BS6 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Revealed Ahead of Launch: After releasing a couple of teaser images on its social media channels, Kawasaki India has officially revealed the BS6-compliant 2021 model of the much-awaited Ninja 300 sports bike. Contrary to what we were expecting, Kawasaki has not updated the 300cc bike in terms of looks and design.
Except for the new colour and updated BS6 engine, the 2021 Ninja 300 remains exactly the same. As per the latest details available, some of the Kawasaki dealers have also started accepting pre-bookings for the 300cc sports bike with a token amount ranging between INR 10,000 to INR 50,000.
Kawasaki India has not yet revealed the engine specifications and the ex-showroom price of the updated model. The recent update suggests the BS6 Ninja 300 to launch with a slightly higher ex-showroom price tag of around INR 3.20 lakhs. For your reference, the last-gen BS4-compliant model was available with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 2.98 lakhs.
The BS4 model of Ninja 300 was powered by a 296cc, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that was capable of offering maximum power of 39HP and a peak torque of 27Nm. The engine was mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Though there has been no confirmation on the performance figures for the BS6-compliant variant of the motorcycle, one can certainly expect a minimal reduction in the power and torque values since the engine will now comply with stricter BS6 emission norms.
As Ninja 300 is equipped with an older engine, it is yet to be seen how the brand has tuned it according to the new emission standards without compromising the performance. The BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 would be competing with the likes of the 2021 Yamaha YZF-R3 and the Benelli 302R, which are also expected to launch in the Indian markets later this year.
Images Source: Kawasaki India