The launch of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 (by Bajaj) seems to be around the corner with numerous sightings of this Sportsbike in Pune.
The Ninja 250R had a promising start in India. However, the twin faced increasing competition from Bajaj’s stable itself; the KTM Duke 200 & Pulsar 200NS, along with the Honda CBR 250R, have eaten into the 250cc Ninja’s sales. They were also significantly better priced. Although the Ninja 250R was quite a performer, customers found more value in the other bikes at lower price points. The launch of the Ninja 300 might help Kawasaki distance itself from the current crop of 200-250cc motorcycle. The higher cubic capacity could hit the sweet spot in terms of the price-to-performance ratio.
All details mentioned above have been sourced from Kawasaki's website. Most of it is expected to remain the same on the bike sold in India.
Pre-launch bookings are rumoured to have already begun, with ex-showroom prices for the N300 (non-ABS) at 3.2 Lakhs and the N300 with ABS at 3.4 Lakhs. Do note that this pricing is entirely speculative.