Kawasaki launched its locally produced Ninja 300 back in July last year. This helped the company to bring a significant reduction in the cost of the bike. The bike when originally launched, came with a price tag of Rs. 4.4 lakh on road. With the locally assembly, the price got reduced by a lakh. This helped the company in increasing the demand and sales figure for the bike. The bike registered a significant 10-fold growth in sales registration. From 20 – 30 units in December 2017 to 220 units in December 2018.
However, despite the impressive bump in sale figures, customers were hesitant to purchase the Ninja 300 due to incredibly expensive spare parts. Taking the spare’s cost in consideration, Kawasaki India made sure to follow up on the same. In few months time, the manufacturers slashed the cost of the spare by 1,355% or Rs. 47,000. This makes for one of the most drastic scale of modulation done by any manufacturer. The most being on the rear disc brake, which now costs Rs. 2,100 against the prior cost of Rs. 28,460.
The Ninja 300 is powered by a 296 cc, twin cylinder, fuel injection engine which belts out 39 PS of power and 27 Nm of torque.
Kawasaki has been able to make some bold decisions after parting ways with Bajaj and the positive effect of same decisions can now be felt on the ground. The Ninja 300 goes up against the likes of KTM RC 390 and Yamaha R3. Kawasaki recently launched its locally assembled Ninja ZX-6R in India.