According to recent reports, the BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 is expected to hit the Indian market anytime soon. The brand has recently discontinued the BS4-compliant variant of its entry-level motorcycle in India while its BS6-compliant version did come as a surprise for the fans. The updated motorcycle variant has been spotted testing near the ARAI facility in Pune further confirming the speculations of an updated engine.
The entry-level Ninja 300 is one of the most cherished motorcycles in the Indian market which had a good run with the customers due to its splendid performance as well as an affordable price tag when compared to the Ninja 400 which has already replaced the smaller displacement Ninja 300 in certain international markets.
If the motorcycle in the leaked images indeed turns out to be the BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300, the brand will be offering it a premium of INR 10,000-INR 15,000 over the BS4-compliant variant which was available in the market at an ex-showroom price tag of INR 2.98 lakhs.
At present, powering the BS4 Ninja 300 is a 296cc, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that is capable of offering maximum power of 39HP and a peak torque of 27Nm. The engine comes 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 to more stricter emission norms.
As Ninja 300 is equipped with an older engine, it is yet to be seen how the brand will tune it according to the new emission standards without compromising the performance. As far as the launch of the BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 is concerned, one can certainly expect the motorcycle to make an official entry after the implementation of the BS6 emission norms in India from April 1, 2020.