Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki unveiled three new motorcycles -- Versys-X 300, Z650 and Z900 -- at the ongoing EICMA show in Milan.
As the name suggests, the new Versys-X 300 joins the adventure motorcycle range of Kawasaki that includes Versys 650 and Versys 1000, which will also receive new colours and graphic upgrades for 2017. The Versys-X 300 comes with off-road friendly bits such as long travel suspension and a commendably low seat height. The motorcycle will be powered by parallel twin-cylinder 296cc mill that already powers smaller Ninja and Z models. Kawasaki claims the engine has been revised and it will be more fuel efficient with a range of 400 km a full tank.
The street-naked motorcycle family of Kawasaki, the Z range has new member namely Z650 and Z900. The Z650 features Sugomi inspired looks of its elder sibling, the Z1000. It will be powered by a 649cc twin-cylinder engine expected to generate 69bhp. The Z650 will be based on a new trellis steel frame and it will get assist and slipper clutch along with the ABS. The Z650 will replace the ER6-n in Kawasaki's portfolio.
Kawasaki Z900, on the other hand, will replace the Z800. The new motorcycle will boast of an all-new steel trellis frame and a new 948cc engine. The new 124bhp motor has been extracted from the bigger Kawasaki Z1000. Kawasaki claims it has worked on the motor to make this bike more nimble with reduced seat height to 794mm and an overall weight of 210kg (lighter by 20kg).
In addition to these new bikes, Kawasaki also showcased Vulcan S Cafe, Final Edition W800 and new colour options for existing models, including the J125, at the show.