Kawasaki J300 Review (2014)

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Kawasaki J300

It sounds nice and runs smoothly. I run out of talent before it runs out of grip.

- Rating: 8 / 10
Handling, seat, power, economy, brakes, storage
×Mirrors, no feet forward option
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What Is It?

The Kawasaki J300 is an A2 licence friendly premium maxi scooter and is powered by a liquid cooled 399 cc single cylinder four stroke engine, producing 27.2 bhp / 20 kW at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque at 6,250 rpm.

Launch RRP: £4,400

Top Speed: 100 mph / 161 km/h

Economy: 60 mpg / 4.7 L/100km

Range: 170 miles / 274 km

Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5 inches

Wet Weight: 191 kg / 421 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.141 bhp/kg / 0.105 kW/kg

What Is It Like?

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About me

I'm a 62 year old male, 5'7", riding since 1975 over a dozen bikes.

Why did you choose it?

It's difficult to manage motorcycle these days and I quite like scooters.

What is good about it?

  • Scooter convenience with motorcycle reliability
  • Glorious seat
  • Pulls well
  • Handles well

What could be improved?

  • Speedo
  • Mirrors
  • No feet forward facility

What is the economy like?

Very good.

Any mods or upgrades?

I have added mirror extenders.

How is the engine?

Sounds nice and runs smoothly.

How does it handle?

I run out of talent before it runs out of grip.

What are the brakes like?

Excellent.

Is it comfortable?

Oh yes!

How reliable have you found it?

Excellent so far.

What's the servicing frequency and cost like?

I probably won't do the mileage to get to the usual service periods, so will probably go for once a year.

How would you sum up the model?

Really excellent. I'm sure it could take a 500 engine with few modifications - hope so for when I come to change next.

- Richard P, 2020

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2020
£4,200
£3,350
£2,950
2,100
2019
£3,900
£3,100
£2,700
3,700
2018
£3,600
£2,850
£2,500
5,100
2017
£3,300
£2,650
£2,300
4,300
2016
£3,050
£2,450
£2,150
6,500
2015
£2,800
£2,250
£1,950
8,500
2014
£2,600
£2,100
£1,850
10,400

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