2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is the next step to outperforming the competition with a new digital fuel injection system and clutch with slipper functions. It also has a 296cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that gives it the power it needs to pass on the highway with ease. It is a lightweight bike with an aggressive body design along with the Ninja family to back it up. The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been given an amended six speed transmission for stronger gears and the Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) that keeps the hot air off of the radiator and the rider.
|Engine Type||Four-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin|
|Bore Stroke||62.0 mm x 49.0 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI with dual 32 mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Rake Trail||27.0º / 3.7 in.|
|Seat Height||30.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||37 mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.|
|Rear Suspension||Single 220 mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper|
|Front Brake||Single 290 mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single 220 mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||379.3 lbs.|
|Dry Weight||379.3 lbs. (Wet)|
Contributing editor Courtney Olive takes his Kawasaki Ninja 300 Project bike on the road for a five-day, 1850 mile ride through Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
MotoUSA contributing editor Courtney Olive charts the second phase of his Kawasaki Ninja 300 Project, with engine and exhaust upgrades aimed at a little more power.