The 296cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor makes 40PS at 11,500rpm. Torque is 25.7Nm at 10,000rpm. It gets a larger airbox and revised intake that gives the motor a stronger mid-range. A larger rear sprocket gives the Versys-X 300 better initial acceleration. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The front telescopic suspension gets 130mm travel and the rear gas-charged, preload adjustable monoshock has 148mm of travel. The Versys-X 300 gets dual-channel ABS assisted 290mm petal disc up front and a 220mm petal disc brake at the rear.