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2014 Kawasaki Ninja ABS SE (Special Edition): First Look and Short Review

Nothing but a change in shade does it all.

I just don't know whether there is a motorcycle in the world that can pull down the Ninja 300 in the case of power or design or brand value or anything in the same class. Even the Ninja 250R is still unbeatable by the Ninja 300 rivals. Then you could just imagine how above the Ninja 300 really stands.

Yup! The Ninja 300 is absolutely one hell of an entry level sportsbike that is packed with all elements a beginner needs to learn about the world of superbiking. And as the Ninja 300 goes over from the current stand to a Special Edition version, that would be stunning indeed.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ABS SE

What makes the Ninja 300 ABS SE different from the Ninja 300 and the Ninja ABS models?
In fact there are no tons of alterations seen with the Ninja 300 ABS SE. And the only change you could watch out is the paint job. The Ninja 300 ABS SE comes in two colors- Lime Green/Ebony with Special Edition Graphics, and Pearl Stardust White/Ebony. And you need to spend $200 more to own the SE one. Expect the shades the machine is just the same stuff.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ABS SE

Engine and Performance
The Ninja 300 ABS SE is powered by a 296cc, Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin engine. The heart is very powerful enough to win everywhere on the track, Be it a corner or a straight road, Kawasaki has done a great job here. Replacing the Ninja 250R by adding 49cc to its heart, Kawasaki generated such a stunning 296cc heart to smoke out a dashing output of 39 PS @ 11000 rpm and a whooping torque of 27.0 Nm @ 10000 rpm. The engine is coupled with 6 speed transmission.

You can expect the best performance from this machine. Because, the Ninja 300 is the best in the class. And 177 kph is the top speed that you can clock in the digital instrumental panel.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ABS SE

Ergonomics and Riding
The bike is coupled with a newly designed seat which is narrower than its predecessor, the Ninja 250R. Well, this makes the machine a more rider bike. It provides better control for the rider. And along with the slightly raised and wide handlebars, even long rides could be possible. Meanwhile, the passenger seat goes flat.

Riding the Ninja 300 might be dream for many. And those who have driven it only know how massive, powerful, and way ahead is the machine. Along with performance, Kawasaki has never compromised a bit on the riding comfy and maneuverability of the bike. Even at high speeds, the bi-wheeler is just under your control. Mated with Single 290mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper and ABS at front and Single 220mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper and ABS at rear, the bike outplays higher possibilities to cause accidents.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ABS SE

Yeah, it seems like the motorcycle is pre-loaded with tons of features.
ABS: To boost the confidence of the rider even when the throttle goes high.
Digital Fuel Injection (DFI): To ensure outstanding throttle response and superb fuel economy.
F.C.C. clutch with assist and slipper functions: To provide smoothness while shifting between gears.
10-spoke 17-inch sportbike wheels: Gives a great look to the bike.
Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS): This makes even the hot day cooler for the rider especially in long rides.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ABS SE

We all know that there is no name over the Ninja 300. The only thing that one can beat Ninja 300 is for its pricing. Yeah! We must say that the machine is slightly overpriced. This will definitely cause the firm a lot. Especially, when it is counted along with the Duke 390 in the Indian market. The Duke 390, which comes with standard ABS option has been priced very cheaper concerning its features. And this may hurt Kawasaki a lot. Hope the Japanese motorcycle giant might do something to cut down the price tag of the Ninja 300.

Last updated on 26-09-2013. Published on 26-09-2013. Written by .
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