Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS launched in India at Rs 2.98 lakhs

Donna Miller
July 22, 2018

"Therefore, Ninja 300 happens to be our bestselling product in India because of affordable price".

India Kawasaki Motors (IKM) on Friday announced the launch of new Ninja 300 with a price tag of Rs 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new model comes with front and rear Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and costs around Rs 62,000 less than its outgoing version. This makes the baby Ninja, the most affordable Kawasaki offering in India and it sits alongside its larger sibling, the Ninja 400.

As per Kawasaki's product portfolio Ninja 300 is entry level sports bike. He further added that localization gives India Kawasaki Motors a benefit to set a very competitive price, because of which the Company can offer many new customers an opportunity to enjoy the product and also start experiencing fun of supersports riding.

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 rivals the KTM RC 390 and the TVS Apache RR 310, which costs INR 2.37 lakh and INR 2.23 lakh respectively (all prices are ex-showroom Delhi).

Kawasaki Ninja 300 2018 green riding
The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 300 receives two colours- Lime Green Ebony and Candy Plasma Blue

The 2018 Ninja 300 is available in 2 colour options - Lime Green / Ebony and Candy Plasma Blue. The Ninja ZX-10R inspired dual headlamps remain the same, which despite the age, still looks sharp. Customers doing pre-booking will be given "3 years of unlimited mileage warranty offer" on the all new Ninja 300 ABS. Fuel injection and liquid cooling are standard, and the engine is paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox. As part of the localisation, Thai-made IRC tyres have been replaced with MRF Zappers. The bike has a wheelbase of 1,405 mm and the seat height is 785 mm.

Kawasaki employed Ninja 300 with 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork at front and 5-way adjustable preload mono suspension at the rear.

While the Ninja 400 will continue to be imported as a CKD unit from Thailand, Kawasaki has turned towards domestic vendors to increase the localisation of components on the Ninja 300.

Powering the Ninja 300 is the same 296 cc, parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 38 BHP @ 11,000 rpm and 27 Nm of torque @ 10,000 rpm. The bike also gets dual-channel ABS as standard.

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