As we reported last-week, Bajaj Auto has yesterday launched the much-awaited 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India for a smashing price of Rs. 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The newly launched Ninja 300 will replace the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which has been discontinued with effect. The Ninja 300 looks similar to the new 2013 Ninja 250R, that is being sold in the international markets.
The Ninja 300 was officially launched by Mr. Rajeev Bajaj along with a press conference. The Ninja 300 is basically the 2013 Ninja 250 R with a bigger 300cc, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke P arallel Twin cylinder engine, which returns a maximum power output of 38bhp and with a peak torque of 27Nm (about 20% more than the Ninja 250R). The engine is connected to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.
The bike features a new front fascia, which includes a redesigned headlamp cluster having two headlamps instead of 250R’s single headlamp. It has a new petrol tank, body panels, graphics and rear light cluster. It also features new alloy wheels, aerodynamic body design, and similar one’s which are seen on costlier and more powerful Kawasaki bikes, like Ninja ZX-10R, ZX-6R and also in one of the fastest production motorcycle in the world, Ninja ZX-14R.
The ride and handling of the Ninja 300 is also improved by a great extent, it becomes sharper and direct and feels controlled on almost all speeds. The city rides are easy now and you will enjoy to rev it hard on highways and on tracks. Stopping power comes from a 290 mm petal disc up front and a 220 mm petal disc at the rear. However, the India spec motorcycle doesn’t offer ABS.
A booking for the Ninja 300 is already commenced with a token amount of Rs. 40,000, while the deliveries will be commenced shortly. The Ninja 300 is available in two different colour options – Pearl Stardust White and Ninja Green, this new set of wheels is available at all the Pro-biking stores across India.
At the launch event of all-new Kawasaki Ninja 300 R, Yuji Horiuchi, India Kawasaki Motors, added, “The Kawasaki Ninja 250R has been a great success in India, with more than 3000 bikes sold till date (including 650R). With a product like Ninja 300 and Bajaj Probiking’s wide and exclusive network, the Kawasaki brand will continue to grow in India.”
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Also see – Kawasaki Ninja 300R to launch on 10th April in India, alongside KTM Duke 390