The name “Ninja” implies the very best sporting performance that Kawasaki has to offer. The new engine, still a liquid-cooled, twin cylinder, now runs at 296 cc. It is significantly smaller than the average for all Sport Bike Motorcycles. The engine is designed to deliver powerful acceleration at higher rpm and torquey performance at low and mid acceleration. It has a 17-litre fuel tank, six speed transmission, slipper clutch, steel frame and aluminum footpegs.

Wheels are 17-inch units front and rear (with wider 140 mm rear tire), with 37mm standard forks. Curb weight is 174 kilos with ABS, 172 kilos without. The base price of the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Sport Bike motorcycle is $4,799, which is $9,503 less expensive than the average for all Sport Bike Motorcycles.

2013 Ninja 300 Technical Specifications

Engine : 296 cc

Fuel system Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2
(Keihin), with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel
Twin
Displacement 296 cm3
Bore x stroke 62.0 x 49.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Valve/Induction system DOHC, 8 valves

Transmission

Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary reduction ratio 3.087 (71/23)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.714 (38/14)
Gear ratios: 2nd 1.789 (34/19)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.409 (31/22)
Gear ratios: 4th 1.160 (29/25)
Gear ratios: 5th 1.000 (27/27)
Gear ratios: 6th 0.857 (24/28)
Final reduction ratio 3.000 (42/14)
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Sealed chain

Frame

Frame type Tube diamond, steel
Rake/Trail 27° / 93 mm
Wheel travel, front 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear 132 mm
Tyre, front 110/70-17 M/C 54S
Tyre, rear 140/70-17 M/C 66S
Steering angle, left / right 35° / 35°

Suspension

Suspension, front 37 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload
Brakes

Brakes, front Single 290 mm petal disc, Single balanced actuation dual-piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc Caliper: Dual-piston
Dimensions

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,015 mm x 715 mm x 1,110 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Wheelbase 1,405 mm
Seat height 785 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Curb Mass 172 kg / 174 kg (ABS)

Ninja 300 Performance : power and torque

Maximum power 29.0 kW {39 PS} / 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque 27.0 N.m {2.8 kgf.m} / 10,000 rpm

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