5. Kawasaki Ninja 300

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Beginner-Ish Sportbike Shootout + Video

The second 300cc sportbike shootout in this Top 10 included two new and eagerly anticipated models from KTM and Yamaha; the RC390 and YZF-R3. Unlike the first beginner-ish shootout back at number 10 on this list, which was a more simple street test, we included a track test with these four bikes. While the RC surprised us with an underwhelming result, the Kawasaki also surprised with another win against stiff competition from the Yamaha.