Not sure but kawasaki updated their site. Has the 300 and 636 with prices and colors. I'm a little let down that they're only available in ebony, ebony and lime green, or stardust white. Where's the passion red? 2013 Ninja® 300 Sport - Kawasaki.com
I don't think $600 is to bad of a price considering it has 47cc more, complete redesign, fuel injection, plus a bunch of other little upgrades. I wish it was cheaper but with a larger engine I knew it wasn't going to be.
Folks, the annoucement of the 300 is such a bummer. I do Land Speed Racing and have been for several years looking at competing in the 250 cc class. I was hoping that for 2013 Kawasaki would sell the redesigned 250 with a better flowing head and fuel injection here in the states, but instead got a 300 that isn't legal in the 250 class at all. They did the same thing to the older 14 when it had 1352 cc, missed the 1350 class (with the Busas) by 2 cc.
I'm sure there's a technical reason why you couldn't, but it seems like it would be possible since the extra displacement just comes from increased stroke. If worse came to worse, you could probably just pull a full engine swap if you really wanted to, though you'd miss out on FI without some modification.
For all the 250 racers, is the redesigned 250 going to be sold alongside the 300 in Canada like they're going to do in Australia? You could just grab one from up north if that's the case, though it would certainly cost more.
There is an abundance of existing 08-12 Ninja 250's out there, so finding a used one to race shouldn't be too much of an issue. From what I was told by the guys that race the 250 cup with OMRRA, they plan on running that class just the way it is for at least another 5 years.
Ahh, makes sense. I race with OMRRA, I am not sure how they do that as far as production bikes go. I know a couple months ago there was a guy racing a TZR 250, not sure if it came from Europe or Canada.
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