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
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