The naked Kawasaki Z300 model appeared in 2015, becoming the successor of the Kawasaki Z250 model in Europe, Oceania and South America.
In Asian countries (including Japan) Z250 became known as Z250 ABS and was essentially a Z300, but with a motor from Ninja 250 (the new Z300 model received a motor from Ninja 300).
The Kawasaki Z300 was based on an in-line 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 296 cc and 39 hp. power and 27 Nm of torque. The motor is revolving, with maximum performance at 10,000-11,000 rpm.
The frame of the Kawasaki Z300 is a steel diamond-shaped structure, the suspensions are simple - a regular 37 mm telescopic fork in the front, a swingarm with a progressive monoshock at the rear. The braking system is completely disc, there are versions with ABS.
Compared to the previous Kawasaki Z250, the new Z300 has an Assist & Slipper clutch. The restyled Asian version Kawasaki Z250 ABS was also equipped with this system.
The main competitors of the Kawasaki Z300:
Specifications Kawasaki Z300:
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||296 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||62.0 x 49.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.6: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||Injector with double throttle valves, 2x 32 mm|
|Ignition type||transistor (TCBI with Digital Advance)|
|Maximum power||39.0 h.p. (29.0 kW) at 11000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||27.0 Nm (2.8 kg * m) at 10,000 rpm|
|Front tire size||110 / 70-17M / C (54S)|
|Rear tire size||140 / 70-17M / C (66S)|
|Front brakes||1 disc, 290mm, 2-piston caliper - (ER300B - ABS)|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 220mm, 2-piston caliper - (ER300B - ABS)|
|Front suspension||37mm Telescopic Fork (Fixed), 120mm Travel|
|Rear suspension||Pendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock (5-stage preload adjustment), 132 mm travel|
|Motorcycle length||2015 mm|
|Motorcycle width||750 mm|
|Motorcycle height||1025 mm|
|Saddle height||785 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||145 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||6.4 sec.|
|Maximum speed||170 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||17.0 l|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||168 kg - Z300A|
170 kg - Z300B (ABS)