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 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.
|Engine||Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin|
|Bore x Stroke||62.0 x 49.0mm|
|Fuel System||DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Rake/Trail||27 degrees / 3.7 in.|
|Frame type||Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel|
|Front Tire Size||110/70-17|
|Rear Tire Size||140/70-17|
|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 Brakes||Single 290mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper|
|Rear Brakes||Single 220mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
|Seat Height||30.9 in.|
|Curb Weight||379.3 lbs.|
|Overall Length||79.3 in.|
|Overall Width||28.1 in.|
|Overall Height||43.7 in.|
Note: Specifications are subject to change.
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 or its affiliates reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colors may vary.
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