Kawasaki India has issued its first recall for 2019. The highly popular Ninja 300 is the affected model. It seems that Kawasaki quality testing team found out that the Ninja 300’s front brake master cylinder is likely to fail. This could lead to a crash. Kawasaki India hasn’t mentioned the number but we believe it to be decently large considering that the Ninja 300 is one of the most affordable models. Dealers have already started contacting customers through email or phone calls. The replacement will take less than an hour and is subject to part availability. Kawasaki India will bear the cost of the replacement.
A brake master cylinder is one of the more important components of a motorcycle’s braking system. Any fault in it will render the front brake useless. Kawasaki India, it seems, hasn’t got any reported issues and this recall is part of the company’s quality control efforts. It is being said that there are more than 1300 motorcycles that are affected. These were manufactured between August 16, 2018 – March 12, 2019. This is a mix of ABS as well as non-ABS models. One can check if their bike is affected or not by visiting Kawasaki’s website. Kawasaki India started manufacturing the Ninja 300 in India late last year. This lead to a drop in price by Rs 60,000 and also got in dual channel ABS. Kawasaki offers a semi-digital instrument console on this motorcycle. Two new colour options were also introduced recently.
Not only this, the company also slashed prices of the spare parts. In comparison, the TVS Apache RR310 barely sold a fraction of the Ninja’s number last month. The Ninja 300 is powered by a 296cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine that produces 39PS of power and 27Nm of torque. A slip and assist clutch, mated to 6-gears, sends power to the rear wheel. Discs at both ends as well as a telescopic front suspension and a monoshock at the rear are the rest of the hardware.