Rumour: Kawasaki Ninja 300 to be heavily localised


Kawasaki is reportedly planning to increase the localised content on the Ninja 300. Until now, the Ninja 300 was imported via the completely knocked down (CKD) route. Localization is expected to bring down the price of the bike and make it more competitive, especially against new entries like the Apache RR 310 and the BMW G 310 R.

While the exact list of components that will be localised is not known, media reports suggest that parts like the bodywork and lights, battery and wiring, wheels and tires as well as other components could be sourced from local vendors. The move is also likely to bring down the cost of spare parts as most of the components will be made in India. 

The Ninja 300 is powered by a 296 cc, parallel-twin cylinder engine that develops 38 BHP @ 11,000 rpm and 27 Nm of torque @ 10,000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The bike comes equipped with 37 mm telescopic front forks and an adjustable monoshock in the rear. Brakes comes in the form of 290 mm and 220 mm petal type discs in the front and rear respectively. Currently, the Ninja 300 is not offered with ABS.

The localised Ninja 300 could be launched around the festive season. However, Kawasaki is yet to make formal announcement regarding this.

Source: Autocar India

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