After the success of the Kawasaki Ninja 250, PT Kawasaki Motors Indonesia is ready to up the onslaught of premium segment motorcycles in Indonesia with the launch of the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
While both the motorcycles look exactly the same from the outside and even share the same frame, the only difference is the engine displacement. The Ninja 300 employs a 296 cc DOHC, parallel twin that produces 39 bhp power and 27.1 Nm torque and is mated to a six speed gearbox. While there is just 50 cc difference between the Ninja 300 and the Ninja 250, the power difference is significantly higher, with the Ninja 250 producing 25 bhp power and 21 Nm of torque.
The Ninja 300 will be priced at Rp 84 million ($6,526) which is about $2,000 premium above the Ninja 250. The reason for such a sharp increase in the price is the luxury tax that of 60% that is applied on the Ninja 300 while the 250 exempts the rule due to a smaller engine size.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 will be launched to fill in the gap between the quarter litre Ninja 250 and the Ninja 650. While there is quite a significant bump in power between the Ninja 250 and the 300, there is quite a bit of scepticism about the larger displacement variant being able to attract new buyers due to its sharp increase in price.