Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 [Quick Comparison]

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 [Quick Comparison]

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250: CBR250RR and Ninja 250 are two premium twin-cylinder quarter-litre options available in several markets. Indian fans are waiting eagerly for both these machines as more buyers are now willing to spend higher-than-ever for refinement and fun associated with the twin-cylinder sportbikes. Still, none of these two has any concrete launch plans for the Indian market as Kawasaki has already launched the MY2021 of Ninja 300 at a very competitive price tag. Talking about Honda, at present, the brand's focus is on single-cylinder motorcycles and scooters. 

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 [Quick Comparison] - shot

Kawasaki Ninja 250 is powered by a 249cc, liquid-cooled and fuel-injected engine producing 39HP @ 12,500 rpm and 23.5Nm @ 10,000 rpm. The bike weighs 167kg. Honda CBR250RR comes with a 249.7cc engine producing a maximum power of 40.2HP @ 13,000 rpm and a peak torque of 25 Nm @ 11,000 rpm. It weighs 168kg in the ABS trim. The Honda CBR250RR is sharper in terms of design and carries USD golden front forks. This definitely gives an edge to the CBR250RR as Ninja 250 feels more touring-specific in front of its rival. Both bikes offer rider-friendly seat height and decent ground clearance. 

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 [Quick Comparison] - closeup

Honda CBR250RR measures longer in terms of wheelbase and carries an advanced full-digital console while Ninja 250 shares the semi-digital console with Ninja 400. Both Kawasaki and Honda have a cult fan following in India. Most buyers may not pay much attention to detail but Honda CBR250RR comes out as a better option among these two sportbikes. We hope Honda India will stop taking its sportbike fans for granted and plan a launch for this CBR in 2022. If launched, the new CBR250RR is expected to be priced around INR 3.75 lakhs. At present, Kawasaki has no plans to launch the Ninja 250 in India while the brand recently launched the 2021 Ninja 300 with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 3.18 lakhs. The prices mentioned here are ex-showroom.

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250

Quick Technical Specifications

 CBR250RRNinja 250
No. of Cylinders2-Cylinder2-Cylinder
Max. Power40.2HP @ 13,000 rpm39HP @ 12,500 rpm
Max. Torque25NM @ 11,000 rpm23.5NM @ 10,000 rpm
Fuel SupplyFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Engine CoolingLiquid-CooledLiquid-Cooled
Engine TypeParallel TwinParallel Twin
Top Speed179 kmph (Approx.)170+ kmph (Approx.)
Mileage20-25 kmpl (Approx.)20-25 kmpl (Approx.)

Dimensions & Weight

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250

 CBR250RRNinja 250
Length2065 mm1990 mm
Width725 mm710 mm
Height1095 mm1120 mm
Wheelbase1390 mm1370 mm
Ground Clearance145 mm140 mm
Seat Height790 mm785 mm
Kerb Weight168 kg167 kg
Fuel Tank14.5 litres14 litres

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Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Brakes & Suspension

 CBR250RRNinja 250
Brakes (F)310mm Single Disc310mm Single Disc
Brakes (R)240mm Single Disc220mm Single Disc
Suspension (F)USD Front ForksConventional Forks
Suspension (R)MonoshockMonoshock
ABS2-Channel ABS2-Channel ABS

Frame & Tyres

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250

 CBR250RRNinja 250
FrameTruss Frame Trellis Frame
Front Tyre110/70-17110/70-17
Rear Tyre140/70-17150/60-17
Front Wheel17-inch17-inch
Rear Wheel17-inch17-inch