Ninja250R is slated for Launch on October 7th in India.
Kawasaki Ninja 250R- when the legend was born
The Japanese automaker Kawasaki had introduced its entry-level sportsbike from its Ninja series in year 1983 as Kawasaki Ninja EX250. Since then this bike is doing wonders for Kawasaki all over the world. The Ninja EX250 is known for its superb light handling, awesome performance and great styling with excellent fuel efficiency in its class. The bike has undergone a few changes ever since it was launched with two major design changes.
Broadly there are four generation of Ninja EX250 rolled out from Kawasaki’s stable all over the world, all four generations of the bike can be identified from the alphabetical suffix added after EX250 (EX250-F/G/H etc.) The Kawasaki Ninja 250R which is going to be launched here in India soon by Bajaj is the latest fourth generation Ninja EX250- J.
The Kawasaki Ninja 250R has gone through the major cosmetic changes ever in EX250 series. The bike has transformed into the modern compact and slimmer look, however I personally like more the retro & bulky looks of the previous generation EX250 bikes. The latest Ninja 250R shares approx 30% engine parts with the previous models with few significant changes in engine’s compression ratio and drive train. Apart from these changes the size of the wheel is also augmented to 17 inches, front suspensions are also beefed up with front brake disc changed to latest race driven “Petal” shaped one. All these changes are brought in by compromising the overall weight of the bike which has increased by 10Kgs in new Ninja 250R as compared to its older versions.
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On the launch of Kawasaki Ninja 250R in other part of the World, Kawasaki had to say this:
“With a high-output engine nestled in a lightweight, compact chassis, the Kawasaki Ninja 250R sportsbike makes a perfect starting point for budding motorcyclists. The Ninja 250R offers the legendary performance and aggressive styling that only a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle can provide at an economical price, making it the ideal choice for new sportsbike enthusiasts.”
What do we have to say? We sincerely hope that Kawasaki Ninja 250R would bring revolution in Sports biking in India, however it is yet to be seen that actually how economical is the bike for even a common Indian bike enthusiast.
We will bring all news and previews pertaining to launch of Kawasaki Ninja 250R, till then stay tuned to BikeBhp.