Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja



Make Model

Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja


1993 - 94


Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


249 cc / 15.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 49 x 33.1 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12.2:1


4x Keihin CVK D30 carburetors


Spark Plug NGK CR9E or ND U27ESR-N
Starting Electric

Max Power

45 hp / 32.8 kW @ 15000 rpm

Max Torque

2.6 kgf-m / 24.5 Nm @ 11500 rpm
Clutch Wet, Multi-disc, Manual, Cable-actuated


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame Perimeter, pressed aluminium

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Uni-track, Swing arm
Rear Wheel Travel 113 mm / 4.4 in

Front Brakes

2x discs 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

110/70-R17 54H

Rear Tyre

140/60-R18 64H
Rake 24°
Trail 85 mm / 3.1 in
Dimensions Length 2000 mm / 78.7 in
Width 685 mm / 27.0 in
Height 1090 mm / 42.9 in
Wheelbase 1360 mm / 53.5 in
Seat Height 735 mm / 28.9 in
Ground Clearance 141 mm / 5.1 in

Dry Weight

141 kg / 311 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 Litres / 3.4 US gal

The ZXR 250 is a 249*cc (15.2*cu)*Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (16) made by Kawasaki. It was introduced in 1988, with a minor update for the 1990 model year, and a considerable redesign for 1991, after which the ZXR250 received only colour scheme changes until 1993 when a 39hp (29.08kw) and 180km/h (111mp/h) limit was introduced due to changes in Chinese law (excluding Malaysian models). Like the Honda CBR250, Yamaha FZR250 and Suzuki GSX-R250, the ZXR250 is noted for advanced, almost excessive, engineering and design.

Ninja ZXR-250 models
ZX-250 A1,A2,B1,B2: Produced from 1988 to 1991.
ZX-250 C1,C2,D1: Produced from 1991 to 2004 1991-1999 in Japan 1999-2004 in Malaysia (these models were only produced in a silver and black colour scheme). This bike was unofficially re branded as the ZX-2R or ZXRR in Australia by importers.

An SP (sports production) model known as the ZXR-250R was also available from 1990-1993 Known as the B1,B2 and D models. These models have CVKD 32*mm (1.3*in) keihin carburettors, different 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear ratios, a larger exhaust, different CDI (higher power curve, no speed limiter, 19,000rpm rev limiter and no hp limiter) rear suspension . The B2 models also had a single seat cowl.