The localisation of the Ninja 300 opened doors for Kawasaki to introduce a motorcycle in the premium entry-level performance segment, which has been filled with the Ninja 400. Demanding a sticker price of Rs 4.69 lakhs, ex-showroom, which is pretty steep, we find out whether the Ninja 400 is worthy enough to make the cut.
This is the Kawasaki Versys-X300. Launched in India back in 2017, it is touted as one of the best small ADVs in the market. But, at Rs 5.6 lakhs in Mumbai, it is also very expensive; if not for anything else, for being a 300.
According to Kawasaki, the Vulcan S isn't your average cruiser. And, if I were to quote the Japanese bike maker verbatim, 'It doesn't require the rider to conform to any herd mentality fashion or lifestyle.'
We should have compared these two motorcycles a while ago. The Benelli 302R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 are, after all, most compared against each other. But, the Kawasaki press bike wasn’t available in BS-IV form for the longest time. And, when it was, we were bombarded with other new motorcycles and scooters, which pushed the 302 vs 300 test right to the back of the line.