2010 Bennche Megelli 250R vs. Kawasaki Ninja 250R —

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Kawasaki Ninja 250 R

Newcomer nips at the heels of an monopoly

For two bikes ostensibly in the class, Kawasaki ’s Ninja and Bennche ’s Megelli 250R are as as can be.

One’s been around as the offering in its class since some of its aspiring buyers even born, and the other is an that was practically born

One makes a strong case for its potential and over-the-top aesthetic and the other makes the case as an that happens to be a capable too.

In case you’re new to this, the Japan Ninja is the one that’s known, versatile and long had a on the 250 sportbike class in America. The Megelli is new for this year, and an even more aggressive than its more aggressively-named

Or are they rivals at all? The Texas-based importer says not trying to go head-to-head with Inc.

We understand, but given the two 250Rs’ are otherwise remarkably and the Bennche is priced only less, we see a valid match-up.

fight at the O.K. Corral

Claiming design creds the U.K. Italian-inspired looks and a Italianesque name as well, the has some audacity walking the Ninja’s turf.

But on its turf, it is. Its engine is carbureted and liquid-cooled, as is the parallel-Twin engine. It has a full like the Ninja does, design dimensions, and targets the potential buyers.

Not only is the price competitive, if its claimed of 248 lbs dry and 286 lbs wet are accurate even to within 5% – and it like it is – it is a shredded back-alley compared to the claimed 333-lb dry lbs wet) Ninja.

Kawasaki Ninja 250 R
Kawasaki Ninja 250 R

Having had little else but its own to spar with for years, the has enjoyed year after of top-seller status, and has gotten with this despite an estimated 25% more than the reasonably-weighing Megelli.

Could be a good fight after

We’ve written single-bike on the Megelli 250R and the Ninja respectively, so we may overlook a detail or as we cut right to the comparo.

Kawasaki didn’t mess its formula for success from until comprehensively updating the 250R in 2008. and the 2010 is unchanged. Its engine is built for its chassis, suspension and brakes are quality, and its electrical system, bodywork and other components are robust.

The U.K. design and Chinese factory that the Megelli say its engine, and hardware are but the bike lacks a track It certainly looks tidy, but we inexpensive features including a tachometer with a needle that bounced around that of a Geiger counter and steadily displayed rpm, and bodywork that was brittle and cracked.

“The Megelli vibrates and and the more time spent the machine reveals an inexhaustible of quirks,” observed MO tester, Tom

Whoever was in charge of Megelli’s RD passed another issue we learned about the hard way – the upper fairing delivers a pinch to the index and/or finger and knuckles while at full steering lock, and a left thumb may be pinched the fuel tank on opposite

Kawasaki Ninja 250 R
Kawasaki Ninja 250 R
Kawasaki Ninja 250 R
Kawasaki Ninja 250 R
Kawasaki Ninja 250 R
Kawasaki Ninja 250 R

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