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[2013] Kawasaki Ninja 300 or KTM Duke 390


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did my own comparisions online and despite their names, both bikes really diff. targetted at two diff generic of riders.

 

Ninja 400R - bored down version of the ninja 650R, heavier at ard 200kg if i rmbr correctly, wider and taller in general with class 2 sized rubbers. 399cc p-twin. 41 bhp. note the R in the name.

 

Ninja 300 - higher displacement compared to the 250cc model its replacing. (yes it is a replacement), lighter at 135kg, narrower and shorter. 140/70 stock rubbers. 39 bhp. note official name does not sport a R.

 

did a comparison power-to-weight ratio, the 300 actually has more power and torque felt due to the lighter weight.

imho, the 400r is more for a tour-like feel due to the even more upright posture as compared to the 300. the 300 is a sportsbike, nuff said. sure u have cosmetic differences like single front disc and such, which helps with weight issues. different abs systems, one lighter then the other and blah blah blah.

 

getting back to the subject, can forget bout the 400 since evershine has never brought it in and the PI from excel cycles has stopped due to high cost in bringing it in.

right now just gotta see how the duke 390 performs in other countries and only then would we know how it fairs with the ninja 300 which has perform superbly in the west.

 

personally, im looking for a 2a machine which can really perform in sg traffic. other countries have to take into account city and country riding when buying a bike. we sillyporeans only have to think of city riding coz not much country left, only govt... :bow:

racing in traffic...

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nice comparison... did some research too and the 300 apparently has this eco-riding indicator to help you monitor your fuel economy.

 

and with only 2 hp difference but with the 300 having a better power to weight ratio, it should have better performance than the 400 and also with better fuel economy.

 

300 has about 25+ km/l, anyone else knows about the 390, S4 and RVF?

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ninja 0-100

 

cb400 vtec 0-100

 

I was interested in the ninja 300 by the specs of it. then I watch the two video and its very clear its slow for a sports bike that looks like a super sports in a straight line. You can keep up with larger bikes on the track and the twisties. but on the street.. =(

 

it doesnt sound bassy and powerful like a sportsbike should.. sounds like a 2b bike

 

rvf sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEd6zwV-Ue0

 

cbr250rr sound

 

they just done make bikes like in the 90s.. so sad

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did my own comparisions online and despite their names, both bikes really diff. targetted at two diff generic of riders.

 

Ninja 400R - bored down version of the ninja 650R, heavier at ard 200kg if i rmbr correctly, wider and taller in general with class 2 sized rubbers. 399cc p-twin. 41 bhp. note the R in the name.

 

Ninja 300 - higher displacement compared to the 250cc model its replacing. (yes it is a replacement), lighter at 135kg, narrower and shorter. 140/70 stock rubbers. 39 bhp. note official name does not sport a R.

 

did a comparison power-to-weight ratio, the 300 actually has more power and torque felt due to the lighter weight.

imho, the 400r is more for a tour-like feel due to the even more upright posture as compared to the 300. the 300 is a sportsbike, nuff said. sure u have cosmetic differences like single front disc and such, which helps with weight issues. different abs systems, one lighter then the other and blah blah blah.

 

getting back to the subject, can forget bout the 400 since evershine has never brought it in and the PI from excel cycles has stopped due to high cost in bringing it in.

right now just gotta see how the duke 390 performs in other countries and only then would we know how it fairs with the ninja 300 which has perform superbly in the west.

 

personally, im looking for a 2a machine which can really perform in sg traffic. other countries have to take into account city and country riding when buying a bike. we sillyporeans only have to think of city riding coz not much country left, only govt... :bow:

 

Ninja 300 at 135kg is dry weight? i dun think it's that light cuz my ninja 250 dry weight is already 152kg. kawasaki usa website states that wet weight for ninja 300 is abt 172kg and 174kg for the abs model

 

nice comparison... did some research too and the 300 apparently has this eco-riding indicator to help you monitor your fuel economy.

 

and with only 2 hp difference but with the 300 having a better power to weight ratio, it should have better performance than the 400 and also with better fuel economy.

 

300 has about 25+ km/l, anyone else knows about the 390, S4 and RVF?

 

the FC of my ninja 250 is abt 30km/l so i think the ninja 300 shld be somewhere near there.

18/10/07 - 19/08/08 : Honda NSR150 SP

21/08/08 - 24/09/09 : Honda Wave S 125

02/10/09 - 22/02/12 : Yamaha X1-R

09/04/12 - 13/02/15 : Kawasaki Ninja 250R

24/12/14 - 24/02/16 : Honda Wave R 125

29/06/16 : Honda MSX 125

 

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Sista, does the 250 got a slipper clutch?

 

can describe the difference between the 250 and 300? :)

 

mine is the old model so does not come with slipper clutch

18/10/07 - 19/08/08 : Honda NSR150 SP

21/08/08 - 24/09/09 : Honda Wave S 125

02/10/09 - 22/02/12 : Yamaha X1-R

09/04/12 - 13/02/15 : Kawasaki Ninja 250R

24/12/14 - 24/02/16 : Honda Wave R 125

29/06/16 : Honda MSX 125

 

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this is what i heard from a fren. those that interested to buy this bike (PI set instead of agent set), pls double cfm where they are importing from. i was told that stocks that comes from japan have the most power cut, usa in the middle and uk with the least power cut. i dunno how reliable this info is or whether it is only applicable for higher cc bikes.

 

my suggestion is to buy PI set. price wise is a bit cheaper. another reason i cant really elaborate much here but feel free to PM me if u would like to know more

18/10/07 - 19/08/08 : Honda NSR150 SP

21/08/08 - 24/09/09 : Honda Wave S 125

02/10/09 - 22/02/12 : Yamaha X1-R

09/04/12 - 13/02/15 : Kawasaki Ninja 250R

24/12/14 - 24/02/16 : Honda Wave R 125

29/06/16 : Honda MSX 125

 

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Checked with 3 of my biker friends. They said its good for new bikers but not for season bikers. I guess its a matter of preference as well?

Plus the 2012 version is in stock now and its cheaper than the 2013.

 

any difference other than the additional ABS?

18/10/07 - 19/08/08 : Honda NSR150 SP

21/08/08 - 24/09/09 : Honda Wave S 125

02/10/09 - 22/02/12 : Yamaha X1-R

09/04/12 - 13/02/15 : Kawasaki Ninja 250R

24/12/14 - 24/02/16 : Honda Wave R 125

29/06/16 : Honda MSX 125

 

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