Kawasaki has become super aggressive in the Indian premium motorcycle space. Recently, they completely destroyed litre-class competition with the locally assembled Ninja ZX-10R which now costs under INR 16 lakh on-road. This makes it the cheapest supersport on offer, and is already sold out. Now, the team green wants to battle it out better in the entry-level sportsbike segment, the quarter-litre motorcycles.
Kawasaki has teased a new Ninja 300, which they say will get a fresh start. It is to be noted that the old stock has been selling for massive discounts since the past couple of months. Kawasaki is now planning to locally assemble the Ninja 300 and also source multiple parts locally. Price could reduce by nearly INR 1 lakh, which will give competition such as the Yamaha YZF-R3 & Benelli 302R a run for their money.
Kawasaki’s new teaser hints at a blue painted Ninja 300. Although there is no confirmation on ABS, it is speculated to get this feature as it is going to become mandatory soon. Also, reports suggest that the new 2018 Ninja 300 will come with LED headlamp and tail lamp, new instrument console design and different tyres compared to the current lot.
Power will come from the same 296cc, parallel-twin, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled motor with fuel-injection producing 39 PS and 27 Nm matched to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
Excited? We sure can’t wait for the 20th of July 2018!