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Top 5 things our review revealed about the Kawasaki Ninja 300

Bikewale logoBikewale 09-03-2018 Ranjan R. Bhat

We recently put the Kawasaki Ninja 300 through its paces and came back impressed with the bike. Here are the five things that stood out about the motorcycle.

It’s got street cred

The design might be over five years old, but the Kawasaki Ninja 300 continues to hog attention on the street. With the sharp twin headlamp setup, sharp fairing and that loud livery, all inspired by the Ninja ZX-10R superbike, the Ninja 300 is one of the most distinctive-looking motorcycles in the segment. People might even confuse it for a middleweight motorcycle.

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Accessible power 

The Ninja 300 is a bike that can keep a performance-enthusiast entertained without scaring the wits out of a novice. Even with the parallel-twin engine churning out 39 horsepower, the Ninja 300 is a very easy motorcycle to ride. Customers upgrading from puny commuter bikes will have no problem adapting to the Ninja 300. The engine starts to warm up as the revs climb, and things get really exciting as you get close to 10,000rpm.  Even the exhaust note maintains a low key when you are pottering around the city, and gets loud only when you are hooning it.

An all-rounder

The Ninja 300 features a light clutch and throttle, a comfortable riding position and a firm seat. Even the heat dissipation is managed very well.  This makes the Ninja 300 a brilliant partner for your daily commutes and city runs. As for touring enthusiasts, it features a metal tank for your tank bag, a spacious rear seat for saddlebags and a very effective windscreen.  And even for someone who enjoys corner carving, the Ninja 300 ticks all the right boxes with its intuitive and agile chassis and the good cornering clearance. 

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Basic features list 

Its equipment list is where the Ninja 300 shows its age. While the competition has started offering equipment like inverted forks, ride-by-wire throttle, LED DRLs and all-digital instrument consoles, the Ninja 300 misses out on these. While some might argue that some of these are unnecessary, ABS is a feature that Kawasaki shouldn’t have skimped upon.

It’s too pricey

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And that is true, especially when you consider that the Ninja 300 is priced at Rs 4.43 lakhs (on-road). It is the most expensive motorcycle in the segment. Even with its capabilities and the iconic moniker adorning the tank, the Ninja 300 fails to justify the price tag. 

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