Where Ninja leads others follow
Kawasaki's new 2013 Ninja 300 is the replacement for the much loved 250R has sat proudly at the top of the entry level Sportbike sector for many years.
The 300 offers Supersport styling with real world comfort and is a bike that is ideally suited to either role of a weekend fun machine or for the grind of the daily commute.
It will be available in the UK in two striking colour combinations, Ebony or Lime Green and you'll need around £5,000 to swing your leg over the tank of Kawasaki's stunning new 2013 'little' Ninja.
It really exudes personality and its low price tag highlights just what fantastic value this Kawasaki's Sportbike really is.
At the core of the Ninja 300 is an engine that thrives on high-rpm excitement. The gutsy 296cc parallel twin is tuned for a frisky, yet smooth and predictable power delivery.
Stopping power is provided by a large-diameter, 290mm front petal disc and a balanced action two-piston calliper. The rear 220mm petal disc is gripped by another two-piston calliper. The system works very well indeed providing excellent feel, pulling the Ninja up nice and squarely.
From its headlights to its rear number plate the Kawasaki's sleek aerodynamically-efficient shape will play its part in minimising air turbulence, its low screen and sinuous curves designed to carve a slippery path through the atmosphere. A natural riding position and comfortable ergonomics combine with lightweight handling, easy controllability and great throttle response.
The new 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 is one excellent Sportbike machine. It is likely to offer superb agility, strong flexible performance and will be excellent value for money. It can hardly be seen as a surprise then that the latest Ninja 300 is likely to be the leading bike in its sector of the market again. Kawasaki has come up with a winning formula with this lightweight Ninja 300.
The secret of its success is its ability to transcend skill levels and appeal to all riders from novice to seasoned veteran.