Kawasaki Ninja 300 Review
The technical side of the Kawasaki is ready to launch a green smasher, incorporated with huge power and torque to replace the 250cc Kawasaki Ninja. The Ninja 300 is now clearing its path of launch to be landed soon, which has already created great expectations. The Ninja 300 is a tough contestant for its challengers (KTM RC 390, TVS Akula, Honda CBR 300R, Yamaha R3, Hyosung GT300R, Bajaj Pulsar SS400, Benelli Tornado 302) and no doubt that the Ninja had already landed in the hearts of the bikers as green thunder.
The Ninja 300 is actually inspired from its massive hit brother Ninja 1000R and manages to withstand in terms of its power and riding quality as per the specification given. There have been few changes made on Ninja 300 in order to maintain its identity over its younger version Ninja 250 SL. Also, Kawasaki has planned to sale the Ninja in different names and variants based on the geographical distribution and will be available either as Ninja 250 or Ninja 300 or in some place both 250 and 300 cc Ninja will be made available.
Outlook and design
The Ninja 300 is really a blood pumper, increases the heartbeat, and makes you crazy about the look of this sporty machine. The very well sketched design is an art of work from Kawasaki, that the outcome of the Ninja 300 came with an absolute aerodynamic structure from the front to tail.
The dual headlamp and the V-slicer knife shaped visor of the Ninja are perfectly designed for its attitude. Seen from the front, the bike looks like a real Ninja sword with the sharp high visor and the nostrils for the free air flow makes the Ninja takes up more wind on the radiator to forget about the engine temperature.
Look at the fuel tank of the warrior Ninja 300, it looks just perfect for the body and the way the fuel tank is sculpted is uniformly matching the whole vehicle and has more angles on it. Kawasaki planed the whole body of Ninja 300 to keep it tightly packed that made the riders to fall for its tasteful rear design. The tail section retains the Ninja as a sport bike candidate and the triplet vents on full faring and the separation of the bike with a black shaded boundary is an awesome design on the 300cc Ninja.
One of the best and promising eye catchers is the aesthetic cool shooting exhaust of the Ninja 300, with a glowing metal finish on either side. The dragon end rear tail lamp and the split seat set is just made for the Ninja and be a perfect match.
The short raised rear sporty look of the ninja is even more highlighted by the short guard with reflector and indicators attached to it. The Ninja 300 though has some similarities with the previous Ninja 250, now looks even bold and sporty that keeps the Kawasaki Ninja 300 a distinct one even from its rivals.
Engine and gearbox
The powerful storm felt outside the engine of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is due to its 296cc, double-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve, 4-stroke engine that squashes out a maximum power of 39 bhp @ 11,000 rpm and 27 Nm @ 10,000 rpm of peak torque. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gear box transmission that increases the shifting ability smooth.
The dual throttle valve from the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is actually a gift for the race lovers, as the sudden throttle maintains the air intake of engine stabilised without losing the power while hitting hard the throttle. The increased 8-valve system is just rapid at the intake and the output air from the cylinders keep the green devil to keep smashing the path with its performance. As the action continues, the engine of Ninja 300 never feels choking even at the micro seconds is an art of Kawasaki engineering.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Top speed and mileage
The rides on Ninja 300 makes you to have the objects aside the road move just like that as the throttle is raised as desirable. The dual valve throttle pep up the performance of the bike to never fall short and thrills the ride with an amazing racing engine sound. The 0-100 kmph is achieved just less than 8 seconds and 0-60 kmph is not at all a task for the Ninja 300.
The Ninja looks distinct by its look and duty on road maintains the value of the bike higher. Though the Ninja revved hard on highways constantly, increasing the speed is never felt lagging and the engine is responsive even then. The rides inside the city are also made fun due to the peppy engine of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which hits a top speed of 175 kmph.
The mileage on the other hand is on the lower side, and consumes a litre of petrol to excite you for 18-22 km in city and 26 km on highways. The mileage can be different based on the conditions and riding quality.
Dimensions of Ninja 300
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 measures an overall length of 2015 mm, width of 715 mm and height of 1110 mm with a wheelbase of 1405 mm and seat height of 785 for a smooth ride. The dimensional details of the 300 are higher compared to the younger Ninja 250 which may feel well built for the displacement stuffed. The wheel base of the Ninja 300 is fair enough to ignore the bad roads and humps with the ground clearance of about 140 mm.
The overall weight of the Ninja comes around 172 kgs which may feel heavy for some, but the riding feels lighter on its foot and enjoyable for a 300 cc segment bikes. The fuel tank capacity of 17 litres manages the Ninja to be ridden free on long runs.
The full LCD digital frames of the Ninja keep the front panel to communicate with the rider with the vibrant display. The frame includes speedometer, tachometer, stand alarm, full digital fuel gauge, trip meters, low fuel indicators and even more.
However, the tachometer meter remains as analogue and keeps the racing instinct raise and fall ever time as needle inside tempts the rider. Overall, the entire digital console on the Ninja 300 is a perfect cluster of technology accessories.
The brakes and the suspensions of the Ninja are engineered carefully by the Kawasaki, considering the fact that the speed is put under control on the rider’s side.
The design and technology is exclusive for the Ninja 300, which helps in the better braking and stopping accurately with the refined ABS technology.
The 37mm telescopic forks at the front and 5-way preload adjustable mono shock with a uni-track linkage suspension at the rear give the rider a hassle free ride, even on uneven roads.
The 290 mm single disk in the front and 220 mm single disk on the rear of Ninja 300 is made fantastic on their duty by the dual piston calipers and is always at comfort to use.
As far as the suspension and the disk brakes are concerned, this is quite similar to the specification to the 250 Ninja. However, the 300 cc Ninja wears a 110/70- 17 M/C 54S tyres on its front foot and the rear wheel wears a 140/70-17M/C 66S sized tyres, which is a bit fatty compared to the younger Ninja.
The tyres measurement is fair enough on Ninja though the current competitors use extra fatty tyres. The hexagonal shape alloy rims are new and interesting on Ninja, and can be cleaned easily after rides.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 colours
The Ninja 300 is planned to deliver in the shades of its own green colour conversely the white shade has become the new shade on the Ninja this time on the 300cc machine. With the two colours, green shade must be the choice of youngsters to stay out of the full faring rivals.