Ninja 300 Pros Cons: 300cc Kawasaki Ninja is an aggressively styled bike packed with extra power than its predecessor 250R. Some of the most remarkable features include its aerodynamic and aggressive styling, slipper clutch, powerful engine which are some of the big reasons to buy this bike.
But there are few points Ninja 300 lacks behind. Here are the pros and cons of the bike which would help you to decide whether or not this is the perfect bike for you.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Pros Cons
Pros of Ninja 300
1) Comfortable Riding Posture
When it comes to riding position and seating comfort, Ninja 300 is much similar to its younger sibling. The rear set foot-pegs gives a sporty riding posture along with the handle bar which allows elbows to have aerodynamic position. Thus, the elbows and palm remain stress free and have a firm grip on this bike. Moreover, the space on its fuel tank gives ample space to the knees to stick around it properly.
2) Slipper Clutch
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 comes with the option of slipper clutch. This slipper clutch comes into action when there is a sudden downshift of the gears which often throws the wheel into a spin, catching the rider off-guard. The slipper clutch feature provides the rider with greater control and helps in changing the gears quickly.
3) Amazing Features
As already mentioned, Ninja 300 has got attention grabbing looks and features. To begin with, the front fascia is boasted off by sharp twin headlights followed by long V-shaped pointed visor mounted with dark hued back perspective mirrors which give it a sporty and energetic look.
The back cowl includes additional LED tail light setup with side indicators fitted in its augmented back fender. Ninja 300 sport bike comes with dual lamp headlights with Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and multi-functional instrument console.
4) Engine Packed with Power
Kawasaki Ninja 300 has got a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin 296cc, DOHC, 8 valves engine with fuel-injection system. This powerful mill can churn out 38.5 Bhp of maximum power at 11000 rpm against a maximum torque of 27 Nm at 10000 rpm. This makes it more powerful than its predecessor.
5) Good Handling
Kawasaki Ninja 300 comes with an extended wheelbase and high ground clearance which provides better stability and turning abilities. Its wheelbase of 1405 mm and suspension system keeps it grounded during highway rides.
The ground clearance of 140 mm helps improves its aerodynamics during turns at slow speeds. You would always feel confident while riding the bike both in city and highway conditions. Moreover, if you love the highway rides, Ninja 300 will serve you well.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Pros Cons
Cons of Ninja 300
1) Bit Overpriced
Being priced at Rs. 3.60 lacs ex-showroom Delhi, leaves a doubt whether Ninja 300 would be accepted by the bike lovers or not. Moreover, for price sensitive Indian bike lovers, pricing remains a more dominant factor than styling and power. The main rival of Ninja 300 is Yamaha R3 and it is priced around Rs 12,000 less at Rs 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and R3 comes with rear Metzeler tyre and 2-channel ABS.
2) Low Mileage Figures
You cannot expect much from the Kawasaki Ninja 300 when it comes to mileage. In city conditions, it may return you a mileage of around 15-20 kmpl in city conditions and on highways it can be around 20-25 kmpl.
3) Less comfortable for the Pillion
Another point where Ninja 300 lacks behind is the comfort for the pillion. There are no rear grab bars or backrest for pillion. This would mean a tiring and uncomfortable journey for the pillion especially during long rides.
4) No ABS
Despite being priced above Rs 3.50 lakhs, Kawasaki is not offering the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) for Ninja 300 in India, not even as an option.
ABS is a must-have safety feature for a sport bike of this category and a lot of prospective Ninja buyers are waiting for Kawasaki to launch the ABS equipped Ninja 300 in India. The company recently launched Ninja 400 with ABS but it is very overpriced @ INR 4.69 lakh.