Kawasaki Z300 2016

It's Showtime - Introducing the Z300

The Kawasaki Z300, the latest addition to the Z Series line-up, is a stylish entry-level model inspired by larger Z models. The new Z300 stands out from the crowd with its muscular body work and big bike look.  This is a great addition to the Zed family. 

Sharing the engine and chassis of the excellent Kawasaki Ninja 300, the Z300 offers a dynamic ride and the best performance in its class.

The new Kawasaki Z300 is powered by the same 296 cc liquid-cooled engine as the Ninja 300. The fuel-injected parallel-twin produces smooth, torquey power at low and medium rpm and powerful acceleration at high rpm. It features a sleeveless, plated, die-cast aluminium cylinder and lightweight coated pistons.

As for the chassis, the circuit-developed diamond frame has balanced rigidity, matched to supple suspension settings. This ensures both a very high level of performance and excellent ride quality and with the engine partially rubber mounted, vibrations are minimal, further contributing to the high-quality ride feel.

The Z300 features petal disc brakes front and rear, ensuring strong stopping power, superb control and feel, and sporty looks. Lightweight, 10-spoke aluminium wheels contribute to the Z300’s light, easy handling

The Z300's sporty instrument package combines a large, analogue-style tachometer with a multi-function LCD screen. It features a time clock, fuel gauge, dual trip meters, odometer and Economical Riding Indicator. Amber LED backlighting contributes to the Supernaked image.

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Kawasaki Extended Warranty

We've got it covered.

All new Kawasaki motorcycles and scooters come as standard with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty and 12 months RAC cover.

Warranty Plus

Peace of mind for 4 years

Warranty Plus is an additional 2 year unlimited mileage Kawasaki Factory warranty extension of your original warranty. If it is taken out at the time of purchase of the motorcycle we are able to offer this at the preferential rates shown below giving you 4 years peace of mind.

Warranty Plus is transferrable both on private sale or in the event of a bike being traded in and will therefore enhance the value of your machine at this time.

There are no claims limits, no claims fees, no added paperwork.

Warranty Extension Costs

Scooter
Motorcycles
Up to 850cc
Motorcycles
Over 851cc
£230
£295
£350

Costs are inclusive of VAT of 20%

Please talk to a member of our sales team to organise this cover for you. 01508 471919

Warranty Plus

Kawasaki warrants products with extended warranty to be free of manufacturing defects for an additional 24 months from the expiry date of the original manufacturer's warranty. The following products can be covered for private use* only:

Street-legal Motorcycles**

* Private use - a private user is defined as "any person who is acting for purposes which are not related to his trade, business or profession".

** Street-legal Motorcycles - only models sold as street legal by Kawasaki Motors UK may be covered.

Warranty Terms and Conditions

If, within the extended warranty period, a failure occurs which is determined by Kawasaki to be caused by a manufacturing defect, Kawasaki will, at its discretion, arrange for the repair or replacement of the necessary parts at no cost to the customer. This can be carried out by any authorised Kawasaki Dealer. However, it is recommended that repairs and servicing are done by the original selling dealer who has a full history and knowledge of each product they have sold.

Note the following terms used throughout this document:

  • 'Kawasaki' = Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V.
  • 'Dealer' = Official Kawasaki dealer authorised for the relevant product group.

This warranty contains obligations and exclusions solely on the part of Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. and not on the part of any dealer.

Nothing in this document shall be construed as an agency between Kawasaki and any of its authorised dealers or their staff.

Under current EU Consumer Law, customers have certain statutory rights contained within legislation governing the sale of goods to consumers (private users). This warranty does not in any way detract from or affect the statutory rights of the customer.

Please note:

  • This warranty is only available for and only applies to those products officially imported into the European Union (the EU) by Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. and sold within the EU by an authorised Kawasaki dealer.
  • This warranty is only valid within European countries, which have official Kawasaki authorised representation for the product(s) concerned.

Warranty Exclusions

Kawasaki will not accept responsibility if, in its sole opinion, the part or parts require repair or replacement as a direct result of:

a) Alteration from standard specification in a manner, which affects the performance, durability or safety of the product or any of its component parts or genuine Kawasaki accessories, e.g.:

  1. The fitting of non-genuine Kawasaki parts or accessories, unless these are recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki;
  2. Modifications or adjustments not recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki.

b) The use of lubricating oils, fuel or other fluids (including cleaning materials) which are not in accordance with the recommendations contained in the owner's manual.

c) Improper uses, improper repair (this includes fitting of non-genuine or 'pattern' parts), accidental or fire damage and contamination by or submergence in water.

d) Deterioration due to normal wear and tear in service. The warranty does not cover routine service adjustment or normal replacement of service items (such as oils, fluids, spark plugs and filters), or wear and tear items (such as batteries, brake and clutch friction materials, drive chains or belts and tyres, cables and bearings). However, such items are covered if replacement is required as a direct result of a manufacturing or material defect.

e) Any competitive racing or related use.

f) Any damage or consequential damage caused by accident or by owner's or operator's neglect or abuse.

g) Improper storage or deterioration from the elements.

The warranty may not apply if:

i) The periodic maintenance and servicing is not carried out by an authorised Kawasaki dealer at the appropriate intervals specified in the relevant owner's manual. Evidence of this servicing must be produced, if requested, at the time of any warranty claim. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the service record book is kept up to date by the servicing dealer. It is advisable also to keep copies of any service or repair invoices in case the book is lost.

ii) Any problem experienced is not reported to a Kawasaki Dealer within a reasonable time or the motorcycle is not properly inspected by that dealer. The owner should take all possible steps to prevent further damage as soon as any problem is apparent. Any consequential damage that is caused by the continued use of the product after a problem has been identified may not be covered by this warranty.

The warranty covers private use only. The warranty will not apply if the unit is used for any business or commercial purpose.

The following items are not covered:

  • Cables
  • Batteries
  • Bulbs
  • Accessories (Genuine Kawasaki Accessories are warranted for 24 months if registered to the machine by your Dealer)
  • Cosmetic appearance

Breakdown

In the event of a breakdown it is the owner's responsibility to ensure the product is taken to an authorised Kawasaki Dealer for attention. Kawasaki will not be responsible for recovery costs or any other costs associated with the transportation of a product to a Kawasaki Dealer.

Warranty Transfer

The extended warranty plan can be transferred to subsequent private owners of the covered product at no cost. Applications can be made by using the warranty transfer form in the warranty booklet or through any Kawasaki dealer.

Right to Cancel

The plan may be cancelled and a refund made in full at the purchaser's request within 30 days of purchase. An administration fee of £17 will be deducted from the refund.

A refund will also be considered after the start of the extended warranty period in case of theft or total loss due to an accident. In these cases the refund will be made upon the following basis:

  • Deduction of an administration fee of £17.
  • Deduction of any claim amount paid under the extended warranty programme.
  • Deduction of the proportional amount of the plan fee according to the number of months the extended warranty has been running.

This right to cancel is in addition to and does not in any way detract from or affect the statutory rights of the customer. Any refunds will be made by Kawasaki UK after application to and approval by Kawasaki.

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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.  

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.  

Flat, Wide Handlebar

A relaxed, upright riding position accommodates a wide range of riders.  The wide grip of the handlebar facilitates active rider input for exciting, dynamic riding.

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.

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. 
 

General Specification

InstrumentsLCD Display
Warranty2 years unlimited mileage
Service Interval12 months / 3750 miles
Valve Clearance15000 miles

Chassis

FrameTube diamond, steel
Wheelbase1,405 mm
Rake24˚
Trail82mm
Front Suspensionø37 mm telescopic fork
Front Wheel17"
Front Wheel Travel120mm
Front BrakeSingle ø290 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single balanced actuation dual-piston
Front Tyre110/70-17M/C 54S
Rear SuspensionBottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and adjustable preload
Rear Wheel Travel132mm
Rear BrakeSingle ø220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual-piston
Rear Wheel17"
Rear Tyre140/70-17M/C 66S
Fuel Capacity17 litres
Dry Weight
Seat Height785mm
Max Height1,025mm
Max Length2,015mm

Engine

TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement296 cm3
Bore and Stroke62.0 x 49.0 mm
Compression Ratio10.6:1
Power29.0 kW {39 PS} / 11,000 min
Torque27.0 N.m {2.8 kgf.m} / 10,000 min
Fuel DeliveryFuel injection: ø32 mm x 2, with dual throttle valves
Exhaust2-1
EmissionsEuro 3
Gearbox6-speed, return
Ratio1=(38/14) 2=(34/19) 3=(31/22) 4=(29/25) 5= (27/27) 6=(24/28)
Primary Drive3.087 (71/23)
Final DriveChain
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual

Example Finance Plan

This is a 0% Finance offer with a minimum deposit of £99.
​Larger deposits will result in smaller monthly payments.

Plan NameKEV/KB2
Cash Price£4,443.00
Deposit£99.00
Total Credit£4,344.00
Purchase Fee£0.00
Credit Facilty Fee£0.00
Total Payable£4,443.00
Initial Payment£0.00
Monthly Payments£120.67
Optional Final Payment£0.00
Agreement Duration36 months
Representative APR0.00%
Interest Rate0.00%
Valid From2017-01-01
Valid To2017-07-31

Repayments can be varied dependent on term of loan or deposit.

Please call to discuss your requirements on 01508 471919.

K-Options 0% Finance

 K-Options 0% Finance Offer over 36 Months with a minimum deposit of £99 (Offer valid to 30th September 2017 and is subject to status) 

0% Finance also applicable to pre-registered bikes where available.

Please give us a call on 01508 471919 to discuss your requirements.

Please note 0% on Z300, Z800 and Z800e is only available to 31st July 2017

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