Kawasaki Ninja 300 | Press Launch (Video)

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Video

Since unveiling the Ninja 250 in 1983, Kawasaki has been the staple name in the entry-level sportbike market.

The bike remained relatively unchanged until 2008, when Kawasaki updated the 250 with modern styling, the bike receiving an "R" to its name across world-wide markets. But mechanically, the bike remained the same.

That needed to change, especially since much competition arrived from other manufacturers, most notably the Honda CBR 250 R. And for 2013, this change happened with the Ninja 300.

This machine features the entry-level specifics of the Ninja 250 R – lightweight, agility, optimal fuel mileage – but with bigger displacement (296cc vs. 249cc), digital fuel injection, a new F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions, and optionally ABS.

And for 2013, Kawasaki is offering the Ninja 300 in three colors – Ebony, Pearl Stardust White and Lime Green/Ebony with Special Edition Graphics.

Hear what the journalists had to say about the Ninja 300 in the video attached above, which highlights the press launch of the bike at Spring Skaggs Road in Healdsburg, Calif. To read our First Ride review, click here.

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