Will the BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 surface any soon? We need to wait before we could actually have the answers…
Reports reveal that Kawasaki India has discontinued its best selling model, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India, with time still left for the BS6 norms to kick in. A report in Bikewale reveals that the production of BS4 guise of Kawasaki 300 Ninja had come to a close during October-November 2019 and what had followed thereafter was mere stock clearance by the Kawasaki showrooms. The website also says that there has not yet been any official communication from Kawasaki India on this.
The discontinuation can be seen as a forerunner to the transition to BS6. The Kawasaki Ninja 300, as you might recall, was a hotshot among the entire range of Kawasaki bikes in India. Powered by a 296cc 2 pot mill, the motorcycle could let out a max 38hp of power and 27 Nm of torque.
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However, it needs to be seen if and when the Ninja 300 would actually get a BS6 heart. It is now rumoured that the BS6 model will arrive only in the second half of 2020. Yes, that is indeed long past the BS6 kick in date. The delay is said to be due to the time needed for the development and testing of the BS6 engine.
Also heard is the news that the bikemaker might kill the 300 Ninja and bring in the mightier Kawasaki Ninja 400 to fill the space. However, there has been no significant lucidity on this yet. The Ninja 400 currently goes on sale for around INR 5 lakh. But the price might soon come down following the heavy localisation that is in plans for the bike…