Kawasaki Ninja 300 Mass Recall Over Faulty Brake Failure

Kawasaki Ninja 300 competes with the likes of BMW G310R, TVS Apache RR310 and KTM RC390.

Recently, Japanese bikemaker, Kawasaki have recalled a total of 1,358 units of the locally made Ninja 300 over faulty brake issue. The bikes manufactured between August 16, 2018, to March 12, 2019, will be inspected.

Kawasaki dealers are in the process of contacting the owners of Ninja 300 and resolving the issue as soon as possible. The master cylinder will be changed to solve the brake failure of the two-wheeler at no cost.

Kawasaki Ninja 300 recalled
Kawasaki Ninja 300

Kawasaki says that there is an issue with the front brake master cylinder made by Endurance, which is why the Ninja 300 has been recalled. In 2018, Kawasaki decided to localise the brakes, wheels, tyres and plastic to reduce the production cost.

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More insights into this issue tells us that, the hardness of the primary lip seal in the front brake master cylinder is insufficient. And so the seal might get peeled off when front brake is operated which eventually results in front wheel brake application on motorcycle.

Kawasaki Nina 300 is powered by a 296cc liquid-cooled, twin cylinder engine which produces 39 bhp at 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 27 Nm at 10,000 rpm. It gets a fuel injected system and transmission is via a 6-speed gearbox. It gets a slipper and self-servo wet multi-plate clutch mecha.

The bike gets digital odometer and speedometer, stand alarm, dual channel Anti-lock Braking system, low fuel and oil indicator, analogue tachometer and among others are some of the features that the bike gets.

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There is no news of discontinuing the Kawaski 300 soon like that in International markets. Outside, the 300cc Kawasaki Ninja has been replaced by Ninja 400 which provides more power and better ride quality. The price of the Ninja 400 sees a premium of Rs 1.5 lakh over the Ninja 300. If Kawasaki localises the bigger capacity bike then we can expect lowered down prices.

Currently, the Ninja 300 has been priced at Rs 2.98 lakh while the bigger engine that is the Ninja 400 starts at Rs 4.70 lakh. All prices relate to ex-showroom, Delhi.