The Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS has been launched in India for Rs 2.98 lakh, ex-Delhi. Kawasaki India is now local assembling the Ninja and hence there is a price cut of almost Rs 62,000. Apart from the price cut, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 also gets two colour options – candy plasma blue and lime green/ebony. Kawasaki is offering a limited offer of three years /unlimited mileage warranty on the Ninja 300. This limited offer is for early bird bookings and will be discontinued without any prior intimation. In short, if you are interested in the Ninja 300, then hurry up. Deliveries will start in September 2018 though. Post offer discontinuation, the warranty will be of two years/60,000km.
Kawasaki says that they are locally sourcing parts like the MRF tyres, headlights, Endurance brakes, electricals and body panels. The only imported component looks to be the engine. Speaking of which, the BS4 compliant 296cc parallel twin, liquid-cooled motor makes 39PS of power and 27Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed slipper clutch assisted transmission. There are disc brakes at both the ends and Kawasaki has also added dual channel ABS to the mix. The motorcycle uses a tubular frame and uses telescopic front forks along with an adjustable monoshock at the back. The kerb weight of this fully faired motorcycle is 179kg.
The Ninja 300 ABS looks like one of the bigger Kawasaki machines thanks to lithe bodywork and dual headlights. It is the most affordable offering by Kawasaki India and precedes the Ninja 400 (Rs 4.69 lakh). It is likely that Kawasaki India at a later stage will also localise the Ninja 400. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 will battle it out with the KTM RC 390 (Rs 2.39 lakh) and the Yamaha YZF-R3 (Rs 3.48 lakh).