Alongwith an all-new Ninja 400 showcase, the Kawasaki Ninja 250 unveil at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show has certainly got the Kwacker brigade talking. The Kawasaki Z900RS retro roadster too has been unveiled in Tokyo.
2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 adds more to the brand’s entry-level sportsbike. This time around, it’s all about more power to the rider. New Ninja 250 offers max power of 39PS of power. That’s pretty much what you see on the Ninja 300, which of course will be replaced by the new Ninja 400. Power comes from a 249 cc (DOHC) liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with max torque of 23.5 Nm mated to a six-speed gearbox. Kerb weight stands at 167 kgs.
It won’t be surprising if you’re wondering how different the Ninja 250 and Ninja 400 are on the outside. In fact even Kawasaki Racing put out the same promo video for both bikes, and stated the following: ‘Actually, there are two models – a 250 and 400. Since many markets are only importing one of the two, and since the two bikes share the same concept, the promotion video is the same except for the different bodywork.
That’s quite clear when you look at both bikes. 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 is devoid of graphics that adorn Ninja 400. Upfront, the quarter litre offering is a neat and clean affair. It looks sharper, and sportier wit front turn indicators integrated in the fairing. The similarity between both bikes also stems from the fact the the new Ninja 250 is bigger in size, with a similar front face. Rear view mirrows are sharper and angular and have lost some bulk.
While the 250R has been missing for a while, Kawasaki kept it’s quarter litre segment alive with a Z250. With the Ninja 400 already being called a baby H2, no doubt the moniker will carry onto the Kawasaki Ninja 250.
While it sounds great, and we can drool to no end, there’s no word on whether Kawasaki India will bring Ninja 250 will be available in India anytime son, or at all.
Kawasaki Ninja 250 promo video
Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes race the all-new Kawasaki Ninja 400. Street born, track inspired. If you see the same ad as a promo for the 250, here's an explanation by Kawasaki racing: Actually, there are two models – a 250 and 400. Since many markets are only importing one of the two, and since the two bikes share the same concept, the promotion video is the same except for the different bodywork.
Posted by RushLane on Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Kawasaki booth at Tokyo Motor Show