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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja 300 Ownership Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Akash.Yadav View Post
    Hello Ninja owners, does it make sense to get Ninja now?
    Yamaha R3 is around 80k costlier than Ninja and no Pune dealer is keeping R3.
    But, since I rode Ninja 250R back in 2011, I have been a fan of the brand and the bike.
    I believe going by the conditions, this would be my last bike before electric vehicles take over and ruin the feeling of riding(personal opinion, no offense meant to fans of Electric Vehicles).
    Yes, it makes sense to buy a Ninja anytime, especially the 300. It is the perfect road bike for city and touring which is a twin. You can go for R3 is you like it but Ninja is more established model all over the world and getting spares and you have plenty of accessories to chose from.

    Don't worry the electric bikes will take time to become mainstream, may be in another 3-4 years as the battery technology and cost have to improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akash.Yadav View Post
    Hello Ninja owners, does it make sense to get Ninja now?
    Yamaha R3 is around 80k costlier than Ninja and no Pune dealer is keeping R3.
    But, since I rode Ninja 250R back in 2011, I have been a fan of the brand and the bike.
    We have 2 Ninja's in our ride group, 1 is the older 2016 CBU model and another is around 10 months old new CKD model.
    The difference between two bikes in Night and Day when seen in person and how it rides, be the parts quality, plastic feel and even how the engine feel, rideability as a whole.
    The guy who owns the CKD model has already given up and looking for upgrading.

    Now that we are at so close to BS6 implementation, even now will still do not have clarity of the future if the N300 engine will make the BS6 cut. Where as the R3 has already made it to Euro VI internationally and will eventually land here by end of 2020.

    Unless you are getting a very good discount of ₹50-60K on the outgoing current BS4 model for the Ninja 300, it'd better off the buying the R3 for ₹80K, money well spent and you get more reliable bike "it's a Yamaha", well built, Metz tyres, more fun bike(personal opinion), better dealer network SVC(minimum 2-3 dealers per city as compared to max 1 with Kawa) and peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akash.Yadav View Post
    Hello Ninja owners, does it make sense to get Ninja now?
    Quote Originally Posted by kiran2508 View Post
    even now will still do not have clarity of the future if the N300 engine will make the BS6 cut.
    Adding to my previous post, just found this article which was posted by MB yesterday and we have some clarity of N300 BS6.
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    Got Michelin PS 110/70 R17 for my N300 today, though rear tire needed change first, I couldn't find a newer stock in south Bengaluru. Highlander folks had a Metz, Michelin and Pirelli in stock, while most of them were old(2018/2017) only Michelin PS was within 6-8months band.

    Kumar took up the job and finished well, though my trust in these doctors at Highlander stays, for installing the new tire they got it done outside and the rim came out battered with paint chipped in several places( even after I cautioned them while writing job card). Overall, came out disappointed and a lesson to get motorcycle works done in my presence.



    The infamous wobble for N300 is now gone, tire has better grip than outgoing MRF and better speed rating. For first (300 kms) the tire is sticky on sides and steering seems to honor this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecoven View Post
    Got Michelin PS 110/70 R17 for my N300 today, though rear tire needed change first, I couldn't find a newer stock in south Bengaluru. Highlander folks had a Metz, Michelin and Pirelli in stock, while most of them were old(2018/2017) only Michelin PS was within 6-8months band.

    Kumar took up the job and finished well, though my trust in these doctors at Highlander stays, for installing the new tire they got it done outside and the rim came out battered with paint chipped in several places( even after I cautioned them while writing job card). Overall, came out disappointed and a lesson to get motorcycle works done in my presence.



    The infamous wobble for N300 is now gone, tire has better grip than outgoing MRF and better speed rating. For first (300 kms) the tire is sticky on sides and steering seems to honor this.
    I agree on this the mpsrs are much much and longer lasting than the mrfs

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    hello guys,
    Am planning to get a pre-owned Kawasaki ninja 300, which is manufactured in between 2014-2016 range, going through the forum I got to see some posts stating that the new model N300 spare parts(Manufactured in India) wont fit the old N300's, is it true? is there a difference between the fairing fitting position and mountings? does the wear and tear parts differ from each other(clutch plates,chain sprocket,brake pads) . If i need to change any parts- will it be like I can only go with the old model??
    If anyone knows about it clearly please let me know so that I can decide whether to go with the pre owned bike ( costing 2.10 - 2.3 lakhs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by arifkhanz View Post
    hello guys,
    Am planning to get a pre-owned Kawasaki ninja 300, which is manufactured in between 2014-2016 range, going through the forum I got to see some posts stating that the new model N300 spare parts(Manufactured in India) wont fit the old N300's, is it true? is there a difference between the fairing fitting position and mountings? does the wear and tear parts differ from each other(clutch plates,chain sprocket,brake pads) . If i need to change any parts- will it be like I can only go with the old model??
    If anyone knows about it clearly please let me know so that I can decide whether to go with the pre owned bike ( costing 2.10 - 2.3 lakhs)
    Yes Brother even i have heard abt this part incompatibility many places, even read on internet but quite not sure experts can shed some light over here

    My Query:

    Btw i own new Made in India Ninja 300 ABS, i have a short query, before the lockdown i little bit stocked up fuel( 4 litres) in my tank so its nearly going to be 40 Days, but now when i start bike i get a light smell of petrol for a second(nothing after that or after switching off the bike), I used to give it a start and short trip of 200meter within my street every four day then after 30 days time period i changed this routine to every alternate day nowadays . My Query is, is this common? is stocked petrol an issue?

    You guys have always helped me with query when i used to own R15 v2.0.

    Thanks in Advance & Stay Safe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arifkhanz View Post
    hello guys,
    Am planning to get a pre-owned Kawasaki ninja 300, which is manufactured in between 2014-2016 range, going through the forum I got to see some posts stating that the new model N300 spare parts(Manufactured in India) wont fit the old N300's, is it true? is there a difference between the fairing fitting position and mountings? does the wear and tear parts differ from each other(clutch plates,chain sprocket,brake pads) . If i need to change any parts- will it be like I can only go with the old model??
    If anyone knows about it clearly please let me know so that I can decide whether to go with the pre owned bike ( costing 2.10 - 2.3 lakhs)
    What you heard is right for a few parts. The fairing is different and maynot fit. I am not a 100% sure about the plastic panels. The wiring and switches are different so that too doesn’t directly fit the old model. The brake pads, or the entire brake system for that matter is different. All the engine parts, chain sprocket kit, and chassis is the same and the engine is still imported from Thailand. Few parts like indicators can be interchanged. Old one costs around ₹2.5k vs approx ₹500 for the new one. The alloys can be interchanged, so is the disc plate(remember the alloys were around 30k and disc plate at around 20k). So its a hit or a miss with some parts, but certainly the situation is better compared to old times. For example, the meter of Ninja 300 used to cost approx 50,000 in 2016 and Ninja H2’s meter was just couple of thousands extra. So its certainly a better situation now.

    But at this point of time, I would suggest you to add a little more money and can get a new model as most importantly it has ABS which can be a life saver in Indian road conditions.
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja 300 Ownership Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by arifkhanz View Post
    hello guys,
    Am planning to get a pre-owned Kawasaki ninja 300, which is manufactured in between 2014-2016 range, going through the forum I got to see some posts stating that the new model N300 spare parts(Manufactured in India) wont fit the old N300's, is it true? is there a difference between the fairing fitting position and mountings? does the wear and tear parts differ from each other(clutch plates,chain sprocket,brake pads) . If i need to change any parts- will it be like I can only go with the old model??
    If anyone knows about it clearly please let me know so that I can decide whether to go with the pre owned bike ( costing 2.10 - 2.3 lakhs)
    I think you can still buy this if it is in excellent condition, sure some plastic and brakes parts could be incompatible but the CBU model parts are high quality and will not need replacement for long time. I have a 2015 model and have not had to replace anything in it so far except the tyre change I did for michelins.
    But If you want ABS then you have to go for the CKD version only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    I think you can still buy this if it is in excellent condition, sure some plastic and brakes parts could be incompatible but the CBU model parts are high quality and will not need replacement for long time. I have a 2015 model and have not had to replace anything in it so far except the tyre change I did for michelins.
    But If you want ABS then you have to go for the CKD version only.
    FYI, Ninja 300 was always CKD and never a CBU. The current model has some parts made in India, but some parts are still imported. I dont know what you can call it. A half CKD now ?
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