Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India
Kawasaki Ninja 300 General Features
Engine Displacement(cc)296 cc
Starting TypeSelf Start
Front :-17 inch,
Rear :-17 inch
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Standard Features
Fuel Capacity17 Ltrs
Maximum Power38 bhp @ 11,000 rpm
Engine TypeFour-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, Parallel Twin
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Overview
Every member of the Kawasaki Ninja range has always been held synonymous to charisma, power, performance and, of course, breathtaking speed, and the same can be said for Kawasaki Ninja 300 as well. Successor to and replacement of the dynamic Ninja 250R in the Indian bike market, this bigger beast from the Japanese camp gets to boast of a much more fascinating attire that hides beneath itself a growling powerhouse of far more potential besides a smartly tweaked braking and suspension system that not only adds to the safety but also to the joy of this enthralling ride. But it is not just the brakes or the suspension or the engine or the outfit of the Ninja 300 that exudes a feel of excellence, each and every detail of this sportbike, no matter how small it is, speaks of the unique and unmatchable Kawasaki brilliance that they master in the field of bike-manufacture.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Designing
Built on a semi-double cradle type frame carved out of high-tensile steel main tubes, Kawasaki Ninja 300 offers 1.5 times the rigidity and much better agility than its 250cc predecessors, which enhances the chassis response of the bike to a great extent and facilitates a much more precise steering also. Its extremely sturdy yet exceptionally lightweight structure (weighing only 172kg) that features overall dimensions of 2015 x 715 x 1110 mm (l x w x h) provides a good 140 mm ground clearance and at the same time keeps the seat height pretty low, at 785 mm only, so as to make the ride equally convenient for short riders. Meanwhile, the 1405 mm wheelbase, together with the well-designed seats and the ergonomically-positioned handlebars, serves to ensure that both the riders enjoy an upright seating position and a comfortable ride.
For the driver’s advantage, the instrument cluster for the Ninja 300 has been intelligently designed to include an easy-to-read analog tachometer and a digital multifunctional display unit comprising of a speedometer, an odometer, dual trip meters, a fuel gauge, a digital clock and warning indicators. Besides these, the instrument console also features an economical riding indicator (ECO) to help the driver be aware of fuel-saving driving practices. On top of all this, the new Ninja 300 has been given a spanking new aerodynamic bodywork that not only adds a sporty aggression to the bike’s persona but also incorporates several utility traits as well, such as the two helmet holders positioned under the rear seat, the two-stage under-seat storage compartment, the two hooks under the tail and two behind the rear passenger pegs - all of which come in very handy while storing things in or securing things to the motorbike.
What’s more, the Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) incorporated on the Ninja 300 works seamlessly while the bike is on the go to deflect the generated engine heat towards the back of the radiator making it eject at the bottom of the bike, preventing it from the hitting the rider. Not only that, the lightweight Denso radiator, the specially-designed fan and the fins carved on the lower side of the crankcase, all of which are included on the 300 as parts of the KAMS, help cool the engine down faster, better and with minimal space and weight overheads, leading to optimum system performance.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Appearance
Made available in 3 exciting paint options: Pearl Stardust White, Lime Green/Ebony and Ebony, Kawasaki Ninja 300, in its ravishing new attire characterised by a new aerodynamic bodywork, a stylish new exhaust, new sporty wheels and exclusive Kawasaki accessories, looks as if the international version of the 2013 Ninja 250R has arrived with a lot of amazing twists and tweaks. The front fascia of the Ninja 300, for instance, replaces the single headlamp look of the 250R with a trendy dual headlamp look to suit its sporty stance. What accentuates this aggressive feel about the bike is the minimalist tail section featuring a freshly-redesigned tail-lamp cluster, the split seat design, the new petrol tank design, the neatly chiseled body panels ending in razor-sharp edges and the attractive body graphics that only seal the fact that this Ninja is a deadly sports machine.
Even the exhaust system of the Ninja 300 has been so designed that besides boosting the motorbike’s performance levels, it also adds to the bike’s sporty personality, be it through the modern styling of its silencer or through the brushed-finish look of its metal silencer guard. The tyres and wheels too have been renewed for this new bike and a fresh set of 17-inch 10-spoke wheels jacketed in tyres thicker than those of Ninja 250R have been employed for it.
Colors of Kawasaki Ninja 300 Engine & Performance
One of the most remarkable things about the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is its brilliantly engineered powermill that not only packs up a whole powerhouse of energy within itself but also ensures that the emissions are much cleaner and the fuel consumption much lower than they ever were before in the segment of lightweight sports bikes. Capable of putting out a maximum of 38.5bhp at 11000rpm together with a peak 27Nm of torque at 10000rpm, the 296cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 8-valve, DOHC, parallel twin engine that drives the Ninja 300 gets to work in coordination with a 6-speed transmission system, a digital ignition and an electric start mechanism.
Besides the engine capacity, which is quite evidently larger than its 250cc predecessor, the powerhouse of Kawasaki Ninja 300 bundles up a whole bunch of advancements in itself that work as a team to greatly improve the efficiency and performance of the engine. From the liquid-cooled parallel-twin design that increases the power holding capacity and hence the acceleration capabilities of the powermill, to the new F.C.C. slipper clutch that enhances the power handling capability and reduces the efforts involved in the process, to the highly improved gearbox that now features a much smoother and stronger set of gears for an easier ride and better durability - every little fitment of the entire power system of the bike has been reworked to provide the rider with the best sports-biking experience possible.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Mileage
Thanks to the new Digital Fuel Injection (DFI) system that makes use of dual 32mm Keihin throttle bodies and a digital ECU to improve the throttle response and, at the same time, cut down on the fuel consumption rate of the motorbike, Kawasaki Ninja 300 features a much more improved fuel-economy of kmpl in comparison to its preceding models. And with a fuel tank of 17 litres, this kind of fuel-efficiency translates into a non-stop trip of km on a full tank, which is pretty good considering the bike in question is a sports model.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Braking & Handling
To ensure complete rider safety on a sportbike that can dash away at mind blowing speeds, it is extremely important for the braking system to be nothing short of excellent, and that is exactly what has been provided in Kawasaki Ninja 300. State-of-the-art single petal disc brakes measuring 290 mm for the front and 220 mm for the rear wheel have been employed for this Japanese sports star, both of which get coupled to dual-piston calipers for the perfect braking action.
As far as handling is concerned, the 37mm hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and the Uni-trak linkage with 5-way adjustable preload at the rear end together make up an excellent suspension system for the Ninja 300. This suspension system, in conjunction with the 10mm wider rear tyre, account for the perfect sportbike handling and the best ride comfort for the riders of the Ninja 300.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Safety Features
First and foremost, the fabulous braking system composed of hi-tech petal disc brakes that has been employed for Kawasaki Ninja 300 is the most striking safety measure that has been taken by its designers. In addition to that, the 110/70x17 and 140/70x17 tyres selected for the front and rear wheel respectively provide fantastic road-grip thereby assisting with the braking performance. The rear tyre in particular plays a very important role in enhancing not just the braking performance but also the stability, handling and driving dynamics of the ride, all thanks to the 10 mm increase in its width. Besides, both these IRC RX-01R tyres have been specially developed with Kawasaki so as to provide perfect road-grip and hence absolute protection even during wet weather.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Pros
Highly efficient braking and suspension system, charismatic looks, ergonomic design and powerful engine.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Cons