Kawasaki has already announced its all new product, the Ninja 300R. Set to replace the current Ninja 250R, the Ninja 300R will create a whole new segment of motorcycling altogether. Currently there are no 300cc displacement motorcycles in the market thus implying that the 300R will go head to head with the current 250cc bikes. The Indian motorcycling scene saw a host of manufacturers like Honda and Hyosung flock to occupy the 250cc segment prior to which the Ninja enjoyed its monopoly in that segment. Although expensive, the bike boasted of some exclusive characteristics which couldn’t be matched by the others.

The latest 300R, I expect would continue to hold that dimension of exclusivity. The styling has been revised and the new iteration looks much sharper and aggressive, thanks to its razor shaped headlamps and fairing integrated indicators. The rear has also got equal treatment. The 250cc mill has been drilled more giving it a longer stroke making it 296cc. Added to it are all new pistons and piston rings, cylinder head and tuned for low compression of 10.8:1. It also gets an all new throttle body injection and a slipper clutch like in the previously talked about Ninja ZX-6R. Thus, the new liquid cooled, parallel twin, 8 valve engine makes 39 PS of power and 27 NM of torque. The chassis is now a steel tube frame with more rigidity and improved dynamics.

With the 250cc growing hotter and hotter, Kawasaki is expected to make a quick move to launch the bike in the Indian market. We expect Bajaj Auto will be bringing this bike latest by June next year to take on the competition. It would be a killer if Bajaj can launch the Ninja 300R at the current prices but that will take a heavy degree of localization. How much Bajaj can manage to do it, we will have to wait and watch.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Why all are boasting that 39ps for 300cc mill is great while the early 2stroke 250cc giants like aprilia rs250 and suzuki rgv250 gamma (they have same suzuki’s parallel twin engine) easily managed 45-50ps. Please dont give excuse that ninja is a 4stroke. It is 50cc higher than the above two bikes bikes.

    • Nabby

      Dear friend, if you are a bike lover you should know that ninja 300 is a sports bike meant for normal roads and also can be used as a delay commuting bike(occasionally can be driven no track), so kawasaki have to keep emissions norms and fuel efficient in there mind, so for a bike of 300 cc which give 39ps power & top speed of more than 110 miles per hour (above 175 km) with a responsable mileage (25 to 35 kmpl) is something really great.

      And for the bikes that you have mentioned (aprilia rs250 and suzuki rgv250) are race oriented motorcycle.(more to run no track than on roads) suzuki have stoped it prouduction of suzuki rgv250 in 1998. there are huge difference in manufacturing thise two type of bike.

  2. Itni mehangi bike lae kar fida kya hai agar bike lani hai to RS1.50 laks tak lo acha hai jada mehangi bike lae kar pachtana hi hai india mae wasae bhi itni achi roads nahi hai yae sab bikes kaliae WHY SHOULD WE PUT OUR LIFE IN A RISK BY RIDING THIS TYPE OF BIKES IN INDIA

    • Dear Friend, If you are within the limits anything is safe. People should understand that, a vehicle is meant for moving places and not for anyother wild actions. The question is, who has the garland. If it is in monkey’s hand and you know the result. 85% of the Indians don’t have the common sense and passion of riding bikes. The government should organize to provide a special license after taking proper training for all owners who prefer to have performance bikes more than 250cc (Eg.)

  3. I really doubt that Kawasaki will roll out 300cc in India because last month Kawasaki rolled out new version ninja with 250cc engine and 300cc is only for US and European markets. So I think even if ninja is launched in India it will be 250cc and not 300cc. Of course the price will be more than what ninja comes for today but Kawasaki has really done a good job with this model…..Waiting for the arrival of this monster…I hope it to be 300cc but fingers crossed.

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