Nitoryu Defense
Motown India|November 2018
Nitoryu Defense

The Ninja 300 bikes from Kawasaki are like a gateway that leads you up towards a heaven of bigger sports bikes that can scare and amuse you at the same time.

Aakash S. Paul

These 300cc bikes are there to give you a taste, a lesson if you will, on how to tame the power that can be had with a different breed of motorcycles. In the last year or so we have had a lot of manufacturers taking a bite of the 300cc segment resulting in a lot of great bikes. Does this new Ninja 300 still stay relevant in the competition? Thanks to Aurum Kawasaki in Chattarpur Enclave, New Delhi, who generously lent us the bike to review, we were able to find out.

DESIGN AND STYLING

The new Ninja 300 looks much like its elder siblings and has a very sporty and stylish look. With the new graphics plastered on, the bike gives a very energetic and wild feel. The Ninja 300 that I got to ride came in the signature Kawasaki green but I think that the electrifying blue paint looks better. The mean looking beak at the front houses twin halogen units and sadly there are no LED DRLs. To their credit, these halogen units do provide a very respectable illumination at night.

Despite the bike boasting of very aggressive looks, it is very comfortable to ride. It has an upright seating position and handlebars that are not set too low making this bike lovable to ride in the city. The cushion is comfortable and there is also a pillion seat which is pretty decent by sports bike standards. Even after hours and hours of riding on this bike, your body won’t be screaming in pain.

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November 2018