2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
MSRP $4,199

If the Kawasaki Ninja 250R is your first bike you will be amazed at the performance and power that the 250R will give you. With the low seat height of 30.5 inches you will have the confidence with both feet on the ground. It has comfortable maneuvering and a powerful engine so you can travel and not worry. Not to mention the affordable price that it comes with.

ModelNinja 250R
Engine TypeFour-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin
Engine Displacement249cc
Bore Stroke62.0 mm x 41.2 mm
Compression Ratio11.6:1
Fuel SystemKeihin CVK30 x 2
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveO-ring chain
Rake Trail26.0° / 3.2 in.
Seat Height30.5 in.
Wheelbase55.1 in.
Front Suspension37 mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear SuspensionBottom-link Uni-Trak with 5-way adjustable preload / 5.1 in.
Front BrakeSingle 290 mm hydraulic petal disc with two-piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 220 mm petal disc with two-piston caliper
Front Tire110/70-17
Rear Tire130/70-17
Fuel Capacity4.8 gal.
Dry Weight374.9 lbs. (Wet)

2011 250 Sportbike Shootout Track

2011 250 Sportbike Shootout Track

We've tested the Honda CBR250R against the Kawasaki Ninja 250R before, but this time we scrap the headlights and blinkers at the track to see how these entry sportbikes perform on a race course.