The much anticipated 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300R comes with an all new 296cc parallel twin designed to outperform motorcycles such as the 2013 Honda CBR250R, or the older Ninja 250R it replaces. The new ergonomics, sporty look, and multi-functional LCD are extra perks for the veteran urban commuter or beginner motorcyclist alike.
The engine parts and basic configuration are almost the same as the Ninja 300R’s predecessor the Kawasaki Ninja 250, but the upgrades are unmistakable. The extra 47 cubic centimeters deliver more than a 40% increase in peak horsepower. Kawasaki also threw away the 250cc’s carburetors and replaced them with electronic fuel injection and dual 32mm throttle bodies along with a new crankshaft and some modifications to its counterbalance.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300R’s seat height is half of an inch taller than the 250R‘s with a seat height of 30.9 inches. It might be slightly taller, but the seat has been shaped to increase the rider’s pavement reach.