2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Launched in India @ INR 3.5 lakhs

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The much hyped Kawasaki Ninja 300 has finally been launched in India! We are reporting LIVE from the launch event at Pune and the new Ninja 300 has been launched at a price of INR 3.5 lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi).

Here is all the ‘text’ you might wish to go though before heading to the nearest Bajaj-Probiking dealership with your cheque book.

The bookings for the Kawasaki Ninja 300 have been open since some days now and the booking amount for the bike is INR 40,000. It is being said that the deliveries of the bike would start within 3 weeks. In India, the bike has been launched in two colours- white and Ninja green.

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The new Ninja 300 looks similar to the latest generation of the Ninja 250 and is definitely more stylish and modern than the earlier generation of Ninja 250 that is on sale in our country. The Ninja 300 has a more sculpted look and comes with a wider front fascia that sports a twin headlight setup instead of the old 250’s single headlamp unit. Other big change that is quick to catch attention is the part digital instrument panel instead of the old 250’s all analogue setup that missed out on a fuel gauge but came with a lot of memories of the 80s.

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The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 has a definite power advantage over both the new and the earlier generation of the 250cc variant. The new Ninja 300 comes with a slipper clutch setup that makes the bike the first low capacity sportsbike in India to boast of such an arrangement. The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 has a maximum power output of 38.45 bhp @ 11,000 rpm and a peak torque figure of 27 Nm @ 10,000 rpm. The makers of the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 claim that the new bike has been endowed with enough low end torque for comfortable city riding.

We are pretty sure that the new bike will open gates to a new segment in Indian performance bike market. The new bike would also tickle the taste buds and satisfy the hunger of all those Indian performance bike aficionados who have been wishing more from entry level 250cc sportsbikes.

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India spec Kawasaki Ninja 300 technical specifications

Engine type – Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement – 296 cm3
Bore x stroke – 62.0 x 49.0 mm
Compression ratio – 10.6:1
Valve/Induction system – DOHC, 8 valves

Maximum power – 29.0 kW {39 PS} / 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque – 27.0 N.m {2.8 kgf.m} / 10,000 rpm

Fuel system – Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2 (Keihin), with dual throttle valves
Ignition – Digital
Starting – Electric
Lubrication – Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission – 6-speed, return

Frame type – Tube diamond, steel
Rake/Trail – 27° / 93 mm
Wheel travel, front – 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear – 132 mm

Tyre, front – 110/70-17 M/C 54S
Tyre, rear – 140/70-17 M/C 66S

Steering angle, left / right – 35° / 35°
Suspension, front – 37 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear – Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload

Brakes, front – Single 290 mm petal disc Single balanced actuation dual-piston
Brakes, rear – Single 220 mm petal disc Caliper: Dual-piston

Dimensions (L x W x H) – 2,015 mm x 715 mm x 1,110 mm
Wheelbase – 1,405 mm
Ground Clearance – 140 mm
Seat height – 785 mm

Fuel capacity – 17 litres
Final Drive – Sealed chain

Primary reduction ratio – 3.087 (71/23)
Gear ratios: 1st – 2.714 (38/14)
Gear ratios: 2nd – 1.789 (34/19)
Gear ratios: 3rd – 1.409 (31/22)
Gear ratios: 4th – 1.160 (29/25)
Gear ratios: 5th – 1.000 (27/27)
Gear ratios: 6th – 0.857 (24/28)
Final reduction ratio – 3.000 (42/14)

Clutch – Wet multi-disc, manual

Curb Mass – 172 kg / 174 kg (ABS)

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