Kawasaki to launch BS6-compliant Ninja 300 bike in mid-2020
Kawasaki is working to introduce a BS6-compliant model of its popular motorcycle, the Ninja 300, in India next year. According to Bikedekho, the Japanese automaker will launch the motorcycle after the new emission norms come into effect from April 1, 2020. Apart from the engine upgrade, the upcoming model is likely to remain the same as the existing variant. Here's more about it.
Kawasaki Ninja 300: At a glance
The updated Kawasaki Ninja 300 will look similar to the existing model. Hence, it will feature a fully-faired design with dual-tone paint scheme, muscular-looking fuel tank, split seats, and blacked-out alloy wheels. As for electronic features, it will house a digital-analog instrument console, along with halogen headlamp, LED turn indicators, and LED taillights.
Power and performance
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is likely to be powered by a BS6-compliant 296cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine. This engine, in its present tune, churns out 39PS of power and 27Nm of peak torque. The unit comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and promises a city mileage of 32kmpl. Also, the bike has a top-speed of 144kmph and it can do 0-100kmph in 7.17 seconds.
Kawasaki Ninja 300: On the road
In the braking department, the Ninja 300 comes equipped with 290mm disc brakes on the front, 220mm disc brakes on the rear, and dual-channel ABS for better grip on the road. To handle suspension duties, the motorcycle houses 37mm telescopic forks on the front and pre-load adjustable monoshock suspension on the rear.
What will be the pricing?
Presently, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is priced at Rs. 2.98 lakh in India. However, we expect the new BS6-compliant model to carry a little premium over the existing variant and cost somewhere around Rs. 3.2 lakh.
Internationally, the Ninja 300 is replaced by Ninja 400
Notably, Kawasaki has replaced the baby Ninja 300 with the more powerful Ninja 400 in international markets. However, the company has not discontinued it in India, considering the price-sensitive nature of Indian market. And, thanks to the locally assembled parts, it is the most-affordable Ninja motorcycle and the third most-affordable parallel-twin motorcycle in the country.