New Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS launched, price drops by Rs 62,000

Joanna Estrada
July 22, 2018

Localisation brings down Ninja 300's price; uses the same 296cc, parallel-twin engine.

The new Ninja 300 is priced at Rs 2.98 lakh, which is around Rs 62,000 cheaper than the outgoing version which was retailed for Rs 3.6 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Ninja 300 addressed the issue and comes with dual channel ABS as standard fitment at both ends. The Ninja 300 will continue to be assembled at India Kawasaki Motors' Chakan factory through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route. We were the first ones to tell you about Kawasaki's plan on localising the Ninja 300 back in June 2018. Previously, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 was sold at an ex-showroom price tag of INR 3.60 lakh. Initiatives like "Make In India" have also been encouraging factors in increasing localisation. The localization gives us a benefit to set a very competitive price, because of which we can offer many new customers an opportunity to enjoy our product and also start experiencing fun of supersports riding.

He further added, "As per Kawasaki's product portfolio Ninja 300 is entry level sports bike". 2018 Ninja 300 is offered in two colour options- lime green/ebony and candy plasma blue. Featuring a full-body front fairing and dual headlamp setup, the Ninja 300 draws its design inspiration from the bigger Ninja ZX-10R while its wheels look inspired by the ZX-14R. As for localized parts, the bike gets MRF tyres and Endurance brakes. With the price drop, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 becomes India's cheapest twin cylinder motorcycle. Kawasaki also informed that the customers doing pre-booking will be given three years of warranty offer. The bike is underpinned by the high-tensile strength diamond frame, while suspension duties are handled by 37 mm telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission via a slipper clutch. The Ninja 300 is now the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in the country. The bike also has new colours and graphics. Till now, Kawasaki used to source most of components for the Ninja 300 from the Thailand and Indonesian plants.

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