Kawasaki Ninja 250R




Make Model

Kawasaki Ninja 250R




Four stroke . parallel twin, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder


248 cc / 15.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 62 х 41.2mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Semi-Synthetic


2x Keihin CVK30 carburetors


TCBI with Digital Advance  /  electric
Starting Electric

Max Power

29.9 hp / 22 kW @ 10500 rpm

Max Torque

21.7 Nm / 2.21 kgf-m / 16.0 lb/ft @ 10000 rpm
Clutch Wet, cable operated


6 Speed 
Final Drive O-ring chain
Frame  Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel, 

Front Suspension

37mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel 119 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Uni-Trak® with aluminum linkage
Rear Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in

Front Brakes

Single 260mm hydraulic petal disc 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm petal disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Rake 26°
Trail 84 mm / 33 in
Dimensions Length 2080 mm / 80.0 in.
Width 711 mm / 28.0 in.
Height 1115 mm / 43.1 in.
Wheelbase 1389 mm / 5.1 in.
Seat Height 780 mm / 29.3 in

Dry Weight

151 kg / 304 lbs.
Wet Weight 170 kg / 374.7 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

18.2 Litres / 5.8 US gal


The Kawasaki 2013 Ninja 250R has been updated with a new 249cc Parallel Twin engine, it receives new sleeveless die-cast cylinders as well as updated pistons, crankcases and a new exhaust. The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 makes use of dual throttle valves like its big brothers the ZX-10R and ZX-6R. According to Kawasaki, the second ECU-controlled throttle valve helps to regulate intake airflow for a linear response, more efficient combustion and added power.

Kawasaki also updated the Ninja 250 with a new diamond-style frame that is said to be stiffer than the previous frame. Combined with revised damping and softer spring rates in the suspension system, Kawasaki claims the 250 offers increased comfort for city riding and firmer feeling for sportier riding.

Visibly, the 250 receives styling influences from the larger Ninjas. The new design uses dual headlamps instead of the previous model’s W-shaped single unit. Like the ZX-10R, the Ninja 250 gets a floating windscreen attached using only the mirror mounts. The side fairings feature new finned openings inspired by the ZX-14R to direct airflow.

Other updates include ZX-14R-styled 10-spoke wheels, a larger 140mm rear tire and a new instrument panel with analog tachometer and multi-function LCD screen displaying fuel gauge, dual trip meters, clock and an “economical riding indicator”.