2018 Kawasaki Ninja 300 should make more horsepower and torque from a larger displacement engine!
Kawasaki, a Japanese motorcycle brand famous for its Ninja series and ZX-series, is launching an updated version of the Ninja 300 in India. We don’t know the details yet, but there are pictures that have been displayed in a Japanese magazine called Young Machine. The bike will get a new LED headlamps, inverted forks and a wet slipper clutch, but everything else will be the same. The bike will be in competition with the KTM RC390, Yamaha YZF-R3 and the about to be launched TVS Akula 310.
The Ninja will come with the same engine as the present bike, a 295cc twin-cylinder engine that produces a power output of 35bhp and a torque of 27Nm. All of this will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox that is linked to the rear wheels by a chain-drive. The fairing will also be the same as the present bike, but the Lights will be changed. It would be LED lights this time, with much more visibility.
The bike will be built on the same chassis as the present one, but with the suspension tweaked a little bit. The bike will now get an inverted fork setup in the front and the same monoshock suspension at the rear for a smoother ride. The tyres on this bike are also the same, 17-inch alloys with a dimension of 110/70 at the front and a wider 140/70 at the rear. The brakes on this bike are also the same, a 290mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear.
As we go on to the side profile, the bike’s side profile has a clear resemblance to the Kawasaki Ninja 650, except for the exhaust canister that is new. The bike can also be expected to lose a few kilos which will help in boosting the power-to-weight ratio. The bike may be launched in India with a price tag of 4,00,000 rupees, but is worth for the money you pay.