Kawasaki are seriously looking on giving their Ninja 300 a BS-VI equipped motor here. It looks likely that the Japanese bike maker will bring the updated model here in mid-2020. This will be just after the BS-VI emission norms kick-off from April 1, 2020 onwards.
The Ninja 300 is one of the most affordable sportsbikes available in our country, priced at Rs.2.96 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This comes due to large levels of localisation, making it a value for money offering here. We can expect Kawasaki to give the Ninja 300 some minor updates to make it look more desirable.
These include bringing new colour schemes and additional features. Mechanically, the Ninja 300 may not be featuring any changes in its configuration. It will employ the same 296cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor.
This motor manages to make 39 BHP of power along with 27 Nm of torque, coming mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Kawasaki did replace this model with the Ninja 400 in most international markets. However, the Ninja 300 still soldiers on here and Kawasaki look reluctant on giving up on it.
The BS-VI equipped Ninja 300 could see a slight increase in its price, which may exceed the Rs.3 lakh mark. Kawasaki will not look on increasing the price of the motorcycle by a large margin, which may affect its sales. When launched, the Ninja 300 will rival the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R3 and the KTM Duke 250.
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