2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 | Buyer’s Guide
2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300

A mainstay of the now-grown small-displacement sport class, the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 is as light and maneuverable as you expect.

What might surprise you is the good speed available if you keep the little twin revved up. Acceleration to 80 mph is impressive, and it is zippy and agile as an in-town commuter bike.

For 2016, there are three versions of the Ninja 300–a standard version (under $5k), another with ABS (add $300), and a third (Ninja 300 ABS KRT Edition) with ABS and Kawasaki Racing Team graphics for $5499.

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2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, parallel twin
  • Displacement: 296cc
  • Bore x stroke: 62 x 49mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ dual 32mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Suspension Front: 37mm forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear Suspension: Single linkage-assisted shock w/ 5-position spring preload adjustment /5.2 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 110/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 140/70 x 17
  • Front brake: 290mm petal-style disc w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 220mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional
  • Frame: High-tensile steel
  • Rake: 27°
  • Trail: 3.7 inches
  • Wheelbase: 55.3 inches
  • Overall length: 73.9 inches
  • Overall width: 28.1 inches
  • Overall height: 43.7 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.5 inches
  • Seat height: 30.9 inches
  • Curb weight: 384 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Colors:

  • Metallic Matte Carbon Grey
  • Passion Red (standard and ABS; Lime Green/Ebony (ABS KRT Edition)

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 MSRP:

  • $4999 (standard)
  • $5299 (ABS)
  • $5499 (ABS KRT Edition)

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