Kawasaki 250 Ninja

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Kawasaki 250 Ninja

With the of Kawasaki’s triple cylinder from the product line, the needed a small sporty to bring new customers into the community. Manufacturers had known for a time that riders to stay loyal to a brand had started on.

But the 2-…’s performance was a act to follow, and ever increasing on emissions dictated a 4-… in small engine sizes, was and more expensive to get the performance had become accustomed to.

The development of a replacement goes back to in Japan (the same as the triple cylinder 2-strokes being phased out). The wanted a new design that reflect the company’s image for to come. The new machine was to be called the Ninja (250R for the Japanese and was to be belt driven instead of the chain.

Early Re-Design

The new machine did not as popular Kawasaki had hoped and the was forced to redesign some including the belt drive got changed to a more conventional and sprocket system for later A revamped machine was released in for the Canadian and American markets; the code was the EX250-E.

The most design of the 250 Ninja, however, was the F which was released in 1988 and saw few for the next twenty years cosmetic). An evolution of this is still available from and is a popular first bike for .

Riding Impressions

Riding the liter Kawasaki Ninja is different from the old three 2-strokes they ultimately The 4-… engine initially from poor carburetor as a result of the settings and jetting to meet the stringent emission in states such as California. machines feel strangled hard acceleration.

The riding is comfortable for the average size but on the tight side for anyone than six feet tall. the bike is no lightweight (for a at 304 lbs, it does feel and responsive with quick making direction changes and fun.

The brakes are excellent. The front piston caliper in particular a positive feel and brings the to a stop much faster many more expensive

The EX250 has proven to be a reliable considering its high revving rpm) capabilities, but it does regular checks on the carburetor (something that will a lot with smoothing out the idle and the acceleration).

In addition, the primary jets are small on these machines and are blocked. If the bike is to be stored for any of time (more than one in California, for example) the rider add a fuel stabilizer. Typical of blocked or restricted primary are an engine that will not run without some choke.

versions are now used by many enthusiasts and have an excellent backup. There are also a of aftermarket items available, muffler and pipe systems.

An example of the F model (1988) is at around $2,800 in good

EX250-F Specification:

Produced 1988 to 2007

Engine: cooled 4-… twin with DOHC and eight per cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 62 x (249-cc)

Compression ratio:

Kawasaki GPZ 250 Belt Drive

Carburation: Twin Keihin constant velocity diaphragm

Ignition: Electronic (plugs: NGK

Transmission: 6-speed with wet clutch and chain final

Frame. Tubular steel type

Front Suspension: hydraulic telescoping fork 5.5” (140-mm) of travel

suspension. UNI-TRAK® single-shock with 5.1” (130-mm) of

Front tire: 100/80×16

tire: 130/80×16

Brakes: rotor front and rear

height: 29.3” (744-mm)

Dry 304 lb’s. (138 kg.’s)

Kawasaki GPZ 250 Belt Drive


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