Kawasaki Ninja 250 (New)

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₹ 3,25,000
* Delhi. May vary.
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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Body Type Sports
Fuel Type Petrol
Shades Lime Green / Ebony (KRT Edition), Metallic Spark Black
Official Tagline Street Born - Track Inspired
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. The 249cc, twin cylinder engine on Ninja 250 is good for 39 HP at 12,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm. This makes it almost similar in power when compared to Honda CBR250RR. 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 and 400 will collectively replace the aging Ninja 300, helping riders achieve the same sort of riding excitement from the smaller one and even more power on throttle from the 399 cc version. Kawasaki may enter local production for products like Ninja 250, Z250, Ninja 400, Z650 and Ninja 650 in India.
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Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Standout Features Dual Channel ABS, Fuel Injection, Dual Headlights, High Torque, Lightweight, Low Seat Height
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Description Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel System Fuel injection: Ø 32 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Displacement 249 cc
Maximum Power 39 HP @ 12,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 23.5 NM @ 10,000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Valve System DOHC, 8 valves
GEARBOX & CLUTCH
Number of Gears 6
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Sealed Chain
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 1990 mm
Overall Width 710 mm
Overall Height 1120 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Seat Height 785 mm
Wheelbase 1370 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 167 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
BRAKES & SAFETY
Front Brake Single 310 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single balanced actuation dual piston
Rear Brake Single 220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual piston
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
SUSPENSION & WHEEL TRAVEL
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 132 mm
TYRE SIZE & WHEELS
Front Tyre 110/70R17 M/C 54H
Rear Tyre 150/60R17 M/C 66H
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
ABS Light
Fuel Gauge Digital
Low Fuel Warning Light
Gear Indicator
Service Reminder
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Rev-limiter Indicator
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed 170+ kmph
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pillion Grabrail
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type Maintenance Free
LIGHTING
Head Light LED
Tail Light LED
Miscellaneous Information
Frame/Chassis Trellis, high-tensile steel
Trail 93 mm

Kawasaki Ninja 250 (New) Review

14 May, 2018 08:26 AM

Expert Review by Maxabout

Kawasaki Ninja 250 is an all new quarter liter motorcycle based on the same frame as Ninja 400. More than just sharing the frame, both bikes look identical in terms of design and simply change engines when being manufactured by Kawasaki. Ninja 250 is using 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 bigger Ninja 300. Torque value is quite low in same comparison.

As Ninja 400 was recently launched with INR 4.69 lakh worth price tag, it seems difficult for Kawasaki to place Ninja 250 at its expected price tag of INR 3.25 lakh. As Yamaha R3 and Benelli 302R are priced at INR 3.48 lakh, it won’t be possible for a smaller displacement bike to overtake these two in terms of sales in country like India. Ninja 400 will also witness reduction in price when both bikes will enter local production. Ninja 250 comes with 41mm front forks, gas charged rear monoshock, 110/70 front tyre, 150/60 rear tyre and standard ABS.

If equating the cost of ABS, which is mandatory for 125cc and above bikes now, Ninja 250 will not prove worthy before local production at any cost. Buyers still prefer going for non ABS equipped Ninja 300 in place of recently launched Ninja 400 due to INR 1.09 lakh worth price difference. Ninja 250 measures 1990 mm in length, 710 mm in width and 1120 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 1370 mm while ground clearance is also quite decent at 140mm. Carrying 14 liter fuel tank helps the bike claim around 300 km riding range before looking for a petrol pump.

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