Kawasaki the iconic Japanese 2 wheeler manufacturer brand recently launched the 2013 Ninja 300 in the Indian market in collaboration with another legendary two wheeler manufacturer brand of India Bajaj Auto. The new Ninja 300 will replace the existing 250 cc Ninja in the Indian market. Kawasaki promised that the new Ninja is more sportier, more aggressive and more fun to ride than the 250 cc Ninja. The new motorcycle is more aerodynamic in shape, lightweight and looks more aggressive.
Coming to the The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by a four-stroke, parallel-twin and liquid-cooled, 296cc engine, this fuel-injected engine generates maximum power of 38.5bhp at 11000rpm, with peak torque 2.8kgm and delivered at 10000rpm. The engine also has many advanced technological features which makes this new motorcycle both track and road friendly. Let’s find out some more details about this motorcycle.
The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been remodeled to keep it up to date with the modern Sportsbike, the front has received a major cosmetic change, the front now has a duel headlamps which looks amazing and stylish and have been inspired from the bigger ZX -10R. The windscreen at the front allows air to flow smoothly and thus the rider receives minimum resistance at high speeds. The instrument panel also looks futuristic and sporty, the instrument cluster houses the digital multifunction display with speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, and a digital clock beside the regular warning lamps. The fuel tank is pretty wide and looks muscular; The Ninja logo looks classy on the fuel tank. The split seats also provide enough comfort, but the pillion might complain about their seating position The footrest in the Ninja has an Aluminum finish to it, the massive engine and the wheels has been painted in black to add some boldness to the overall design of the motorcycle. The front gets a tubeless 110/70 x 17inch tyre whereas the rear has a chunky 140/70 x 17inch tyre which completes the overall look of this one of a kind mean machine.
Another interesting feature that has been added in the motorcycle is the radiator fan cowl which reduces the heat and keeps it away from the rider. The quality of the plastic looks impressive and a pass switch has also been added to the new Ninja 300 which was missing previously. There is also some amount of storage space under the seats which really comes in handy. The chain guard provided at the rear also acts as protector of the monoshock. Overall the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 looks meaner, sportier and aggressive and will surely blow away anyone’s mind.
The overall dimension of the Kawasaki ninja 300 has been provided below:
The new Ninja 300 is powered by a four-stroke, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 296cc engine. This fuel-injected engine generates maximum power of 38.5bhp at 11000rpm, with peak torque 2.8kgm and delivered at 10000rpm. The engine has been mated with a 6-speed gearbox, the clutch also feels light making the Ninja 300 a perfect sporty motorcycle. The first impression about the engine is that it is much more refined and smooth compared to the Ninja 250R. Kawasaki has made quite a lot of modification in their engine to make it more responsive take for example the new intake ports, valve diameters are now larger compared to its predecessors. The engine is smooth and vibration free even at high speeds and gives you the feeling of riding a Sportsbike, the new Ninja 300 can reach a top speed of 168 km. .
The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 has a rigid, diamond type, steel frame which is lighter and has improved balance and thus has improved performance, the rear has been fitted with a linked 5-way preload adjustable monoshock, the ride is very smooth on the new Ninja 300 and comparatively better than that of the 250R. The riding position on the new Ninja 300R is quite sporty and the softer seats does not cause any problems for the rider even during long journeys, the handlebars has been raised for the comfort of the rider of the motorcycle. The motorcycle has been fitted with 290mm petal disc brakes at the front and 220mm petal discs at the rear, the brakes are quite efficient in bringing the motorcycle to a halt from high speeds safely.
The Ninja 300 uses IRC rubber for both its wheels which provides ample grip on any kind of tarmac. Overall the performance and ride quality of the Ninja 300R has improved a lot than its predecessor and riding this Sportsbike is more fun both in the highways and city traffic.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300R has been priced at RS.Rs 3.5 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new Kawasaki ninja 300R has no such competition in the Indian market currently but Bajaj is planning to launch their most popular motorcycle Pulsar in its new 300 CC avatar soon. The new motorcycle will also be powered by a 300CC engine, though the details of that motorcycle are still under wraps.
The new Ninja 300R will replace the 250CC Ninja that was available in the Indian market, the new motorcycle has more power and a stylish aerodynamic body which will surely attract the attention of many. The new technology that has been put in the engine makes this Ninja faster than its predecessor. The equipment level along with the quality of plastics and fit and finish of the motorcycle is impressive. The new motorcycle has a great handling and thus can be used for both daily use as well as weekend getaway.
“The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is already available across Bajaj’s vast Probiking sales network (71 dealerships, growing to 80 in the near future) in a choice of Kawasaki green or then white, at Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Ninja 300 is a premium motorcycle, that offers style, top class fit-finish and build quality and best-in-class performance in India. The Ninja 300 is premium priced for its class, but this twin makes a serious sportsbike that proves a class above the quarter litre pack if you can afford it”—Autocar India
“With its killer looks and top notch tech-specs, the Ninja 300 stamps its authority as the best entry-level sports bike in our country.”—Zigwheels India.