BAL now recalls Kawasaki Ninja 300 sportsbike in India

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It seems like popular Indian bike maker, Bajaj Auto Ltd., is currently sailing through some troubled waters. After having faced a strike at its Chakan plant, BAL is now in the process of recalling two of its newest performance motorcycles.

Only recently we reported that BAL has silently notified some of KTM 390 Duke owners to head to nearest authorized service centres for a parts replacement exercise. This exercise, which consists of replacement of certain fan and rotor parts, is being done to do away with the over-heating issue that has marred one of the most exciting entry level performance bikes in the country. Now, the good folks at Motorbeam have reported that the bike maker has also recalled some of the Ninja 300 performance bikes it has sold in the country. Akin to the KTM 390 Duke recall, BAL has refrained from publicizing the recall drive for the N300.

Some of the N300 owners in Mumbai have been notified by dealerships for an ECU replacement exercise that needs to be carried on their bikes. In Navi Mumbai alone, as many as 11 N300s have been recalled. As per the dealership, the ECU replacement exercise can be conducted in just 5 minutes. It is being said that ECUs of the affected bikes are prone to malfunction due to an improper setting. This could cause the bike to stall while de-accelerating.

Launched here earlier this year, the new Ninja 300 replaced the last gen Ninja 250 in our market. The Ninja 300 is responsible for bringing world class performance biking to our shores and has been quick in making to the top of wish-list of many biking aficionados across the country.

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 kgs
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