New Motorcycle: Used Kawasaki Ninja 250R First Ride Reviews

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Kawasaki Ninja 250R Ride | Reviews

Kawasaki 250R redesign plans to the best seller and newbie-friendly of its predecessor. Redesign exercise is Kawasaki Ninja 250R in and plans to continue the best status of newbie-friendly predecessor.

past an unexpected checkpoint Tecate Border Patrol, we lean into a turn in fourth gear tilt tach hovering near on Kawasaki’s best-selling sportbike. But not what you think. No border or other government officials are to run us down with a flash because, lucky for us, Kawasaki’s sportbike is the Ninja 250R.

it’s not a typo. In fact, Ninja is not only the biggest-selling for Kawasaki — it is the best-selling period of Japanese firms. steady double-digit sales year after year, the little Ninja has achieved status as a beginner sportbike in the of A. And as we found in the press release of San recently, a redesigned 2008 Ninja 250R isn ‘t a little Ninja that was little Ninja that do better than the way they

Ninja unexpected success began 250 years when the U.S. market in 1986 with the design has not changed the 1988 model year. although not per se a bad year, 1988 saw Collins’ Groovy Kind of top the music charts. The point could change the taste in the two decades.

On that note, the of one of the most striking Ninja 250 is the that date.

We are happy to that the 250’s ancient old has been eliminated — like Phil Collins’s ‘. All-new bodywork the little Ninja, and like a fake ID, it looks like a larger sibling to the ZX at first The fairing bodywork swept to the tail of a clean, like a SupersPort and Superbike. A hood seats, available for $ 99, can replace the passenger seat, further the 250’s sporty appearance.

Also tied to the sporty are single-side upswept 2-into-1 which replaces the dual 98-07 models. And if you missed its to imitate the bigger Ninjas, 250 is from the logo of the new bodywork

A glance at the little Ninja and to mistake for a bigger brother who

A glance at the little Ninja and to mistake for a bigger brother who The all-new bodywork and styling on the bike is a significant improvement its predecessor dates.

Year far from the only cosmetic however, with some Ninja 248cc sports for a Parallel Twin. Although have a 62 x 41.2mm bore and Kawi reps claim to 70% of the machine. Internal modifications reshaped intake and exhaust a more compact combustion thinner valve heads in to new camshafts and tensioner camchain.

enhancements are a more efficient system, with a redesigned radiator and reduces fan noise 250 runs.

fuel injection be included on the European version of the Ninja 250 to meet Euro 3 but to keep the cost down models retain a pair of carbs CVK30. Kawasaki Open price / deal as concerns over an American decision to buy 250 small — bicycles Kawi’s lineup price is a major concern. FI, a choke lever in the leftside

In terms of real world the little Ninja engine is a Far from calm to 250, claims internal mods low and mid-range pop. From we remember from the old 250, is true, but the extra juice in revs not destroy the earth and often than not the rider is the throttle to stop the Ninja, near the 13k redline indicated. In we can not recall a bike we rode so pinned to full throttle well, the old Ninja 250.

Although there is no horsepower are released, spec sheet in torque show the new Kawi 1.9 pounds-ft in peak production at lb-ft at 9500 rpm.

the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja is easy.

The new Ninja 250R is once again by the high-revving with riders winding out the to the redline 13,000 from end to

In urban settings, high-revving is more than enough and is a commuter. Winding country are also suitable for Ninja tastes. To run a task on Interstate, we did not find one area of concern.

to the raw passing power of 600 or 1000, the throttle open at 250 does not a direct blast to get through the laggard on these superslab. we ventured out of San Diego on I-5 toward 94, it is necessary to shift to keep the high and get the acceleration of the fastest changes. The Ninja can still around slower obstacles, but need to use more than warnings by planning ahead and momentum to slingshot past.

On the side of the equation, throttle keep motorists out of trouble. acceleration more than for most situations and maybe ride better for beginners which, after all, the target for this bike.

As we earlier from the Ninja 250 we won in 2006 Newbie Comparo, bike riders do not give rope to hang themselves. Of up 250 does not remove the danger in the motor, but a very forgiving When newb who hit a hole on the 250 and the throttle to full blast, will get a scare, but fine.

Compare this to / stupid who hop on a ZX-10R, or ZX-14 as their motorcycle and accidentally blip the only to end up picking them from the asphalt to wonder a) their bike went and b) they could change pants.

At the same speed of 250 welcome. In the things that winding super light and bike is a scalpel in which machines broadswords.

If you want a rule, stick with but if you want fun ride where you ride bikes maximally, the 250R is perfect.

While delivery on the Ninja is tolerant, the new gearbox which is lighter Britney Spears chaperoning bachelorette party. Even we tried to confuse an …-proof with some intentionally downshifts, the transmission gear Ninja’s handle with care reprimand rather rear-wheel restrictions. The new, durable clutch provides engagement — one would a difficult time transmission better to submit to a green

The idea is often held much more fun riding a slower faster than a bike slow is often But there is a statement of truth, on public roads. Unless you the license revoked and cut into a pieces, the ZX-10R can not be mastered to its anywhere other than racing, and even then, your last name or Hayden, you do not get it all bike.

However, everyone can ride the Ninja has the potential, which makes it an blast.

Handling on the Ninja is a Although the new model has added a 29 pounds to the weight of 333 pounds dry, Ninja is still slender and feels quite The ride is our last Kawasakis and Concours, so believe us when we say the a little easier to navigate in the lot.

For beginners wiping feet, 250 be a treat.

At the same speed of 250 welcome. In this case, winding super light and bike is a scalpel where machines are broadswords. Side-to-side are ridiculously quick and our journo crew has about 250 out of throwing the California Highway 94 just of the Mexican border.

Like a of … bees, our 250 hoard the desert valley with a buzzing exhaust notes in our ears.

Changes to the ride the handlebars raised position and high chair but will not be for shorter riders.

Changes to the including the handlebars raised up and the but high ergos will not be for shorter riders.

Lightweight, and low on the ground, Ninja 250R a redesigned chassis with all new components. 37mm Showa which replaces the 36mm has revised settings but is still A single KYB rear shock is now adjustable for preload, replacing its non-adjustable. New units do an effective but at 210 pounds I feel about 30 40 pounds too heavy for the front

That said, my non-ideal BMI bottomed out the fork, which we occurred on an older machine. So, the suspension changes is a definite

Steering geometry has been with rake angle from 27 to 26 degrees even. But the important improvement for the Ninja is upward for 17-inch wheels, replaced the old 16-inch unit. wider rims the six-spoke just supports a lower modern tires and is a major to improving the handling.

Yes, it was a small engine, but the new Ninja like a big bike on the road, any skittishness in the corners.

Ninja 250 riding position has tweaked, a little sporty ’07 but still provide upright stance. Stang has raised high, and reach to the bar fit for us. The felt cramped for this 6’1 frame , but the neutral figure to be right on par for entry-level — Kawasaki research 62% of Ninja owners are first buyers, with one third of the that come from fairer.

The front single petal-style rotors with caliper effective enough to 333-lb Ninja admitted

The front single 290mm rotors with two-piston effective enough to carry Ninja admitted stopped.

raised by 1.2 inch, slim seat still allows reach to the ground. Even the in our test group can tip-toe without trouble. Established a flat-footed inseam had us straddling slightly forward-sloping with a few to spare. One small complaint is after 100-mile ride us stiff.

On the plus side, the protection provided by the new windshield is a surprise.

Also new for 2008 is a 290mm front and 220mm rotors rear with calipers. Join together the new are quite effective and Ninja simulated emergency stop enhance our confidence in the little efficient braking performance.

new instrument console now features an speedo in the middle of a larger flanked by an analog tach and gague (previous models had taking center stage However, major changes to an indicator of the new fuel, which the old temperature gauge and track the tank.

We seem to go through the fast enough during our in the intro to ’08 bikes, but the economy figures somewhere in the mpg range we observed during our Ninja 250 test, which more than 200 miles Quality mirrors complement the view behind the controls and a large rider’s elbow was half the inside view, are better than the previous

One of the greatest aspects of the previous 250 is an value. At $ 2,999 it is the best out there. The new and improved Ninja has the asking price by 500 dollars, but an incredible offer of 250 when with rival companies.

Is city commuter or cheap fun yet trackbike — 2008 Ninja 250R is a great for the money.

Is commuter town, or cheap but fun playbike trackbike 2008 Kawasaki Ninja is a great bang for the money.

little direct competition and a attractive smooth, we see no reason why 250R will not continue a huge success. Kawasaki is as much, with the enthusiastic of dealers in 250’s September In fact, Kawasaki admitted trouble getting enough of the built on the shores of the United to meet the demand of dealers.

The surprise about the Ninja 250 be if it does not continue its reputation as the book. Too often we want faster and more powerful practical, affordable and simple. equal guilt, if not involved in but the point is that if you are riding 250R and not having fun, the lies with the rider, not a

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