Rolling Proof That Less Really Can Be More
The Ninja® 250R has always been a great place for beginning riders to get started, but modern sportbike technology means the littlest Ninja is a great choice for more experienced riders as well — especially ones experienced at getting the most for their motorcycle dollar. While its twin-cylinder engine might be small, light and compact, its 8-valve head packs maximum power into every rpm. The 250R screams Ninja performance, from its sleek full fairing and 17-inch wheels, to its UNI-TRAK® rear suspension and triple petal-disc brakes.
The lightweight Ninja 250R’s secret of success is its winning formula: A rider-friendly engine, real world performance and an amiable chassis topped off with Ninja supersport styling. The icing on this small Kawasaki cake is the motorcycle’s ability to transcend skill levels and appeal to all riders from novice to seasoned veteran.
At the core of the Ninja 250R is an engine that thrives on high-rpm excitement. The gutsy 249cc parallel twin is tuned for a peppy, yet smooth and predictable power delivery. The beginner friendly low- and mid-range torque comes courtesy of its dual overhead camshafts and 2-into-1 exhaust system. A silky smooth six-speed transmission lets riders to exploit the 250R’s powerband without fanfare from that low-end grunt to the crowd pleasing and lively top-end rush. Last, but not least is the little Ninja’s silver lining — its excellent fuel economy.
Wrapping the 250R are the fairing and windscreen that not only look great, but deliver wind protection for a wide range of riding situations. Tucked in behind the windscreen are more rider-friendly features such as the easy-to-read instrument panel and neutral indicator.
A natural riding position and comfortable ergonomics combine with lightweight handling, easy controllability and great throttle response for pure pleasure on city streets. Part of this great handling and stability comes from the 17-inch wheels. Bringing the show to a stop are the large petal shaped 290mm front and 220mm rear rotors gripped by powerful two-piston hydraulic calipers. Like Kawasaki’s other Ninja models, the 250R is equipped with quality components and tuned for class-leading performance.
Lightweight and agile, the Ninja 250R boasts low ownership costs and is a dominating force in the entry-level sportbike category.
Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement 249 cc
Bore x Stroke 62.0 x 41.2mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Carburetor Keihin CVK30 x 2
Final drive O-Ring Chain
Cooling System Liquid
Frame Type Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 26 degrees / 3.2 in.
Front Tire Size 110/70-17
Rear Tire Size 130/70-17
Wheelbase 55.1 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK® with 5-way adjustable preload / 5.1 in.
Front Brakes Single 290mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 220mm petal disc with two-piston caliper
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal.
Seat Height 30.5 in.
Curb Weight 374.9 lbs.
Overall Length 82.1 in.
Overall Width 28.1 in.
Overall Height 43.7 in.
Color Choices Metallic Island Blue, Passion Red, Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White, Ebony/Candy Persimmon Red
Warranty 12 months
Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36, 48 months