Regulars here would remember that we were the very first to report that the much publicized Kawasaki Ninja 300R has already undergone tests at Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (VRDE). We were also among the firsts to report when the new bike was spotted being ‘tested’ by an employee of Bajaj-Probiking dealer.
Now, it has emerged that the Kawasaki Ninja 300R might be launched as soon as on April10. The latest bike to be sold under the Ninja moniker will be a replacement for the 250R in Indian bike market. However, there are also certain parts of world where the new 300R and the new Ninja 250R are being sold alongside each other.
First impressions are that the new Ninja 300R is nothing but a more powerful version of the Ninja 250R. Powering the Ninja 300R is a 296cc, parallel twin, fuel injected motor that is endowed with dual throttle valves.
The motor has a max power figure of 39 PS@11000 RPM and has a peak torque rating of 27 Nm @10,000 RPM. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel by a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Kawasaki Ninja 300R comes with ABS and wears 110 section tyre up front and 140 section tyre at the rear.
The paint options for the Ninja 300R include Green, Red and White.
The 300R is sure to open gates to a new segment in Indian performance bike market and will appeal to those who want a wee bit more from their entry level sportsbike.
The new Kawasaki Ninja 300R is expected to be priced about INR 50000-60000 higher than the Ninja 250R.
Engine- 296cc, fuel injected, parallel twin
Max Power- 39PS@11000 RPM
Max Torque- 27Nm@10000 RPM
Transmission- 6 Speed Manual