The Kawasaki Ninja 300 was earlier discontinued in India, due to emission compliance. Now, Kawasaki India has rolled out the BS-VI variant of the same model, in 2021, and they are currently accepting bookings via their online website and dealerships across the country. It is also the most affordable sports bike, with the tag of a Kawasaki Ninja and the ex-showroom price is INR 318,000.
There are three colour options available: Ebony, Lime Green, and Candy Lime Green. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 regains its old bodywork, with 37 mm telescopic forks in the front, and mono-shock at the rear. It retains the usual seating capacity of 2, with an engine capacity of 296 cc. The liquid-cooled twin-engine develops maximum power of 38.40 bhp at 11000 rpm and provides a great mileage of up to 26 kmpl.
This bike is undoubtedly a great choice for long rides due to the comfort it provides, and it is also a decent option for off-roading, given the sporty nature of the bike. It also sports the world’s smallest ABS unit, and the ergonomic design with Kawasaki’s heat management technology makes it a must for all sports bikes’ fanatics.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Latest Updates
Kawasaki has announced online that deliveries of the Ninja 300 BS6 have commenced. You can read more about it here. The bike was launched in India at Rs 3.18 lakh (ex-showroom), making it Rs 20,000 dearer than the BS4 model. Aesthetically, the 'new' Ninja 300 looks exactly the same as before. It continues to use split halogen headlamps and bulb indicators along with an LED tail light. However, to keep the bike looking fresh for 2021, the baby Ninja now comes in three new colours: Lime Green, Candy Lime Green and Ebony.
It still uses the same 296cc parallel-twin motor as before which has been tweaked to meet the BS6 norms. The motor churns out 39PS and 26.1Nm (0.9Nm less than the BS4 model), paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.
As for underpinnings, the BS6 Ninja 300 retains its 37mm telescopic fork and a monoshock at the rear. It rides on a 110-section front tyre and a 140-section rear tyre with 17-inch rims at both ends.
In terms of competition, the BS6 Ninja 300 goes up against the BS6 KTM RC 390 and the TVS Apache RR 310, both of which are much more affordable. Pricing-wise, the Ninja 300 also rivals the KTM 390 Duke and the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.