2014 Kawasaki J300

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Featuring a dynamic style and backed up by a host of modern technologies the Kawasaki J300 is the perfect choice for those who want to mix the comfort of a scooter with the power of a 300 cc engine.

Talking about the engine, the Kawasaki J300 is propelled by a liquid cooled, 4 stroke single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves unit which puts out a maximum power of 20.3 KW (28 PS) at 7,750 rpm and 28.7 Nm (2.9 Kgm) of torque at 6,250 rpm. The engine’s power is kept in leash by an efficient CVT transmission with centrifugal clutch.

The unit is mounted on a tubular diamond, steel frame which sits on a front 37 mm telescopic fork and rear twin shocks with 5-way adjustable preload.

The Kawasaki J300 comes with a base price of €5.002.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki J300.

Overview

Kawasaki J300

Brave New World

An innovative urban transport solution, the J300 seamlessly blends sport, control, comfort and convenience, and wraps it all in a distinctive design that makes it instantly recognisable as a Kawasaki.

The result is a package that will appeal to sports-minded riders looking for daily dose of fun from their commute.

2014 Kawasaki J300 Key Features:

Kawasaki J300

Sharp, Aggressive Design

For added braking reassurance, ABS models are also available. ABS control comes care of a lightweight Bosch unit.

ABS Available

Kawasaki J300

For added braking reassurance, ABS models are also available. ABS control comes care of a lightweight Bosch unit.

Specially designed floorboards

Kawasaki J300

Floorboards are specially designed to allow a good bank angle, contributing to the J300’s sporty riding potential. To facilitate the reach to the ground when stopped, they also feature concave cut-outs to minimise interference with the rider’s legs.

299 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single

Kawasaki J300

Designed to enable enjoyable, sporty riding, the J300’s a 299 cm3 liquid-cooled SOHC 4-valve Single engine provides plenty of power to move two. Taking into account coolant temperature, air intake temperature, throttle position, air intake pressure, vehicle speed and crankshaft angle, the fuel injection system (which uses a 34 mm Keihin throttle body and a 16-bit CPU) automatically meters out the ideal amount of fuel for extremely stable power delivery – regardless of the conditions. And of course, setting adjustments are not necessary, and starting is hassle-free.

Adjustable brake levers

Kawasaki J300

Left and right brake levers are both adjustable, offering riders four settings to suit hand size and preference.

Sealed glove box with 12V outlet

Kawasaki J300

Sealed glove box at the front can accommodate small items (maximum load 1.5 kg) and includes a 12V accessory outlet.

Heel grips

Kawasaki J300

Heel grips make it easier to hold the bike the heels, facilitating control.

Folding passenger footpegs

Kawasaki J300

Motorcycle-style folding passenger pegs also contribute to passenger comfort. Easier to weight than board-type footrests, they enable to the passenger to control their weight transfer when slowing.

Integrated turn signals

Kawasaki J300

Front and rear turn signals are built into the bodywork. Clear lenses help them blend into the design seamlessly, enhancing the sharp body lines.

Anti-tamper, Anti-theft Ignition Switch

Kawasaki J300

The ignition switch has three positions: ON, OFF and LOCKED (which locks the steering column). Ignition switch is equipped with a shutter to discourage tampering and theft. The shutter can be conveniently opened with the back of the key.

Instrumentation

Kawasaki J300

Design of the instruments contributes to a high quality image. Instruments consist of analogue speedometer and tachometer dials flanking a multi-function LCD panel. LCD meter functions include: odometer, dual trip meters, service mode, clock, fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, and engine warning symbol.

Led Taillight

Kawasaki J300

At the rear, the sharp tail cowl gives the rear of the J300 a distinctive Kawasaki appearance. Sharp taillight design similar to that of our Z models helps the J300 stand out from the rest of the mob in crowded city traffic.

High-quality touches

Kawasaki J300

The J300 offers a high level of fit & finish and numerous high-quality touches that contribute to its overall quality appearance. 3D brand and model emblems contribute to the high-quality image. Complementing the high-quality instrumentation, metallic paint on the sculpted handlebar cover adds a quality touch to the cockpit. Two-pattern seat cover and silver stitching contributes to the high quality appearance of the seat.

Dual petal disc brakes

Kawasaki J300

Front and rear disc brakes provide abundant stopping power. At the front, a 260 mm petal disc is gripped by a two-piston caliper. Stainless steel mesh brake hose contributes to direct brake feel. A 240 mm petal disc and two-piston caliper slow the rear.

Ergonomically contoured seat

Kawasaki J300

Contoured, thickly padded seat offers excellent comfort and good rider support.

Sporty & comfortable suspension settings

Settings selected to deliver both light, sporty handling and comfortable ride feel when navigating European city streets.

14” front, 13” rear wheels

Wheel size selected to offer riding stability on European city streets.

Under-seat storage

Under-seat storage is large enough to accommodate a full-face helmet and an A4-size briefcase – ideal for business use. Maximum load is 10 kg.

ABS

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers may cause a motorcycle’s wheel(s) to lock up and slip. ABS was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations. By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

And to meet the special requirements of certain riders, specialised ABS systems are also available. For example, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, enabling sport riding to be enjoyed by a wider range of riders. And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.

Specifications

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Displacement299 cm3
Bore x stroke72.7 x 72.0 mm
Compression ratio10.8:1
Valve/Induction systemSOHC, 4 valves
Fuel systemFuel injection:φ34 mm x 1
IgnitionECU Control (Full transistor)
StartingElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
Maximum power20.3 kW 28 PS / 7,750 rpm
Maximum torque28.7 Nm 2.9 kgm / 6,250 rpm
TransmissionCVT with centrifugal clutch
Final DriveBelt
Primary reduction ratio2.220 0.790
Final reduction ratio7.222 (43/16 x 43/16)
Frame typeTubular diamond, steel
Rake/Trail28° / 113 mm
Wheel travel, front110 mm
Wheel travel, rear100 mm
Tyre, front120/80-14 M/C 58S
Tyre, rear150/70-13 M/C 64S
Steering angle, left / right40° / 40°
Brakes, front Single260 mm petal disc; Caliper: Dual-piston
Brakes, rear Single240 mm petal disc; Caliper: Dual-piston
Suspension, front37 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rearTwin shocks with 5-way adjustable preload
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,235 x 775 x 1,260 mm
Wheelbase1,555 mm
Ground Clearance145 mm
Fuel capacity13 litres
Seat height775 mm
Curb Mass191 kg
Price€5.002

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