This & That: 2107 Kawasaki Versys –X 300

If You Ride This: 2107 Kawasaki Versys –X 300 (ABS version)

a42dd73d-526d-4d02-8ca1-c2adbcd8d49c_hiresIf you like Kawasaki’s Versys line but feel that the 1000 and 650 models were just too much bike or too expensive, the brand new X 300 should fit right into your lane. Nearly 100 pounds lighter than its 650cc big brother, the new X 300 is has a torquey 296cc twin-cylinder engine borrowed from the Ninja line. Looks-wise the new Versys appears to have been influenced by Kawi’s popular KLR 650. The rear suspension on the X 300 is radically different with a hidden Uni-Trak rear shock as opposed to the Verys 650’s offset laydown shock. Light weight and spunky, the X 300 is ready for long distance highway touring, agile city maneuvering, and winding backroad excursions.

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Lightweight Gear to Go Anywhere

Scorpion EXO Phalanx Textile Jacket – $229.95 600 Denier water resistant outer shell construction. SASTEC C.E. certified armor in elbows and shoulders. NightViz reflective areas. Large zippered pit vents and rear exhaust vents. Removable EverHeat thermal liner.

Scorpion EXO Phalanx Textile Jacket
600 Denier water resistant outer shell construction. SASTEC C.E. certified armor in elbows and shoulders. NightViz reflective areas. Large zippered pit vents and rear exhaust vents. Removable EverHeat thermal liner.

HJC DS-X1 Lander Reflective Dual Sport Helmet - $189.99 Lightweight advanced polycarbonate compact comfortable shell. Advanced Channeling Ventilation System (ACS) allows great airflow. Easy to convert from shield and visor to visor only helmet.

HJC DS-X1 Lander Reflective Dual Sport Helmet
Lightweight advanced polycarbonate compact comfortable shell. Advanced Channeling Ventilation System (ACS) allows great airflow. Easy to convert from shield and visor to visor only helmet.

Icon Raiden UX Textile Gloves - $50.00 Icon's proprietary one piece leather palm, it has no seams or stitches to get in the way. Welded TPR finger details. D3O knuckle inserts. Debossed neoprene cuff.

Icon Raiden UX Textile Gloves 
Icon’s proprietary one piece leather palm, it has no seams or stitches to get in the way. Welded TPR finger details. D3O knuckle inserts. Debossed neoprene cuff.

Firstgear Kathmandu Lo Boots Waterproof breathable full leather upper. Hardened ankle, toe, and shin protectors. Dual buckle closure is fully adjustable. 8” tall.

Firstgear Kathmandu Lo Boots
Waterproof breathable full leather upper. Hardened ankle, toe, and shin protectors. Dual buckle closure is fully adjustable. 8” tall.

Firstgear Torrent Waterproof Backpack Waterproof backpack with air mesh pad. Adjustable, ergonomic straps. 20 liter capacity. Straps designed to work with your riding jacket.

Firstgear Torrent Waterproof Backpack
Waterproof backpack with air mesh pad. Adjustable, ergonomic straps. 20 liter capacity. Straps designed to work with your riding jacket.

RAM Mounts Universal X-Grip Small Tablet Cradle Marine grade stainless steel components and high strength composite construction. Spring loaded cradle and 1" rubber ball connect to the back of the base. Min/Max dimensions: 2.5" W x 7" H x 0.875" D / 5.75" W x 4" H x 8.875" D.

RAM Mounts Universal X-Grip Small Tablet Cradle
Marine grade stainless steel components and high strength composite construction. Spring loaded cradle and 1″ rubber ball connect to the back of the base. Min/Max dimensions: 2.5″ W x 7″ H x 0.875″ D / 5.75″ W x 4″ H x 8.875″ D.