2017 Kawasaki Z300 Specifications and Features

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Kawasaki Z300 Specifications - The Kawasaki Z300, the latest addition to the Z Series line-up, is a stylish entry-level model with an aggressive Supernaked design inspired by larger models from the popular Z Series. Its Muscular bodywork hints at performance and ensures that the Z300 stands out from the crowd.

2017 Kawasaki Z300 Features

  • 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. 
  • Aggressive Supernaked styling: Like other models in the Z Series, the Z300 features a “mass-forward, minimalist-tail” design concept.  Its aggressive headlamp housed in a compact cowl, muscular, athletic bodywork and slim tail design create a very distinctive silhouette.
  • 296 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin: 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. 
  • Petal disc brakes: Petal disc brakes front and rear deliver strong stopping power and superb controllability. 
  • Uni-Trak rear suspension: Kawasaki’s original linkage-equipped Uni-Trak rear suspension delivers a smooth ride and stable handling over a wide range of speeds and road conditions.
  • φ37 mm telescopic fork: Matched to the engine’s performance and rigid frame, the supple settings of the φ37 mm fork offer superb ride comfort in the city, and smooth, stable handling when sport riding. 
  • 2-1 exhaust with short-style silencer: Header and centre pipe length optimised for strong low-mid range torque.  Short-style silencer with complex cross-section delivers good performance, low noise and plenty of lean angle.
  • 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 Z800 reinforces the strong family resemblance.
  • Wide 140 mm rear tyre: Wide rear tyre contributes to the Z300’s high straight-line stability.  The tyre compound offers good grip in both dry and wet conditions.
  • Sporty instrumentation: Sporty instrument package combines a large, analogue-style tachometer with a multi-function LCD screen. Amber LED backlighting adds to the Z300’s Supernaked image.
  • Aluminium footpegs: Lightweight supersport-style aluminium footpegs add a sporty image and provide a more direct feel when sport riding.
  • Curved header pipes: Elegant curves of the exhaust header pipes complement the Z300’s fierce Supernaked styling.
  • Flat, wide handlebar: handlebar facilitates active rider input for exciting, dynamic riding.
  • Radiator fan cover: A cover for the radiator fan directs engine heat away from the rider for increased comfort.
  • Sleeveless aluminium die-cast cylinder with plated bores: Open-deck style die-cast aluminium cylinder is lightweight and features supersport-style plated bores for high durability.
  • ABS : Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip. ABS was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations. By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment. And to meet the special requirements of certain riders, specialised ABS systems are also available. For example, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, enabling sport riding to be enjoyed by a wider range of riders. And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.
  • Assist & Slipper Clutch : Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding.
  • Dual Throttle Valves : Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased. Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.
  • Economical Riding Indicator: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.

2017 Kawasaki Z300 Specifications

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
  • Displacement: 296 cm3
  • Bore x stroke: 62.0 x 49.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1
  • Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 8 valves
  • Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2, with dual throttle valves
  • Ignition: Digital
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump
  • Frame type: Tube diamond, steel
  • Rake/Trail: 26o / 82 mm
  • Wheel travel, front: 120 mm
  • Wheel travel, rear: 132 mm
  • Tyre, front: 110/70-17M/C 54S
  • Tyre, rear: 140/70-17M/C 66S
  • Steering angle, left / right: 35o / 35o
  • Maximum power: 29.0 kW {39 PS} / 11,000 min
  • Maximum torque: 27.0 N.m {2.8 kgf.m} / 10,000 min
  • Transmission: 6-speed, return
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Primary reduction ratio: 3.087 (71/23)
  • Gear ratios: 1st: 2.714 (38/14)
  • Gear ratios: 2nd: 1.789 (34/19)
  • Gear ratios: 3rd: 1.409 (31/22)
  • Gear ratios: 4th: 1.160 (29/25)
  • Gear ratios: 5th: 1.000 (27/27)
  • Gear ratios: 6th: 0.857 (24/28)
  • Final reduction ratio: 3.000 (42/14)
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
  • Brakes, front: Single ø290 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single balanced actuation dual-piston
  • Brakes, rear: Single ø220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual-piston
  • Suspension, front: ø37 mm telescopic fork
  • Suspension, rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and adjustable preload
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 2,015 x 750 x 1,025 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,405 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 145 mm
  • Fuel capacity: 17 litres
  • Seat height: 785 mm
  • Curb Mass: 168 kg /170 kg (ABS)
Review about Features and Specifications Kawasaki Z300 are summarized from the official website of Kawasaki Motorcycle. Hopefully useful and thanks.

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