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.