Update 2: Kawasaki India has posted the teaser image on their Facebook page again, it says that the Made-in-India Ninja 300 will launch in India! You can check out the photo here.
Update 1: Due to unknown reasons, Kawasaki India has removed the Ninja 300 teaser image from their official Facebook page. The launch might have been delayed, we are trying our best to get in touch with the brand. We will post more updates soon. Watch this space!
Original Article: The wait is over! Kawasaki is all-set to launch the heavily localized version of Ninja 300 in India on Friday (July 20). The brand recently posted an image of a Blue Ninja 300 on their Facebook page with a caption: “All Set For A Fresh New Start! Releasing on this Friday!”
The Made-in-India Ninja 300 is expected to be priced around INR 2.35-2.50 lakh (Ex-showroom India). The motorcycle will feature ABS as government has made it mandatory for bikes above 125cc to bring this safety feature as standard.
There are high chances that Kawasaki might also equip the Ninja 300 with LED headlights and updated instrument console. It is being rumored that Minda Corporation is helping Kawasaki by providing majority of parts for local production while tyres are said to be sourced from MRF for cost effective pricing. The Made-in-India model is expected to be available in 2 colors: Candy Lime Green & Plasma Blue.
Not just that, Kawasaki’s Make-in-India initiative can include other entry level bikes in the near future. The basic purpose of launching this impressively priced model is to capture more market share than KTM sport bikes like RC 390 and Duke 390, and the recently launched 300cc BMW bikes, the G310R & G310GS.
If the ex-showroom price comes out to be under INR 2.50 lakh, Kawasaki will undercut the existing Yamaha R3 by a huge margin and even the single cylinder RC 390 by INR 5,000. Ninja 300 is a powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle with 296cc engine producing 38.5 BHP and 27 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the bike is also equipped with a slipper clutch.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Tech Specs
|Engine Description||Parallel Twin, 4-Stroke|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection|
|No. of Cylinders||2-Cylinder|
|Maximum Power||38.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||27 Nm @ 10000 rpm|
|No. of Gears||6-Speed|
|Overall Length||2015 mm|
|Overall Width||715 mm|
|Overall Height||1170 mm|
|Ground Clearance||140 mm|
|Seat Height||785 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||172 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres|
|Front Brake||290 mm Petal Disc|
|Rear Brake||220 mm Petal Disc|