Kawasaki Ninja 300 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 3,18,157 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 3 colours. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by 296cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 38.88 bhp and a torque of 26.1 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Kawasaki Ninja 300 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Ninja 300 bike weighs 179 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 17 liters.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 has been launched in India at a price premium over the BS4 model. Yet, the Ninja 300 remains the most affordable Kawasaki motorcycle in the Indian market.
The company’s highest-selling model has received mechanical upgrades to comply with the newest emission norms. Despite complying with the newer, more stringent emission norms, Kawasaki has retained the powered output numbers from the BS4 model. The BS6-compliant, 296cc, parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor on the Ninja 300 makes 38.8bhp at 11,000rpm and 26.1Nm of peak torque at 10,000rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox that benefits from a slipper and an assist clutch function.
The overall design remains similar to the BS4 model, although Kawasaki has updated the colour palette and the graphics to the Ninja 300 BS6. The motorcycle will be sold in three colour options – Lime Green with KRT graphics, Candy Lime Green, and Ebony. The latter two feature honey-comb graphics on the fairing. The styling cues retain a twin-pod headlight, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and split-style seats.
The frame and the cycle parts, too, remain similar to the BS4 model. Thus, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 continues to use a diamond frame. The suspension setup includes 37mm telescopic front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock.The anchoring duties are performed by a 290mm disc at the front and a 220mm single rotor at the back while the safety net includes dual-channel ABS.
While the Kawasaki Ninja 300 doesn’t have a direct rival, it faces some competition from the likes of TVS Apache RR310 and the KTM RC390.