If there is one very minor criticism we have for the bike, it would be the fuel tank and seat. Being that it’s a trailbike, the ability to sit as far forward as possible is not nearly as critical as it is on a competition-based off-road motorcycle such as a motocross bike, but if Kawasaki were able to lower the height of the gas tank, it would enable the very front part of the seat to be flatter like it is on the KLX230R, which would create less of a dip, or pocket, and make it easier to sit slightly farther forward on. Placing the fuel tank lower in the frame may also lower the center of gravity and improve on the KLX300R’s already-good handling characteristics.
The handlebar also feels slightly high in relation to the seat height, but this sensation can be reduced by rolling it back. Also, like the KX full-size motocrossers, the KLX300R features Kawasaki’s Ergo-Fit adjustable handlebar positions with four settings (+25mm, +15mm, standard, and -10mm) to tailor the riding position to further suit the rider’s height and preference.