Kawasaki motorbikes are meant to be mean and nasty ride which can spit fire at tight corners and zoom away on a straight road. It is a Japanese multinational motorbike company which also deals with defense equipment’s, ships, gas turbines, industrial robots etc. Kawasaki has already established itself across the country by making world-class sports-bike and now they’ve entered the Indian automobile market with the Ninja series. The term is obviously derived from the Japanese art form Ninjutsu.The bike we are talking about today is the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which is an upgrade from its younger sibling. It priced at a whooping Rs.3.65 lakh approximately.

Power & Performance

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 uses a liquid – cooled, 4 – stroke parallel twin 296cc engine. This 8 valve engine really cranks it up with a maximum power output of 39bhp at 11000rpm which is pure fire! Not to forget the maximum torque of this DOHC engine of 27Nm at 10000rpm. The beast is a six-speed gear bike with one down and the other five up. Compared to the 250R, the 300 is like a father figure. It is meant for high speed cruising. It is significantly upgraded in all aspects compared to the latter. Having a top-speed of roughly 180kmph, it has tall gear ratios which increase as we speed up. This DOHC engine is extremely refined and eliminates any sort of noise and harshness. It goes from 0 to 100kmph in less than 8 seconds making it faster than other sport bikes out there currently. It seems like it never runs out of power, every condition, every surface, any weather, the 300 stands tall and powers through its obstacles with authority. The dual throttle technology helps the machine to push with an instant throttle reaction. Usually bikes don’t have a lot of range when it comes to be at the 6th gear but the Kawasaki 300 has plenty of range to touch unbelievable power and speed. 

Ride & Handling

The standard set by the Kawasaki 300 is extremely high and it is really astonishing to see that the riding position and seating position is just the same compared to the 250R. Little modifications on the seating of this bike could have sufficed. It is quite hard with minimum cushion which really makes it tough on the rider to go on long bike trips. The foot support is elevated which gives you a sport-like riding position and the placement of the elbows by the handlebar results is no stress and a firm grip on the bike can be achieved. The fuel tank has some space which gives the knees to stick around properly without much fuss about it. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 has one of the most superior braking and suspension systems in the current automobile market. It has telescopic forks of 37mm at its front while bottom link uni-trakis with a 5-way adjustable gas charged shock absorber that is visible from the back.  The Kawasaki Ninja 300 has disc brakes and 2-piston callipers on its both wheels which results in superior overall handling of the bike. Itsfront 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.

Fuel & Economy

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 has an overall mileage of around 20kmpl. The city mileage is around 15kmpl while the highway mileage is around 25kmpl. Looking at this we can say that it is not a bike which you would like to take on long bike trips as the petrol charges would clearly dig a massive hole in your pocket. 

Lighting

This bike looks a machine from hell. The front sharp twin headlights replicate a beast and make it extremely intimidating. The visor of the bike is brilliant which covers the entire bike and makes it ready to emit fire on the road. Its LED tail light has been placed in its rear cowl while the side indicators get fitted in its extended rear fender. The overall lighting of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is very aggressive and fierce. It looks like a proper sports bike read for an adventure. All of this culminates to a better vision on the road during adverse weather conditions. The light is visible is illuminated up to around 50mtrs which extremely impressive and praise-worthy. 

Looks & Design

The looks and design of the 300 is near flawless. Its best view is from the side angle where we can see all the muscle and great styling near the fuel tank. The wiring on this bike is very fine, no sort of openings are visible on the internal wirings of the bike which makes it extremely safe and tidy. It has a long V-shaped pointed visor built with a black coloured rear view mirrors making very dark and fierce. It has a sharp front fender which is short in size adding to the front section design of the 300.  The new design of alloy wheels doesn’t look much premium though but get along well with the overall appearance of this bike. The bike looks best when seen from sideways! The dashboard in the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is hot. It sports ananalogue tachometerwhich is placed right in the centre while other essential indicators are placed around it. There is a small LCD screen which displays digital speedometer, odometer, fuel- gauge and 2-trip meter. The LCD also has a digital clock and uses white colour for illumination at night. The air-inlets have been smartly designed and match the colour 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 has a great swagger about it.

Suggestto Verdict

Kawasaki Ninja 300 is one of a kind. There is no competition for this bike hands down. It beats all of its competitors (Yamaha YZF-R3, Honda CBR 300R) quite comprehensively. It has looks, performance, speed, power and handling. Not many bikes can deliver like the Kawasaki 300 has done it! It is worth the price; actually, it is a bargain because this bike delivers it without any doubt. If you have the money then close your eyes and go for it because it will give you an experience which you’d never ever forget.


General Details

Brand
Kawasaki
Type
Sports
Model
Ninja 300
Color
Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black, Candy Persimmon Red / Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Carbon Grey
Price
364000

Engine Configuration

Cubic Capacity
296 cc
Power
38.4 bhp @ 11000 rpm
Torque
27.0 Nm @ 10000 rpm
Gearbox
6

Dimensions

Length
2015 mm
Height
1110 mm
Width
715 mm
Kerb Weight
172 kg
Saddle Height
785 mm

Fuel Economy

Tank Capacity
17 Ltrs
Mileage - City
25 Kmpl
Mileage - Highway
30kmpl

Chasis and Suspension

Chassis
Tube Diamond, Steel
Front Suspension
Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension
Bottom-Link Uni-Trak With Gas-Charged Shock

Brakes and Safety

Brakes
Disc Brakes
ABS
No

Electricals

Headlights
55 / 60 W halogen
Taillights
LED
Battery
12 V - 9 Ah
Intsrument
Digital
Self/Kick-Start
Yes

Chasis and Suspension

Chasis



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