Kawasaki has added two new colours to the Ninja 300. The entry-level sportsbike is now made-in-India and priced at Rs 2.98 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
To celebrate the recent sales milestone of Kawasaki, the Ninja 300 is now available in Metallic MoonDust Grey and Lime Green colour options. Now it is available in four colour options, the other two being Lime Green and Candy Plasma Blue.
The prices remain unchanged, at Rs 2.98 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Kawasaki has achieved 1300 sales unit milestone of the Ninja, since its launch last year. The made-in-India version was launched in July, while the deliveries began in August 2018.
Prior to this, Kawasaki sold the Ninja 300 through the CBU route. That’s why earlier price was Rs 3.60 Lakhs. To improve the sales of the Ninja, the manufacturer has started using some local components.
Ninja gets a 296cc parallel twin cylinder liquid-cooled engine, that produce 39 BHP at 11000 RPM and 27 Nm of torque at 10,000 RPM. the engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The engine and chassis of the Ninja 300 are still bought in India through the CKD route, from Thailand. The lights, tires and switches are sourced from local manufacturers.
For suspension, it uses telescopic forks at the front and a 5-way adjustable pre-load monoshock at the back. Braking is handled by a 290mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the back with dual-channel ABS.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 receives tough competition from the BMW G 310 R, KTM RC390, KTM Duke 390, Honda CB300R and TVS Apache RR310. The BMW motorcycle is the nearest rival, which actually made Kawasaki cut the prices.
Meanwhile, Kawasaki is also planning to localize the Ninja 650 and Z650 in the near future. After the baby Ninja, these two with Vulcan S are the most popular motorcycles in India.