On September 13, Kawasaki will launch its new bike at the Times Square in New York. Though the date of the launch is confirmed, the version of the Kawasaki Ninja bike is still a mystery. However, it is expected that the bike will be the 300cc bike that is known as the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300.
The bike has a displacement of 296cc and has a liquid cooled, parallel twin engine. The engine can produce a top power of 39 bhp at 11,000 rpm and can generate a high torque of 29 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine of this new bike is a powerful machine, which has a great acceleration at high rpm.
The heating problem has been addressed by having sleeveless aluminum die-cast cylinders. There are the dual throttle valves, which resembles the Ninja ZX-10R as well as the ZX-6R. The slipper clutch in the bike makes it easier to handle. The clutch operation is smooth and simple. There is the radiator fan cover that helps in having good and improved air direction.
The suspension used in the bike is superb for good riding conditions. For the front wheel, the 37 mm telescopic fork does the job while for the rear wheel there is the Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock which has 5-way adjustable preload.
The ground clearance of the bike is 140 mm – seems okay for a bike like this one. The wheelbase is 1405 mm and the seat height is 785 mm. The bike has a huge fuel tank of 17 liters. There are a lot of positives that can be seen in this heavy-looking bike. It can even make life for the 250cc segment bikes difficult quite easily.
Just as the bike gets launched and it comes on the roads, only then we will be able to know its impact. But one thing is for sure, it is here to stay.