In yet another case of motorcycles being recalled, it is the 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 that has gone under the axe. According to the reports of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, USA, the new Versys-X 300 suffers from a loose tail socket which could lead to the tail light bulb fall out of the assembly, rendering the tail light not-functional. This would be a problem for the riders especially when riding in the night.
As of now, Kawasaki hasn’t released any official notification from its side but the reports suggest almost 1,900 units being affected by this faulty tail socket. Kawasaki would be opening up on this and the issue with the units would be resolved free of cost at company’s authorised dealers. This issue has been reported only in the USA as of now. Whether the motorcycle is affected in other parts of the world or not, that we’ll have to wait and see.
The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is an affordable entry-level adventure motorcycle specially meant for the desires of novice riders. It is powered by a 296cc, parallel-twin, eight-valve, liquid-cooled engine borrowed from the Ninja 300 but tuned to suit the character of an adventure motorcycle.It has got a redesigned airbox, intake funnels and exhaust for a better mid-range performance. Also, to aid the adventure riding, the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 comes with a long windscreen to keep away the wind-blast on long rides. Its riding position is set to a neutral position to provide maximum rider comfort. It is available in Candy Lime Green/Metallic Graphite Gray and Metallic Graphite Gray/Flat Ebony.