All-Electric Kawasaki Ninja 300 Patented: Kawasaki has also joined the latest ongoing trend of working on electric motorcycles. The brand recently received a patent for its all-new electric motorcycle that will essentially be based on the design of the Ninja 300 sports bike. Kawasaki submitted the patent files in 2013 and finally got the official approval last month. As seen in the patent images leaked online, the electric vehicle from the Japanese giant does look promising.
The new patent images have revealed clearer details of the electric motorcycle which were initially missing from the patents surfaced in 2015 indicating a sharper tail section and the handlebar design only. Taking the design inspiration from the Ninja 300, the electric sports bike features the same headlight section in addition to the similar front visor and the side fairing.
The patent images also suggest that the sports bike will feature a swappable battery mounted below the tubular frame. The hinges at the side could open up the area to access the batteries and swap them with the chargeable ones once the power is depleted. More details on the Kawasaki’s first electric sports motorcycle are expected to surface when the brand will officially reveal a prototype/concept motorcycle.
As far as the non-electric Kawasaki Ninja 300 is concerned, at present, it is the best-selling 2-cylinder full-faired sports bike in India. The motorcycle is powered by a 296cc, twin-cylinder engine, producing 39 HP at 11,000 rpm and 27 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The performance numbers are better than TVS Apache RR 310 but feel decent in comparison to the Yamaha YZF-R3. Yamaha is yet to bring the updated 2019 model of R3 in India.