New Kawasaki Ninja 300 will sport similar features as seen on its earlier counterpart first introduced in 2012. It however gets new colors and new graphics along with ABS as an option though not for Indian market.
A Winter Test Edition of the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 has also been introduced with wider 150mm rear tyres as compared to the standard model that receives 140mm tyres. Racing livery and matte black paint scheme along with a higher windshield visor and rear seat cowl is also evident.
No mechanical changes have been made to the bike which continues to be powered by a 296cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine offering peak power of 39 PS at 11,000 rpm and peak torque of 27 Nm at 10,000 rpm, mated to a 6 speed gearbox with slipper clutch. Top speed is set to stand at around 180 kmph while performance will be enhanced.
In terms of instrumentation, the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 will get analogue and digital with 37mm telescopic forks in the front and uni-trak 5 way adjustable mono shocks at the rear. Braking will be via 290mm petal discs and 2 piston calipers in the front and 220mm petal brakes at the rear with 2 piston calipers.
Both the Yamaha R3 and KTM RC 390 will be strong rivals of the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India while in international markets it will compete head on with the Honda CBR300R.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 will launch in mid 2017 in Indonesia while launch in India is also on the cards sometime during the next year. It is expected to cost about INR 3.8 lakhs primarily due to higher taxes while the bike will not be completely manufactured locally resulting in an elevated pricing.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 – KRT Edition
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 – Winter Test Edition