2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 gets sharper bodywork and enhanced styling; produces more power and torque than the outgoing model
We showed you the rendered image of the new Kawasaki Ninja 250 a while ago in a hope that Kawasaki would unveil the motorcycle in Tokyo and we were right. The new quarter liter sportsbike appears more aggressive compared to the outgoing model. With the other Japanese bands like Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha updating their 250 cc models, Kawasaki has been keen to give the quarter-litre bike a fresh new look.
It features sharper twin LED headlamps enhancing the sportiness while the body panels are more chiselled to give a pronounced stance. Painted in signature green colour, just below the fuel tank and the turn indicator area saw grey panels with the exhaust canister treated in the same way. The USD front fork is also visible and it has been inspired by the bigger sibling Ninja 650 that entered India earlier in the year.
The updated fuel tank is more sculpted as well while the rear has received subtle revisions. Upon expected arrival in India, the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 will challenge rivals like the upcoming 250cc Honda faired motorcycle. On the performance front, the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 has got an upgrade for delivering more power output.
While the outgoing model draws energy from a 249 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 8V, DOHC engine capable of churning out 32 PS of peak power at 11,000 rpm and 21 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. The uprated motor in the new bike is claimed to deliver 39 PS at 12,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. It is connected to a six-speed transmission. The power and torque figures are exceptional for its category.
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The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250 measures 1,990 mm in length, 710 mm in width and 1,120 mm in height. The engine has bore x stroke of 62 mm x 41.2 mm while the fuel tank can hold 14 litres. The seat height stands at 785 mm and the curb weight is rated at 167 kilograms.
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