The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja® 300 is powered by a larger 296cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin that’s tuned to deliver smooth and predictable power around town, plus excellent high-rpm performance on the highway. The upgraded engine offers significantly more performance than the old Ninja 250, while the new Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) system provides improved cold starting, crisper throttle response and better fuel economy. It thoroughly dominates the lightweight sportbike competition on the performance front, while significantly upping the ante for refinement, ease of use and overall practicality.
The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja® 300 comes after years of unchallenged domination, the best-selling 250cc sportbike competition from other manufacturers. The new engine with long-stroke 296cc displacement, a new cam chain that offers reduced friction, a revised 10.6:1 compression ratio that allows the use of regular gasoline and lowers operating temperatures, and new lighter pistons that feature a hard anodized coating for reduced friction and increased performance at all RPMs. A revised six-speed transmission features thicker gears to help cope with the extra torque from the engine, it’s also features Kawasaki’s positive neutral finder to make finding neutral a cinch when stopped. This efficient engine and transmission help it provides plenty of enjoyment from the initial learning curve, all the way through advanced sport riding, track days, and club racing. Aggressive new bodywork features a sharp-edged design, it offers effective heat management and superb aerodynamics. Learn more the detail specification and new features on 2013 Kawasaki Ninja® 300.
2013 Kawasaki Ninja® 300 Specification
Engine Type – Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement – 296cc
Bore x Stroke – 62.0 x 49.0mm
Compression Ratio – 10.6:1
Fuel Injection – DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies
Ignition – TCBI with digital advance
Cooling – Liquid
Transmission – 6-Speed
Final Drive – Chain
Chassis and Dimension
Available Colors – Pearl Stardust White, Lime Green/Ebony, Ebony
Frame Type – Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
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 Brake – Single 290mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear Brake – Single 220mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Fuel Capacity – 4.5 gal.
Wheelbase – 55.3 in.
Rake/Trail – 27°/3.7 in.
Dimension (L, W, H) – 79.3 in., 28.1 in., 43.7 in.
Seat Height – 30.9 in.
Curb Weight – 379.3 lbs.
2013 Kawasaki Ninja® 300 Features
Engine and Transmission – Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for nimble handling, it’s tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with excellent mid-range and high-rpm power for effective highway performance. Revised 10.6:1 compression ratio allows the use of regular 87-octane unleaded gasoline and helps reduce operating temperatures. New lighter pistons reduce reciprocating weight and feature a hard anodized coating for reduced friction and increased performance at every RPM. Dual 32mm Keihin throttle bodies and a digital ECU offer easy starting, superior throttle response, and help provide low fuel consumption. Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) makes it cleaner and more fuel efficient, even though it now makes significantly more power. The new revised six-speed transmission features a new roller-type shift drum for smoother actuation and stronger gears for maximum durability, it also offers wide selection of ratios to match varied riding conditions and its positive neutral finder makes it much easier to find neutral when stopped. New FCC clutch with assist and slipper functions is able to handle more power and requires significantly less lever effort to operate. The design also makes clutch easier to modulate and helps reduce the effect of back-torque to reduce wheel hop when downshifting.
Chassis and Suspension – New frame uses main pipes made from high-tensile steel tubing and the added rigidity provides much better chassis response and improved steering precision and feel. The frame design and chassis tuning offer confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds. All-new bodywork features an aggressive and edgy design, aggressive dual-lamp headlight design, minimalist tail section and separate seats further enhance the aggressive visual impact. Revised tuning on the 37mm telescopic front fork compliments the new more rigid frame and wider rear tire. Uni-Trak® rear suspension linkage helps provide predictable sportbike handling and good ride comfort, it features 5-way adjustable preload to help manage rear ride height whether riding solo or with a passenger. The new 17-inch 10-spoke wheel design has a more modern appearance, and the rear tire is wider for increased stability and improved sportbike handling on 2013 Kawasaki Ninja® 300.