2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Review —

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Kawasaki Ninja 400R

The little Ninja bulks up

the bigger engine, digital injection finally makes its way the baby Ninja. Equipped on Ninja 250s for a few years, marks the first time been made available in Benefits are substantial: easy (especially useful in cold smoother idle, more throttle response, cleaner and vastly improved fuel

Throttle bodies measure and the intake tract utilizes throttle valves for more fueling throughout the rev range.

No For Displacement

Clutch lever is light as advertised, and the slipper mostly works as claimed, downshifting from fifth to and dumping the clutch does minor lockage. But that’s an example.

Riding old and new back-to-back also another trait: the new bike is smoother than its predecessor to rubber engine mounts vibes at bay. The 250 used mounts, resulting in numb at higher rpm as the engine buzzed

Kawasaki claims a 150% frame via high-tensile steel tubes and added gusseting. The is dramatically improved longitudinal especially noticeable when old and new at a spirited pace. Get to the twisty and the increased chassis stiffness is apparent.

Where the 300 feels and ready to … the next at the same pace the 250 feels and on edge.

The added composure of the new bike can be attributed to revised damping at both ends. Front and rebound on the non-adjustable fork softened to complement the stiffer while more fork oil is to resist bottoming.

Reeling in the 300 is a single 290mm wave-type in front and 220mm wave in the rear, both mated to calipers. Standard models are with resin brake front and rear, while ABS get sintered pads in front. reps say this is to achieve the lever feel engineers was suitable for new riders.

During our street ride, lever on the standard model felt and provided more feedback the ABS units, which performed in its own right. However, I found locking the rear brake on the model at much lighter than I expected.

That said, ABS works with little pulsing at the For most riders, especially new who likely won’t push to the we did during our ride, the added and peace of mind ABS offers is the tradeoff in lever feel.

In ways, the Ninja 300 feels similar to its predecessor. Seat has increased slightly to 30.9 instead of 30.5 on the 250, the difference is hardly felt as the new is slimmer at the front, allowing a easy reach to the ground. The layout of the two bikes feels identical.

The rider triangle places the in the slightest of forward cants, very little pressure on the There’s little room to back in the saddle, and considering my 8-inch frame saw knees elbows often, taller might feel a bit cramped.

has obviously changed as well, to more of the DNA from its ZX-6R and siblings. Gone is the single replaced by the split design. vents have moved the fuel tank is reshaped and its tail is slightly slimmer and integrated grab handles for pillions.

The Return of the Beginner King

With the Ninja Kawasaki has all but assured its place on top of the beginner bike field. It outclasses its predecessor, and though CBR250 is a worthy competitor its fuel injected engine, weight and nimble handling, its of power even compared to the 250 is a detriment. The Ninja 300 isn’t any intimidating to ride for the new rider and levels of performance they can to take advantage of as their improve.

As impressive as it is, the biggest setback for Ninja 300 buyers is price. At for standard models and $5499 for ABS the cost of entry is rather relative to the CBR250’s $3999 price ($500 extra ABS). However, it’s to factor in the Ninja’s performance that are far above its immediate

Kawasaki Ninja 400R
Kawasaki Ninja 400R
Kawasaki Ninja 400R
Kawasaki Ninja 400R

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