Scooters have already become a trend setter in the modern life. Premium scooters are much more for guys, especially who are a part of the urban culture. Adding colour to their life, Kawasaki has launched their very first scooter, the J300.
Although, it's only the first scooter of Kawasaki, there is nothing much to worry about. Because, we all know how reputed Kawasaki is. Built up through generations, the firm has always kept its machines up to the expectations of the customers.
Nothing shines better than a Kawi machine in green shade. The all new J300 gives a stunning display in green. Borrowing styling elements from the Ninja family, the headlight of the J300 goes the most brightest in the class. The integrated front turn signals give a modern look to the scooter. The LED tail light is the next to be discussed, which is inspired from the Z series of Kawi. Its 5-spoke blacked alloy wheels render sportiness of a supersport motorcycle. Yep! The scooter has got something unique to be stared at.
Under the hood, a 299cc, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single, SOHC, 4 valves engine runs the scooter. The heart is adequate to bring out a tremendous power of 28 PS at 7,750 rpm and a stunning torque of 28.7 Nm at 6,250 rpm. The machine is mated to a CVT with centrifugal clutch that powers the rear wheel. The J300 possibly hits 100 mph with minimal vibes from the engine and body departments.
The ergonomics looks pretty cool as well. Although it's not much roomy like its rivals, the high handle bar with low seat height is comfortable for any rider. You feel no tiredness even if you manage to spend the whole day riding out the machine.
The suspension department is the other to be noticed on the machine. Equipped with a 37 mm telescopic fork at front and Twin shocks with 5-way adjustable preload suspension at rear, the scooter gives you a stress free ride.
The split seat is a real advantage. Kawi has designed the seat giving a small back-rest to the rider. This helps the rider to sit legs stretched or bent. Meanwhile, the grabrail is an upside to the pillion rider. It ensures the safety and confidence of the pillion even in turns and high speeds.
To stop the wheels at high speeds without loosing the maneuverability, you have ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) provided. Along with the ABS technology, a petal disc each on both wheels minimize the job of the rider.
Kawasaki offers a super cool under seat storage. It loads up to 10 kgs. You can place even a full face helmet or an A4 briefcase there. Your things are safe only.
The instrumention consists of two analogue meters and an LCD panel positioned between those analogue meters. While the analogues are for speedometer and tachometer dials, the LCD stays for odometer, dual trip meters, service mode, clock, fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, and engine warning symbol.
The ignition switch with three positions- On, Off, and Locked, stands for Anti-tamper and Anti-theft.
Winding up we can say that the J300 is a scooter fully loaded with the essential features to rock the urban culture. The scooter is priced £4,049 for the standard silver or black shade, and customers need to pay £4,149 for the Special Edition that comes Kawasaki green on matt black paint scheme.