Here is some good news for Kawasaki Ninja fans. Word is out that the unofficial bookings of the Kawasaki Ninja 300R have commenced in some showrooms across India. The new Ninja 250R, which is all set to replace the current Ninja 250R in India, has created a lot of stir in the market and is expected to be unveiled officially on March 2013. Although all the dealerships are yet to start accepting the bookings, if you are interested in the Ninja 300R, you should check personally with your nearest Bajaj ProBiking dealer. According to the rumor, the booking amount is Rs. 6000 for booking a brand new Ninja 300R.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300R is powered by a 296cc, 4-stroke, Parallel Twin liquid-cooled engine that produces 39 PS of peak power at 11,000 RPM and 27 NM of torque at 10,000 RPM. This engine is mated to a 6 speed constant mesh gearbox sending power to the rear wheels via a chain drive. The bike has been built around a diamond type steel tube frame and has a kerb weight of 172 kgs. At the front it gets a pair of 37mm telescopic forks while at the rear it gets Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas charged shock with 5 way adjustable settings. Braking is done by Single 290 mm petal disc at the front and a Single 220mm petal disc at the rear. Pricing has not been out yet but we expect that it will stay close to the south of current pricing of the Ninja 250R due to increased competition from other international motorcycle manufacturers in the similar segment.
The earlier Ninja 250R, although being a fine piece of machinery faced the problem of being overpriced. If Bajaj can resolve that problem this time and make the pricing fairly competitive (Bajaj being known to price its products well), this bike is definitely headed to take the lead spot in the quarter litre segment again!