Kawasaki Upping the Displacement on Two Ninjas


Kawasaki has announced that it is increasing the displacement for two of its Ninja motorcycles.

The 2013 Ninja 300R’s displacement has been increased by 20% to hit 296cc as a result of getting a longer stroke, according to Motorcycle Consumer News. Meanwhile, the 2013 Ninja ZX-6R is making use of a longer stroke, optimized intake and exhaust port shapes to increase its displacement. Additionally, the Ninja ZX-6R will be fitted with the three-mode KTRC traction control system. This is the first 600-class sportbike to get such a traction control system.

Both bikes also have improved chassis’s. For example, using revised tube shapes and more gusseting, the Ninja 300R’s is said to be 150% more rigid than is the 250R’s.

The 2013 Ninja will start at $4,799, while the 2013 Ninja ZX-6R will begin at $12,699.