Equipped with a strong new engine and modern technologies the new Kawasaki Ninja 300R is a true masterpiece on two wheels. The motorcycle also features a new style which further enhances its sporty character.

In terms of ergonomy the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 rewards you with a sculpted seat, a sporty handlebar and a multi function LCD which includes speedometer, clock, fuel gauge, dual trip meters, odometer and ECO Economical Riding indicator.

The motorcycle is powered by a fresh 296 cm3, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, Parallel Twin engine that produces smooth, torquey power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm. Compared to the previous 250 cc unit, the new one features new pistons, cylinder, cylinder head as well as a fresh exhaust. The engine’s power is kept under control by a capable six speed transmission.

The motorcycle is available on the US market with a starting price of $4799 USD.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R.

  • 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Transmission:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    39 @ 11000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    20 @ 10000
  • Displacement:
    296 cc
  • Price:

Press release

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Our newest Ninja offers the style, performance and technology to overshadow all bikes in its class. Race inspired clutch technology plus genuine big bike looks and handling are underpinned by a powerful and hard pulling 296cc fuel-injected engine. Make your move and make it on a Ninja 300R. Designed to overshadow all other bikes in its class, the new Ninja 300 offers increased performance and riding excitement, stunning new styling, and ride quality and comfort that eclipse the 250-class.

Radiator Fan Cover

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The new fan cover located behind the radiator directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic. Redirecting the air also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort.

Fuel injection

Fine-atomising injectors with a droplet size of only 60 µm contribute to combustion efficiency. New injector bodies are more compact.

Dual Throttle Valves

Like the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R, the new Ninja 300 uses dual throttle valves. In addition to giving natural, linear throttle response, dual throttle valves also contribute to high performance, combustion efficiency and fuel economy.

Modern Instrumentation

Sporty new instrument panel design contributes to the advanced-technology and high-quality image of the Ninja series.
Multi-function LCD screen functions include: speedometer, clock, fuel gauge, dual trip meters, odometer and ECO Economical Riding indicator. White LED backlighting ensures clear meter visibility at night.

Latest-spec ABS

For additional rider reassurance, an ABS model is also available. Its high-spec system designed by Nissin specially for motorcycles, delivers precise control and is extremely compact. A size of only 40% of previous Nissin ABS system makes it the world’s smallest ABS unit.

Rigid diamond frame

New diamond frame features redesigned main tubes, new high-tensile steel components, additional gusseting and rubber front engine mounts. Reduced vibration contributes to the Ninja 300’s high-quality ride feel as well as increased rider comfort. Rigidity balance fine-tuned on the circuit ensures the high level of chassis stability necessary for sport riding.

Uni track rear suspension

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Kawasaki’s original linkage-equipped Uni-Trak rear suspension delivers a smooth ride and stable handling over a wide range of speeds and road conditions.

Aluminium footpegs

Lightweight supersport-style aluminium footpegs give a more direct feel and good controllability when sport riding.

Wider rear tyre

Wider 140mm rear tyre matches the increased engine performance, contributes to an enhanced supersport image and contributes to the Ninja 300’s increased straight-line stability. New tyre compound offers good grip in both dry and wet conditions.

2-1 exhaust with short-style silencer

Longer, larger-diameter header and centre pipes contribute to stronger performance at all rpm. New short-style silencer with complex cross-section enables the requisite volume while ensuring an ample lean angle. Large silencer guard protects passengers from heat and also contributes to noise reduction.

New pistons

Lightweight new pistons with flatter crowns reduce reciprocating weight. The pistons feature a hard alumite coating for high durability.

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed based on feedback from racing activities the new FCC Assist & Slipper clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

296 cm3 Liquid-cooled 4-stroke Parallel Twin

The Parallel Twin engine produces smooth, torquey power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm. Thanks to a longer stroke, the Ninja 300’s new engine now displaces 296 cm3. Correspondingly the engine delivers noticeably stronger torque and power at all rpm. New pistons, cylinder, cylinder head and exhaust contribute to the improved performance.

Aggressive styling

Like the other Ninjas in the series, the new Ninja 300 features a “mass-forward, minimalist-tail” design concept. Aggressive new dual headlamps, windscreen, wheels and numerous other styling elements inspired by Ninja flagship models give it a serious supersport look.

Telescopic fork

To match the increased engine performance and more rigid frame, a new 37 mm fork with revised settings is fitted. Increased ride comfort in the city, and smooth, stable handling when sport riding is the result.

Petal disc brakes

Large-diameter 290mm front petal disc brake operated by a 2-pistons caliper delivers powerful braking and a natural feel at the lever. 220mm rear petal disc and 2-pistons caliper give dependable stopping power.
Petal discs like those on the larger-displacement Ninja supersport models offer excellent heat dissipation.

Sleeveless aluminium die-cast cylinder

Sleeveless, aluminium die-cast cylinder features plated bores, just like on our Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-6R supersport machines. The new cylinder features an open-deck design, offering excellent heat dissipation, and weighs 600g less than the previous sleeved cylinder.

USA Specifications

US MSRP Price $4799 USD
Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement 296cc
Bore x Stroke 62.0 x 49.0mm
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Cooling System Liquid
Fuel Injection DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission Six-speed
Final drive Chain
Frame Type Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheelbase 55.3 in.
Rake / trail 27 degrees / 3.7 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel Uni-Trak with 5-way adjustable preload / 5.2 in.
Front tire 110/70-17
Rear tire 140/70-17
Front brakes Single 290mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear brakes Single 220mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Overall length 79.3 in.
Overall width 28.1 in.
Overall height 43.7 in.
Seat height 30.9 in.
Curb weight 379.3 lbs.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Colors) Pearl Stardust White, Lime Green/Ebony, Ebony
Warranty 12 months
Optional Good Times Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
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