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Review of Kawasaki Ninja
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Bajaj introduced Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India with a price tag of Rs 2.69 lakh. The bike is popular around the world as a super sports bike. Bajaj sells this bike through Bajaj Probiking Showrooms in the country. The power mill of the baby Ninja 300 belts out 38.5bhp of power at 11,000rpm and 27Nm of power at 10,000rpm.
Acceleration and pick-up is unmatchable with excellent control. It inherits and proudly sports the cutting-edge power, technology and styling of the Ninja Super Sports models. With rider focused ergonomics, styling and a host of features such as fuel injection, liquid cooling and petal disc brakes it is a bike that never cease to amaze.
And now the alliance has launched its elder brother, Kawasaki Ninja 650R, in India at competitor price. Thanks to the success of Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India. This drives the company to launch more new bikes in India. It also launched an Indian arm of Kawasaki.
Kawasaki Ninja 650R is equipped with a 649cc displacement, 4-stroke, liquid-cool, DDHC, 8-valve, parallel twin engine. The compact size powerplant of Kawasaki Ninja 650R is capable enough to churn out a maximum power of 72 PS at 8,500 rpm and generates a top torque of 66 Nm at 7,000 rpm. It uses a 6 speed manual gearbox. Each and every components of the elder Ninja is bigger and advance than Kawasaki Ninja 300.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 was launched in Indian market by Bajaj Auto. This is the single bike which is introduced under the solo name of Kawasaki. Earlier, Kawasaki bikes were available under the brand name of Kawasaki-Bajaj in India.
Kawasaki Ninja Designing
The best selling bike of Kawasaki, Kawasaki Ninja 300, is widely acknowledged as the best quarter liter bike ever. The sexy and superb sporty looks contribute a lot in the success of the Ninja. The bike is launched in two colours- green and black. The green is Kawasaki's trademark color and dominates the web world and its brochure as well. The baby Ninja comes with front full fairing. The front fairing is designed in a clever way that covers upside of the engine section and shows half of the engine. The fairing is in plastic while fuel tank is in steel. The mask houses the dual lamp headlights with Day time Running Lamps (DRL) for safety. In other words, the headlamps work automatically in dark and turn off in day light. Large wind screen is fitted at the top of the mask to protect the rider from gusty winds. Mounted rear view mirrors are having very different shape. The whole front face seems like an crowned owl. Compact and sleek front turn indicators are mounted at the airscoops.
The dashboard of the bike is designed in analogue format. The three-pod instrument panel is comprised of speedometer, tripmeter, tachometer and fuel gauge. The instrument panel also features turn indicators, high beam, low fuel, low oil, high oil temperature, choked air filter, and low battery indicators. As far as graphical work is concerned, Kawasaki used a minimum. The Kawasaki logo is pasted at petrol tank and Iconic Ninja logo is there on airscoops. The body colour is sprayed at front full fairing, mask, full front fender, petrol tank and pillion seat (in green body colour). Rear suspension can't be sighted easily as it is fitted down under the rider's seat.
Under the rear seat, there are two helmet holders. Race ready dual seats look stunning. However, no grab rails and backrest for the passenger. Safety depends on rear footpegs and the rider for passenger. The tail lamp is razor shaped and has a tiny brake light. Toe-shifter gear adds to the sporty look of the bike. Petal disc brake oil box is naked and clearly visible on the rear side. The baby Ninja comes loaded with six spoke black alloy wheels with shining racing strips at rim.
The overall length, height and width of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is 2,085mm, 1,115 and 715mm respectively. Seat height is 790mm. The ground clearance is little low that is 135mm. The Ninja 300 comes with rugged diamond shaped frame chassis that is coupled with a beefy square cross-section swingarm lays the foundation of a sturdy machine. It got an impressive wheelbase of 1400 mm. The curb weight of the bike is 172 kg.
Kawasaki Ninja Engine And Performance
Kawasaki Ninja 300 is equipped with a mind-blowing 296cc DHOC four stroke power mill which belts out 38.5bhp of maximum power at 11,000rpm and generates, harnessing low and mid range torque, 27NM at 10,000rpm. This power mill is supported with parallel twin-cylinders. It houses new generation liquid cooling Desno radiator that is small, light-weight and offers superior cooling with the added help of fins on the lower side of the crankcase. The entry-level sports bike is fitted with fine-atomizing injectors for mid and high RPM throttle response. The Ninja 300 also features dual throttle valves for responsiveness across the rev range.
The reinforced piston builds resistance and increase durability. Its combustion chamber design optimizes the squish area, maximizing combustion efficiency and thereby reducing emissions. Kawasaki Ninja incorporates 6-speed transmission that is found in a few bikes in India. It also give a chance to bikers for styling and racing. Exhaust system comes is a two-into-one feature that ensure step-free power curve and smoothness. Its dual catalysers, not only minimizes power loss but also maximizes efficiency by locating the first catalyser as close to the exhaust ports as possible. It also promises clean emissions.
Kawasaki Ninja Braking And Handling
All required features for handling and control are installed in the Ninja 300. These include petal disc brakes and large wheelbase. The flying machine comes with largest disc brakes at both end. The petal disc brakes can halt the bike with just a push of brakes at any speed. Petal disc brakes offer excellent heat dissipation and braking power. Its 290mm large-diameter front disc is gripped by balanced action two-piston caliper and offers excellent braking performance and natural, direct feeling at the lever. While, the rear features a 220mm disc with two-piston caliper. These petal disc brakes not only seem eye-catching but also ensure superb halting. The 17” low-profile tyres are used for confident handling. The baby Kawasaki Ninja 300 boasts widest tyres and wheelbase. The wheelbase is 1400mm. The large wheelbase ensures the best gripping on road and thus premises great stability as well. Forget about skidding!
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is fitted with best kind of comfort features. In view to provide optimum comfort, it is equipped with 37mm telescopic front shock absorbers with rigid setting ensure that the pitching motion is reduced and so is rider discomfort. In the same way, the machine is provided with Uni-Trak shock absorbers at rear side, five-time adjustable for various preloads, provides great road-holding ability and bump absorption.
Kawasaki Ninja Safety Features
The big bike, Kawasaki Ninja 300 is loaded with widest tyres and wheelbase. Let's see the specifications of the tyres-110/70-17 (front) and 130/70-17(rear). The rear tyre is widest and does its duty quite reasonably. The machine sports black alloy wheels that come in six spokes. The spokes are sleek but rigidness is there. The wheel travel is 120mm (front) and 130mm (rear).
Kawasaki Ninja Colors
The baby Ninja,Kawasaki Ninja 250 R, was launched in two vibrant hues-Ebony black and Lime Green. Earlier, it was expected to be launch in four shades. The body colour of Kawasaki Ninja 250 R is painted over doom, front fairing, full front mudguard, fuel tank and pillion seat. Silver colour can be seen at disc brakes, exhaust and passenger foot pegs. Ninja and Kawasaki stickers at air scoops and fuel tank are in black in green body colour while it is in white in black body colour. Otherwise, its having black treatment at the rest of the parts.
Kawasaki Ninja Pros
The sports bike looks different with its smart design. Sensor dual-lamp headlights are new to the market. For handling and control, best features are installed.
Kawasaki Ninja Cons
The bike do not have main stand but side stand. The instrument panel comes in analogue format. It should be at least one meter in digital mode. No rear garb bars or backrest for pillion. Complete no-no for older people. The price tag of the bike is too high to own it for a common bike enthusiasts.
Kawasaki Ninja Review
It's an amazing bike in such a price...72ps is great.super quick from 0 to 200...Top speed 227 so far I had on agra highway. ...Good fuel economy. ...moderate maintenance. .... Over all excellent bike... Ramen Delhi Riders Club New Delhi N
It awesome bike. It makes new histroy in this automobile world. I am intrested to buy or import this bike. So any one have any ideas plz mail me.
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