EICMA 2014: Kawasaki Z300 Uncovered, To Be Launched In Europe Soon

Adding one more model to the ‘Z’ family, Kawasaki launched Z300 at EICMA motorcycle exhibition, Milan. Kawasaki Z300 is the naked version of Ninja 300 sports bike. It will be introduced as an entry level model in Europe.

Kawasaki Z300 is the most ideal bike for bike lovers who look for premium performance and stability. It has an aggressive super naked styling. It shares the same engine as Ninja 300. It has its styling inspired from bigger machines in the ‘Z’ series and stands alone from other naked models. As compared to the Ninja 300 the Z300 is 4 kg lighter due to absence of full-fairing.

Kawasaki z300

Kawasaki Ninja Z300 Specifications


  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
  • Displacement: 296 cm3
  • Bore X stroke: 62.0 x 49.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1
  • Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 8 valves
  • Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2, with dual throttle valves
  • Ignition: Digital
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump


  • Generates  29.0 kW (39 PS) of maximum power at 11,000 rpm
  •  27.0 Nm (2.8 kgf.m) of maximum torque at 10,000 rpm


  • Front: Single 290 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single balanced actuation dual-piston
  • Rear: Single 220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual-piston


  • Transmission: 6-speed, return
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Primary reduction ratio: 3.087 (71/23)
  • Gear ratios: 1st: 2.714 (38/14)
  • Gear ratios: 2nd: 1.789 (34/19)
  • Gear ratios: 3rd: 1.409 (31/22)
  • Gear ratios: 4th: 1.160 (29/25)
  • Gear ratios: 5th: 1.000 (27/27)
  • Gear ratios: 6th: 0.857 (24/28)
  • Final reduction ratio: 3.000 (42/14)
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual


  • Front: 37 mm telescopic fork front suspension
  • Rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and adjustable preload rear suspension


  • Frame type: Tube diamond, steel
  • Rake/Trail: 26o / 82 mm
  • Wheel travel, front: 120 mm
  • Wheel travel, rear: 132 mm
  • Tyre, front: 110/70-17M/C 54S
  • Tyre, rear: 140/70-17M/C 66S
  • Steering angle, left / right:  35o / 35o


  • Length, width and height: 2,015 x 750 x 1,025 mm respectively
  • Wheelbase: 1,405 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 145 mm
  • Seat Height: 785 mm
  • Fuel Capacity: 17 litres
  • Curb Weight: 168 kg /170 kg (ABS)

Kawasaki Ninja Z300 Features

  • Rigid Diamond Frame: features high-tensile steel components, reinforcement gusseting and rubber front engine mounts.  Rigidity balance fine-tuned on the circuit ensures the high level of chassis stability necessary for sport riding.
  • Aggressive Supernaked Styling: The Z300 features a “mass-forward, minimalist-tail” design concept.  Its aggressive headlamp housed in a compact cowl, muscular, athletic bodywork and slim tail design create a very distinctive silhouette.
  • Petal Disc Brakes: Petal disc brakes front and rear deliver strong stopping power and superb controllability.
  • Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin: Parallel Twin engine produces smooth, torquey power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm.  Like the Ninja 300, it features a sleeveless, plated, die-cast aluminium cylinder and lightweight coated pistons.
  • Economical Riding Indicator: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency.
  • Curved Header Pipes: Elegant curves of the exhaust header pipes complement the Z300’s fierce Supernaked styling.
  • Sporty Instrumentation: Sporty instrument package combines a large, analogue-style tachometer with a multi-function LCD screen. Amber LED backlighting adds to the Z300’s Supernaked image.
  • Muscular Bodywork and High-Quality Touches: Compact headlamp cowl with mini meter visor is one of the key styling elements of the Z300’s aggressive design.  Multi-reflector headlamp from the Z800 reinforces the strong family resemblance.


Price and availability:

Kawasaki Z300 is equipped with all the features that bike lovers aspire for. It is expected to be available in European market at the cost of around £5,000. It will be available in candy flat blazed green and metallic spark black color options.

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