Just last-week we reported that Kawasaki is planning to add two new bikes to its line-up for the next year, the Kawasaki Ninja 300R and Kawasaki Ninja 400R. We have already showed you the images of Kawasaki Ninja 400R but the pictures of Kawasaki Ninja 300R were missing. Now the company has just unveiled the 2013 Ninja 300R, which is nothing but a more powerful Ninja 250R.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300R gets all the good bits including a digital console, petal disc brakes, aluminum footpegs and a rigid diamond frame. The Ninja 300R has 110 section tyres at the front and 140 section tyres at the rear. The bike weighs 172 kgs (174 kgs with ABS) and has a fuel tank capacity of 17-litres. Anti-lock braking system (ABS) is optional and the price of the Ninja 300R is expected to be about $1,000 higher than the 250R.
Under the skin, the Ninja 300R is powered by a 4-stroke 296cc engine in parallel twin set-up with digital ignition that produces maximum power of 39 PS @ 11,000 rpm and 27nm of torque @ 10,000 rpm. The engine carries liquid- cooled fuel injected DOHC with 8 valves ensures prompt power supply. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, which has a slipper clutch.
As we earlier said, the Ninja 300R is not meant to replace the 250R in markets where the smaller engined Ninja is sold as an entry level model. Instead it will be sold alongside the 250cc model in such markets. Whereas, in the other markets the 2013 Ninja 300R is expected to replace the Ninja 250R. The main reason for this move from Kawasaki is said to be due to the competition in the 250cc+ segment hotting-up quite a bit.
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