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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE


2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE Review

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE

Quick, Strong, and Easy… The Ultimate Lightweight Sportbike

After years of unchallenged domination, the best-selling Ninja® 250R sportbike had finally begun to see competition from other manufacturers. Make no mistake, it still outperformed the challengers by a significant margin on the open road, but why simply outperform them, when you can totally dominate? The new 2013 Ninja 300 SE thoroughly dominates its lightweight sportbike competition on the performance front, and it also significantly ups the ante for refinement, ease of use and overall practicality. Thanks to a new digital fuel injection system, and a new F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions, this new 300 is the best lightweight sportbike, by far, when it comes to overall performance and sporting capability.

The new Ninja 300 SE sportbike is powered by a larger 296cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin that's tuned to deliver smooth and predictable power around town, plus excellent high-rpm performance on the highway. This upgraded engine offers significantly more performance than the old 250, while its new digital fuel injection (DFI®) system provides improved cold starting, crisp throttle response and better fuel economy than last year's bike.

This new engine has nearly 50% of its parts upgraded from the previous model. In addition to its new long-stroke 296cc displacement, other engine upgrades include: new intake ports that taper from 1mm wider at the throttle body to .5mm wider at the valve seat, new 23.6mm intake valves that are 1mm larger than last year, a new cam chain that offers reduced friction, a revised 10.6:1 compression ratio that allows the use of regular gasoline and lowers operating temperatures, and new lighter pistons that feature a hard anodized coating for reduced friction and increased performance at all rpms. The underside of the pistons was also revised to more efficiently route cooling oil across their surface. Further highlighting changes for this model, it features new, lighter piston pins to further reduce reciprocating weight and help preserve a high redline, new shorter connecting rods to offset new longer crank throws, new sleeveless "open-deck" die-cast aluminum cylinders that are 800 grams lighter and feature a friction-reducing "T-treatment" plating. It also has new thicker crankshaft balancer webs to offset the new longer crank throws, new crank journal bearings made from a stronger alloy for increased durability, new crank cases that feature improved oil passages, a new large-volume 2.4 liter oil pan with cooling fins and more ground clearance than the previous model. Topping-off the changes, a new easy-to-access cartridge type spin-on oil filter helps simplify maintenance.

A revised six-speed transmission features thicker gears to help cope with the extra torque from the 300's new engine. The transmission also features Kawasaki's positive neutral finder to make finding neutral a cinch when stopped. This efficient engine and transmission help the Ninja 300 SE provide plenty of enjoyment from the initial learning curve, all the way through advanced sport riding, track days, and club racing.

Operating that transmission is now easier than ever, thanks to a new F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions. This new clutch reduces lever effort by up to 25%, while increasing the clutch's ability to handle the extra torque generated by the 300's more powerful engine. The new clutch's slipper design also helps reduce rear wheel-hop that can be caused by aggressive downshifting.

The Ninja 300 SE's extra "go" is complimented by the extra stopping power offered by its petal-type front and rear disc brakes which feature new longer-lasting brake pads offering a more progressive feel. Its 290mm front and 220mm rear brake rotors are gripped by powerful two-piston hydraulic calipers. Like all Kawasaki Ninjas, the new 300 is equipped with high-quality components and was tuned using feedback from professional riders at Atopolis raceway, to help ensure class-leading performance and an entertaining ride for even the most advanced riders.

The Ninja 250 was always known as one of the best handling sportbikes on the market. To uphold the family honor, the 2013 Ninja 300 SE features a new frame that uses new high-tensile steel main tubes that are 150% more rigid than the tubes in last year's model. Revised tube shapes and additional gusseting also help provide better longitudinal stiffness for better feel during extreme sport riding. Though the main frame is more rigid for better handling, not all rigidity is positive; that's why Kawasaki engineers designed new rubber front engine mounts that help make this model noticeably more smooth, despite the extra power produced by its new 296cc engine.

Front and rear suspension tuning has been adjusted to compliment the new, more-rigid frame. Softer spring rates provide a more comfortable ride on rough city streets, without compromising sport handling characteristics.

New bodywork inspired by the Ninja ZX™-10R superbike, provides cutting-edge styling, as well as effective heat management and superb aerodynamics. The Ninja 300 SE not only looks great, but also features a new floating windscreen design to help minimize buffeting and provide a smoother airflow around the rider's helmet.

The Ninja 300 SE's all-new instrument panel features a large easy-to-read analog tachometer and a digital multifunction display with speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, and digital clock functions. The new instrument panel also features indicator lights, while the digital screen incorporates a handy economical riding indicator (ECO) that illuminates to alert riders when they are operating the Ninja 300 SE in a manner that will maximize fuel economy.

A natural riding position and comfortable ergonomics combine with lightweight handling and nimble response to deliver pure pleasure everywhere from city streets and highways, to twisty backroads and even racetracks. Contributing to this great handling package are the new full-size, 17-inch, 10-spoke wheels.

Lightweight and agile, the Ninja 300 SE delivers low ownership costs coupled with effortless class-leading performance!
An extensive range of Genuine Kawasaki Accessories are available through authorized Kawasaki dealers.

 

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


Confidence-Inspiring Features
• 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 SE Key Features

- Fuel Injected 4-stroke Parallel Twin engine with dual throttle valves

- Aggressive styling with big Ninja inspired dual headlights, floating windscreen, fairings and wheels

- Rigid Diamond Frame for high level chassis stability

- Wider 140mm rear tyre for increased straight line stability

- Assist and Slipper clutch with light lever actuation and race style back-torque limiting function

- Modern LCD instrumentation

- Large openings in fairing and new radiator fan cover directs engine heat away from the rider

 

 

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE Features and Benefits

What's New
- 296cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin design offers far superior highway passing power and clearly dominant acceleration compared to other lightweight sportbikes
- New Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) system uses dual 32mm throttle bodies and provides both improved fuel economy and cleaner emissions compared to last year's 250
- New F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions provides more power handling capability with significantly less effort. Design also makes clutch easier to modulate and helps reduce the effect of back-torque to reduce wheel hop when downshifting
- New supersport bodywork takes its cues from the Ninja® ZX™-10R superbike and raises lightweight sportbike styling to the next level
- New frame uses high-tensile steel main tubes that are 150% more rigid and provide superior feel and agility compared to last year's 250
- New 10-spoke 17-inch wheels look great and the rear rim has grown ½" wider, allowing the use of a larger 140-section rear tire for 2013
- Revised six-speed transmission features a new roller-type shift drum for smoother actuation and stronger gears for maximum durability. It also offers wide selection of ratios to match varied riding conditions and its positive neutral finder makes it much easier to find neutral when stopped
- Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) uses a special deflector to channel hot air from the back of the radiator, so that it exits the bottom of the motorcycle, instead of being blown onto the rider
- Low 30.9-inch seat height and tapered seat boosts confidence for smaller riders

 

New 296cc Engine
- Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for nimble handling
- Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with excellent mid-range and high-rpm power for effective highway performance
- New intake ports taper from 1mm wider at the throttle body to .5mm wider at the valve seats
- New 23.6mm intake valves are 1mm larger than last year
- New cam chain design reduces friction for increased power and efficiency
- Revised 10.6:1 compression ratio allows the use of regular 87-octane unleaded gasoline and helps reduce operating temperatures
- New lighter pistons reduce reciprocating weight and feature a hard anodized coating for reduced friction and increased performance at every rpm
- Revised piston bottoms efficiently route cooling oil across underside of piston
- New lighter piston pins reduce reciprocating weight and help preserve a high redline
- New shorter connecting rods offset new longer crank throws
- New sleeveless "open-deck" die-cast aluminum cylinders are 800 grams lighter and feature a friction-reducing "T-treatment" plating
- New thicker crankshaft balancer webs help offset the new longer crank throws
- New crank journal bearings are made from a stronger alloy for increased durability
- New crank cases feature improved oil passages
- New large-volume 2.4 liter oil pan features cooling fins and better ground clearance
- New easy-to-access cartridge type spin-on oil filter helps simplify maintenance



New Exhaust System
- New curved 2-into-1 header design contributes to the Ninja 300 SE's low- and mid-range torque and smooth, step-free power curve
- New complex geometry silencer design offers modern styling and meets all regulations without compromising engine performance
- New large brushed-finish metal silencer guard boosts noise reduction and helps protect passenger from exhaust heat
- Meets strict Euro 3 emission standards with a single catalyzer in the collector section

Liquid Cooling with KAMS
- Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) uses a special deflector to redirect hot air from the radiator fan, so it exits the bottom of the motorcycle instead of being blown onto the rider
- Lightweight Denso radiator offers effective engine cooling with minimal space and weight
- Fan design uses a quiet-running motor that also saves space
- Fins on the lower side of the crankcase provide additional engine cooling

Six-speed Transmission with New F.C.C. Assist Clutch
- New F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions is able to handle more power and requires significantly less lever effort to operate. Design also makes clutch easier to modulate and helps reduce the effect of back-torque to reduce wheel hop when downshifting
- Revised six-speed transmission features a new roller-type shift drum for smoother actuation and stronger gears for maximum durability. It also offers wide selection of ratios to match varied riding conditions and its positive neutral finder makes it much easier to find neutral when stopped
- Involute splines reduce friction and backlash between gears and shafts for easier gear meshing and smooth shifting under power

Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®)
- Dual 32mm Keihin throttle bodies and a digital ECU offer easy starting, superior throttle response, and help provide low fuel consumption
- DFI® makes the Ninja 300 SE cleaner and more fuel efficient than last year's 250, even though it now makes significantly more power

Petal-type Disc Brakes
- Large-diameter, 290mm front petal disc and a balanced action two-piston caliper offer excellent braking performance and a natural, direct feeling at the lever
- Two-piston caliper grips the rear 220mm petal disc

New Chassis
- New frame uses main pipes made from high-tensile steel tubing that is 150% more rigid than the tubes in the previous Ninja 250R's frame. The added rigidity provides much better chassis response and improved steering precision and feel
- Frame design and chassis tuning offer confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds
- Beefy swingarm bracket contributes to the frame's rigidity and helps achieve an optimal balance of chassis stiffness
- Square-beam swingarm compliments the new frame's rigidity

Updated Suspension
- Revised tuning on the 37mm telescopic front fork compliments the new more rigid frame and wider rear tire
- Uni-Trak® rear suspension linkage helps provide predictable sportbike handling and good ride comfort
- Rear shock features 5-way adjustable preload to help manage rear ride height whether riding solo or with a passenger


New Wheels & Tires
- New 17-inch 10-spoke wheel design has a more modern appearance
- New 4" wide rear rim is ½" wider than the old Ninja 250R's back wheel
- New rear tire is 10mm wider than the tire on last year's Ninja 250R, for increased stability and improved sportbike handling
- New IRC RX-01R tires were developed in conjunction with Kawasaki and are a perfect match for the improved dynamics of the 2013 Ninja 300 SE. They also provide better wet weather performance than the Ninja 250R's tires

New High-Tech Instrumentation
- Large easy-to-read analog tachometer
- Multifunction digital display features an easy-to-read speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, digital clock and warning lights
- Economical riding indicator (ECO) illuminates to let the rider know when they are operating the Ninja 300 SE in a manner that will maximize fuel economy

New Aerodynamic Bodywork
- All-New bodywork features styling inspired by the Ninja ZX-10R superbike
- New floating windscreen design helps reduce turbulence and rider fatigue
- Aggressive dual-lamp headlight design, minimalist tail section and separate seats further enhance the aggressive visual impact
- Two helmet holders conveniently located under the rear seat
- New two-stage under-seat storage compartment can hold a U-lock or similar device and is hinged for easy access to the tool kit located beneath the storage tray
- Two hooks under the tail, plus two behind the rear passenger pegs provide anchor points for securing items to the rear of the bike

Ergonomics
- New rider's seat design is narrower near its front section, making it easier for riders to reach the ground
- New passenger seat features a flatter design which makes it easier to secure cargo or soft luggage
- Slightly forward-slanting seat and wide, slightly raised handlebars give the Ninja 300 SE a naturally comfortable riding position

New Genuine Kawasaki Accessories
- All accessories designed and engineered by Kawasaki
- New Color Matched Seat Cowl is factory designed with integrated styling cues and molded pad perfectly color matched to your Ninja 300 SE
- New Tank Bag and Soft Top Case custom designed tank bag made exclusively for the Ninja 300 SE. Can be installed or removed quickly, multiple storage areas for your gear expandable for carrying larger items
- New "Tall" Windscreen factory designed for easy installation 3" taller bubble design adds wind protection. Features an optically correct 3-D curvature
- New Fuel Tank Pad features matching graphics and helps protect the paint on the fuel tank. A touch of personalization to enhance its sportbike styling
- New Engine Guards factory designed for easy installation helps reduce the possibility of bodywork damage in case of tip over


 


 

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4999 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 and ABS

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

Overall length 79.3 in.

Overall width 28.1 in.

Overall height 43.7 in.

Seat height 30.9 in.

Curb weight 383.7 lbs.

Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.

Color(s) Lime Green/Ebony SE

Warranty 12 months

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

 


 

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $5999 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.
DETAILS

Warranty 12 months warranty

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

Good Times Protection Plan Up to 48 months more

MSRP*

EbonyEX300BDF $5,799
Ebony / Metallic Moondust GrayEX300BDFA $5,999


** 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 300 SE - United Kingdom Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £5199 (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)

Engine
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2
(Keihin), with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
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

Transmission
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
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 1.000 (27/27)
Gear ratios: 6th 0.857 (24/28)
Final reduction ratio 3.000 (42/14)
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Sealed chain

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
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Wheelbase 1,405 mm
Seat height 785 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Curb Mass 172 kg

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 300 SE - 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

COLOURS
Lime Green (Special Edition), Ebony, Pearl Stardust White

 

 


2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE - Press Release 1

Kawasaki Reveals New Ninja 300 SE

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 09:05
Kawasaki Reveals New Ninja 300 SE

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE

It is with great pleasure that Kawasaki pulls the covers off the new 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE, the model that Kawasaki is confident of reclaiming the #1 position with.

Featuring a larger displacement 296cc engine with the power and torque to eclipse everything in its class, fuel injection, racetrack level chassis stability, the option of ABS and a host of other upgrades, the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE looks set to take Australia and the world by storm.

 

Key features include:


- Fuel Injected 4-stroke Parallel Twin engine with dual throttle valves

- Latest spec ABS (world’s smallest ABS unit)

- Aggressive styling with big Ninja inspired dual headlights, floating windscreen, fairings and wheels

- Rigid Diamond Frame for high level chassis stability

- Wider 140mm rear tyre for increased straight line stability

- Assist and Slipper clutch with light lever actuation and race style back-torque limiting function

- Modern LCD instrumentation

- Large openings in fairing and new radiator fan cover directs engine heat away from the rider


The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE will be available at Kawasaki dealerships throughout Australia in September. The model will be available in Pearl Stardust White, Ebony or Special Edition Lime Green and in ABS or non ABS spec. RRP will be announced upon release.

Models: EX300BDF , EX300ADF

 

 


2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE - Press Release 2

Stunning new Ninja 300 SE 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 SE, 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 SE 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 SE delivers increased performance and riding excitement, stunning new styling, and ride quality and comfort that exceed that of the 250-class.

Key features:

Uncontested performance!
- Fuel-injected parallel twin engine with dual throttle valves
- Increased displacement (296 cc) for power and torque exceeding the class
- Superior acceleration and top speed

Circuit-bred chassis performance
- High level of chassis stability from new frame
- Wider 140 mm rear tyre

High-quality ride feel
- Excellent chassis stability
- Low vibration
- Excellent heat management.

Reduced heat
- Changes for improved heat management mean less heat reaches the rider:
- Large openings in fairing
- Radiator fan cover

Available with latest-spec compact ABS unit
- Specifications on par with units used on our top-of-the-line supersport models

Advanced racing-derived technology
- F.C.C. Assist & Slipper Clutch offers light clutch actuation, sporty feel
- Race-style back-torque limiting function

Brilliant styling, directly related to larger Ninja and ZZR models
- Ninja ZX-10R-style “floating windscreen”
- Dual headlights (like Ninja ZX-6R)
- ZZR1400-style fairing and wheel design
- Sporty aluminium foot-pegs and complex silencer shape (like big Ninja models)

Modern instrumentation
- Analogue-style tachometer
- Multi-function LCD features include fuel gauge, dual trip meters, clock, Economical Riding Indicator

 



 

 

 

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