Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Kawasaki Ninja 250 – Lightweight, sharp-looking, high-performance sports model offers excitement and ease of riding to a wide range of customers. Kawasaki proudly introduces a replacement sport model into this highly competitive arena.

Clad in sharp new Ninja styling, the new Ninja 250 delivers greater performance than its predecessor care of all-new engine and chassis that are more powerful and significantly lighter.

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But just like the Ninja 300/250 that preceded it, this new Ninja model possesses far more than high performance. The new model takes the winning formula that drove the success of the Ninja 250R and its successors and amplifies it.

Not only does the Ninja 250 offer stunning, but high-quality looks, its stronger engine performance, light, predictable handling, and relaxed, sporty riding position also make it both fun and easy to ride.

Let’s check the equipment of the Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Head-turning looks have always been a forte of Ninja models, no matter displacement. The new Kawasaki Ninja 250 boasts futuristic new Ninja styling inspired by the mighty Ninja H2. The large-volume bodywork attracts attention and provides the impression of a bigger machine.

This impression is reinforced by the high-class design and superb fit and finish, which are like bikes from a larger-displacement class. Additionally, it contributes to the Ninja 250’s sharper looks.

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  • Slim LED headlamps(each featuring low and high beams, as well as a LED position lamp) are highly visible and offer significantly increased brightness.

Ninja 250 is using a 249cc, twin-cylinder fuel-injected engine producing 39 HP at 12,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm at 10,000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The bike weighs almost 6 kg lighter than Ninja 400 and claims almost identical horsepower value to the larger Ninja 300.


Since 2008, the bike is marketed as the Ninja 250R in all markets. It is also referred to by its platform designation, EX250, to which a generational suffix is attached.

In the United States, previous models (EX250-E/F/G/H) were already being marketed as members of the Ninja family of sportbikes, while outside of the U.S. the bike was known variously as the ZZR-250, ZX-250, or as the GPX-250R. One of the earliest models, the EX250-C, was given the name GPZ-250

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Displacing 249 cm3, the new engine delivers significantly increased performance compared to its predecessor: 27.5 kW for the new Ninja 250 The higher performance can largely be credited to the new downdraft intake, which is accompanied by a larger airbox offering increased intake efficiency.

The increased performance is complemented by a rider-friendly character the smooth response and abundant low-end torque facilitate throttle control for new and experienced riders alike.


A more compact clutch (ø139 mm >> ø125 mm) with less rigid operating plates offers a 20% lighter lever pull. Complementing the extremely light feel at the lever, the new clutch has a wider engagement range, facilitating control.


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The Ninja 250 features a trellis frame similar in design to that of the Ninja H2. Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis was used to ensure optimum rigidity with the lightweight. The engine is rigid-mounted and used as a stressed member.

The new frame design contributes significantly to the bike’s low curb mass. Like the Ninja H2, the new Ninja 250 features a Swingarm Mounting Plate. Allowing the swingarm to be affixed to the rear of the engine contributes to the stability and helps with weight savings by eliminating the need for heavy frame cross-members.


A more rigid ø41 mm telescopic fork delivers better suspension action. The front wheel feels really planted, direction changes are made easily (even when the bike is fairly upright – handy when navigating traffic jams), and overall, the suspension offers the plushness of a larger displacement bike.


The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is equipped with an equivalent instrument cluster because the Ninja 650, contributes to the high-grade feel of the tidy cockpit. The subtle instrument design features an outsized analog tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, and a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the opposite.

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Specification-Information about the Kawasaki Ninja 250 engine


Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, Parallel Twin
Displacement: 249 cc
Valve system: DOHC, 8 valves
Bore and stroke: 62 x 41.2 mm/ 2.45 * 1.62 inches
Compression ratio: 11.6:1
Transmission: 6-speed, return
Ignition: Digital
Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2
Starting system: Electric
Clutch: Wet multi-disc, Manual
Tire front: 110/70-17M/C (54H)
Tire rear: 140/70-17M/C (66H)
Length x Width x Height: 1,990 mm x 710 mm x 1,125 mm
Wheelbase: 1,370 mm/ 53.94 inches
Ground clearance: 145 mm/ 5.70 inches
Seat height: 795 mm/ 31.30 inches
Curb mass: 167 kg/ 368 pounds
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14 liters/ 3.70 gallons

Brakes: Front: Single semi-floating ø310 mm petal disc
Brakes: Rear: Single ø220 mm petal disc
Suspension: Front ø41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension: Rear Bottom-link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock with adjustable preload
Caliper: Front Single balanced actuation dual-piston
Caliper: Rear Dual-piston

Bike Variant: Kawasaki Ninja 250
Body Type: Sports
Fuel Type: Petrol
Price in India: New Ninja 250 is expected to be priced around INR 2.75 lakh in India (ex-showroom).
Top Speed: 170+ km/ph
Shades: Lime Green / Ebony (KRT Edition), Metallic Spark Black
Official Tagline: Street Born – Track Inspired
Key Highlights: Dual-Channel ABS, Fuel Injection, Dual Headlights, High Torque, Lightweight, Low Seat Height
Vehicle Overview: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 was recently revealed internationally at Tokyo Motor Show. The updated motorcycle is exactly based on Ninja 400 and just uses a smaller power plant under its fairing

Front Suspension: 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload
Frame: Trellis, high-tensile steel
Front Wheel Travel: 130 mm/ 5.11 inches
Rear Wheel Travel: 132 mm/ 5.20 inches

Overall Length: 1990 mm/ 78.35 inches
Overall Width: 710 mm/ 27.96 inches
Overall Height: 1120 mm/ 44.09 inches
Ground Clearance: 140 mm/5.51 inches
Seat Height: 785 mm/ 30.95 inches
Wheelbase: 1370 mm/53.94 inches
Kerb/Wet Weight: 167 kg/ 368 pounds
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14 liters

Speedometer: Digital
Tachometer: Analog
Trip Meter: Digital
Odometer: Digital
Clock: Digital
Fuel Gauge: Digital

Battery Type: Maintenance Free
Head Light: LED
Tail Light: LED

Electric Start: yes
Pillion Footrest: yes
Step-up Seat/Split Seat: yes
Pillion Grabrail: yes

About the author:  Michael Parrotte was the Vice President of AGV Helmets America, and a consultant for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, Sparx Helmets. In addition, he is the founder and owner of AGV Sports Group.


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About the Author:

Michael Parrotte began his illustrious career in the motorcycle industry by importing AGV Helmets into the U.S. market. He then went on to become the Vice President of AGV Helmets America for 25 years, during which time he also consulted for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, and Sparx Helmets.

In 1985, he founded AGV Sports Group, Inc. with AGV Helmets in Valenza, Italy. And for over 38 years now, the company has quietly delivered some of the best protective gear for motorcyclists in the world.

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