Japanese superbike manufacturer Kawasaki has launched the limited edition Ninja 300 KRT in India for Rs. 3.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Like the name suggests, the Ninja 300 KRT is inspired by the Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) and is a special edition variant of the original Ninja 300
Barring a few cosmetic changes, the special edition Ninja 300 KRT gets the same innards as the standard Kawasaki Ninja 300. Speaking of changes, the limited Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT sports a black and green livery. Besides, it gets emblazoned with a new black coloured KRT badge. Also, it gets the same paint job as the one found on its championship racing model.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT: Specs
The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT special edition features no mechanical changes, as it retains the same liquid cooled 296-cc parallel twin engine that churns a maximum power of 38 bhp at 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 27 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine gets mated to a 6-speed gearbox, while the bike’s top speed is touted at a 160kmph.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT: Features
In terms of features, the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT special edition sports a multi-function LED display that houses the speedometer, dual trip meters, odometer along with the fuel gauge.
The bike houses a 37 mm telescopic forks on the front along with 5-way adjustable rear mono shock absorbers. Besides, it gets a 290mm disc brake on the front along with a 220 mm disc brake for the rear tyre. That said, it’s still not equipped with ABS. While it gets 110/70 tyre on the front and a 140/70 section rubber tyre on the rear. The bike’s overall kerb weight stands at 172 kilograms.
In other related news, Kawasaki recently showcased the upcoming Ninja 650 at an event in Germany. Based on ER-6f, the all new Ninja 650 gets several mechanical and electronic upgrades. Moreover, the company claims its managed to reduce the bike overall kerb weight by 19kg, which increases its fuel efficiency by 6.8 percent.
Talking about innards, the new Ninja 650 rocks a 649-cc parallel-twin engine that belts out 69 hp of power. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and comes with a slipper clutch and ABS as standard. The all new 2017 Ninja 650 gets four colour options which include the lime green KRT edition, metallic spark black, pearl white and candy burnt orange. The bike is expected to launch sometime in mid-2017.