The BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 will not get any styling changes over the older model, but will come with an updated engine, new colours and increased local content.
India is one of the few markets globally where the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is still sold and the Japanese bike maker has now teased the BS6 compliant version of the motorcycle on its social media handles. The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been updated for the new emission regulations with the launch likely in a few days from now. The BS4 bike was pulled off shelves in December 2019 and the updated model was delayed due to the pandemic. Now, select Kawasaki dealerships across India have commenced accepting bookings for the BS6 Ninja 300 in the country.
The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300 remains unchanged on the styling front but the motorcycle does get updated graphics and colours. Kawasaki India has revealed three shades for the bike including Lime Green, Green/Ebony and Black. That said, the big update is expected to be increased local content on the motorcycle that should bring down the price compared to the older model.
The BS4 Kawasaki Ninja 300 retailed at ₹ 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it is likely that the BS6 version could start from as low as ₹ 2.5 lakh. However, do not expect any major changes in terms of equipment with the bike using the semi-analogue instrument console, telescopic front forks, rear monoshock, disc brakes at either end with dual-channel ABS. The extremely familiar design will continue as is on the motorcycle.
Kawasaki India is yet to update details on the mechanical front but do expect an upgraded version of the 296 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine. In its BS4 avatar, the motor developed 38.4 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque, and the BS6 version could boast of identical numbers. The technical specifications will be revealed at the time of launch. The 2021 Ninja 300 will take on the TVS Apache RR 310 in the segment.