The 2015 version of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE comes with fresh colors, new graphics and Dunlop tires. The motorcycle continues to impress us with its four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin engine with a displacement of 296cc which can deal effortless with anything you ask of it. The engine transfers its power to the ground by means of a six speed transmission with positive neutral finder and is fueled by a 4.5 Gallons fuel tank.

Among the high tech features that can be found under the skin of the Ninja 300 SE you will find a Digital Fuel Injection (DFI), an FCC clutch with assist and slipper functions as well as an ABS braking system.

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE can be yours for no less than $5,199.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE.

  • 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
  • Transmission:
    6-speed
  • Energy:
    Digital Fuel Injection (DFI)
  • Displacement:
    296 cc
  • Top Speed:
    112 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    5199

Overview

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The Premium Lightweight Sportbike Offers Power and Agility

The well-respected and highly capable Kawasaki Ninja® 300 ABS returns for 2015 with new colors, graphics and sporty Dunlop tires. The lightweight sportbike also continues to offer the ideal entry point for novice riders, track-day enthusiasts, commuters and riders of all sizes.

At first glance, it might appear to be a larger capacity sportbike, and its diminutive engine size certainly packs a mighty punch in terms of its spec sheet. The Ninja 300 ABS boasts many of the features found on the larger Ninja models, such as a Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®), an FCC clutch with assist and slipper functions as well as an ABS braking system.

Not only is the Ninja 300 ABS regarded as the best lightweight sportbike in the range, it is more than capable of surprising competitors with higher displacement in tight, technical corners.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE Highlights:

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• 296cc parallel-twin engine with Digital Fuel Injection for power and economy
• ABS brakes increase rider confidence (Ninja 300 ABS models only)
• Low, tapered seat accommodates riders of all sizes
• Ninja sportbike DNA apparent in bodywork design, performance and agility
• New Dunlop TT900 GP tires for 2015
• Updated colors and graphics for 2015
• Special SE colors also available (SE models only)

2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE Key Features:

• ABS brakes increase rider confidence on the Ninja 300 ABS model
• Low 30.9” seat height and tapered seat boosts confidence with easier reach to the ground
• 296cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine design offers superior highway passing ability and acceleration compared to other single-cylinder lightweight sportbikes
• Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) system uses dual 32mm throttle bodies to provide outstanding throttle response and superb fuel economy
• FCC clutch with Assist and Slipper functions provides excellent power handling capabilities and the Assist function provides a light lever feel. The Slipper function reduces the effect of backtorque to minimize wheel “hop” when downshifting
• Sportbike bodywork features an aggressive, edgy design with strong Ninja® family DNA that sets the Ninja 300 apart from its lightweight sportbike competitors
• High-tensile frame provides optimum rigidity for superior feel and agility compared to the competition
• Ten-spoke 17” sportbike wheels look great and are fitted with Dunlop TT900 GP sportbike tires for optimum handling
• Six-speed transmission features a roller-type shift drum for smooth actuation. It also has strong gears for maximum durability and a positive neutral finder makes it easy to find neutral when stopped
• Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) uses a special deflector to channel hot air from the back of the radiator, so it exits from the bottom of the motorcycle, instead of being blown onto the rider when the fan is activated

2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE Features and Benefits:

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296cc Parallel-Twin Cylinder Engine

• Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for nimble handling
• Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with excellent mid-range and high-RPM power for effective highway performance
• Low-friction cam chain promotes maximum power and efficiency
• Moderate 10.6:1 compression ratio allows use of regular 87-octane unleaded gasoline and helps reduce operating temperatures
• High-tech pistons reduce reciprocating weight and feature a hard-anodized coating to minimize friction and boost performance
• Sleeveless “open-deck” die-cast aluminum cylinders minimize weight and feature a frictionreducing “T-treatment” plating
• Crank journal bearings are made from a strong alloy for maximum durability
• Large-volume oil pan features cooling fins and does not compromise ground clearance
• Easy-to-access cartridge-type spin-on oil filter simplifies maintenance

Exhaust System

• Long, curved 2-into-1 header design contributes to the Ninja 300’s low- and mid-range torque as well as the smooth, step-free power curve
• Complex-geometry silencer design offers modern styling and meets all regulations without compromising engine performance
• Large brushed-finish metal silencer guard reduces noise and helps protect the passenger from exhaust heat
• Meets strict Euro 3 emission standards with a single catalyzer in the collector section

Liquid-Cooling with KAMS

• Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) uses a special deflector to redirect hot air from the radiator fan, so it exits from the bottom of the motorcycle instead of being blown onto the rider
• Lightweight Denso radiator offers effective engine cooling with minimal space and weight
• Fan design uses a quiet-running motor that also saves space
• Fins on the crankcase provide additional engine cooling

Six-speed Transmission with FCC Assist and Slipper Clutch

• Premium FCC clutch with assist and slipper functions can handle more power with significantly less lever effort than traditional clutches
• Clutch design also makes it easy to modulate and helps reduce the effect of back-torque for reduced wheel “hop” when downshifting
• Six-speed transmission features a roller-type shift drum for smooth actuation and strong gears for maximum durability. It also offers a positive neutral finder that makes it easy to find neutral when stopped
• Involute splines minimize friction and backlash between the gears and shafts for easy gear synchronization and smooth shifting under power

Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®)

• Dual 32mm Keihin throttle bodies and a digital ECU offer easy starting, crisp throttle response, and help low fuel consumption

ABS Brakes with Petal-Type Discs (Ninja 300 ABS model only)

• ABS brakes feature a compact Nissin ABS unit
• The entire ABS system weighs only 4.5 lb
• Large-diameter, 290mm front petal-type disc and a balanced action two-piston caliper offer excellent performance and a natural feel at the lever
• Two-piston caliper grips the 220mm rear petal disc

Rigid Sportbike Chassis

• High-tensile steel frame uses rigid main tubes for optimum chassis response and steering precision
• Frame design and chassis tuning offer confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds
• Beefy swingarm bracket contributes to the frame’s rigidity and helps achieve an optimal balance of chassis stiffness
• Square-beam swingarm complements the frame’s rigidity

Suspension

• 37mm telescopic front fork complements the rigid frame and wide rear tire
• Uni-Trak® rear suspension linkage helps provide predictable sportbike handling and good ride comfort
• Rear shock features five-way adjustable preload to help manage rear ride height whether riding solo or with a passenger

Wheels & Tires

• Attractive 17”, ten-spoke wheels allow modern sportbike tires to be fitted
• Dunlop TT900 GP tires are the perfect match for the agility of the 2014 Ninja 300 sportbike

High-Tech Instrumentation

• Large easy-to-read analog tachometer
• Multi-function digital display features an easy-to-read speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, digital clock and warning lights
• Economical Riding Indicator (ECO) illuminates to tell the rider when they are riding to maximize fuel economy

Aerodynamic Bodywork

• Sportbike bodywork features an aggressive and edgy design with strong Ninja family DNA that sets the Ninja 300 apart from its lightweight sportbike competitors
• Modern floating windscreen design helps reduce turbulence and rider fatigue
• Aggressive dual headlight design, slim tail section and separate seats enhance the sportbike’s aggressive appearance
• Two helmet holders conveniently located under the rear seat
• Two-stage under-seat storage compartment can hold a small U-lock or similar device and is hinged for easy access to the tool kit
• Two hooks under the tail, plus two behind the rear passenger pegs provide anchor points for securing items to the rear of the bike
• New colors for the 2015 Ninja 300 and Ninja 300 ABS include Lime Green or Pearl Stardust White
• The Ninja 300 SE and Ninja 300 ABS SE models are available in Metallic Moondust Gray / Ebony

Ergonomics

• Rider’s seat is narrower towards the front, making it easier for riders to reach the ground
• Passenger seat features a flat angle, making it easy to also secure cargo or soft luggage
• Slightly forward-slanting seat and slightly raised, wide handlebar give the Ninja 300 a comfortable riding position

Genuine Kawasaki Accessories

• All accessories approved by Kawasaki engineers
• Color Matched Seat Cowl is factory designed with a molded pad and color-matched to your Ninja 300
• Three optional gel seats provide additional comfort. They are available in standard, carbon fiber, and Kawi Girl™ finishes for a custom look
• A Tank Bag and Soft Top Case are among the custom-designed tank bags made exclusively for the Ninja 300. They can be installed or removed quickly, including multiple storage areas for your gear, offering an expandable section for carrying larger items
• A “Tall” windscreen was factory designed for easy installation. the 3” taller bubble design adds wind protection
• A Fuel Tank/Knee Pad has matching graphics and helps protect the paint while providing better grip for the rider
• Engine Guards were factory designed for easy installation, helping reduce bodywork damage in case of a tip-over

Specifications

Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement 296cc
Bore x Stroke 62 x 49mm
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Fuel System DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission Six-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive O-ring chain
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni-Trak® with five-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
Cooling System Liquid
Frame Type Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 27 degrees / 3.7 in
Overall Length 79.3 in
Overall Width 28.1 in
Overall Height 43.7 in
Seat Height 30.9 in
Curb Weight 379.3 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Wheelbase 55.3 in
Color Choices Metallic Moondust Gray / Ebony
Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, 48 months
Price $5,199

Quotes:

“The Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS SE model totes a 296cc parallel-twin engine with Digital Fuel Injection and ABS brakes. It utilizes the Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) that allows the rider to stay cooler, and riders of different stature can ride the Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS SE as the seat can accommodates most. It rides on new Dunlop TT900 GP tires, has been given updated colors and graphics for 2015, and is able to run on regular gasoline.” — Motorcycle USA

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