Kawasaki launched the updated Ninja 300 ABS last year which helped the company regained momentum in the 300cc motorcycle segment. At Rs 2.98 lakh, the Ninja 300 ABS is the most affordable Kawasaki and twin-cylinder motorcycle available in the country; or should we say it was?
As per the latest reports, Kawasaki has stopped the production of its BS4 Ninja 300 ABS. Several dealerships across the country have confirmed that no new stock is being provided by the company and currently they’re just clearing the old stock. However, there’s no official confirmation on the same.
Since the BS6 emission norms will be implemented in the country from 1st April 2020, we were expecting Kawasaki to introduce a BS6 variant of the Ninja 300. However, that hasn’t happened yet and Kawasaki just pulled the plug. Now what remains to be seen is whether Kawasaki would launch an updated BS6 Ninja 300 or kills the name entirely.
Some reports say that Kawasaki would indeed bring the BS6 Ninja 300 with some added features like LED lights, new graphics and colours, but it’s unsure by when; maybe by March 2020 or by October-November 2019. On the other hand, we have reports telling that Kawasaki would go ahead and exit the Ninja 300 from the Indian market forever.
Kawasaki does have the Ninja 400 which replaced Ninja 300 all over the globe except India. Now with the discontinuation of the Ninja 300 ABS, Kawasaki’s product catalogue for the Indian market might just begin from the Ninja 400; that would become the most affordable Kawasaki in India. But at nearly Rs 5.0 lakh, it would really be an expensive fee to become a part of Team Green.
Well, whatever the case would be, we will get to know more about it as we come closer to 1st April 2020.
What do you guys think would Kawasaki do?
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