2017 Ninja 250 to make 38bhp, 300cc version to make 43bhp – rumour.

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There’s lots of hubbub in India today about the upcoming Kawasaki Ninja, the new, sportier small-capacity version of the roadster that’s going to be part of the 2017 line-up.

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We’ve told you before about the bike appearing as a direct competitor to machines from other manufacturers including Honda’s CBR250RR, BNW’s S300RR and Yamaha’s new R3.

And up until now the only power output of any of the hot new quarter-litre motorcycle that we know about has been the Honda which will kikc out around 38bhp in full-on road-race-but-still-legal trim.

And this morning two power figures have now appeared to Indian sources.

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India and the other emerging markets are going to be a huge sales point for the raft of new motorcycles aimed squarely at riders interested in performance from 250cc and 300cc machines.

According to the Indian-based rumours the little Ninja 250 is going to make 38bhp – the same as the Honda and the 300 version is going to whack out 43bhp. The 300cc version is likely to also be sold in the European market and will come with some sort of basic rider modes system and ABS as standard.

It’ll also look pretty cool, if the illustration from the excellent digi-artists at Motoblast.org (which we’ve posted at the top of this article to show you) are on the money.

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