|Kawasaki proudly introduces a new 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. But like the Ninja 300/250 that preceded it, this new Ninja model possesses much 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, high-quality looks, its stronger engine performance, light, predictable handling and relaxed, sporty riding position make it both fun and easy to ride.|
Sharp New Ninja Styling : High Class & Futuristic
Head-turning looks have always been a forte of Ninja models, regardless of displacement. The new Ninja 250 boasts futuristic new Ninja styling inspired by the mighty Ninja H2. The large-volume bodywork attracts attention, and gives the impression of a larger machine. This impression is reinforced by the high-class design and superb fit and finish, which are comparable to bikes from a larger-displacement class.
Twin LED Headlamps
In addition to contributing to the Ninja 250 sharper looks, slim LED headlamps (each featuring low and high beams, as well as a LED position lamp) are highly visible and offer significantly increased brightness.
High Grade Cockpit
The Ninja 250 is equipped with the same instrument cluster as the Ninja 650, contributing to the high-grade feel of the tidy cockpit. The sophisticated instrument design features a large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, and a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other.
Slim Fuel Tank
Fuel tank is slim between the rider’s legs, promoting good contact with the bike. The 14 litre fuel capacity contributes to weight reduction, while still enabling a WMTC cruising range of approximately 350 km.
LED taillight design inspired by the 2016 Ninja ZX- 10R contributes to the rear’s sharp impression.
Under Seat Storage
Under-seat storage space has two levels for a more efficient use of space. The space is sufficiently large to accommodate a U-lock.
Fuel-Injected 249 cm³ Parallel Twin Engine
Displacing 249 cm³, the new engine delivers significantly increased performance compared to its predecessor: 28.5 kW for the new Ninja 250 (+5 kW vs the 2017 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.
Large 5.8 L airbox (previously 4.7 L) was made as tall as possible to ensure sufficient clearance for the intake funnels. The new design contributes to increased intake efficiency. Revised rigidity for the top of the airbox eliminates unwanted noise, enabling riders to more clearly hear the engine’s intake note when accelerating.
Downdraft intake provides a shorter, more direct path for intake air to enter the cylinder, improving cylinder-filling efficiency and contributing to increased engine power, especially at high rpm. (The downdraft intake also contributes to chassis layout by freeing up space under the seat, facilitating a design that offers an easy reach to the ground.)
New Radiator Fan Cover
Innovative Kawasaki technology like the new radiator fan cover (patent pending) located behind the radiator directs hot air out to the sides away from the rider, reducing rider discomfort when stuck in heavy traffic. Redirecting the air also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort. The new heat management system was design using CFD analysis, and, unlike the previous version, requires no parts (covers, rubber sheets, etc) directing airflow inside the engine compartment.
Assist & Slipper Clutch
When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding.
Lightweight Trellis Frame
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 light weight. The engine is rigid-mounted and used as a stressed member. The new frame design contributes significantly to the bike’s low curb mass.
Rigid Telescopic Fork
More rigid ø41 mm telescopic fork (previously ø37 mm) 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.
Large Semi-Floating Petal Disc
Large ø310 mm semi-floating petal front disc (effective diameter: ø286 mm) is gripped by a balanced actuation dual-piston caliper. The disc – the largest in its class – is the same size as the ones used on the Ninja ZX-14R.
|• Liquid-cooled • 4-stroke Parallel Twin • DOHC 8-valves • Fuel Injection: ø32 mm x 2
• 249 cm³ • 164 kg (STD)
Assist & Slipper Clutch