2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300

2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300
MSRP $4,999

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 handles easier with the FCC clutch with Assist and Slipper functions without the ‘hop’ issues when downshifting. Heat is deflected off of the rider with the Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS), keeping them cooler. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 has a six speed transmission and Digital Fuel Injection system attributing to the sublime fuel economy and throttle response.

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
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.

Kawasaki Ninja 300 Project

Downhill Pinned: Kawasaki Ninja 300 Project Part II

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.