Z300 ABS

$6,995*

Its aggressive Supernaked design is inspired by larger models from the popular Z Series, the Z1000 and Z800. Muscular bodywork hints at the bike’s performance, while ensuring that the Z300 stands out from the crowd. And the superb level of fit and finish further separates it from ordinary “naked” models. Sharing the high-performance engine and chassis of the acclaimed Ninja 300, the Z300 offers the acceleration and handling to dominate the 250 cc class. Its powerful 296 cc Parallel Twin engine and circuit-developed frame deliver a high level of riding excitement. Coupled with a relaxed, upright riding position and wide handlebar enabling active rider control, urban riding excitement increases exponentially.

2016 Z300 ABS
2016 Z300 ABS
2016 Z300 ABS

MUSCULAR BODYWORK & 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. Adding to the aggressive Supernaked design, the fuel tank is flared at the top edges and slants forward. The flared design enables a large 17 litre fuel capacity. Cruising range is on par with large-displacement models.

NINJA PERFORMANCE ENGINE

Designed for rider-friendly response, the Z300’s fuel injected Parallel Twin engine delivers smooth, responsive torque at low and medium range rpm, and hard-hitting acceleration at high rpm. Displacing 296cc, the engine offers significantly stronger torque and power at all rpm, putting the Z300 in a class of its own. Like the Ninja 300, the engine is fitted with sleeveless, plated, die-cast aluminium cylinder, lightweight coated pistons, and numerous features to ensure Kawasaki’s famous reliability. With the same sporty engine performance found on the Ninja 300, one twist of the throttle will clearly distinguish the Z300 from lesser naked models.

SUSPENSION

37 mm telescopic fork has revised damping and a softer spring rate for both improved ride comfort on bumpy city streets and a firmer feel when sport riding. Together with the new, stiffer frame, handling is very smooth and stable. Kawasaki’s original, linkage-equipped Uni-Trak rear suspension delivers stable handling over a wide variety of road surfaces and speed ranges. Like with the front fork, damping settings and spring rate have been changed to softer settings for improved comfort when city riding and a firmer feel when cornering.

ERGONOMICS

With its slightly forward-slanting seat and wide, raised handlebar, the Z300 ergonomics were selected to accommodate a wide range of riders. The natural, relaxed upright riding position is ideal for sport riding or riding with a passenger, in the city or on the highway.

RACE-DERIVED CLUTCH TECHNOLOGY & SMOOTH SHIFT FEEL

Assist & Slipper Clutch was developed based on feedback from racing activities. The clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam), offering two new functions not available on a standard clutch.

KAWASAKI AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Innovative Kawasaki technology like the radiator fan cover located behind the radiator directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic. Redirecting the air also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort.

COLOURS AVAILABLE

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINELiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel twin
DISPLACEMENT296cc
BORE & STROKE62.0 x 49.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO10.6:1
FUEL SYSTEMFuel injection: ø32mm x 2 (Keihin) with dual throttle valves
IGNITIONDigital
TRANSMISSION6-speed, return
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
MAX TORQUE27 N-m @ 10,000 rpm
MAX POWER39 PS @ 11,000 rpm
FRONT SUSPENSION37mm telescopic fork
REAR SUSPENSIONBottom-link Uni-Tak with gas charged shock and adjustable preload
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL120mm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL132mm
FRONT TYRE110 /70 R17 M/C
REAR TYRE140 /70 R17 M/C
FRONT BRAKESSingle 290mm petal disc with ABS
REAR BRAKESSingle 220mm petal disc with ABS
FRAME TYPETube, diamond steel
RAKE/TRAIL26° / 82mm
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT2,015 x 750 x 1,025mm
WHEELBASE1,405mm
FUEL CAPACITY17.0 L
SEAT HEIGHT785mm
CURB MASS170kg
COLOURSMetallic Spark Black /Metallic Flat Spark Black

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**Action images shown are of a different specification to NZ model.

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