2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS

2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
MSRP $5,299

Giving life to the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS model is the 296cc parallel-twin engine with Digital Fuel Injection. Stopping the Ninja 300 ABS is a must and as such the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) will increase rider confidence when the weather is not so predictable. The comfort level is amplified with a low, tapered seat obliges riders of many different sizes. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS rides on new Dunlop TT900 GP tires and has been given updated colors and graphics for 2015.

2015 300 Sportbike Shootout

2015 Entry-Level Sportbike Shootout

We gather the field of entry-level sportbikes for a show-down to see which machine is best in the segment.

ModelNinja 300 ABS
Engine TypeFour-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin
Engine Displacement296cc
Bore Stroke62 mm x 49 mm
Compression Ratio10.6:1
Fuel SystemDFI with dual 32 mm throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionSix-speed with positive neutral finder
Final DriveO-ring chain
Rake Trail27.0° / 3.7 in.
Seat Height30.9 in.
Wheelbase55.3 in.
Front Suspension37 mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear SuspensionUni-Trak with five-way adjustable preload / 5.2 in.
Front BrakeSingle 290 mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 220 mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Front Tire110/70-17
Rear Tire140/70-17
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal.
Dry Weight379.3 lbs. (Wet)

Downhill Pinned Part III

Downhill Pinned: Kawasaki Ninja 300 Project Part III

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.

2015 Ninja 300 ABS tour

Weekend Tour on a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS

The 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS has proven to be a strong commuter and a lot of fun in our backyard twisties, but we wanted to know how it would fare on a near 1000-mile weekend tour to eastern Oregon.