India Kawasaki Motors has introduced two new colors for the Ninja 300 ABS. These include Lime Green and Metallic Moon Dust Grey, with no change in price. The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 is made in India and is priced at Rs 2.98 lakhs, ex-sh. This is a price reduction of about Rs 80k, when compared to the price of CBU variant of Ninja 300.
Apart from the huge price diff, the CBU N300 did not come with ABS while made in India CKD N300 comes with dual ABS as standard. Thanks to localization of parts, prices have reduced considerably. Engine and chassis of Ninja 300 are bought into India via the CKD route, from Thailand. While majority of other parts are locally manufactured, like the lights, suspension, alloys, switches etc.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS is produced from the company plant in Chakan near Pune, from where the Ninja 400, Ninja 650, Z650, Versys-X 300, Versys 650, Vulcan S, Ninja 1000, Versys 1000 and Ninja ZX-6R are also assembled.
The Ninja 300 ABS CKD was launched in India in July 2018, while deliveries commenced in August 2018. Post that, the company has sold over 1,000 units – making it the best selling Kawasaki motorcycle in India. Thanks to the milestone of achieving 1,000 units sales in a record time, Kawasaki has launched two new colour options of Ninja 300. These are Mettalic MoonDust Grey and Lime Green. These are in addition to the existing two colours on offer with N300 – dual tone lime green with ebony and candy plasma blue.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS is positioned on a high tensile steel frame. It boasts of dual headlamps, an updated instrument console and gets assist and slipper clutch functionality with back torque limiter and self servo mechanism. The Ninja 300 rides on 17” wheels shod with 110/70 section front tyre and a 140/70 section rear tyre. Dimensions stand 2,015mm in length, 715mm in width and 1,110mm in height with a wheelbase of 1,405mm and ground clearance of 135mm.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS is powered by a 296cc parallel twin, liquid cooled, DOHC engine offering 39 PS power at 11,000 rpm and 27 Nm torque at 10,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox. It gets braking via front petal disc brakes of 290mm and rear disc brakes of 220mm. Suspension is via 37mm telescopic front forks and 5 way adjustable gas charged monoshock at the rear. Kawasaki claims that the ABS system offered on the Ninja 300 is said to be the smallest ABS unit in the industry.