Kawasaki Ninja 300

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 3,65,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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Overview Kawasaki Ninja 300 is the most attractive bike of its segment, rivaling the Yamaha R3 and KTM RC 390 in its segment. Being the most expensive and least powerful out of both, its sales are mostly affected due to KTM RC 390, even when the bike is single cylinder. Ninja 300 produces 38.5 BHP of maximum power and 27 Nm of maximum torque.
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) Rs 3.65 lakh
On-Road Price (Delhi) Rs 4.03 lakh (approx.)
Mileage 15-25 kmpl (approx.)
Type Sports
Status Available
Shades Ninja Green
Official Tagline Youthful Moment
Frame/Chassis Tube diamond, Steel
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 296 cc
Maximum Power 38.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm
Maximum Torque 27 Nm @ 10000 rpm
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, Parallel Twin
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Wet sump
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Bore 62 mm
Stroke 49 mm
No. of Cylinders 2
Power-to-weight Ratio 223.83 BHP per tonne
Torque-to-Weight Ratio 156.97 NM per tonne
Specific Output 130.06 BHP per litre
Cylinder Configuration Parallel Twin
Valve System DOHC, 8 valves
TRANSMISSION
No. of Gears 6
Clutch Wet multi-disc, Manual
Gear Ratios 1st=2.714, 2nd=1.789, 3rd=1.409, 4th=1.160, 5th=1.000, 6th=0.857
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.087 (71/23)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.000 (42/14)
Final Drive Sealed chain
BRAKES
Front Brake Single 290 mm petal disc, Single balanced actuation dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 220 mm petal disc, Dual-piston caliper
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension 37 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 132 mm
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 110/70-17 M/C 54W
Rear Tyre 140/70-17 M/C 66S
Wheel Type Black Mag Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
BATTERY
Battery Type Maintenance Free
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 2015 mm
Overall Width 715 mm
Overall Height 1110 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Seat Height 785 mm
Wheelbase 1405 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 172 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-100 kmph 6.73 secs
Top Speed 182 kmph
Mileage (City) 15 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 25 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 20 kmpl
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Rake 27°
Trail 93 mm
Steering Angle 35°(Left) / 35°(Right)

Kawasaki Ninja 300 Review

03 Jun, 2016 11:11 PM

Overview

Kawasaki Ninja 300 looks more like a thing of future. The front sharp twin headlights of this bike broaden its face which helps this bike to get a fascinating look. Its long V-shaped pointed visor mounted with black colored rear view mirrors makes it look aggressive and sporty. It has an edgy front fender which is short in size but adds flavour to its front designing. The new design of alloy wheels don’t look much premium though but gels well with the overall appearance of this bike. The bike looks best when seen from sideways; its integrated engine cowl and side fairing adds motion to this bike. The air-inlets have been smartly designed and match the color theme on this bike. Its elegantly designed fuel tank looks premium with its name written on it. Kawasaki has placed split seats on the top of its integrated side panel and rear cowl. This tall positioned rear cowl and naked chain of Ninja 300 looks flashy at the back. Its LED tail light has also been placed in its rear cowl while the side indicators get fitted in its extended rear fender. Kawasaki has also added bulk to its rear tyre and silver finished silencer.

Instrument Console

A very stylish dashboard has been equipped in the new Ninja 300. It sports an analogue tachometer which is placed right in the centre while other essential indicators are placed around it. There is a small LCD just below this tachometer which displays digital speedometer, odometer, fuel- gauge and 2-trip meter. The LCD also has a digital clock and uses white color for illumination at night.

Engine and Gearbox

Kawasaki Ninja 300 uses a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin 296cc engine. This 8 valves engine churns out a maximum power output of 39 bhp at 11000 rpm. The maximum torque production of this DOHC engine is of 27 Nm which arrives at 10000 rpm. This bike is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox which has one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

Similar to its smaller sibling 250R, this bike is also meant for high speed cruising. The bike feels significantly faster and aggressive than its smaller variant. The bike comes with an acclaimed top speed of 170km/hr which makes it 20km/hr faster than its younger sibling. Ninja 300 has tall gear ratios which keep on increasing as you speed up. The bike completes 0-100km/hr in less than 8 seconds and that makes it faster than many sports bikes. This DOHC engine shows the high level of refinement and stays away from any type of noise and harshness. The dual throttle valve technology helps Ninja 300 to offer instant throttle reaction. It never suffocates for power and that can be noticed when you take this bike on highways. Overtaking with this bike is quite easy thanks to its strong high range and additional sixth gear. The power to weight ratio of Ninja 300 is also quite respectable. The anti-slip clutch also helps while accelerating this bike. The bike feels best when driven between 120km/hr-160km/hr.

Mileage

Kawasaki Ninja 300 may give a mileage of around 15-20 kmpl in city conditions while on highways you can expect anything around 20-25 kmpl.

Comfort while Driving

The riding position and seating comfort on Ninja 300 is similar to its younger sibling. Kawasaki could have increased fabrication on its seat as it feels a bit hard and that’s quite uncomfortable on long trips. The rear set foot-pegs help you to get a sporty riding posture while its handle bar gives aerodynamic position to your elbows. Your elbows and palm stays stress free and get firm grip on this bike. The space on its fuel tank gives way to your knees to stick around it properly.

Storage Space and Safety Features

Similar to other Ninja bikes, there is no storage space in this bike. Its safety features include bright twin headlights which gives you bright vision of roads at night. The bike also has a vital safety feature of radiator fan which saves rider from the heat of the engine as it directs heat towards the air outlet.

Suspension and Brakes

Kawasaki Ninja 300 is equipped with an advanced suspension and braking system. It features beefy telescopic forks of 37mm at its front while bottom link uni trak with 5-way adjustable gas charged shock absorber can be seen at the back. Ninja 300 has disc brakes and 2-piston callipers on its both wheels. Its front petal disc brake is of 290mm while it has a single disc brake of 220mm at the back. This new gen Ninja is also incorporated with an advanced ABS system.

Ride and Handling

Kawasaki Ninja 300 is based on a new frame with an extended wheelbase and high ground clearance for better stability and turning abilities. It has a wheelbase of 1405mm which keeps it grounded along with its suspension system when you drive this bike fast on highways. The ground clearance of 140mm improves it aerodynamics while taking turn at slow speeds. The new braking system fills rider with confidence in city traffic and on highways. It always stays under control and feels quite comfortable. The bike handles quite easily in city traffic as you never find this bike bulky. It is quite responsive on highways also as it never loses contact with the road and steers accurately.

Tyre Size, Shades and Variants

Kawasaki Ninja 300 features 17 inches alloy wheels. It is available in only one variant and is available in two shades: White and Ninja Green.

Verdict

Looking at the pricing of Kawasaki Ninja 250R, it surely looks amazing and offers impressive performance. Feature wise, you can also say it’s a good package. A reasonable price helps this bike to become popular in India as currently, there is no competition in this segment.

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Kawasaki Ninja 250R was like a dream come true to me. The day I bought it, I become the centre of attraction everytime I go on road. Initially, I found it pretty heavy to ride in traffic. ... read more

Best Features: Appearance, Comfort

Pros: Reliable on long rides, Stunning looks, Agile and incredibly fun to ride

Cons: No Problem

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It is a perfect practical performance bike which can be used for both touring and commuting and a good performer on the track. The engine is refined and vibration free. ... read more

Best Features: Stunning looks & Great Build Quality

Pros: Stunning looks, great build quality, vibe free engine, perfect seating position, comfortable pillion seat

Cons: Costly, weak braking system

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