Kawasaki has released teaser images of their first-ever maxi scooter J300 (where 'J' stands for 'Jyonetsu' which is 'Passion' in Japanese) which would be unveiled at the EICMA 2013, alongside the next generation Z1000. The production-bound Kawasaki J300 is a reworked Downtown 300i by Kymco, a Taiwanese two-wheeler manufacturer which specializes in scooters and ATVs.
Thanks to Kawasaki’s European R&D, the J300 has been restyled to meet the expectations of the European market.
Kawasaki has confirmed that the J300 scooter will sit on a dual cradle chassis, sporting 120/80 14" tyres at the front and 150/70 13" tyres at the rear. Disc brakes will be fitted to both, front and rear wheels.
Telescopic forks at the front and 5-way adjustable rear shocks make up the J300’s suspension. Halogen headlights with dual beam functionality, under seat storage with illumination and a 12v charging port are the other features.
The Kawasaki J300 is powered by a 0.3L four-stroke engine which is expected with similar levels of performance found in the Kymco Downtown J300i - 22bhp with a top speed of 140kph. The scooter will appear in the European markets by the end of the year and will ideally suit city commuters and long distance tourers.