Sales Report: Yamaha R3 vs. Kawasaki Ninja 300

Yamaha R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300 (Sales Report): Yamaha R3 registered a total of 80 units in May 2018, leaving its primary competitor, Ninja 300, behind by 78 units. Yes, the report for May 2018 claims that only 2 units of the popular Kawasaki Ninja series motorcycle was sold throughout India. As Yamaha R3 was launched at Auto Expo 2018, here we have a comparison of sales number for both the entry level SuperSport options.

Yamaha YZF-R3
Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

Monthly Sales Comparison

 Month YZF-R3 Ninja 300
Feb 2018 8 10
March 2018 96 115
April 2018 88 2
May 2018 80 2

Fans can clearly see how the number of units were raised to 115 units for Ninja 300 in March 2018 while next two months saw only 2 units being delivered each month. One reason for this difference is the entry of new Ninja 400.

Kawasaki has not yet disclosed the numbers for their new bike. Yamaha R3, on the other hand, seems like getting consistent number of buyers from last three months. The low 8 unit sale was registered during the month of its arrival in India.

Kawasaki Ninja 300
Kawasaki Ninja 300

If compared in terms of power and equipment, Yamaha R3 clearly wins with 41.4 BHP and 29.6 Nm of torque. The bike packs standard ABS and claims a price tag of just INR 3.48 lakh. Kawasaki Ninja 300 is good for 38.5 BHP and 27 Nm. It lacks ABS and carries a price tag of INR 3.60 lakh. A recent report also claimed that Kawasaki will locally produce this model and price the same around INR 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Read More

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Yamaha R3 Key Specs

Displacement 321 cc
Maximum Power 41.4 Bhp @ 10750 rpm
Maximum Torque 29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Number of Gears 6
Seat Height 780 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 173 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Top Speed 188 kmph

Kawasaki Ninja 300 Key Specs

Displacement 296 cc
Maximum Power 38.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm
Maximum Torque 27 Nm @ 10000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Number of Gears 6
Seat Height 785 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 172 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
Top Speed 182 kmph
Sales Report: Yamaha R3 vs. Kawasaki Ninja 300
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