Japanese motorcycle manufacturers including Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki already have scooter model in their motorcycle lineup, but not for Kawasaki. Until now, the Kawasaki motorcycle is ready to unveil its first scooter called the Kawasaki J300 Scooter. The “J” in the J300 is standing for Jyounetsu, the Japanese word for “passion”. “We started this project with the same passion we devote the rest of the Kawasaki product range .” said Keishi Fukumoto, J300 design project leader.
The Kawasaki J300′ features the same engine and chassis found on the scooter made by Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco. It is based on the Kymco Downtown 300i and K-XCT 300i, then redesigned by Kawasaki’s European R&D department. No word on official specs at the moment, but the 299cc single-cylinder engine found on the Downtown 300i is good for 29.5 hp at 8500 rpm and 18.1 ft-lb. at 6500 rpm.
According to rumors, the Kawasaki J300 will be equipped with ABS petal-style disc brakes. The 2014 Kawasaki J300 maxi-scooter is schedulled to make its debut at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan in November.