Without much noise, Kawasaki launched the Ninja 300 KRT edition replacing its previoussports bike model, Ninja 300 that was launched in November 2015. For those who wonder what this new three letter addition means, the company has stated that KRT stands for Kawasaki Racing Team. The new avatar KRT edition is available at a price of Rs.3.61 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) at all Kawasaki outlets across the nation.
While there had not been any official launch of this vehicle as such, this motorcycle seems to be on display at all the authorised showrooms, which is why we earlier used the phrase “without much noise”. Bookings are being accepted by dealers across the nation already.
Kawasaki has given the KRT edition a new paint scheme, in green and black livery. This is said to be a self-inspired theme from Kawasaki’s World Superbike Championship. Cool stickers of Kawasaki Racing Team, ‘KRT’ badges adjacent to the fuel cap andblack fairing at the bottom adorn the Ninja 300 KRT promising to stand distinct in the crowd.
No mechanical changes are seen while compared to its old version. The All new Ninja 300 KRTis powered by a 296 cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that delivers a maximum output of 39 PS at 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 27 Nm, mated to a 6-speed transmission.This sports bike has been employedwith 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork at the front and a mono shock absorber at the rear.KRT 300 boasts of a ground clearance of 140mm and weights 172 kg. Indian variant of KRT 300 doesn’t seem to have the ABS feature which stands as the only drawback while competing with Yamaha R3.
Apparently KRT 300 seems to be the last model from the company this year, while next year a launch of Ninja ZX-10R is expected in India.