Saturday, January 12, 2008


One look at the new Ninja 250R tells everyone that this bike is the genuine article. With a new full-fairing similar to the Ninja ZX-6R and -10R supersport bikes, a single kicked-up muffler, UNI-TRAK® rear suspension, high-performance petal disc brakes and a dual seat, this is the most stylish performer in its category.
Compact size, exceptional personality and a low price tag highlight Kawasaki’s new Ninja® 250R quarter-liter performer. Considering how much fun it is to ride and the fact that it’s the only 250cc sportbike sold in the U.S., it’s no wonder the Ninja 250R has been a strong seller for over a decade. Its successful blend of a rider-friendly engine, easy-to-operate chassis and supersport styling worthy of its Ninja moniker, this model was developed to offer real world performance to riders of all skill levels and goes to show that good things do come in small packages.
At the core of the lightweight Ninja 250R is an engine that thrives on high-rpm excitement. The gutsy 249cc parallel twin has been retuned to spice up its smooth and predictable power delivery. It now offers more low- and mid-range torque thanks to revisions to its dual overhead camshafts and a new 2-into-1 exhaust system. A silky smooth six-speed transmission tops off the sportbike equipment list, enabling the 250R to exploit a powerband that’s sure to please riders with its beginner friendly low-end grunt and a lively top-end rush that’ll keep seasoned veterans satisfied. The coup de’ grace, is its ability to deliver excellent fuel economy. The 250R’s new fairing and windscreen not only look great, they deliver improved wind protection for a wide range of riding situations. This lightweight sportbike is loaded with even more rider-friendly features such as an easy-to-read instrument panel and positive neutral finder.
A natural riding position and comfortable ergonomics combined with its lightweight handling, easy controllability and improved throttle response make the 250R a pleasure to ride on city streets. Also new for 2008 are larger 17-inch wheels that offer great handling and improved stability. A larger 290mm front brake rotor is gripped by a powerful 2-piston caliper to provide a healthy dose of stopping power with a responsive feel at the lever. Like Kawasaki’s other sport models, the Ninja 250R is fitted with petal discs for efficient heat dissipation.
The simple formula of providing easy-handling agility, lightweight responsiveness, and low ownership costs make the Ninja 250R a force to be reckoned with in the entry-level sportbike category.


Engine Type-Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement-249 cc
Bore & Stroke-62.0 x 41.2 mm
Maximum Torque-21.7 lb-ft @ 10,000 rpm
Compression Ratio-11.6:1
Carburetor-Keihin CVK30 x 2
Ignition-TCBI with Digital Advance
Final Drive-O-Ring Chain
Frame-Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail-26°/3.3 in
Front Tire Size-110/70-17
Rear Tire Size-130/70-17
Wheelbase-55.1 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel-36mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.5 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel-Uni-Trak® with aluminum linkage / 5.1 in.
Front Brake Type-Single 260mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper
Rear Brake Type-single 220mm Hydraulic disc with 2 piston caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity-4.8 gal.
Seat Height -30.7 in.
Dry Weight-333 lb.
Overall length-81.9 in.
Overall width-28.0 in.
Overall height-43.1 in.
Color-Lime Green, Ebony, Passion Red, Candy Plasma Blue
Warranty-12 months

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