Kawasaki Ninja 250R is powered by a 249cc liquid cooled, parallel twin, DOHC petrol engine which develops a maximum power of 32 Bhp at 11000 rpm with the maximum torque of 22 Nm at 8200 rpm. The Ninja 250R features a revised six-speed transmission for smoother shifting and works on a more durable clutch. It also features a new radiator to provide better cooling without adding extra weight to the bike. The engine of Ninja 250R has been refined to deliver smooth, step-free power improving low- and mid-range power to offer rider-friendly response. The combustion chamber has been so designed to optimize combustion efficiency and reduce emissions.
Design And Comfort
Ninja 250R stands the best looking sports bike in the 250cc segment as the sole 250cc bike on sale in India. It puts on complete fairing with large plastic and steel parts. Ninja 250R ranges out a very aggressive look when cast a look at the head with dual-lamp headlamp. The rear view mirrors are mounted on the smart fairing gelling with the overall look of the bike. Between the mirrors, a black tinted windscreen is sandwiched that protects the rider from wind blast. The Front turn indicators get an addictive look and add to the machismo of the bike. The mask fairing contours down the fuel tank and engine and the bike's monogram is executed over the petrol tank and air scoops. Ninja 250R comes with 6 spoke black alloy wheels which look very enticing with racing strips at rim. Under the rear seat, there are two helmet holders. The tail part also gets a sporty look with the slim and sharp protection cover. The Step-up seat is another attracting feature on Ninja 250R. However the instrument cluster of Ninja 250R is a flaw part as it comes in analog format. Speedometer, odometer, trip meter and tachometer are in analogue mode. It looks a bit tacky as compared to other Indian bikes which employ digital cum analog instrument cluster like Apache RTR, Pulsar 220 and Karizma ZMR. The cluster comes with the warning lights such as low oil, low fuel, choked air filter, high oil temperature and low battery indicators.
Ride And Handling
The silky smooth 6-speed gearbox of Kawasaki Ninja 250R reduces friction while shifting the gears under power. The spring-type clutch damper reduces jerkiness at very low speeds and minimizes shocks when regulating the throttle for a slick clutch feel. The paper-base friction plates help increase clutch durability. Ninja gets a whack of 0-100km/h at 5.75 seconds with the top speed of 176kmph. According to Bajaj's claim, it gives a mileage of 42.5 kmpl. The bike also meets the strict emissions enhanced by the well designed dual catalysers. Ninja 250R rests a new diamond-type frame made of high tensile steel to provide a steeper steering without compromising the wheelbase when mated with a longer swingarm. The fork is larger and stiffer, with revised settings in comparison to 2008 model of Ninja 250R. Ninja's 37mm telescopic front fork with firm settings contributes to the smooth and stable handling with enhanced ride control. The suspension, which complements the rigid frame and re-tuned fork, provides great road holding ability. Rear shock features 5-way adjustable preload, enabling ride height to be maintained whether riding solo or with a passenger. The stopping power of Ninja 250R comes from large 290mm front hydraulic disc and a balanced action two-piston caliper offers excellent braking performance. The rear features two-piston caliper grips with 220mm petal disc.
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Kawasaki Ninja 250R Mileage
Boasting of a large fuel tank with superb sporty looks, Kawasaki Ninja 250R exhibits an average mileage of 38-40 kmpl.
Kawasaki Ninja 250R Price , Variants And Color
Ninja 250R is available in 2 shades - Lime Green and Ebony Black. Though it is also available in red and blue in other global markets, Bajaj has launched it here only in two shades.