Kawasaki India has launched the new Ninja KRT Edition with different livery, inspired by the Kawasaki factory racing team in World Superbike Championship.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT Edition – KRT stands for Kawasaki Racing Team, is on display at company dealerships in India. Offered at a price of INR 3.61 lakhs (ex-showroom), the new KRT edition receives different livery to distinguish itself from the current edition which was introduced in November 2015. Sporting black and green livery, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT Edition sports the ‘KRT’ badge on its fuel cap and bottom of the fairing which is not black instead of green.
2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT Edition is powered by a 296cc, liquid cooled, parallel twin engine offering 39 PS peak power at 11,000 rpm and 27 Nm peak torque at 10,000 rpm mated to a 6-speed transmission. The bike receives FCC clutch reducing lever effort by 25% and race inspired slipper function to reduce rear wheel hop.
Multifunction LED display with speedometer, odometer and dual trip meters along with fuel gauge and digital clock are also evident. The new Ninja 300 KRT measures 2,015mm in length, 715mm width and 1,110mm in height. Wheelbase stands at 1,405mm while ground clearance is at 140mm. It has a kerb weight of 172kg.
Where competition in India is concerned, the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT Edition will have to compete with the Yamaha R3 in its category. It does however lack ABS which could be introduced in its next generation model due in 2017.