Kawasaki Ninja 250 (Old)

Kawasaki Ninja 250 (Old)


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₹ 3,03,000
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Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 (Old)
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Sports
Latest Price in India Kawasaki Ninja 250 (Old) price was Rs 3.03 lakh before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Lime Green, Ebony Black
Official Tagline Performance & Quality Beyond its Class
Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Value for Money
Vehicle Overview Kawasaki Ninja 250R was discontinued to make way for the Ninja 300 in India. The twin-cylinder, 249cc machine was good for 32.5 HP and 22 Nm of torque. It was last sold for INR 3.03 lakh and had no direct rivals during its popularity. It came with a single headlight design while the new Ninja 300 supported dual headlights with a more appealing design. Internationally, Ninja 250 competes against Yamaha R25 and Hyosung GD250R.
Engine Details 249cc, DOHC
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 249 cc
Maximum Power 32.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm
Maximum Torque 22 Nm @ 8200 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Bore 62 mm
Stroke 41.2 mm
Cylinder Configuration Parallel Twin
Number of Gears 6
Clutch Wet Multi-Disc, Manual
Mileage 20-30 kmpl (approx.)
Front Brake 290mm Petal Disc
Rear Brake 220mm Petal Disc
Wheel Size 110/70 R17-130/70 R17
Wheel Type Black Mag Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
0-60 kmph 3 secs
0-100 kmph 6.9 secs
Key Features Fuel Injection, Liquid Cooling, Dual Headlight, Dual Disc Brakes, Lightweight
Front Suspension 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Uni-Trak with aluminum linkage
Frame (Chassis) Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Overall Length 2085 mm
Overall Width 715 mm
Overall Height 1115 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1400 mm
Kerb Weight 170 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
Speedometer Analogue
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Analogue
Fuel Gauge Analogue
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

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Kawasaki Ninja 250 (Old) Review

09 Dec, 2015 10:55 AM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Almost three years ago, India got its first 250cc sports bike, Kawasaki Ninja250R. This bike created a very less known segment of bikes in India. Ever since its launch, the bike had monopoly in the market. The bike had no competition with anyone. But now, Honda has launched its CBR250R to take on this bike. Will Ninja be able to survive? Let’s check out.

Design and Style

The first thing which gets your attention straight away is its headlight. Its dual lamp headlight design is very sharp and unique. Unlike Yamaha bikes, the dual headlights are not separated and that’s the beauty of it. Its front visor and rear view mirrors on cowl also looks distinctive. Full size body fairing with integrated indicators adds maturity and bulk to this size. There are no graphics on it yet the aerodynamic design of it makes it looks sporty. Side extensions of the front mudguard cover its telescopic forks. Side panels, silencer and alloy wheels are black in colour and look best with green colour on this bike. Ninja 250R features uplifted tank and split seats. Grab rails are missing on this bike to give it a naked look at the back. It has a slim tail cowl which adds appeal to it. Its tail light, tiny indicators and V shaped long rear fender along with broad rear tyre enhance the visual appearance of this bike.

Instrument Console

The instrument console of this bike is a let-down. Everything is analogue in this panel. It features analogue speedometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and odometer. It also has some warning lamps. The new generation of this bike will feature digital speedometer and fuel gauge. Till then you will have to compromise with its out-dated and boring instrument panel.

Engine and Gearbox

This bike is powered by a liquid cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin 250cc engine. This 8 valve DOHC engine generates a maximum power output of 32.5 bhp at 11000 rpm. The utmost torque output of this engine is 22 Nm which is accessible at 8200 rpm. This engine works with a six-speed manual gearbox with one gear down and four gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

It’s a very powerful engine which generates good 8bhp more than its recently launched rival, CBR250R. It has always been a very responsive and enthusiastic engine. You can rev this bike as hard as possible because it pleases you with its high end performance and refinement. This DOHC engine is very smooth and shows no signs of vibrations and harshness. Its dual throttle valves work effectively and that helps this bike to move quickly through city traffic. The bike does 0-60km/hr within 3 seconds and in less than 8 seconds, this bike reaches a speed of 100km/hr from standstill. This bike remains the fastest 250cc bike in India. To get the maximum output from this engine, you will have to rev it hard which makes it best for highway cruising. Yes, if you are in city then you might have to shift down the gear to get the best out of it. Its heavy weight and less torque are evident in city traffic where this bike finds it hard to move in bigger gears at slow speed. Gear ratios are a bit taller as most of the power game starts after 6000rpm. The bike can easily reach the top speed of 150km/hr without making much noise.


The bike may give you a fuel efficiency of around 25-27km/ltr in city conditions while you can expect these figures to increase by 2-3km/ltr on highways.

Comfort While Driving

Kawasaki claims Ninja250R to be a very comfortable bike but after getting on it, you may not agree. The split seat is not as comfortable as CBR250R and you have to bend too much to reach its handlebar. Yes, the clips on handle bar are upraised but still you will have to make an effort to reach them. The rear set foot pegs are sporty but your thighs don’t stick properly around its fuel tank. It’s hard to be on this bike for long time. Things get worse with a pillion rider.

Storage Space and Safety Features

There is no storage space on this bike but its halogen light confirms you clear view of roads at night.

Suspension and Brakes

The bike is supported with a capable suspension system to give you comfortable rides. Telescopic forks of 37mm are at its front while the rear suspension features pre-load 5-step adjustable mono shock absorber which also maintains the ride height of this bike. To stop this heavy machine accurately, Kawasaki has equipped this bike with a disc brake of 290mm at its front while at the back it features a disc brake of 220mm.

Ride and Handling

The ride and handling of this bike is commendable. The suspension system takes most of the bumps and it also settles well on uneven conditions. Its heavyweight, good suspension and ground clearance of 135mm keeps this bike grounded on high speeds. It may not feel as light as CBR250R in city traffic but it still manages to impress you with its handling. Its large wheelbase (1400mm) and wider tyres holds this bike well around sharp corners. The bike remains under control and sticks firmly on road.


Ninja 250R was available in 2 shades - Lime Green and Ebony Black. Though it is also available in red, white and blue in other global markets but Bajaj has launched it here in only two shades. It looks best in Lime Green shade for which all Kawasaki bikes are known for like we have yellow for a Lamborghini, red for a Ferrari & blue for a Yamaha.


Isn't it too pricey? This bike is even costlier than some of the entry level cars in India. That’s the biggest reason why it’s hard to spot Ninja250R on our Indian roads and due to arrival of its much cheaper rival, CBR250R; it will be even harder to find this bike. The next generation of this bike will be launched in 2013 which will sport new looks and features. That bike is expected to be priced more competitively. So better wait for few months as this bike is not value for money and it’s not worth to pay this much for exclusivity.


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Plenty of features to make a comfortable and enjoyable ride

Sucheta Kundu | One year ago
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The Ninja is a great bike for those of us with bigger frames, but it's not just about that. The comfortable seat, the well-designed tank, the slightly raised bars, and the sculpted seat all combine to create a riding experience that is comfortable and enjoyable. The adjustable front levers give you the ability to customize the bike to your own preferences, and even with my 6 foot 4 frame I had no problems with the legroom.

The Ninja is also incredibly responsive, with the rear brake lever feeling natural and well thought out. The clutch and brake levers were also very easy to operate and the position of them was comfortable.

The Z125 is a great option for those who are taller than 6 foot 1. It's perfect for city riding and the low seat height gives plenty of leg room. It's also comfortable to ride and it's very responsive.

Overall, the Kawasaki Ninja125 is a great bike, with plenty of features to make them comfortable and enjoyable to ride. Whether you're tall or short, the Ninja 125 has something to offer.

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The power delivery was smooth and progressive

Barun Kumar | One year ago
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The Kawasaki Ninja 125 has an impressive power delivery, especially from a standstill. The light clutch lever makes it much easier to manage, and the gears shift into place easily. Despite changing gears often, I never felt fatigued, and I was even able to get a few clutchless upshifts. At higher speeds and revs, there was a noticeable buzz in the mirrors, but it wasn't uncomfortable or overly intrusive. All in all, the power delivery was smooth and progressive, allowing for a comfortable ride even after a long day.

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An impressive figure considering the power and performance of the bike

Sana Ifran Khan | One year ago
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The ARAI certified mileage of the Kawasaki Ninja 125 is 48 kmpl. This is an impressive figure considering the power and performance of the bike. It is also an admirable figure for a bike with such a small capacity engine. The user reported mileage of the Ninja 125 is not available, however, the reviews from Ninja 125 owners suggest that it is quite fuel-efficient. The Ninja 125 is a great option for those who are looking for a powerful bike that is also fuel-efficient. The Kawasaki Ninja 125 comes with a front brake type of disc and a front brake size of 290 mm. It also has a rear brake type of disc, with a rear brake size of 220 mm. The calliper type is a radial caliper and a floating caliper, giving the bike superior braking power. The front tyre size is 100/80 x 17, and the rear tyre size is 130/70 x 17, both of which are tubeless. The bike also has radial tyres, giving it better grip and control. The wheels are alloy, with a front wheel size of 17 inch, and a rear wheel size of 17 inch. The front suspension is a 37 mm telescopic forks, and the rear suspension is a mono-shock, giving the bike better handling.

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Fuel tank capacity, not enough to get you to your destination and back with some to spare

Chandan Kumar Singh | One year ago
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The Kawasaki Ninja 125 comes with an 11-litre fuel tank capacity, which is enough to get you to your destination and back with some to spare. The fuel efficiency range is also quite good, with an ARAI-measured mileage of 48 kmpl and an even better top speed of 120 km/h. The acceleration is also quite good, with 0-60 kmph in just 6 seconds and 0-100 kmph in 10 seconds.

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The Kawasaki Ninja 125 is a bike that can switc

Kanishk Goyal | One year ago
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The Kawasaki Ninja 125 is a bike that can switch between two identities with ease. On one hand, it can be used as a reliable everyday commuter, offering dependable and consistent performance. On the other hand, when ridden aggressively, the Ninja can truly come alive and transform into a beast. Unfortunately, I am not yet skilled enough to take full advantage of the Ninja's full potential, but I can definitely attest to its reliability as a commuter. The Ninja 125 is not meant to be someone's first bike, as it is better suited to those with more experience and a bigger budget. But for those who are willing to take the plunge, the Ninja 125 can be a thrilling and rewarding experience.

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Kawasaki Ninja 250 (Old) Comments

User Comments
Girish sanwal
6 years ago

In this Bike Liquid cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin 250cc engine, 8 valve DOHC engine generates a maximum power more
Really high Performing sport Bike in India, Thanks for because it gives detailed Information About Bike.

9 years ago

Ninja 250R doesn't have ABS compare to Honda CBR 250R.
And comparing price to CBR 250R Ninja lacks in its features.

10 years ago

wheator ninja is carboutor or fuel injection

10 years ago

Wait for yamaha r4 250cc...(goin to be rokcz in that class) YES YAMAHA!!!

10 years ago

Hi guys, the Ninja 250r is the best bike I've ridden in this class. But, DO NOT BUY from Bajaj. I was in an accident and had to wait 6+ months; moreover, they charged me 1.5 lakhs for repairs.... the bike itself is 2.65 lakhs. Don't make the mistake I did, buy a bike with better service! I've posted my entire story here:

11 years ago

Power of v-twins with fuel injection allows uniform power delivery. The lack of low end torque makes it a good ride in traffic. The IRC tyres are pretty bad and should be replace

saurabh jagani
11 years ago

like ninja.....!!!!!
awesome bike yaar...!!!

11 years ago

in 250 segment ninja is good one wen compared with cbr 250r,ninja is having beautiful body than cbr,bhp is also more than cbr,meilage is also more compared with cbr then how can v say cbr is nice than ninja. in curve roads we cant turn d handle freely with cbr dis is d major defect in cbr

Simon Peter
11 years ago

powerful bike with good quality engine

Simon Peter
11 years ago

shape is superb

Harjit Singh
11 years ago

Powerfull, Stylish........... Sporty.......

Vinay Kumar Jaiswal
11 years ago

i think its powerful

Dragster Pradyumna
11 years ago

i owe a ninja 250r..& this is my 5th indian sports bike in india..it hav a superb power delivery than any other bike...& it can beat any bike under 250cc segment without any hesitation on the highway...cbr250 is a kid in front of ninja...the most amazing thing when u ride ninja u grab 99.9% attention of the people...i heard always people r wispering ..look thats a ninja...but the bad thing about ninja is its low ground clearance...difficult to pass over high speed brakers on the city road...Im proud to b a ninja owner

Harjit Singh
11 years ago


Siddhesh Kamble
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Nimit Patel
11 years ago

my current ride.

abhishek ghosh
11 years ago

When compare to all 250 cc sports bike in India, this is the best choice. No one bike can beat KAWASAKI NINJA. Rank No. 1 (250 cc series)

11 years ago

looks sexyyyyy

11 years ago

Acceleration and Performance is good

shantanu singh parihar
11 years ago

I m t da owner it's da most powerful n sexy bike in the range of 250cc I dnt thnks dat any bike of 250cc can beat it al over the world

11 years ago

super coooooooooool...............:)

11 years ago

few days back i went to look for this bike, as i was thinking to get a new bike.
but to be honest i found it very outdated, the analog meter is so outdated even my karizma's analog meter is much better..
my mom didnt liked the green color at all.. black is some how good but bike is not up to date.
they bike is same from last decades.. i think kawasaki should upgrade this machine.
But i will also say its the fastest 250 cc in India, engine is very refined,good revs and also loved the torque..
just the looks and some other factors decreasing the bike sale..

11 years ago

Is honda cbr 250 better or ninja 250

becoz im planning to take a bike

so friend plzzz reply

Ab Depp
11 years ago

Ninja has 20 year old history....
I've been searching for better bike than ninja from 1 year....
I found Hyosung,CBR....aahhhh...
None of them has beaten ninja in any aspect.....
I Bet....

11 years ago

Powerful bike, but still analog meter...

11 years ago

this is nice bike .very very fast.........................i like it .any 250 cc bike is not good compare to ninja

11 years ago

Awesome bikes...

mandar vaidya
11 years ago

i love this bike.....frndzz u must buy this bike....i recently buyed this bike.....it gives above 70 kmpl.......this bike's 40 volt headlight bulb is very attractive.......so i love this bike......

11 years ago

My dear people, are you gone nuts for spending 3Lakhs for a 250CC, 35Bhp bike???....
Go, get a car!

Navdeep Sran
11 years ago

Kawasaki launch ninja 300R in next year with 39Bhp it's great

11 years ago

nice bike.....

11 years ago

nice info :)
i like this..
I also have information about the kawasaki ninja rr 250

11 years ago

dear prasanth lyer .just to solve a misconception which u have is that there is going to be a launch of ninja 250r 2013 model which is not going to.the looks were of the 300cc ninja.

11 years ago

i have the ninja 250 of 2009 model....i am happy with its perfomence.....

11 years ago

ninja is far advance than honda cbr

11 years ago

i love this bike

11 years ago

kawasaki ninja average 20km/l. confirmed from probiking .

Prashant Iyer
11 years ago

New Kawasaki Ninja 250R to be launched in 2013...looks vry g888 :D

supriyo dey
11 years ago

kawasaki ninja is not good totaly.bcoz its price is so high compare toh 250 segment cbr250 is low price compare to ninja.if u need look u must be purchased r15v2.0 if u want speed high cc 250 u go 4 cbr not 4 ninja

akshay vanzara
12 years ago

if it givs realy 32 kmpl . . So Ninja is so much better than cbr . More speed mor power mor mileage . All thing in ninja is better than cbr therfor u pay 1lak more .

Midhun Jayakumar
12 years ago

the higher price of ninja is due to the importing of engine and chassis from kawasaki japan plant becoz they dont have a plant in india..... the japanese made engine is better than indian made engine which gives superior quality due to high skilled labour and advanced technology.....they are planning to make a plant in india as soon as they can..... then the price will decrease

Rakesh Rok
12 years ago

For all who have confusion between Honda CBR250r and Kawasaki Ninja250r, yes Honda CBR205r is the best in it's class, consider from these points, 1: The cost of CBR is less than Ninja, 2: Ninja does not have CBS option, which is too bad after paying so much, 3: Ninja comes only in two colours, which is boring, 4: You might have observed that CBR has more torque than Ninja (CBR: 23Nm and Ninja: 22Nm) which is more important than power, 5: Ninja is just 0.80 seconds faster than CBR in 0-60 sprint 6: The looks of the both are almost equally matched 7: CBR has comfortable seating than Ninja as said by many 8: The top speed of both is varied by just 2-3 km, and lastly, 9: Ninja has more power than CBR. Now you only decide guys which is better Ninja250r or CBR250r? Paying 3,03,000 or 1,64,200?

Akshay Mhetre
12 years ago

I things that 2 cylinder engine.........bla bla bla is of no use but top speed of ninja is 176 and top speed of cbr 250 is 174!!! Now u say me friends what smartness is in giving 1 lack!!! For only 2 kilometers more and that 2 no abs, and olden days speedometer.

goutham singaravel
12 years ago

Nice sport bike for learner price is high but no more features but milage is good for this kind of features the price would have been 175000-200000 near to cbr...

Akshay Mhetre
12 years ago

Its good looking but its not value for money bcoz it dosent have ABS and digital speedometer even after giving 3 LACS!!!! Best is honda CBR CBR rocks!!!!

Akshay Mhetre
12 years ago

Hey friends, if ninja is better then cbr you think why kawasaki tuk 1 lac more!!!! Then cbr

krishna vignesh
12 years ago

actually it gives 32 in city and 42 in highway

Rajat Naik
12 years ago

this bike beats cbr the figure speaks if u dnt belive but price is too high than cbr waiting for bajaj to launch pulsar 250 with same power and less price than cbr

waqas ansari
12 years ago

guyz bajaj is claiming 42.5 kmpl mileage of dis bike.. if its true den its d superb bike in 250 segment coz its loaded wid a lotz of power according to our indian streets.. n if mileage is d concern den 42.5 kmpl is more dan superb...:)

chiki ss
12 years ago

ninja is a great bike,but they should give some advanced features in this.afterall we spent upto 3,00,000 and we'll not get digital meter,ABS ...

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