After years of unchallenged domination, the best-selling Ninja® 250R sportbike had finally begun to see competition from other manufacturers. Make no mistake, it still outperformed the challengers by a significant margin on the open road, but why simply outperform them, when you can totally dominate? The new 2013 Ninja 300 thoroughly dominates its lightweight sportbike competition on the performance front, and it also significantly ups the ante for refinement, ease of use and overall practicality. Thanks to a new digital fuel injection system, and a new F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions, this new 300 is the best lightweight sportbike, by far, when it comes to overall performance and sporting capability.
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
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
Final drive: Chain
Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheelbase: 55.3 in.
Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 3.7 in.
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 brake: Single 290mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear brake: Single 220mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Seat height: 30.9 in.
Curb weight: 379.3 lbs.
Color choices / special edition: Pearl Stardust White, Lime Green / Ebony, Ebony
Warranty: 12 months Optional Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months