The Ninja 300 was designed to live up to its Ninja name with its race track level chassis stability, supersport-style back torque limiter, and power and torque that eclipse everything in its class. The 2017 Ninja 300 comes in the Standard and Winter Test Edition.
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke, Parallel Twin
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
Max Power39.4 HP @ 11,000 rpm
Max Torque27.0 N.m (2.8 kgf.m) @ 10,000 rpm
Whether referring to engine or chassis performance, or the latest available technology, the name “Ninja” implies the very best that Kawasaki has to offer. In the case of the Ninja 300, it means an engine displacement of 296cc with the power and torque to eclipse everything in its class, race track level chassis stability, and race-derived clutch technology that offers a supersport-style back-torque limiter and increased ride feel. Reduced vibration and new heat management technology result in high-quality ride feel and comfort level one would expect from a much larger machine.
Dual Throttle Atomizing Valves
Similar to the Ninja ZX-10R, dual throttle valves give precise control of intake air, resulting in linear throttle response across the rpm range. Dual throttle valves also contribute to combustion efficiency, and hence engine performance as well as favorable fuel consumption.
The Assist & Slipper Clutch was developed based on feedback from racing activities. The clutch uses two types of cams, an assist cam
and a slipper cam. When the engine is operating at normal rpm the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting a lighter clutch lever pull when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding.
Euro 3 Compliant
The Ninja 300 now clears strict Euro 3 emissions standards.
Heat Management System
Innovative Kawasaki technology like the new radiator fan cover located behind the radiator directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic. Redirecting the air also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort.