Kawasaki Ninja 250R
The Kawasaki Ninja 250R budget sports bike appeared in 2008, replacing Kawasaki ZZR 250. The motorcycle has been targeted at many countries around the world, selling in the Asian, European, North American and South American markets.
Unlike ZZR250, the new Kawasaki Ninja 250R gets a more modern look and a redesigned engine (mainly to meet environmental standards), producing up to 32 hp. power. From the outset, the model was equipped with electronic fuel injection, but the North American versions (designation - EX250J) had carburetors. Since 2013, all versions of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R have had a fuel injection system. This engine was subsequently also installed on - Kawasaki Z250.
The chassis of the Ninja 250R is very similar to its ancestor Kawasaki ZZR 250: a conventional fixed telescopic fork at the front, a progressive monoshock (with preload adjustment) at the rear, disc brakes and a 6-speed gearbox.
In 2013, the model undergoes a restyling and changes its name to Kawasaki Ninja 250 . The new model features a new plastic and dashboard design, a dual-throttle injector, an exhaust pattern, ABS versions, a wider rear tire and a slightly smaller fuel tank (17.0 liters instead of 17.8 liters). In the same year, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 model appeared, which in a number of countries (Europe, North America, etc.) began to be sold instead of the new Kawasaki Ninja 250.
In 2018, Kawasaki introduced a completely new generation of the Kawasaki Ninja 250, which replaced the previous model and the Kawasaki Ninja 300. The updated version has a more aggressive appearance, with a capacity of 39 hp, a chassis, a 14-liter fuel tank and a number of other changes.
Major generations of the Kawasaki Ninja 250:
- Kawasaki Ninja 250R (2008-2012) - first generation. Factory designation: EX250J (North America), EX250K (Japan, etc.). The North American version has a carburetor power system.
- Kawasaki Ninja 250 (2013-2017) - second generation. Factory designation: EX250L, EX250LA (ABS), EX250M (ABS). All versions have a double choke injector.
- Kawasaki Ninja 250 (2018+) - third generation. This version replaces the Ninja 250 and Ninja 300. It has many visual and technical differences: 39 hp. power, fork 41 mm, tank 14 liters, etc.
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Specifications Kawasaki Ninja 250R / Ninja 250:
|Model||Kawasaki Ninja 250R / Ninja 250|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||249 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||62.0 x 41.2 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.6: 1 - EX250J, EX250K|
11.3: 1 - EX250L, EX250M
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||Carburetor, 2x Keihin CVK30 - EX250J|
Injector, 2x Keihin TTK28 - EX250K
Double Throttle Injector - EX250L, EX250M
|Maximum power||31.8 hp (23.4 kW) at 11000 rpm - EX250J|
33.0 h.p. (24.0 kW) @ 11000 rpm - EX250K
31.0 h.p. (23.0 kW) @ 11,000 rpm - EX250K (Japanese versions), EX250L (Japanese versions)
|Maximum torque||22.0 Nm (2.24 kg * m) @ 9500 rpm - EX250J|
22.0 Nm (2.2 kg * m) @ 8200 rpm - EX250K
21.0 Nm (2.1 kg * m) @ 8500 rpm - EX250K (Japanese versions), EX250L (Japanese versions)
|Front tire size||110 / 70-17M / C (54S) - EX250J, EX250K|
110 / 70-17M / C (54H) - EX250L, EX250M
|Rear tire size||130 / 70-17M / C (62S) - EX250J, EX250K|
140 / 70-17M / C (66H) - EX250L, EX250M
|Front brakes||1 disc, 290mm, 2-piston caliper - (EX250LA, EX250M - ABS)|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 220mm, 2-piston caliper - (EX250LA, EX250M - ABS)|
|Front suspension||37mm Telescopic Fork (Fixed), 120mm Travel|
|Rear suspension||Pendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock (5-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 130 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2085 mm - EX250J, EX250K|
2020 mm - EX250L, EX250M
|Motorcycle width||715 mm|
|Motorcycle height||1110 mm|
|Wheelbase||1400 mm - EX250J, EX250K|
1410 mm - EX250L, EX250M
|Saddle height||775 mm - EX250J, EX250K|
785 mm - EX250L, EX250M
|Minimum ground clearance||130 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||7.7 sec.|
|Maximum speed||155 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||17.8 L - EX250J, EX250K|
17.0 L - EX250L, EX250M
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||169 kg - EX250J, EX250K|
172 kg - EX250L
174 kg - ABS