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Description
Specs
Standard Features
Options
Color

Description

#1 Selling Sportbike in the U.S. Offers Superior 250 Performance

With its smooth power delivery, low seat height, and excellent value, the Ninja® 250 has all the vital elements to make it the perfect first sportbike. Powered by a compact liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine, this Ninja sportbike pleases both ends of the experience spectrum — seasoned riders appreciate the Ninja's extra highway passing power compared to other bikes in the 250 class, while beginners love the smooth torque delivery at lower speeds. With superior highway performance, aggressive supersport bodywork, and a price tag that packs serious value, the Ninja 250 is a perfect way to get started in a lifetime of motorcycling fun.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2012
Model
Ninja® 250R
Starting at MSRP
 $4,199.00*

Dimensions

Length
82.1 in.
Height
43.7 in.
Width
28.1 in.
Weight
Curb: 374.9 lbs.
Wheelbase
55.1 in.
Seat Height
30.5 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement
249 cc
Bore x Stroke
62 x 41.2 mm
Compression Ratio
11.6:1
Carburetion
(2) Keihin CVK30
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.8 gal.
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
O-ring chain

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: (1) 290 mm hydraulic petal disc with 2-piston caliper
Rear: (1) 220 mm petal disc with 2-piston caliper
Tires
Front: 110/70-17
Rear: 130/70-17

Operational

Frame
Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Suspension
Front: 37 mm hydraulic telescopic fork; 4.7 in. travel
Rear: Bottom-link Uni-Trak® with 5-way adjustable preload; 5.1 in. travel
Rake
26°
Trail
3.2 in.

Body

Colors
Candy Lime Green, Metallic Spark Black, Two-tone Passion Red / Metallic Spark Black (see Options for color pricing)

Standard Features

Key Features
 249 cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine offers better highway passing power than competing models in the 250 class  
 Low 30.5 in. seat height boosts new rider confidence  
 6-speed transmission offers wide selection of ratios to match varied riding conditions and its positive neutral finder makes it much easier to find neutral when stopped  
 Genuine Ninja® styling matches the larger supersport models  
 Petal-shaped disc brakes offer great sportbike looks and excellent braking performance  
 17 in. wheels allow use of modern sportbike tires  
DOHC, 249 cc, Parallel-twin Cylinder Engine
 Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for superior handling  
 Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with excellent mid-range and high-rpm power for effective highway performance  
 Heavy duty piston rings help prevent oil consumption  
 Ample high-rpm performance will please riders who wish to utilize the engine’s full potential  
Cylinder Head
 Combustion chamber designed to maximize combustion efficiency and reduce emissions  
 Intake and exhaust ports contribute to good off-idle response and smooth power delivery  
 Valve timing and lift designed for strong low and mid-range torque  
 Direct valve actuation helps ensure reliable high-rpm operability  
 Valves feature thin heads and stems for reduced reciprocating weight and efficient flow  
Carburetion
 Twin Keihin CVK30 carburetors offer a nice power feel and help provide low fuel consumption  
Reduced Mechanical Noise
 Self-adjusting cam chain tensioner reduces mechanical noise caused by the cam chain and minimizes loss from power-robbing friction  
 Minimizing mechanical noise allows the use of a freer flowing exhaust for better performance  
 Complex construction with reinforcing ribs helps eliminate airbox reverberation and reduces intake noise  
 Air filter accessible from the side, for easy replacement  
Exhaust System
 2-into-1 system contributes to the Ninja 250’s low and mid-range torque and smooth, step-free power curve  
 Slightly upswept silencer extensively tested to determine chamber size, connecting pipe length and diameter to achieve least noise and most power  
 Meets strict emission standards with dual catalyzers; one in the collector pipe and the other in the silencer  
 Using 2 catalyzers helps minimize power loss caused by backpressure in the exhaust system  
 First catalyzer is positioned close to the exhaust ports for maximum efficiency  
Liquid-cooling
 Denso radiator offers effective engine cooling with minimal space and weight  
 Ring fan uses a quiet-running motor that also saves space  
 Fins on the lower side of the crankcase helps further cool the engine  
6-speed Transmission
 Involute splines reduce friction and backlash between gears and shafts for easier gear meshing and smooth shifting under power  
 Spring-type clutch damper reduces hesitation at very low speeds and minimizes shocks when rolling on and off the throttle for a smoother clutch feel  
 Paper-base friction plates help increase clutch durability  
Chassis
 Sturdy and durable diamond-style frame of thick-walled steel tubing offers confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds  
 Beefy swingarm bracket contributes to the frame’s rigidity and helps achieve an optimal balance of chassis stiffness  
 Square-tube swingarm with a 60 x 30 mm cross section further adds to rigidity  
Suspension
 37 mm telescopic front fork with firm settings contribute to the Ninja 250’s smooth, stable handling and enhanced ride control  
 Uni-Trak® rear suspension helps provide predictable handling and good ride comfort  
 Rear shock features 5-way adjustable preload, enabling ride height to be maintained whether riding solo or with a passenger  
Wheels
 Features 17 in. wheels like its larger Ninja siblings  
 The use of proper sportbike tires contributes to its easy, neutral handling at low speeds and excellent cornering feel  
Brakes
 Large-diameter, 290 mm front petal disc and a balanced action 2-piston caliper offer excellent braking performance and a natural, direct feeling at the lever  
 2-piston caliper grips the rear 220 mm petal disc  
Ergonomics
 Natural riding position with slightly forward-slanting seat and wide, raised handlebars  
Bodywork
 Styling, fit and finish of striking full-fairing bodywork match its Ninja supersport siblings  
 Aggressive dual-lamp headlight design, slim tail cowl and separate seats further enhance the supersport look  
 Front cowling and windscreen offer the rider a substantial amount of wind protection  
 2 helmet holders conveniently located under the rear seat  
 Underseat storage can hold a U-lock or similar device  
 2 hooks under the tail and the rear passenger pegs provide anchor points for securing items to the rear of the bike  
Instrumentation
 Instrument panel features an easy-to-read, large-face analog speedometer along with an analog tachometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, and warning lights  

Options

 Color Pricing
 Candy Lime Green $4,199  
 Metallic Spark Black $4,449  
 Two-tone Passion Red / Metallic Spark Black $4,449  

Color


Candy Lime Green

Metallic Spark Black

Two-tone Passion Red / Metallic Spark Black


 Color Pricing
 Candy Lime Green $4,199 
 Metallic Spark Black $4,449 
 Two-tone Passion Red / Metallic Spark Black $4,449 
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.

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