Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki has launched two new colours for their entry-level fully faired motorcycle, the Ninja 300. The new colours are Lime Green and Metallic Moon Dust Grey. Mechanically the bike remains the same and there is no added cost that comes with this new paint scheme. The price on the motorcycle remains unchanged at INR 2.98 lakh ex-showroom.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by a 296cc, parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valves per cylinder, DOHC engine. The maximum power output produced by this engine is 39 PS and the peak torque is 27 Nm. It comes mated to a constant mesh 6-speed return type gearbox and comes along with a race-derived slipper assist clutch. The fuel delivery comes through 35mm dual Keihin throttle bodies with fine atomising injectors similar to the Ninja ZX-10R.
The Ninja 300 features a circuit developed diamond frame, with high tensile steel components and the bike rides on 37mm conventional telescopic forks on the front and a bottom-link uni-trak gas charged shock absorber with preload adjustments on the rear. The brakes on the Ninja 300 are a single petal-type rotor on the front, with a diameter of 290mm with a dual piston caliper and a single 220mm petal-type disc with a dual piston caliper on the rear, equipped with dual-channel ABS. The bike comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with 110/70 front and 140/70 rear tubeless tyres. The bike has a wheelbase of 1405mm, a ground clearance of 135mm, a seat height of 785mm, a kerb weight of 179 kg and a fuel tank capacity of 17 litres.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 rivals the likes of Yamaha YZF-R3, Benelli 302R, KTM RC390 and TVS Apache RR310.