Kawasaki has reportedly stopped the production of BS-4 Ninja 300 now and the BS-6 units might not reach the dealerships before March 2020.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 is the Japanese’s best selling motorcycle in India. After its prices were reduced in 2018 and ABS being added, its sales boosted up to 300-400 units a month. Now, we get to know that it would not be available in India for some time.
Kawasaki has discontinued the Ninja 300 in the wake of BS-6 norms. The manufacturer had earlier stated that they cannot meet BS-6 norms within the deadline. So, the BS-6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 is likely to make its debut post-April 2020.
In 2018, the prices of Ninja 300 were reduced to 2.98 Lakhs, seeing a decrease of more than Rs 50,000. The reason for the price dip was heavy localization done on the sportsbike to make it more affordable. Kawasaki will increase the prices of BS-6 Ninja 300 by atleast Rs 10,000.
Ninja 300 comes with a 300cc liquid-cooled 8-valve parallel-twin cylinder engine, that produces 39 BHP at 11000 RPM and 27 Nm of peak torque at 10000 RPM. The engine comes with a 6-speed gearbox with a uni-directional quick-shifter.
Telescopic forks at the front and a pre-load adjustable monoshock handle the suspension part of the Ninja. Braking is taken care of by single petal-shaped disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS as standard.
We expect a new colour scheme and LED headlamps being added on the BS-6 Ninja 300. Other than that, it will come with the same set of decals, analogue instrument console with a small digital readout, low-height clip-on handlebars, the crude-looking single-piece pillion handlebar and split-seat styling.
Ninja 300 competes with the likes of BMW G 310 R, KTM RC 390, Yamaha R3, Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and TVS Apache RR310. The R3 is the costliest of the lot, whereas the Apache RR310 is the most affordable.