The Ninja 250 was upgraded to Ninja 300 in 2013. Since then there has been no changes on the bike and it continues to sell in the same avatar. A new Ninja 300 is set to hit the roads this time. What will this bike offer? Will it be more powerful? Feature-loaded? Read our detailed preview on this new bike. Kawasaki is working on introducing this bike in India soon. The 250cc version will not come to India. Kawasaki has been working on the new generation, we bring you all the details of the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300.
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Design
In terms of design, the new Ninja looks a lot more aggressive than the current one. The black and red theme looks menacing too. This means that the new styling will separate it from its predecessor. The current bike looks similar to the Ninja ZX-10R, now it seems to slowly move away from the design and get some inspiration form the Ninja H2. This was confirmed when we saw the images of the Ninja 300 that were leaked in Indonesia. Still, it is a bit too early say much until we see the bike in flesh. The brand is looking at carrying forward the design language of the bigger bikes into the smaller ones too. This will make all the bikes look like the same family.
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Engine
Kawasaki will be offering the 250cc version in Thailand. This is due to the fact that there are a lot of extra taxes on bikes bigger than 250cc. In India, Kawasaki could upgrade the 300cc to 350cc as per rumors, but nothing can be said as of now. Else, the bike shall continue to have a 296cc twin parallel engine that will produce 39bhp of power at about 11,000rpm, while the torque is 27Nm. This shall be mated to a six-speed transmission. Kawasaki won’t upgrade much on the engine if it continues with the 300cc. With the 350cc, it wants to compete with the rest of the new upcoming products. This will justify the higher price of this new motorcycle. The twin cylinder engine is already available on the Ninja 300.
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Colours
This is likely to get a white, apart from the green and black.The colors can be confirmed as we head closer to the launch.
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Launch Date
The new Ninja 300 will be launched in mid 2017. It is a bit too early to comment but this could be the time when Kawasaki will get it in India. For the South-East Asian markets, it will be available by early 2017. The new bike is due to be launched in India, but it won’t get the 250cc. There is a higher taxation for bikes in excess of 250cc in Thailand and hence the company has developed this engine. For India, the competition is in the 300cc-400cc segment. So, the company will be working towards meeting this requirement.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Price
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is expect to cost about INR 3.8 lakhs (on-road). This is majorly due to increase in taxes and even some additions in the new model. It is a bit early to conclude but this is likely to be the case. The bike is not fully locally manufactured, hence it will attract a higher price.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Top Speed
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Top Speed
The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 will have a top speed of close to 180 km/hr. This is only if the new 350cc engine is used on the bike. Then the performance will be even better.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Competition
The Yamaha R3 is the biggest rival for the Ninja at the moment. However, the company will be looking at targeting more bikes if it gets into the 350cc segment. We shall come to know more about these bikes as we head closer to the end of this year. The bike will be revealed by then.