2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

For those about to enjoy their first taste of two-wheeled freedom, Kawasaki’s Ninja 250R sportbike has always been a great option to start. It doesn’t come with off-the-wall features, but it does have enough of an ’oomph’ that novice riders - and veterans, for that matter - can enjoy.

Kawasaki has established a reputation in the business as one of the best bike designers in the world and the aesthetic profile of the Ninja 250R only adds to the company’s already glowing reputation. The sharp styling of the bike makes it look like a supersport, while its compact engine and superior handling offers a perfect blend of power and stability that riders can fully enjoy.

There’s definitely a lot to like about the Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Heck even the name sounds as stealthy as those Japanese warriors. The Ninja250R is all that and plenty, plenty more.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Ninja 250R after the jump.


Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The Kawasaki Ninja 250R comes with a natural riding position and comfortable ergonomics with a low seat height that translates into hours of fun for both novices and veterans. The bike also has a fairing and windscreen that not only looks great, but also delivers wind protection for a wide range of riding situations. There’s also an easy-to-read instrument panel with fuel gauge and neutral indicator that makes it convenient for riders of all shapes and sizes.


Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Powering the Ninja 250R is a 249cc DOHC parallel-twin cylinder engine that offers good mass centralization for superior handling and mated to a six-speed transmission that features involute splines, reducing friction, and backlash between gears and shafts for easier gear meshing and smooth shifting under power. The engine has been tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with an emphasis on low- and mid-range power for rider-friendly response. Reinforced piston heads are also part of the package as are the thick piston rings that help prevent oil consumption. Likewise, a combustion chamber design has been optimized to maximize combustion efficiency and reduce emissions.

Chassis and Suspension

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

As for the bike’s chassis, Kawasaki built the Ninja 250R on a sturdy and durable diamond-style frame of thick-walled steel tubing that offers strength and stability at both high and low speeds. A beefy swingarm bracket and a square-tube swingarm with 60 x 30mm cross section further contributes to the frame’s rigidity. A 37mm telescopic front fork with firm settings contribute to the Ninja 250R’s smooth, stable handling and enhanced ride control, as does a Uni-Trak rear suspension that complements the rigid frame and provides great road holding ability.


Kawasaki Ninja 250R
EngineFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Bore x stroke62.0 x 41.2mm
Compression ratio11.6:1
CarburetionKeihin CVK30 x 2
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
Final driveO-ring chain
FrameSemi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheelbase55.1 in.
Rake / trail26 degrees / 3.2 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelBottom-link Uni-Trak® with 5-way adjustable preload / 5.1 in.
Front tire110/70-17
Rear tire130/70-17
Front brakeSingle 290mm hydraulic petal disc with two-piston caliper
Rear brakeSingle 220mm petal disc with two-piston caliper
Overall length82.1 in.
Overall width28.1 in.
Overall height43.7 in.
Seat height30.5 in.
Curb weight374.9 lbs.
Fuel capacity4.8 gal.
Color choices / special editionEbony, Lime Green / Ebony (SE),
Pearl White / Ebony (SE)
Warranty12 months


wow aint this a heck of a bike now this is something i can work with

Wow! What a good-looking sports bike! Well, I can say that I would love to have it for myself, I love the simple detailing on this one, but I noticed that it was oozing with an appeal!

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