Kawasaki Ninja 300 first ride: "It feels like a big bike"

Published: 10 September 2012

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is in Frankfurt, Germany for the launch of Kawasaki's new Ninja 300 – not merely a big bore 250, but an entirely new bike. He's just got off after his first session on the bike and said:

"It feels much more like a big bike than the previous model, not just in terms of the size, but the build quality, which is far better than the 250.

"It’s very much like the rest of the family and emulates the ZX-6R and ZX-10R to such an extent that everybody will want to know how fast it goes. The answer is that it indicated 112mph on an unrestricted German autobahn but it felt like there's potential for more - possibly 120mph?

"The clutch is one-finger-light round town and the gear box is smooth."

Read the full test in the September 12 issue of MCN.