Accompanying the new Kawasaki Z1000 on the exhibition floor at the upcoming EICMA 2013 is Kawasaki’s first ever maxi scooter, the new J300 (J for ‘Jyonetsu’, which means ‘Passion’ in Japanese). The Kawasaki J300 takes its platform from Taiwan-based Kymco Dowtown 300i maxi scooter.
The company confirms that the J300 is built on a dual cradle chassis paired to telescopic forks at the front end and 5-way adjustable shocks at the rear. It rides on 120/80 14 tyres at the front and 150/70 13 tyres at the rear, while brake discs are available at both ends. Apart from that, the J300 comes with halogen headlights with dual beam functionality, illuminated under seat storage and a 12v charging port.
It is powered by a similar 22 bhp, 300 cc engine found in the Downtown 300i, with a claimed top speed of 140 km/h. The new Kawasaki J300 is expected to enter the European market by the end of this year.