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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Voted Awesome

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:53 am

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS

Youth movement. ABS standard.

Our newest Ninja offers the style, performance and technology to overshadow all bikes in its class. Race inspired clutch technology plus genuine big bike looks and handling are underpinned by a powerful and hard pulling 296cc fuel-injected engine. Make your move and make it on a Ninja 300 ABS. Designed to overshadow all other bikes in its class, the new Ninja 300 ABS offers increased performance and riding excitement, stunning new styling, and ride quality and comfort that eclipse the 250-class.

The all-new, most-powerul-in-class, Ninja 300 ABS 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’s awesome.

Stunning new Ninja 300 eclipses the competition

Whether referring to engine or chassis performance, or the latest available technology, the name “Ninja” implies the very best sporting performance that Kawasaki has to offer.
In the case of the all-new Ninja 300, it means a larger-displacement 296 cm3 engine with the power and torque to eclipse everything in its class, racetrack-level chassis stability, and race-derived clutch technology offering a supersport-style back-torque limiter and increased ride feel.

Reduced vibration and new heat management technology result in the high-quality ride feel and comfort level one would expect from a much larger machine.

With its large-volume bodywork, the Ninja 300 can easily be mistaken for a larger machine – an image reinforced by numerous styling cues from our flagship Ninja models. From its aggressive new dual headlights to its sharp, minimalist tail cowl, every surface of new Ninja was painstakingly sculpted to ensure a high level of fit and finish, impressive silhouette and undeniable Ninja presence.

Designed to outshine all other bikes in its class, the new Ninja 300 delivers increased performance and riding excitement, stunning new styling, and ride quality and comfort that exceed that of the 250-class.


Confidence-Inspiring Features
• ABS braking utilises the very latest anti-lock technology
• Powerful, large-diameter, 290mm front petal disc brakes
• 37mm forks provide a controlled ride on a range of surfaces
• Uni-Trak rear suspension keeps the rear tyre planted

Class Leading Engine
• Large 296cm3 engine provides noticeably more power & torque
• Smooth parallel twin ensures low vibration and amazing reliability
• Dual throttle valve fuel-injection delivers sharp throttle response
• Quiet & efficient 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust system

Sports Riding Performance
• Circuit-bred chassis design affords incredible cornering and stability
• Strong steel-tube diamond frame delivers precision handling Optional rear seat cowel
• Light action slipper clutch with back–torque limiting function
• Large 140mm tyre helps to increase straight-line stability

The Perfect Entry Level
• Torquey parallel twin-cylinder engine delivers smooth, usable power
• Lightweight, sharp-handling chassis provides excellent stability and control
• Efficient dual throttle valve fuel-injection affords incredible fuel economy
• Confidence-inspiring low seat height fits riders of almost any size or build

Ninja Style Attitude
• Sharp, sculpted bodywork has the looks and attitude of a purebred Ninja
• Painstaking attention to detail means a superb level of fit and finish quality
• Aggressive multi-reflector, dual headlights deliver excellent illumination
• High levels of rider feedback & comfort usually only found on larger motorcycles



2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS - Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: $TBA CDN


ENGINE
Type 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 296cc
Bore and Stroke 62.0 x 49.0 mm
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Valve System DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel System Fuel Injection: 32mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced Lubrication, wet sump

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Seeled chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.087 (71/23)
Gear Ratio: 1st 2.714 (38/14)
Gear Ratio: 2nd 1.789 (34/19)
Gear Ratio: 3rd 1.409 (31/22)
Gear Ratio: 4th 1.160 (29/25)
Gear Ratio: 5th 1.000 (27/27)
Gear Ratio: 6th .857 (24/28)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.000 (42/14)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

FRAME
Type Tube diamond,steel
Wheel Travel: Front 120mm
Tire: Front 110/70-17 M/C 54S
Wheel Travel: Rear 132mm
Tire: Rear 140/70-17 M/C 66S
Caster (Rake) 27°
Trail 93mm
Steering Angle (Left/Right) 35° / 35°

SUSPENSION
Suspension, Front 37mm telescopic fork
Suspension, Rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload

BRAKES
Front: Type Single 290 mm petal disc
Front: Calipers Single balanced actuation dual-piston
Rear: Type Single 220mm petal disc
Rear: Calipers Dual-piston

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 2,015mm
Overall Width 715mm
Overall Height 1,110mm
Wheelbase 1,405mm
Ground Clearance 140mm
Seat Height 785mm
Curb Mass** 172kg
Fuel Capacity 17 litres
** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum Power‡ 29.0 kW {39PS} / 11,000
Maximum Torque‡ 27.0 N·m {2.8 kgf·m} / 10,000 rpm
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:31 pm

A 300cc sporty should do well.
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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:09 pm

blues2cruise wrote:A 300cc sporty should do well.
We want more! We want more! :laughing:

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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by ceemes » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:37 am

Is this bike a replacement for the venerable Ninja 250, or the next step up the Ninja class Didn't they also have a Ninja 400 or 500 recently? Still, a cool bike, unlike that two-bit tart we had last week.
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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by madjak30 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:05 pm

I voted: AWESOME...

I think this bike will replace both the 250 & the 400 in the Ninja line...172kg(378lbs) is nice & light, it has a nice sized fuel tank (17L), fuel injection and similare Hp to the 400...this is the new standard!!

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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by DublStuff » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:40 am

Honda got a little too close last year with the CB250R. Kawi had to to turn up the CCs and unleash the FI. I wonder if they have been sitting on that for awhile, waiting for some competition.

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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:51 pm

I went with: COOL.

Yes, I know, I really should have given the new 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS an Awesome vote and I really want to. But I just don't see the point of bumping it up 50cc AND adding fuel injection when the 250cc they had was a perfect bike for new riders and had lots of power as well... More power + New rider? Not a good combination IMO. ABS + Fuel Injection + Traction Control and keep the 250cc engine = A great combination.

Yes, more advanced riders will enjoy the extra power the 50cc FI brings, but what about all the new riders who want a more learnable, less powerful bike? Don't forget the MSRP will be higher as well and higher insurance costs too...

Ah well, at least it's fuel injected and STILL a much better way to start riding than anything over 300cc.

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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:53 pm

BTW - More information about the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS is now up thanks to the Kawasaki embargo being lifted. More photos too!

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... 300ABS.htm

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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:02 pm

I like the idea of a 300cc sportbike (regardless of whether it supplements or replaces the previous 250cc model). I voted Cool.
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Unread post by Wrider » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:41 pm

In the US it's replacing the 250. But I vote cool. I wish they would have gone without the slipper clutch and dropped the price a bit, but otherwise I like it!
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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:52 am

This bike is awesome! I've always loved the looks of the Ninja line, especially the smaller, more standard Ninja's, and this one is still just as gorgeous as the ones before.

What I love the most is that Kawasaki has decided to up the game a little by moving out of the 250cc category, which has a certain stigma, and into the 300cc presumably to attract more first time buyers. This bike will be great for learners and beginners and will hopefully give people an option to starting on a 650 or 750 just to avoid the 250 mark. Nicely done!
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Re: This Week - 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:57 am

Thanks to everyone who voted on this very popular new 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300! We had a record turn out in voters and the Ninja 300 goes down as the most voted on bike in one week.... but in the end you want results! And here they are:

Your Coolness Factor of the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS is...

Awesome 58%
Cool 39%
Uncool 3%
Fail 0%

It's great to see a starter bike do so well on the Cool Wall! 97% of votes were either Awesome or Cool with Awesome leading at 56%. There is no question that starting on a small bike is very, very cool.

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Re: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS: Voted Awesome

Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:17 pm

I went to the local dealership tonight to get a new battery for my V-strom, and they had a Ninja 300 out on the floor. What a sweet little bike! I sat on it, it seems very well balanced. And it's very nicely proportioned and well laid out, a big guy like me could comfortably ride it.
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