2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 | Small Bikes Rule!

Going Big in the Small Bike Class

By Marc Cook, Photography by Kevin Wing


Tech Spec

Engine type: l-c parallel twin
Valve train: DOHC, 8v
Displacement: 296cc
Bore x stroke: 62.0 x 49.0mm
Compression: 10.6:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, slipper
Transmission: 6-speed
Measured horsepower: 33.0 bhp @ 11,000 rpm
Measured torque: 16.9 lb.-ft. @ 9800 rpm
Frame: Steel-tube double-cradle
Front suspension: Kayaba 37mm fork
Rear suspension: Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload
Front brake: Tokico two-piston caliper, 290mm disc, optional ABS
Rear brake: Tokico two-piston caliper, 220mm disc, optional ABS
Front tire: 110/70-17 IRC Road Winner
Rear tire: 140/70-17 IRC Road Winner
Rake/trail:27.0°/3.7 in.
Seat height: 30.9 in.
Wheelbase: 55.3 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty):  386/359 lbs. (ABS model)
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.): 60/48/53
Colors: Ebony, Lime Green/Ebony, Pearl Stardust White
Availability: Now
Warranty: 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA
9950 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92718

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