Kawasaki Ninja 250 is the strong entity in the quarter-liter motorcycle segment that carries the Ninja Supersports DNA. From around three decades it has been rolling and 2019 model came with a wide range of updates. Therefore, here we are covering the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 Feature review – The Quarter Liter Ninja.
Kawasaki Ninja 250 – Overview
In the liter class Sportsbike segment, the Japanese giant Kawasaki is a big name. Among the wide range of sports product, the NINJA is another most aggressive and featured badge that carries the Supersports DNA. Hence the Kawasaki Ninja 250 is positioned sturdy in the quarter-liter sports segment.
The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is the street sports machine that born in 1983 in Japan. This twin cylinder motorcycle developed and marketed first time to use in the in-house territory only. But the second generation Ninja 250 developed and produced targeting the international market that released in 1986.
That second generation motorcycle hit the international market and made its position so gorgeously. Afterward, the several generations of Ninja 250 came in sequence with different suffixes like ZX, EX, ZZR or GPX. But the motorcycle commonly used to know as Ninja 250R or Ninja 250. Hence, in sequence, the mechanical and cosmetic changes came from time to time.
Meanwhile, in the success of Ninja 250, the bigger Ninja 300 & Ninja 400 released respectively in 2012 and in 2017. Hence to cover different market with diversified customer need the Ninja 250 discontinued from few markets. But in the economic and entry-level market, the Ninja 250 still continuing its journey gorgeously. Sequentially the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 placed with new updates.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 – Ninja Profile & Exteriors
The Kawasaki Ninja 250 carrying a substantial structure and unmatched iconic design from the beginning. The design updated and modernized in sequence with generation changes. Hence, now it’s more muscled, sharper, and more aggressive that carries the true meaning of Ninja.
The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 carrying an eye-catching sharp and edgy looks & design. It’s muscled all over the exterior that crafted with bold and edgy plastic panels. Few manly curves are also visible on the body but edges are shiny like the sharp Ninja Blade.
The standard Ninja 250 carries twin cylinder motor; hence from the beginning, it featured with iconic dual headlamp setup. Whereas, the single cylinder version (Ninja 250SL) comes with a single headlamp setup.
Whatsoever, the double pit arrowhead huge headlamp assembly is the core attraction of the bike. It’s now bigger with 6-LED unit that extended through aerodynamic large windshield and fairing mounted rear view mirrors.
The front blinkers are panel matted with the front fairing that is consequent up to the middle of the bike. The huge dimension aerodynamic full fairing literally covers the machinery where only the engine case is partially visible that shows the prowess of the bike.
Here fuel tank is iconic; it’s sleek, edgy and dented in design. The cockpit is the combo unit with both analog and digital clusters. The seat is profiled sporty that is split and positioned in suitable heights. The tail is too compact with compact pillion seat, sharp panel and triangular 3D LED tail lamp.
In addition, the number plate hanger is too tiny that boasts the rear wheel rubber crafts. Hence along with huge exhaust the entire 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 looks like a true Ninja that ready with thousand sharp blades.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 – Frame, Wheel, Brake & Suspension System
The Ninja 250 is framed as a Supersport from its first generation. The core structure and exterior reshaped upon the generation but core DNA never sliced. Moreover, it updated with hi-tech features upon time and the latest model came packed with premium features.
This quarter liter Ninja comes with high tensile steel frame. According to Kawasaki, the frame design shadowed from the Hypersports model Ninja H2. Kawasaki used their advanced dynamic rigidity analysis to ensure optimum rigidity with the light weight of the Ninja 250 frame.
Therefore, the engine is also rigid-mounted and the frame design contributes significantly low curb mass and smartly deals maximum stress, shock, and vibrations. Hence this trellis frame is lighter in weight but strong, rigid and gives superior riding stability.
Coming to the wheels, the new Ninja 250 featured with lightweight aluminium cast alloy rims. The wheel size is 17” and tires are street profiled sports tire. Those are 110mm wider in the front wheel and 140mm at the rear. Hence both the tires are the tubeless type.
The braking system of the Ninja 250 is hydraulic disk type in both wheels. Front brake comes with 310mm single disk and rear one comes with 220mm. Here both the disk is ventilated petal disk with double piston clipper assembly. Here the safety enhancement comes with dual channel ABS. Hence, according to country and region, it can be featured differently.
Coming to the suspension system front suspension system is 41mm telescopic fork suspension in 2019 model. The fork is profiled upright but that is quite rigid to tackle the Supersports characteristics of the bike. Hence the rear unit is mono with Bottom-Linked Uni-Track. The unit is gas charged and adjustable with preloads.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 – Engine Feature & Performances
The new Kawasaki Ninja 250 comes with most competitive updates in 2019 model. The engine and frame are updated along with its exterior design. Hence the motorcycle is more performance oriented that powerful and lighter than the earlier models.
The engine features 249cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke parallel-twin cylinder with DOHC 8-valves. In 2019 model the engine has tweaked and electronics remapped for greater performance that put the new machine just beside the Ninja 300.
The new engine massive performance upgrade that came through the new intake design and dimensions. Here the intake system widely updated with new downdraft air intake channel. Now the air box is bigger with 5.8-liter capacity. The downdraft channel also features for a shorter and wider path for the air.
Hence accordingly the fuel injection system also updated with 32mm throttle body where previously it was 28mm. So with the increased compression ratio of 11.6:1 the engine now can produce more 5kW of power than the earlier model.
The 2019 updated engine also comes with higher rev characteristics. Now it can produce 28.5kW of power at 12,500RPM and 23.5NM torque at 10,000RPM. According to the power figure, it’s quite the same as the Ninja 300 does but torque figure is different.
Assist & Slipper Clutch
Coming to the rests, the 6-speed transmission is supported by the slipper clutch system. The assist and slipper clutch is more efficient of quick power and torque delivery. Again sudden downshift or extreme engine braking is safer as it reduces the back torque and sudden rear wheel locking or skidding.
Finally, the heat management system of the new model also updated. The cooling radiator and fan setup optimized with a better position and efficient cooling features. The radiator heat is now directed toward both lower sides from the front. Therefore riding in hot weather or stuck in the heavy traffic it will allow maximum cooling efficiency and rider comfort.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 – Specification & Dimensions
|Specification||2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250|
|Engine||Four-Stroke, Liquid Cooled, Parallel Twin Cylinder Engine|
|Bore x Stroke||62.0mm x 41.2mm|
|Valve System||DOHC 8-Valve|
|Maximum Power||28.5KW (39PS) @ 12,500RPM|
|Maximum Torque||23.5NM (2.4kgfm) @ 10,000RPM|
|Fuel Supply||Fuel Injection with 32mm Throttle x 2|
|Starting Method||Electric Start|
|Clutch Type||Wet, Multiple-Disc|
|Lubrication||Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump|
|Transmission||Return Type 6 Speed ; 1-N-2-3-4-5-6|
|Frame Type||Trellis, High Tensile Steel Frame|
|Dimension (LxWxH)||1,990mm x 710mm x 1,125mm|
|Engine Oil||1.93 Liters|
|Wheel, Brake & Suspension|
|Suspension (Front/Rear)||41mm Telescopic Fork with 110mm Travel|
/ Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, Gas-Charged Mono shock
with Adjustable Preload
|Brake system (Front/Rear)||310mm Petal Disk With Dual Piston Clipper|
/ 220mm Petal Disk With Dual Piston Clipper
|Tire size (Front / Rear)||Front: 110/70-17 M/C 54H|
Rear: 140/70-17 M/C 66H
|Head lamp||12V x 1|
*All the specifications are subject to change upon company rules, policy, offer & promotion. BikeBD is not liable for the changes.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 – The Quarter Liter Ninja in a Glance
The new 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 is packed with updated Supersports features as we already described. Hence the features are again in a glance.
- Sharp new Ninja styling with high class & futuristic exterior and ergonomics.
- Wide paneled Twin LED Headlamps including LED position lamps.
- High-grade combo Digital-Analog cockpit that shared from the latest Ninja 650.
- Sleek 14 liters capacity fuel tank with a muscled and dented iconic shape.
- Triangular 3D LED Taillight that inspired by ZX-10R.
- Under seat storage for storing documents or light handhold gears.
- 249cm³ Parallel Twin engine with 32mm dual throttle body fuel injection system.
- Large 5.8-liter air-box with reshaped downdraft intake channel.
- Higher compression ratio.
- Increased engine power and torque with high rev characteristics.
- New position and direction of the radiator and cooling fan for better cooling efficiency.
- Assist & Slipper Clutch for safer engine brake and downshifts.
- Lightweight high tensile trellis steel frame for maximum rigidity and stability.
- Rigid upright telescopic forks.
- Gas charged bottom linked adjustable mono suspension.
- Large semi-floating petal disc brake with dual-piston clipper in both wheels.
- Standard dual channel ABS.
- Fairly upright sporty riding mode that puts the bike between standard and track-sports riding ergonomics.
So, entirely the new 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 250 offering a super stunning and high-quality aggressive Ninja profile. The new refinement also is offering stronger and efficient engine performances. Above all, the motorcycle is lighter with predictable and relaxed handling. Therefore fairly sporty riding made it both fun and easy to ride machine.