kn1ghtWalker said:I have about 4years and 7000 miles of riding experience on a much slower bike in a lot more city traffic.
Anil, I have 30+ years of experience and as you can see I've owned a decent number of bikes.
As you can see I owned a 1000cc SS, (for 13 years), and while I enjoyed owning it I sold it.
You know why?
Because I had more FUN riding my 35hp DRZ400SM and the 130hp SS just sat forlornly in the garage ignored.
The Ninja 300 has similar performance to my DRZ and my DRZ has no problem whatsoever blasting the twisties in a very spirited manner; I'm sure I'd love owning a Ninja 300 almost as much.
Anecdotally, in terms of speed, I watched the Moto GP races over the weekend from Austin Texas where they also showed the Moto 3 and Moto 2 races.
The Moto 3 bikes are 250cc single cylinder bikes, (ie. less powerful stock than a twin cylinder Ninja 300), and the Moto 2 bikes are 600cc four cylinder bikes using Honda 600RR engines.
The Moto 3 bikes in race trim make about 48hp, the Moto 2 bikes make about 125hp as they are tuned as much for reliability as racing.
Lap times you might ask?
Fastest lap in the Moto 2 class was about 2minutes 10 seconds.
Fastest lap in the Moto 3 class was only SIX seconds slower.
You CAN have a LOT of fun on a "slow" bike and in my opinion you will learn more faster on a 300 than you ever could on a 600.
Current bikes: F800ST, DRZ400SM
Past bikes, starting with the first in 1970: CB50, K75S, Seca 550, Nighthawk 750, TL1000S