India Kawasaki Motors has introduced two new colours for its entry-level model in the country, the Ninja 300 ABS. The motorcycle will now be available in ‘Lime Green’ and ‘Ebony/Metallic Moon Dust Grey’ paint options. The engine, hardware specifications and prices have remained unchanged.
Do note that the locally assembled Ninja 300 (with dual-channel ABS) remained unaffected by the price hike in April 2019 and it still retails at INR 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The CBU (non-ABS) model, for reference, was sold at INR 3.60 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The entry-level model has also crossed the 1,000 unit sales mark in record time. The sales witnessed a massive boost post the commencement of local assembly. Apart from the ex-showroom price, the spares too saw a massive cost cut. Below is what Kawasaki said in a press release:
Rideology is Kawasaki’s rider-centric development philosophy focused on how the riding experience offered by a Kawasaki is crafted, ensuring that our machines are fun to ride and rewarding to control. This approach has been the force behind many of our legendary machines, and in our pursuit of all possibilities it will continue to guide the future creation of Kawasaki motorcycles.
The new colour options are aimed to further boost the sales of the Ninja 300 ABS. The press release added:
We expect these new colour variants will increase the interest among budding riders and will help in building circuit riding ecosystem in India. New interested buyers can contact their nearest Kawasaki dealers for booking related information or send a booking enquiry on the website of India Kawasaki Motors.
To give you a quick recap, the entry-level Ninja in the Indian market uses a 296 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that generates 39 PS of maximum power at 11,000 rpm and 27 Nm of maximum torque at 10,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with Assist & slipper clutch, which is aimed to act as a back-torque limiter and deliver lighter clutch lever action.
Hardware specifications include telescopic front forks and adjustable monoshock at the back. The safety net of dual-channel ABS, as mentioned above, comes as standard, while the stopping power is provided by 290 mm front and 220 mm rear petal-type discs.