Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs KTM 390 Duke

Kawasaki Ninja 300 Price starts at Rs. 3.43 Lakh which is Rs. 31,895 costlier than base model of KTM 390 Duke priced at Rs. 3.11 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kawasaki Ninja 300 is 30 kmpl whereas the mileage of KTM 390 Duke is 28.9 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by 296 cc engine , while KTM 390 Duke is powered by 398.63 cc engine. Kawasaki Ninja 300 is available in 3 different colours while KTM 390 Duke comes with 2 colours. The Comparison Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs KTM 390 Duke can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Ninja 300 vs 390 Duke

Key Highlights Ninja 300 ABS390 Duke STD
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine
Max Power 39 PS @ 11000 rpm 46 PS @ 8500 rpm

Ninja 300 vs 390 Duke Key Highlights

Basic Info Ninja 300 ABS390 Duke STD
388 reviews
183 reviews
Brand Name Kawasaki KTM
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 3.43 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 3.11 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine
Max Power 39 PS @ 11000 rpm 46 PS @ 8500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ninja 300 Colors
390 Duke Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 14,458 Ninja 300 Insurance Rs. 23,517 390 Duke Insurance
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Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine
Engine Displacement
296 cc
398.63 cc
Max Power
39 PS @ 11000 rpm
46 PS @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque
26.1 Nm @ 10000 rpm
39 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Emission Type
62 mm
89 mm
49 mm
64 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Mileage (Overall)
30 kmpl
28.9 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-17 Rear :-140/70-17
Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Seat height
780 mm
820 mm
2015*715*1110 mm3
1405 mm
1354 mm
2015 mm
Ground Clearance
140 mm
183 mm
1110 mm
715 mm
Fuel Capacity
17 Liters
15 Liters
Kerb Weight
179 Kg
168.3 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
290 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
220 mm
240 mm

Additional Features
Heat Management Technology, Caliper Front and Rear - Dual piston, Rake - 27°, Trail - 93 mm, Fuel Type / Minimum Octane Rating - Unleaded petrol/RON91, Hard Alumite Coating Piston, Dual Throttle Valves
USB charging port
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
5 Inch, TFT
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Kawasaki Ninja 300

  • Well priced compared to other twins
  • Creamy smooth engine

KTM 390 Duke

  • Improved performance means this is the quickest bike in its segment
  • brakes feel sharp and predictable
  • adjustable suspension handles bad road well even in its stock setting
  • lower seat height should make it more accessible to shorter riders
  • feels super light on its feet and agile when changing directions
  • you can barely feel any engine heat
  • even in bumper to bumper traffic and motor has become a lot smoother than before.

Kawasaki Ninja 300

  • Could use more power and torque
  • Feels quite barren in terms of features

KTM 390 Duke

  • Some of the panel gaps are a little too pronounced
  • H-rated Metzeler tyres feel a little squiggly when pushing the bike hard and the new orange shade is a little too orange.
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. What will be the service and spare parts cost of Ninja 300 2019 version in India? Should I go for Ninja 300 or Apache RR310?
  • The service cost is definitely higher for the Ninja 300 as compared to the RR310. However due to localization, the spare parts are affordable. Earlier the cost of the total spare parts available for the Ninja 300 used to be around 2.5 Lakh and now that has been reduced to 50k. The Ninja 300 is always a better option if you can afford for the service cost. The average service cost for the Ninja 300 in Pune is 5.5 - 6 thousand.
  • Ninja for brand and ride quality.. top end power...Apache for the engine...overall ninja is appealing...if the qn was to compare with an orange bike...it would have been difficult...oops out of topic!!!
  • Service cost for Ninja is approx 4500 per service... Ninja is far better bike as the spare cost of RR310 is unnecessary high... just think about the cost of break lever and clutch lever for approx 1000 per lever... just an example that it's too too high for a TVS... moreover Ninja is far far superior machine...
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Q. Which is the best bike in 300cc range with the most comfort for the pillion rider
  • There are ample options available such as Kawasaki Ninja 300, Bajaj Dominar 400, BMW G 310 GS, Royal Enfield Himalayan, TVS Apache RTR 310, etc. Choosing one will depend on several factors such as budget, brand preference, seating comfort, specific feature requirements etc. Click on the given link and apply filters in order to check out [new bikes@https://www.zigwheels.com/new_bike_search.php?byshowroomprice=0-350000
  • Bmw g310 r or gs 310..rest of the bikes have much higher pillion seat
  • Nini300 or yamha r3
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Q. I am in confusion between Ninja 300 and Benelli 302 R. I am looking for long trip and more reliable engine.
  • Though I have not tried Benelli 302, I own Ninja 300 for last 1yr. Have done >10k on it with two 1000+km round trip. As a sports tourer the bike is unbeatable, the engine runs butter smooth, you can ride all day long at 120kmph and you will not even hear a wimper from the engine.
  • How about the tyre grip and braking?
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Ninja 300 Vs 390 Duke Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Ninja 300 vs 390 Duke?

The KTM 390 Duke is cheaper than Kawasaki Ninja 300 by Rs. 31,895.

Which bike offers better performance Ninja 300 vs 390 Duke?

For the ABS version, 296 cc Petrol engine of Ninja 300 produces 39 PS @ 11000 rpm of power and 26.1 Nm @ 10000 rpm of torque. Whereas for the STD version, 398.63 cc Petrol engine of 390 Duke produces 46 PS @ 8500 rpm of power and 39 Nm @ 6500 rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Kawasaki Ninja 300
  • I loved this bike it has awesome average in this price range not only average is some everything from handling to break system speed proper management of everything. value for money I am going to buy this bike as soon as possible.

    Ankit Ankit few weeks ago
  • Abs tops. Total riding pleasure. Great speeds. Excellent pick up. Beautiful looks. What a performance. Great buy. No comparisons, no choices, it is outrightly a winner, the best. Simply in love with it. Go for it with closed eyes.

    Shakti Mehta few weeks ago
  • Kawasaki ninja 300 very good condition bro . not a single strach . insurance running.new tyres . cal 70199 six 3 eght to 5

    Syed Tabrez few weeks ago
  • Mujhe yeh bike bhut pasand h so sweet and spicy and i love you so much kawasaki bike hai speed bike i love kawasaki bike

    Sadam Khan few weeks ago
  • All good but add usd forks in upcoming ninja 300.Also if all digital instrument cluster will be super for this bike.

    Rahul Raj few weeks ago
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