2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
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.
We gather the field of entry-level sportbikes for a show-down to see which machine is best in the segment.
|Model||Ninja 300 ABS|
|Engine Type||Four-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin|
|Bore Stroke||62 mm x 49 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI with dual 32 mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Transmission||Six-speed with positive neutral finder|
|Final Drive||O-ring chain|
|Rake Trail||27.0° / 3.7 in.|
|Seat Height||30.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||37 mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.|
|Rear Suspension||Uni-Trak with five-way adjustable preload / 5.2 in.|
|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||4.5 gal.|
|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.