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Description

Quick, Strong, and Easy... The Ultimate Lightweight Sportbike

After years of unchallenged domination, the best-selling Ninja® 250R sportbike had finally begun to see competition from other manufacturers. Make no mistake – it still outperformed the challengers by a significant margin on the open road – but why simply outperform, when you can totally dominate? The new Ninja 300 thoroughly dominates its lightweight sportbike competition on the performance front, while significantly upping the ante for refinement, ease of use and overall practicality. Thanks to a new digital fuel injection system, and a new F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions, this new 300 is the best lightweight sportbike, by far, when it comes to overall performance and sporting capability.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2014
Model
Ninja® 300 SE
MSRP
 $5,199.00*

Dimensions

Length
79.3 in.
Height
43.7 in.
Width
28.1 in.
Weight
Curb: 379.3 lbs.
Wheelbase
55.3 in.
Seat Height
30.9 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, parallel twin, DOHC
Displacement
296 cc
Bore x Stroke
62 x 49 mm
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
Fuel System
DFI® with dual 32 mm throttle bodies
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.5 gal.
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
Chain

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: (1) 290 mm petal-type disc with 2-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear: (1) 220 mm petal-type disc with 2-piston hydraulic caliper
Tires
Front: 110/70-17
Rear: 140/70-17

Operational

Frame
Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Suspension
Front: 37 mm hydraulic telescopic fork; 4.7 in. travel
Rear: Uni-Trak® with 5-way adjustable preload; 5.2 in. travel
Rake
27°
Trail
3.7 in.

Body

Colors
Lime Green / Ebony, Pearl Stardust White / Ebony

Standard Features

What’s New
 296 cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin design offers far superior highway passing power and clearly dominant acceleration compared to other lightweight sportbikes  
 New Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) system uses dual 32 mm throttle bodies and provides both improved fuel economy and cleaner emissions compared to last year’s 250  
 New F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions provides more power handling capability with significantly less effort. Design also makes clutch easier to modulate and helps reduce the effect of back-torque to reduce wheel hop when downshifting.  
 All-new bodywork features an aggressive and edgy design with strong Ninja family DNA that sets the Ninja 300 apart from its lightweight sportbike competitors  
 New frame uses high-tensile steel main tubes that are 150 percent more rigid and provide superior feel and agility compared to last year’s 250  
 New 10-spoke 17 inch wheels look great and the rear rim has grown 1/2 inch wider, allowing the use of a larger 140-section rear tire  
 Revised 6-speed transmission features a new roller-type shift drum for smoother actuation and stronger gears for maximum durability. It also offers wide selection of ratios to match varied riding conditions and its positive neutral finder makes it much easier to find neutral when stopped.  
 Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) uses a special deflector to channel hot air from the back of the radiator, so that it exits the bottom of the motorcycle, instead of being blown onto the rider  
 Low 30.9 inch seat height and tapered seat boosts confidence for smaller riders  
New 296 cc Engine
 Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for nimble handling  
 Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with excellent mid-range and high-rpm power for effective highway performance  
 New intake ports taper from 1mm wider at the throttle body to 0.5 mm wider at the valve seats  
 New 23.6 mm intake valves are 1 mm larger than last year  
 New cam chain design reduces friction for increased power and efficiency  
 Revised 10.6:1 compression ratio allows the use of regular 87-octane unleaded gasoline and helps reduce operating temperatures  
 New lighter pistons reduce reciprocating weight and feature a hard anodized coating for reduced friction and increased performance at every rpm  
 Revised piston bottoms efficiently route cooling oil across underside of piston  
 New lighter piston pins reduce reciprocating weight and help preserve a high redline  
 New shorter connecting rods offset new longer crank throws  
 New sleeveless “open-deck” die-cast aluminum cylinders are 800 grams lighter and feature a friction-reducing “T-treatment” plating  
 New thicker crankshaft balancer webs help offset the new longer crank throws  
 New crank journal bearings are made from a stronger alloy for increased durability  
 New crank cases feature improved oil passages  
 New large-volume 2.4 liter oil pan features cooling fins and better ground clearance  
 New easy-to-access cartridge type spin-on oil filter helps simplify maintenance  
New Exhaust System
 New curved 2-into-1 header design contributes to the Ninja 300’s low- and mid-range torque and smooth, step-free power curve  
 New complex geometry silencer design offers modern styling and meets all regulations without compromising engine performance  
 New large brushed-finish metal silencer guard boosts noise reduction and helps protect passenger from exhaust heat  
 Meets strict Euro 3 emission standards with a single catalyzer in the collector section  
Liquid-cooling with KAMS
 Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) uses a special deflector to redirect hot air from the radiator fan, so it exits the bottom of the motorcycle instead of being blown onto the rider  
 Lightweight Denso radiator offers effective engine cooling with minimal space and weight  
 Fan design uses a quiet-running motor that also saves space  
 Fins on the lower side of the crankcase provide additional engine cooling  
6-speed Transmission with New F.C.C. Assist Clutch
 New F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions is able to handle more power and requires significantly less lever effort to operate. Design also makes clutch easier to modulate and helps reduce the effect of back-torque to reduce wheel hop when downshifting.  
 Revised 6-speed transmission features a new roller-type shift drum for smoother actuation and stronger gears for maximum durability. It also offers wide selection of ratios to match varied riding conditions and its positive neutral finder makes it much easier to find neutral when stopped.  
 Involute splines reduce friction and backlash between gears and shafts for easier gear meshing and smooth shifting under power  
Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®)
 Dual 32 mm Keihin throttle bodies and a digital ECU offer easy starting, superior throttle response, and help provide low fuel consumption  
 DFI® makes the Ninja 300 cleaner and more fuel efficient than last year’s 250, even though it now makes significantly more power  
Petal-type Disc Brakes
 Large-diameter, 290 mm front petal disc and a balanced action 2-piston caliper offer excellent braking performance and a natural, direct feeling at the lever  
 2-piston caliper grips the rear 220 mm petal disc  
New Chassis
 New frame uses main pipes made from high-tensile steel tubing that is 150 percent more rigid than the tubes in the previous Ninja 250R’s frame. The added rigidity provides much better chassis response and improved steering precision and feel.  
 Frame design and chassis tuning offer confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds  
 Beefy swingarm bracket contributes to the frame’s rigidity and helps achieve an optimal balance of chassis stiffness  
 Square-beam swingarm compliments the new frame’s rigidity  
Updated Suspension
 Revised tuning on the 37 mm telescopic front fork compliments the new more rigid frame and wider rear tire  
 Uni-Trak® rear suspension linkage helps provide predictable sportbike handling and good ride comfort  
 Rear shock features 5-way adjustable preload to help manage rear ride height whether riding solo or with a passenger  
New Wheels and Tires
 New 17 inch 10-spoke wheel design has a more modern appearance  
 New 4 inch wide rear rim is 1/2 inch wider than the old Ninja 250R’s back wheel  
 New rear tire is 10 mm wider than the tire on last year’s Ninja 250R, for increased stability and improved sportbike handling  
 New IRC RX-01R tires were developed in conjunction with Kawasaki and are a perfect match for the improved dynamics of the Ninja 300. They also provide better wet weather performance than the Ninja 250R’s tires.  
New High-tech Instrumentation
 Large easy-to-read analog tachometer  
 Multi-function digital display features an easy-to-read speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, digital clock and warning lights  
 Economical riding indicator (ECO) illuminates to let the rider know when they are operating the Ninja 300 in a manner that will maximize fuel economy  
New Aerodynamic Bodywork
 All-new bodywork features an aggressive and edgy design with strong Ninja family DNA that sets the Ninja 300 apart from its lightweight sportbike competitors  
 New floating windscreen design helps reduce turbulence and rider fatigue  
 Aggressive dual-lamp headlight design, minimalist tail section and separate seats further enhance the aggressive visual impact  
 2 helmet holders conveniently located under the rear seat  
 New 2-stage under-seat storage compartment can hold a U-lock or similar device and is hinged for easy access to the tool kit located beneath the storage tray  
 2 hooks under the tail, plus 2 behind the rear passenger pegs provide anchor points for securing items to the rear of the bike  
Ergonomics
 New rider’s seat design is narrower near its front section, making it easier for riders to reach the ground  
 New passenger seat features a flatter design which makes it easier to secure cargo or soft luggage  
 Slightly forward-slanting seat and wide, slightly raised handlebars give the Ninja 300 a naturally comfortable riding position  
New Genuine Kawasaki Accessories
 All accessories designed and engineered by Kawasaki  
 New color matched seat cowl is factory designed with integrated styling cues and molded pad perfectly color matched to your Ninja 300  
 New tank bag and soft top case custom designed tank bag made exclusively for the Ninja 300. Can be installed or removed quickly, multiple storage areas for your gear expandable for carrying larger items.  
 New “Tall” windscreen factory designed for easy installation 3 inch taller bubble design adds wind protection. Features an optically correct 3-D curvature.  
 New fuel tank pad features matching graphics and helps protect the paint on the fuel tank. A touch of personalization to enhance its sportbike styling.  
 New engine guards factory designed for easy installation helps reduce the possibility of bodywork damage in case of tip over   

Color


Lime Green / Ebony

Pearl Stardust White / Ebony

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