The top-selling Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS gets revised instrument lighting and two new colours for 2016, but no price increase.
New colours for the 2016 models available now are Metallic Flat Raw Greystone (SE ABS) and Passion Red (ABS), while the 2016 non-ABS version will be available soon.
Prices remain at $6199 (non-ABS), $6399 (SE) and $6899 (SE ABS).
The revised instruments feature a change of colour in the lighting on the analogue tachometer dial at night. Kawasaki claims it increases night-time legibility.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 was the top-selling bike last year, but its dominance has slipped by 24% in the first half of this year.
The fresh colours may help a little, but the slip isn’t so much to do with the bike’s quality as with the introduction of other new learner-approved models to the market including Kawasaki’s own Z300 naked, Vulcan S cruiser and Z250SL.
It’s no wonder the Ninja 300 continues to sell well with its combination of styling, performance e and safety including ABS and a slipper clutch to prevent rear-wheel lock-ups on downshifts.
It’s also a comfortable bike to ride with its generous cockpit, high-set bars and large fairing vents and radiator fan to expel heat away from the rider.
There are also many factory Kawasaki accessories to personalise the bike including tank protectors, taller screen, sporty single seat, frame sliders, soft top case and more.