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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300


2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R Review

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R

Youth movement

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 300R. Designed to overshadow all other bikes in its class, the new Ninja 300 offers increased performance and riding excitement, stunning new styling, and ride quality and comfort that eclipse the 250-class.



 

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R Key Features



 

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R Features and Benefits

Radiator Fan Cover

The new fan cover located behind the radiator directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic. Redirecting the air also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort.


Fuel injection

Fine-atomising injectors with a droplet size of only 60 µm contribute to combustion efficiency. New injector bodies are more compact.


Dual Throttle Valves

Like the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R, the new Ninja 300 uses dual throttle valves. In addition to giving natural, linear throttle response, dual throttle valves also contribute to high performance, combustion efficiency and fuel economy.


Modern Instrumentation

Sporty new instrument panel design contributes to the advanced-technology and high-quality image of the Ninja series.
Multi-function LCD screen functions include: speedometer, clock, fuel gauge, dual trip meters, odometer and ECO Economical Riding indicator. White LED backlighting ensures clear meter visibility at night.


Latest-spec ABS

For additional rider reassurance, an ABS model is also available. Its high-spec system designed by Nissin specially for motorcycles, delivers precise control and is extremely compact. A size of only 40% of previous Nissin ABS system makes it the world's smallest ABS unit.


Rigid diamond frame

New diamond frame features redesigned main tubes, new high-tensile steel components, additional gusseting and rubber front engine mounts. Reduced vibration contributes to the Ninja 300's high-quality ride feel as well as increased rider comfort. Rigidity balance fine-tuned on the circuit ensures the high level of chassis stability necessary for sport riding.


Uni track rear 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.


Aluminium footpegs

Lightweight supersport-style aluminium footpegs give a more direct feel and good controllability when sport riding.


Wider rear tyre

Wider 140mm rear tyre matches the increased engine performance, contributes to an enhanced supersport image and contributes to the Ninja 300’s increased straight-line stability. New tyre compound offers good grip in both dry and wet conditions.


2-1 exhaust with short-style silencer

Longer, larger-diameter header and centre pipes contribute to stronger performance at all rpm. New short-style silencer with complex cross-section enables the requisite volume while ensuring an ample lean angle. Large silencer guard protects passengers from heat and also contributes to noise reduction.


New pistons

Lightweight new pistons with flatter crowns reduce reciprocating weight. The pistons feature a hard alumite coating for high durability.


Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed based on feedback from racing activities the new FCC Assist & Slipper clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.


296 cm3 Liquid-cooled 4-stroke Parallel Twin

The Parallel Twin engine produces smooth, torquey power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm. Thanks to a longer stroke, the Ninja 300's new engine now displaces 296 cm3. Correspondingly the engine delivers noticeably stronger torque and power at all rpm. New pistons, cylinder, cylinder head and exhaust contribute to the improved performance.


Aggressive styling

Like the other Ninjas in the series, the new Ninja 300 features a “mass-forward, minimalist-tail” design concept. Aggressive new dual headlamps, windscreen, wheels and numerous other styling elements inspired by Ninja flagship models give it a serious supersport look.


Telescopic fork

To match the increased engine performance and more rigid frame, a new 37 mm fork with revised settings is fitted. Increased ride comfort in the city, and smooth, stable handling when sport riding is the result.


Petal disc brakes

Large-diameter 290mm front petal disc brake operated by a 2-pistons caliper delivers powerful braking and a natural feel at the lever. 220mm rear petal disc and 2-pistons caliper give dependable stopping power.
Petal discs like those on the larger-displacement Ninja supersport models offer excellent heat dissipation.


Sleeveless aluminium die-cast cylinder

Sleeveless, aluminium die-cast cylinder features plated bores, just like on our Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-6R supersport machines. The new cylinder features an open-deck design, offering excellent heat dissipation, and weighs 600g less than the previous sleeved cylinder.


 


 

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4799 USD

Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin

Displacement 296cc

Bore x Stroke 62.0 x 49.0mm

Compression ratio 10.6:1

Cooling System Liquid

Fuel Injection DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies

Ignition TCBI with digital advance

Transmission Six-speed

Final drive Chain

Frame Type Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel

Wheelbase 55.3 in.

Rake / trail 27 degrees / 3.7 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel Uni-Trak® with 5-way adjustable preload / 5.2 in.

Front tire 110/70-17

Rear tire 140/70-17

Front brakes Single 290mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper

Rear brakes Single 220mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper

Overall length 79.3 in.

Overall width 28.1 in.

Overall height 43.7 in.

Seat height 30.9 in.

Curb weight 379.3 lbs.

Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.

Color(s) Pearl Stardust White, Lime Green/Ebony, Ebony

Warranty 12 months

Optional Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months


 


 

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $5,299, $5,499 Special Edition CDN

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.

DETAILS

Warranty 12 months warranty

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

Good Times Protection Plan Up to 48 months more

MSRP*

EbonyEX300ADF $5,299
Passion RedEX300ADF $5,299
Lime Green / EbonyEX300ADFA $5,499


** The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.



2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R - United Kingdom Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £4,799, £5,199 (ABS) (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)

Engine

Engine type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

Displacement
296 cm3

Bore x stroke
62.0 x 49.0 mm

Compression ratio
10.6:1

Valve/Induction system
DOHC, 8 valves

Fuel system
Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2 (Keihin), with dual throttle valves

Ignition
Digital

Starting
Electric

Lubrication
Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission

Transmission
6-speed, return

Final Drive
Sealed chain
Primary reduction ratio
3.087 (71/23)
Gear ratios: 1st
2.714 (38/14)
Gear ratios: 2nd
1.789 (34/19)
Gear ratios: 3rd
1.409 (31/22)
Gear ratios: 4th
1.160 (29/25)
Gear ratios: 5th
(27/27)
Gear ratios: 6th
0.857 (24/28)
Final reduction ratio
3.000 (42/14)

Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame

Frame type
Tube diamond, steel

Rake/Trail
27° / 93 mm

Wheel travel, front
120 mm

Wheel travel, rear
132 mm

Tyre, front
110/70-17 M/C 54S

Tyre, rear
140/70-17 M/C 66S

Steering angle, left / right
35° / 35°
Suspension

Suspension, front
37 mm telescopic fork

Suspension, rear
Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload
Brakes

Brakes, front
Single 290 mm petal disc Single balanced actuation dual-piston

Brakes, rear
Single 220 mm petal disc Caliper: Dual-piston
Dimensions

Dimensions (L x W x H)
2,015 mm x 715 mm x 1,110 mm

Wheelbase
1,405 mm

Ground Clearance
140 mm

Seat height
785 mm

Fuel capacity
17 litres

Curb Mass
172 kg / 174 kg (ABS)
Performance

Maximum power
29.0 kW {39 PS} / 11,000 rpm

Maximum torque
27.0 N.m {2.8 kgf.m} / 10,000 rpm


 


2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R - Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer

Engine
Type 4 stroke, parallel twin
Displacement 296 cm³
Bore & Stroke 62.0 x 49 mm
Comp Ratio 10.6:1
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: ø32 mm x 2 keihin with dual throttle valve
Starting Electric
Drivetrain
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Sealed chain
Frame
Type Steel tubular diamond
Rake/Trail 27° / 93 mm
Brakes
Front: 290 mm petal disc
Rear: 220 mm petal disc

Suspension
Front 37 mm telescopic fork
Rear Uni Trak with gas charged shock and 5-way preload
Wheel travel (Front/Rear) 120 / 132 mm
Tyres
(Front/Rear) 110/70-17 M/C 54S / 140/70-17 M/C 66S
Dimensions
Overall Length 2,015 mm
Overall Width 715 mm
Overall Height 1,110 mm
Wheelbase 1,405 mm
Seat Height 785 mm
Fuel Capacity 17.0 L
Curb Mass 172 kg non-ABS
174kg ABS
Colours
Lime Green (Special Edition), Ebony, Pearl Stardust White




 

 

 

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