2017 Ninja 300 (Non ABS)
Never before has there been a motorcycle like thisThe most powerful in class 2017 Ninja 300 packs the style and personality of a litre-class superbike into a learner-legal package that is amazingly easy to ride. It is THE perfect entry level bike, delivering incredible fuel economy, Class-leading safety features and a low seat height for added confidence. Buy it because it's practical. Own it because it is awesome.
Dual Throttle Valves
Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On most fuel injected models, throttle bodies have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased. Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.
Assist & Slipper Clutch
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, which translates to a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
Economical Riding Indicator
Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency â€“ a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip. ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations. By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment. And to meet the special requirements of certain riders, specialised ABS systems are also available. For example, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, enabling sport riding to be enjoyed by a wider range of riders. And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.
296cm³ Parallel Twin
Parallel Twin engine produces smooth, torquey power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm. Larger displacement engine delivers noticeably stronger torque and power at all rpm. Sport performance pistons, cylinder, cylinder head and exhaust contribute to the smooth performance. Low vibration engine design, no annoying vibrations on the highway. Kawasaki heat management technology direct heat away from the rider signifcantly improving rider comfort.
With its slightly forward-slanting seat and wide, raised handlebars, the Ninja 300 ergonomics were selected to accommodate a wide range of riders. The natural riding position is ideal for sport riding or riding with a passenger, in the city or on the highway.
Large-diameter 290 mm front petal disc brake operated by a 2-piston caliper delivers powerful braking and a natural feel at the lever.
Longer, larger-diameter header and centre pipes contribute to stronger performance at all rpm. Short-style silencer with complex cross section delivers good performance, low noise and plenty of lean angle.
Wide Rear Tyre
The 140 / 70 - 17 rear tyre contributes to the Ninja 300's increased straight-line stability. The standard tyre compound offers good grip in both dry and wet conditions. Dunlop TT900GP H-Rated tyres are standard on the Ninja 300 Models.
Supersport Style Wheels
Supersport styled 10 spoke wheels feature a design similar to that used on Kawasaki's flagship Ninja ZX-14R.
Ninja Style and Attitude
Like the other Ninjas in the series, the 2017 Ninja 300 features a "mass-forward, minimalist-tail" design concept. Aggressive dual headlamps, windscreen, wheels and numerous other styling elements inspired by Ninja KRT flagship models give it a serious supersport look.
Aggressive dual headlights deliver excellent illumination
Electronic Fuel Injection
Similar to the Ninja ZX-14R and Ninja ZX-6R, dual throttle valves give precise control of intake air, resulting in linear throttle response across the rpm range. Dual throttle valves also contribute to combustion efficiency, and hence engine performance as well as favourable fuel consumption.
Based on racing technology, the slipper clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull. The slipper clutch makes riding the 2016 Ninja 300 easy.
Smooth, Stable Suspension
Kawasaki's original linkage-equipped Uni-Trak rear suspension delivers a smooth ride and stable handling over a wide range of speeds and road conditions.
The diamond frame features redesigned main tubes, high tensile steel components, additional gusseting and rubber front engine mounts. Rigidity balance fine-tuned on the circuit ensures the high level of chassis stability necessary for sport riding.
|Type||4 stroke, parallel twin|
|Bore & Stroke||62.0 x 49 mm|
|Valve System||DOHC, 8 valves|
|Max Power||29.0 kW / 11,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||27.0 N.m / 10,000 rpm|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection: 32 mm x 2 (Keihin), with dual throttle valves|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
|Type||Steel tubular diamond|
|Rake/Trail||27° / 93 mm|
Type Single 290 mm petal disc
Calliper Single balanced actuation dual-piston (optional ABS)
Type Single 220 mm petal disc
Calliper Dual-piston (optional ABS)
|Front||37 mm telescopic fork|
|Rear||Uni Trak with gas charged shock and 5-way preload|
|Wheel travel (Front/Rear)||120 / 132 mm|
|110/70-17 M/C 54H / 140/70-17 M/C 66S|
|Overall Length||2,015 mm|
|Overall Width||715 mm|
|Overall Height||1,110 mm|
|Seat Height||785 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||17.0 L|
|Curb Mass||172 kg Non ABS|