When the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 was announced last fall, many of the specs were not announced; now, we’ve got some more of those details.
According to ADV Pulse, the Versys-X 300 will make 39 hp at 11,000 RPM, probably the most of the rising mini-adventure class (including the Honda CRF250 Rally, BMW G310 GS, Suzuki V-Strom 250, and CSC Cyclone RX3). Projected torque output is 20 ft-lb of torque at 10,000 RPM.
Those numbers are the same as Kawasaki’s Ninja 300, which is where the Versys-X 300 derives its powerplant from. This is surprising, as typically you’d expect a sportbike engine to be somewhat retuned if dropped into an ADV chassis, with an emphasis on low-end torque. If the numbers ADV Pulse published are correct, the new Versys-X will have roughly the same power delivery as the baby Ninja.