Recently PowerDrift spotted the bike Ninja 300R in Pune. There were rumors that Bajaj, which is looking after Kawasaki's Indian operations, might replace the existing Ninja 250R with 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R. But we are expecting these two to be sold alongside. While Ninja 250R will continue to compete with Honda CBR250R and Hyosung GT250R, Ninja 300R will give competition to the upcoming KTM Duke 390 and its full faired sibling.
The bike uses a new chassis and its frame uses main pipes made from high-tensile steel tubing that is 150% more rigid than the tubes in the previous Ninja 250R’s frame. The added rigidity provides much better chassis response and improved steering precision and feel. The bike looks a lot like Ninja 250R and adopt most of the design cues from its elder siblings.
A trusted source also informed us that Ninja 300R is being tested at Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) and also the bike has been through the ARAI tests. Bajaj seems full prepared and so we can expect it anytime around May. The bike will be assembled at Bajaj's Chakan plant and as the bike will follow the CKD route.
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Bore x Stroke: 62.0 x 49.0mm
Compression ratio: 10.6:1
Cooling System: Liquid
Fuel Injection: DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
Final drive: Chain
Kawasaki Ninja 300R Chassis:
Frame Type: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 94mm
Kawasaki Ninja 300R Dimensions:
Overall length: 2014mm
Overall width: 714mm
Overall height: 1110mm
Seat height: 785mm
Curb weight: 172kg
Fuel capacity: 17 litres
Kawasaki Ninja 300R Suspension:
Front suspension / wheel travel: 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Uni-Trak® with 5-way adjustable preload / 5.2 in.
Kawasaki Ninja 300R Tyres :
Front tire: 110/70-17
Rear tire: 140/70-17
Kawasaki Ninja 300R Brakes:
Front brakes: Single 290mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear brakes: Single 220mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Kawasaki Ninja 300R Colors:
Pearl Stardust White, Lime Green/Ebony, Ebony
EXPECTED PRICE OF KAWASAKI NINJA 300R: RS. 3,25,000