Kawasaki India has launched the BS6 iteration of its highest selling motorcycle in the country, Ninja 300. During the BS6 upgrade, the Ninja 300 has received a few cosmetic upgrades too, and here we list the top five highlights of the motorcycle.
The BS6-compliant Ninja 300 has retained the design from the BS4 model, although Kawasaki has updated the colour palette and graphics on the new version. The motorcycle continues to use a twin-pod headlight, a floating-style windscreen, fairing integrated front blinkers, a muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, and a chrome heatshield on the exhaust. The large ventilation holes in the fairing have been inspired by the Ninja ZX14R. The semi-digital instrument cluster features an analogue tachometer while the rest of the information is available on an LCD screen.
The motorcycle is available in three colour options – Lime Green with KRT graphics, Candy Lime Green, and Ebony. The Candy Lime Green and Ebony paint options come with honey-comb graphics on the fairing. The Lime Green option, on the other hand, features Kawasaki Racing Team graphics.
The Ninja 300 BS6 continues to use a 296cc, parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor. Despite complying with the newest emission norms, the power output has not dropped. Thus, the new model continues to draw 38.8bhp of power at 11,000rpm and 26.1Nm of peak torque at 10,000rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed transmission that benefits from a slipper and an assist clutch.
The hardware on the BS6 model remains identical to its predecessor. Thus, the Ninja 300 BS6 retains the diamond frame. The suspension setup comprises 37mm telescopic forks at the front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the back. 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.
The BS6 model has received a price increase of Rs 20,000 over the old version. Thus, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 is now available at Rs 3.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).