Lean and green
Live to commute with the Kawasaki J300 scooter.
The Kawasaki J300 is billed as being a more sporty offering than others, providing the rider with a more dynamic machine and as such it’s one that’s fun to ride through the city.
The engine displaces 299cc and puts out a mar than decent 28 bhp. While this power output would have been unimaginable even just a few years ago, the torque number is the most impressive. Producing over 28 Nm guarantees a commuter that will get off the line briskly when the lights turn green.
Adding a wet weight of only 191 kilos as well as a tight turning circle makes for an easy machine to cut through city traffic on. Dual shocks on the back end can have their preload adjusted across five different settings.
The 775 mm seat height may sound a little low, but the leg room in the clever concave foot well manages to make it a comfortable steed to ride on for the taller amongst us as well as being unintimidating for us normally heighted people.
Milan. When the weather is good.
Stopping at those afore mentioned lights is compliments of a single disk up the front and the same at the rear. The ABS system is managed by a class leading Bosch unit. The rear light is an LED affair. Both of the brake levers are fully adjustable allowing the rider to tailor the span to the size of their hands.
The clocks are exactly that, clocks. A traditional speedo and tacho are complimented by an LCD display showing all the metrics a rider might need. These include a fuel gauge, a clock, trip metres, an odometer, an engine warning light as well as a service light.
Tidy lines, great details.
As is standard with all modern scooters there is under seat storage. The load capacity is a generous 10 kilos and it has been designed to take a bag and a full face helmet. There’s also a glove box within which there is a power socket.
The J300, along with the rest of the Kawasaki range, is available for €6,150 from BikeWorld in Dublin.
Wind it on a bit son, that tram isn't taking any prisoners!