Japanese motorcycle giant, Kawasaki was targeting entry level buyers since a long-time and now after the recent launch of Kawasaki Ninja 250R, the company is planning to add two new bikes to its line-up for the next year, the Kawasaki Ninja 300R and Kawasaki Ninja 400R. The speculations about the duo upcoming models have generated quite a lot of interest among enthusiasts.
Both motorcycles feature twin cylinder engines, the Ninja 300R will have an engine capacity of 299cc while the Ninja 400R will have an engine capacity of 399cc. The Ninja 300R will be seen pumping out 39 bhp @11,000 rpm and will also have more torque than the best selling Ninja 250R. The 400R will be offering 43bhp at the low rate of 9, 500 rpm.
Incidentally, the Ninja 400R has been on sale in New Zealand and Canada from 2011. On the other hand, there are speculations that the Ninja 300R would replace the Ninja 250R as both the bikes have many similarities from power figures to peak power. However, the Ninja 400R is expected to fill the gap between the Ninja 300R and the Ninja 650R.
Long story short, Kawasaki has its eyes set on the class of buyers that are looking for a blend of performance, fuel economy, and affordability. And with Kawasaki 300R and 400R, they are ready to face up to the challenge posed by KTM Duke 350/390, that is all set to arrive sometime in 2013.
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