Rumours have suddenly emerged that Kawasaki is working on a naked bike based on the Ninja 300
The upcoming Kawasaki Ninja 300 borrows design cues from the Z800 & Z1000 and hence, the new bike might be named as the Z300. However, there are also some reports that suggest that the bike might be called as the J300, as the Jap bike maker has recently applied for a trademark on this name.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 Naked will borrow the engine, suspension, frame and wheels from the faired 300R. However, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Naked is much more than a ‘naked 300R’ as the new bike gets a new tank, seat and exhaust. The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 Naked will come out in 2013 and will be manufactured in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
News of the 300R being tested in India is already doing rounds and we won’t be too surprised if we get to know that the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Naked too is header our way.
Engine- 296cc, fuel injected, parallel twin
Max Power- 39PS@11000 RPM
Max Torque- 27Nm@10000 RPM
Transmission- 6 Speed Manual