Kawasaki has recalled up to 1,888 2017 Versys-X 300 motorcycles because a loose tail/brake light socket may allow the bulb to fall out, increasing the risk of a crash.The entire Versys-X 300 production run from Jan. 16, 2017, through May 8, 2017 are included. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) range is JKALE8B18HDA00011 to JKALE8C10HDA03869 non-sequential.
Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tail/brake light socket, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit www.safercar.gov. The NHTSA Campaign Number is 17V465000.The Versys-X 300 is Kawasaki’s latest ADV offering. The brand-in-green has set its sights on not just the adventure touring markets, but also the youth and beginner markets; until recently, these markets weren’t truly associated with one another.The bike arrives with a 296cc parallel-twin engine that is tuned for optimal low- to mid-range power. The Versys-X 300 arrives with 19/17-inch wire-spoke wheels, long-travel suspension and ADV ergonomics—all for under $6,000.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.