2017 Z300


With the Z300, Kawasaki brings the wild excitement of the street-fighter concept to the 300cc class. The Z300’s aggressive street-fighter design like the wide ranging models from the popular Z Series, the Z125, Z650, Z900 and the Z1000. Its muscular bodywork hints at the bike’s performance, while ensuring that the Z300 stands out from the crowd.  And the superb level of fit and finish further separates it from ordinary “naked” models.

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Z Style

Sharing the high-performance engine and chassis of the Ninja 300, the Z300 offers the acceleration and handling to dominate the 300cc class.  Its powerful 296 cm³ Parallel Twin engine and circuit-developed frame deliver a high level of riding excitement.  Coupled with a relaxed, upright riding position and wide handlebar enabling active rider control, urban riding excitement increases exponentially.


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296 cm³ liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin tuned for strong low-mid range torque

Parallel Twin engine produces smooth, torquey power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm. Like the Ninja 300, it features a sleeveless, plated, die-cast aluminium cylinder and lightweight coated pistons.


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Race-derived Clutch Technology & Smoother Shift Feel

The F.C.C Assist & Slipper  Clutch was developed based on feedback from racing activites. The clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) offering 25% lighter clutch feel and facilitates smoother down changes .

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Rigid Diamond Frame 

Diamond frame from the Ninja 300 features high-tensile steel components, reinforcement gusseting and rubber front engine
mounts.  Rigidity balance fine-tuned on the circuit ensures the high level of chassis stability necessary for sport riding.

The Rider Experience

Like its engine, the Z300 chassis, too, is based on the high-performance chassis of the Ninja 300. The circuit-developed diamond frame has balanced rigidity, matched to supple suspension settings, ensuring both a very high level of performance and excellent ride quality. The wide 140 mm rear tyre adds to handling stability. And with the engine partially rubber mounted, vibrations are minimal, further contributing to the high-quality ride feel.

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With its slightly forward-slanting seat and wide, raised handlebar, the Z300 ergonomics were selected to accommodate a wide range of riders. The natural, relaxed upright riding position is ideal for sport riding or riding with a passenger, in the city or on the highway. Wide set of the handlebar enables dynamic control by the rider and contributes to the Z300’s easy manoeuvrability.

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Enhanced braking performance

Large-diameter 290 mm front petal disc brake operated by a 2-piston calliper delivers powerful braking and a natural feel at the lever.

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Modern Instrumentation

Sporty instrument panel design contributes to the Z300’s advanced-technology and high-quality image. Large, analogue-style tachometer offers easily legibility and great looks. Multi-function LCD screen functions include: speedometer, clock, fuel gauge, dual trip meters, odometer and Economical Riding Indicator. Amber LED backlighting contributes to the street-fighter image and ensures clear meter visibility at night.

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Muscular Bodywork and High-quality Touches

Inspired by the street-fighter image of its Z Series brethren, the Z300 also features a “mass-forward, minimalist-tail” design.  Its muscular, athletic bodywork hints at the bike’s performance, while accentuating the engine and curved exhaust headers.  Aggressive-looking whether on the move or standing still, the Z300 has a big-bike presence and an instantly recognisable silhouette that says, at-a-glance, that this is no ordinary “naked” bike.
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Short-style Muffler

Short-style muffler, minimalist tail cowl and wider rear tyre give the rear of the bike an aggressive, racy look.

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Muscular Bodywork and High-quality Touches

Compact headlamp cowl with mini meter visor is one of the key styling elements of the Z300’s aggressive design. Multi-reflector headlamp from the Z900 reinforces the strong family resemblance.

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Slim Tail Cowl

Slim tail cowl design contributes to the Z300’s aggressive mass-forward image. Six-sided taillight design also adds to the sporty looks. License plate holder and rear flap complement the sharp look of the tail cowl.

Curved Header Pipes  

Elegant curves  of the header pipes complement the Z300 fierce street fighter styling.

Heat Management Technology

Innovative Kawasaki technology like the patented radiator fan cover located behind the radiator directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic. Redirecting the air also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort.

Standard ABS

The Z300 features a compact and lightweight Nissin motorcycle ABS unit.

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Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 296 cm­­­­­³
Bore and Stroke 62.0 x 49.0 mm­
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2 (Keihin) with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio

3.087 (71/23)


2.714 (38/14)


1.789 (34/19)


1.409 (31/22)


1.160 (29/25)


1.000 (27/27)


0.857 (24/28

Final reduction ratio

3.000 (42/14)

Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Tube diamond steel

Wheel travel:
Front 120 mm
Rear 132 mm

110/70ZR17M/C (54S)

Rear 140/70ZR17M/C (66S)
Caster (rake) 26°
Trail 82 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 35° / 35°

37 mm telescopic fork


Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload


Single 290 mm petal disc. 


Single balanced actuation dual-piston calliper with ABS


Single 220 mm petal disc


Dual-piston calliper with ABS

Overall length

2,015 mm

Overall width

750 mm

Overall height

1,025 mm


1,405 mm

Ground clearance

140 mm

Seat height

785 mm

Curb mass

168 kg

Fuel capacity

17 litres

Maximum power

29.0 kW {39 PS} / 11,000 rpm

Maximum torque

27.0 Nžm {2.8 kg¦žm} /10,000 rpm

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Candy Flat Blazed Green / Metallic Spark Black Metallic Graphite Grey  


The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

Accessories for ER300BHFA 2017 Z300


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Pillion Seat Cover (35K Candy Flat Blazed Green). Stylish seatcover to enhance the sporting appearance of the bike. Replaces the passenger seat.


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Rugged nylon construction with reinforced foam body and lid to hold shape even when empty. Mounts to rear seat easily with hook & loop straps and is removable only by key release of seat. Capacity of 6-8 litres with expandable feature adds 7cm (3") of vertical storage. Reflective piping for night riding, bag also has Ninja logo emboss in the lid. (CAN NOT BE USED WITH SEAT COWLING).


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* M10 BOBBIN for use with motorcycle rear wheel stands (Set of 2) with protectors


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Tank Bag for Ninja 300. Rugged, water-resistant nylon construction with reinforced body and foam lid to hold it's shape even when wet. Clear plastic window on the lid. Zippered pocket at the front of the bag to hold small items. Reflective piping for night visibility.Expandable feature adds 7.6 centimetres of vertical storage capacity (20 litres of maximum capacity) Secures firmly to tank using a three-way custom mounting system consisting of a clip, a hook-and-loop strap and a light weight magnetic skirt with a non-scratch rubberised coating to protect the paint finish.