2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 launched in India - Price, Specs, Details

2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 launched in India – Price, Specs, Details

As the Japanese motorcycle maker updates its lineup in India, the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been launched.

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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been launched in India at a starting price of INR 3.64 lakh, ex-showroom. It will sport similar features as seen on its earlier counterpart while it does get new colour schemes and body graphics to set it apart. Though ABS is being offered as an option in global markets, it will not be offered on the India spec model.

2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 has a distinctively styled front end seen with twin headlights, a V shaped pointed visor and black coloured rear view mirrors.

Design

It gets a new front fender and sporty alloy wheels. Its integrated engine cowl and side fairings add a more premium appeal. Air inlets have been given a makeover to match the colour scheme. Fel tank gets Ninja 300 embossed on its side. LED tail lamps, rear cowl and side indicators are seen at the back. Rear tyre is enhanced in size and silencer is finished in chrome.

The new Ninja 300 also gets a new dashboard with an analogue tachometer positioned in the center surrounded by other meters and gauges. It gets a digital speedometer, odometer and fuel gage besides a 2 trip metre, digital clock which gets illuminated during night time riding.

New Kawasaki Ninja 300 Engine Specs

Engine296 cc, parallel twin
Power38.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm
Torque27 Nm @ 10000 rpm
Transmission6 speed
CoolingLiquid cooling
0-100 kmph6.73 secs
Top Speed182 kmph

2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by a 296cc, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 8 valve engine offering peak power of 38.5 bhp at 11,000rpm and 27 Nm peak torque at 10,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. This 6 speed gearbox receives 1 gear down and 5 gear up shift system. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph takes less than 7 seconds (6.73 secs), and top speed stands at 170 kmph. Having a DOHC engine means a certain level of refinement where noise, vibrations and harshness is concerned. Slipper clutch contributes to smoother downshifts and acceleration.

Comfort features

Kawasaki has added a host of rider and passenger comforts to the 2017 Ninja 300. It has a more comfortable riding position. Foot pegs are set more to the rear to offer a sportier riding position. Handlebars are also designed to allow for better rider comforts with better grip. Fuel tank is well positioned and of size and dimensions that ensure better knee position. Radiator fan is placed in a way that diverts heat from the engine and towards the air outlet away from the rider.

New Kawasaki Ninja 300 Dimensions

Length2015 mm
Width715 mm
Height1110 mm
Ground Clearance140 mm
Seat Height785 mm
Wheelbase1405 mm
Kerb Wt172 kgs
Fuel Tank17 liters
Front Tyre110/70-17 M/C 54W
Rear Tyre140/70-17 M/C 66S
Front BrakeSingle 290 mm petal disc, dual piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 220 mm petal disc, Dual-piston caliper

2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 measures 2,015mm in length, 715mm in width, 1,110mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,405mm. Ground clearance stands at 140mm and seat height at 785mm. it sits on 17” alloy wheels and is presented in two shades of White and Ninja Green.

Price & Competition

Quick handling in city traffic would be the highlight of this bike while highway riding is also said to be efficient. Kawasaki Ninja 300 is offered at a price INR 3.64 lakhs and it will compete with the likes of Yamaha YZF-R3, KTM RC390 and Hyosung GT250R.

Kawasaki India launched four more motorcycles today. They are –

2017 Kawasaki Ninja Z650
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2017 Kawasaki Versys 650
2017 Kawasaki Ninja Z900