Kawasaki Ninja 300

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Kawasaki Ninja 300
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Seattle Motorcycle Show.jpg
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries Motorcycle & Engine
Also called EX300
Parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Production 2012-present
Class Sport bike
Engine 296 cc (18.1 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC parallel-twin
Bore / stroke 62.0 mm × 49 mm (2.44 in × 1.93 in)
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Top speed 199.6 km/h (124.0 mph)[1][2]
Power 25.93 kW (34.77 hp) @ 11,000 rpm[1]
29 kW (39 hp) @ 11,000 rpm (claimed)[3][4]
Torque 23.66 N·m (17.45 lb·ft) @ 9750 rpm[1]
27 N·m (20 lbf·ft) @ 10000 rpm (claimed)[3]
Ignition type CDI
Transmission Slipper clutch, 6-speed, chain
Frame type Steel tubular semi-double cradle
Suspension

Front: telescopic fork; 120 mm (4.7 in) travel

Rear: preload adjustable 130 mm (5.2 in) travel
Brakes Front & rear disc. ABS option
Tires Front: 110/70-17
Rear:140/70-17
Rake, trail 27°, 93 mm (3.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Dimensions L: 2,015 mm (79.3 in)
W: 715 mm (28.1 in)
H: 1,110 mm (44 in)
Seat height 785 mm (30.9 in)
Weight 164 kg (362 lb)[2] (dry)
174.6 kg (385.0 lb)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity 17.0 l (3.7 imp gal; 4.5 US gal)
Fuel consumption

70 mpg‑US (3.4 L/100 km; 84 mpg‑imp)[2]

54.1 mpg‑US (4.35 L/100 km; 65.0 mpg‑imp)[1]
Related Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Kawasaki Z300

The Kawasaki Ninja 300, or EX300, is a 296 cc (18.1 cu in) Ninja series sport bike introduced by Kawasaki in 2012 for the 2013 model year. It is sold in Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere.[5][6][7] In some markets, the Ninja 300R has replaced the Ninja 250R, while in others they are sold alongside each other.[8][9]

Performance[edit]

The Ninja 300 has a 296 cc (18.1 cu in) straight-twin engine.[10] Dynamometer tests showed that the Ninja 300 produces more power than the 250—34.77 to 34.95 hp (25.93 to 26.06 kW) compared with 25.48 hp (19.00 kW)—and higher torque across the rev range at 17.45 to 18 lb·ft (23.66 to 24.40 N·m).[1][11]

Its top speed has been recorded at 180.9 km/h (112.4 mph) and acceleration at 5.6 to 6.41 seconds from 0 to 97 km/h (0 to 60 mph), and around 14.5 seconds at 141.14 to 145.77 km/h (87.7 to 90.58 mph) in the quarter mile.[1][2]

Stopping distance from 97 to 0 km/h (60 to 0 mph) in the ABS model was 38.0 to 41.1 m (124.6 to 135 ft).[1][2] ABS is optional.

Fuel economy was measured at around 70 mpg‑US (3.4 L/100 km; 84 mpg‑imp), while other sources reported it at 54.1 mpg‑US (4.35 L/100 km; 65.0 mpg‑imp), though regardless of the methodology, the 300 showed improved gas mileage over the Ninja 250R.[1][2]

By comparison with the 250R, the Ninja 300 also has a slightly smaller 17-litre (3.7 imp gal; 4.5 US gal) fuel tank, taller gearing,[11] and a back-torque-limiting slipper clutch with an assist mechanism that decreases clutch lever effort.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rousseau, Scott (December 2012), "2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS; More displacement, more torque, better fuel economy and ABS—the baby Ninja rocks!", Motorcycle Consumer News, Irvine, California: Aviation News Corp, vol. 43 no. 12, pp. 16–19, ISSN 1073-9408 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Canet, Don (December 2012), "2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS; More performance headroom with Team Green's entry-level sportbike", Cycle World, vol. 51 no. 12, pp. 42–44 
  3. ^ a b Kawasaki Motors Australia Pty Ltd, Kawasaki Motors Australia Pty Ltd. "2015 Ninja 300". Kawasaki Motors Australia. Kawasaki Motors Australia Pty Ltd. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Ash, Kevin (1 November 2012). "Kawasaki Ninja 300 review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Chung, Dennis (2012-08-27), "2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Announced - for Europe - Motorcycle.com News | Motorcycle.com News", Motorcycle.com, retrieved 2012-09-24 
  6. ^ "Kawasaki Ninja 300". Ninja300.kawasaki.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  7. ^ "Kawasaki Motors Australia - Kawasaki Reveals New Ninja 300". Kawasaki.com.au. 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  8. ^ Motorcycle.com (2012-09-05). "2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Confirmed for Canada - US Availability Likely to Follow - Motorcycle.com News | Motorcycle.com News". Blog.motorcycle.com. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  9. ^ Kawasaki Streetbikes, Kawasaki New Zealand, 2012, archived from the original on December 26, 2012 
  10. ^ "Kawasaki Ninja 300". Kawasaki.com.au. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  11. ^ a b Canet, Don (2012-10-05). "2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Dyno Test". Cycle World Magazine. Retrieved 2012-10-10.