Discontinued from India, Kawasaki Ninja 250 has now been updated to 2019 variant and the same has been launched in Indonesia. 2019 Ninja 250 is equipped with KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) in the following variants – Ninja 250 SE (with MDP or Magnetic Design Painting), Ninja 250 ABS SE and Ninja 250 ABS MDP SE.
These three variants are priced at Rp. 67,800,000 (Rs 3.32 lakh), Rp. 75,000,000 (Rs 3.67 lakh), and Rp. 75,500,000 (Rs 3.7 lakh) respectively. Colour choices vary depending on variant type.
2019 Ninja 250 SE is available in lime green, and with MDP (Magnetic Design Painting) in passion red and ebony / metallic magnetic dark gray. For the un-inundated, MDP is a special painting technique that contains magnets, resulting in a 3D effect when writing ‘Ninja’ on its Fairing. MDP variants are equipped with Special MDP is also equipped with frame sliders to protect paintwork.
Kawasaki Ninja 250 with Kipass was mentioned late last year for the Indonesian market, and have now been introduced with the new 2019 MY bikes. In essence, a portable immobilizer, one simple needs to keep the key in close proximity for the bike to swing to life.
The master key facilitates remote activation of the main switch and steering lock. It’s a convenient feature, and at the some adds value in thwarting theft and vandalism. A similar system features in the Kawasaki 1400GTR / Concours sports tourer 14.
The feature negates the need for key contacts, is practical, and a safer, contemporary tech application. With a keyless or smart key/Kipass, the key needn’t be entered into the key house/ignition key. The key fob’s remote functionality ensures the remote is turned on, and thereby the engine can be turned on.
Since the key fob is essential, theft can be kept at bay. Also with the remote activated, it’s easier to find the parked bike. The smart key fob houses the physical key to open the fuel tank cover and lift the rear seat.
Powering the new 2019 Ninja 250 is a 250cc parallel twin, which delivers 39 PS power and 23.5 Nm torque via 6 speed transmission. In the front it gets telescopic fork, at the rear is monoshock suspension. It has a kerb wt of 164 kgs and ground clearance of 145 mm. Take a look at the remaining two new colours below.