ALERT: Kawasaki Ninja 300 recalled due to ABS Malfunctions

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We have reported in great detail about the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 that was launched in India earlier this year. (Click here to read our launch report)

Now, it has emerged that internationally, Kawasaki has recalled 1,083 units of its 2013 Ninja 300 motorcycle for a potential issue with the ABS unit.

Kawasaki says that it has found a manufacturing error Ninja 300 motorcycles produced between August 16, 2012 and April 2, 2013. The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on some of these motorcycles could partially or completely lose its functionality. This would lead to wheel lock up and skidding, thereby increasing the chances of a crash.

Kawasaki will notify the owners of Ninja 300 bikes manufactured during the above period and the bikes would be inspected at the nearest authorized dealerships. The ABS pumps, if required, would be replaced free of cost. The recall drive would commence on August 5, 2013 and worried owners may contact their Kawasaki dealerships for more info.

India spec Kawasaki Ninja 300 bikes remain unaffected as they don’t come equipped with ABS.

(Click here to read the detailed review of the new Kawasaki Ninja 300)

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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