Land novelty relate graphics and coloringwhich is the two-tone Pearl Matte Sage Green / Metallic Matte Carbon Gray, it has also been announced that this it will be the last 250 edition sold in Japan.
Probably the reason is in the new homologation legislation that will start in November and this would mean that, as has already happened in Europe, the engine will not be updated to be able to meet the new standards on emissions. The bike will instead continue to be produced and sold in other markets South Asians.
Rwe remember that Suzuki also removed his from the Italian list V-Strom 250which also stops at Euro4 homologation, and this year that model has been updated and is being sold in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, etc.
Kawasaki in Europe offers access to the Versys range with the 650, updated in model year 2022, and actually given the current regulations on driving licenses the displacements around 250 cc are unappetizing from us.
But it is also true that not everyone is willing to start traveling with a 500, so there could be space for a smaller displacement, thanks to the lower weight and lower price. What do you think?