The Ninja 300 is one of the most-customizable bikes in the sub-400cc segment. It enjoys massive aftermarket support, thanks to worldwide availability, and a robust mechanical package with a lot of untapped potential. You can alter the bike to your whims and fancies, with the only limit being your imagination, and the size of your wallet.
The Ninja 300 is a favourite amongst riding enthusiasts for its touring ability. With the help of a few aftermarket parts, you could turn your stock Ninja into an even better mile-muncher. Check them out below:
A touring visor is a taller screen than the stock visor, and helps deflect wind away from the rider at highway speeds. This reduces fatigue of the neck and upper body muscles, leading to a more comfortable ride.
A handlebar riser increases the height of the handlebar. This makes the riding posture more comfortable for long-distance riding, while retaining its handling characteristics.
When you’re touring, your butt is going to be subjected to a lot of stress due to extended durations on the saddle. A gel-seat would help alleviate pressure from your behind, making it far more comfortable to ride for long periods.
When on the highway, the chances of something untoward happening to you increases multi-fold. The Ninja 300 is an expensive bike not only to purchase but also to repair. A cracked fairing, a bent fork, or a damaged chassis could set you back by the price of an entry-level scooter! To add to the misery, you’d also be separated away from your bike for a quite some time. Installing crash protection at critical areas of the bike prevents all of this. Crash guards absorb the force of the impact, deflecting it away from the bike. So if you fall down, your bike won’t be incapacitated. You could just get back on it and continue the ride! Here are the various crash guards available for the Ninja 300:
Fork Guards - Saves the forks from getting bent in the event of a fall
Frame Sliders - Protects the frame and fairing from damage if the bike tips over the side
Swingarm bobbins - Prevents damage to the rear swingarm in case of impact
Radiator guards - Protects the radiator from stone chips and dirt-clogging
Engine case guards - Protects the engine case from damage in the event of an accident
A Slip-on aftermarket end-can frees the exhaust up a bit, releasing a smidge more power, while making the bike sound better. Ensure that you select an end-can that isn’t very loud, as it could prove to be an irritant during long rides.
A Power Commander is a piggyback ECU that improves the bike's performance and allows riders to customize it as per their preferences. Once you’ve set it up, you could change settings on the fly, switching between maps for aggressive throttle response, or for improved fuel-efficiency.
Performance Brake pads
While the stock brakes on a Ninja 300 is pretty good, when its performance is upgraded, it is imperative to upgrade the braking system as well. Installing performance brake pads would improve braking by a large margin, enough to bring the bike to a halt in a flash. This would be especially useful on our unpredictable highways.