2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 revealed at Tokyo
Kawasaki has revealed the 2018 Ninja 250 at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. In Japan, 250cc motorcycle enjoy priority over 300cc ones dues to better tax benefits. The manufacture hasn’t confirmed whether they will discontinue the Ninja 300 yet but this is likely to happen.
Kawasaki Ninja 400 revealed, looks great
2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 design & specs
The Ninja 250 gets an updated design which is almost identical to the Ninja 400. It has sharper new fairing, aggressive lines, lager windshield and gorgeous twin LED headlights. These lights are different from those on the current Ninja 300. The bike that was showcased in Tokyo came with frame sliders, which are optional equipment.
It is available in four colours- Red, Blue, Black and Green. A green-black racing colour scheme might also be made available.
The bike continues with telescopic suspension set-up at front, as well as monoshock at rear. Braking power comes from petal discs at front and rear, complimented by dual-channel ABS. Its exhaust can looks similar to the one on current generation bike.
The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 will be powered the same 249 cc parallel twin DOHC engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. It is capable of producing 39 PS of maximum power at 12,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm of maximum torque at 10,000 rpm. Transmission is a 6-speed unit.
2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 price and release date
In Japan, the new Ninja 250 is likely to go on sale next year. It is unlikely to reach US or European dealerships.
New Ninja 250 India
Kawasaki already has the Z250 on sale in India and it is more economical for the manufacturer to introduce the Ninja 250 now. It looks similar to the current Ninja 300 and has competitive performance figures. Whether Kawasaki will introduce the Ninja 250 is unknown but it’s unlikely that both the Ninja 250 and 400 will be made avaialble.
Kawasaki will discontinue the Ninja 300 once the Ninja 400 is officially launched.