Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Launch Date, Features And Full Bike Specification

Kawasaki About:

Kawasaki is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace, and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships. It is also active in the production of industrial robots, gas turbines, boilers and other industrial products. The company is named after its founder Shōzō Kawasaki and has dual headquarters in Chūō-Ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo.

KHI is known as one of the three major heavy industrial manufacturers of Japan, alongside  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsu, which included Kawasaki Steel and Kawasaki Kisen. After the war, KHI became part of the DKB Group.

 

Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Review

Overview

Kawasaki unleashed a fully faired sports bike called Ninja 250SL in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 14, 2014. The bike has received positive reviews all across the media and bike enthusiasts due to its stunning looks like Ninja 300R while maintaining a good power and performance figures.

One thing that is certain that the bike will be available in different parts of Asian market under two different names, Ninja RR Mono for some and Ninja 250SL for some. It will arrive in the Indian market probably by the end of this year. Let’s check out this bike in detail.

QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
Type Sports
Shades Kwaker Lime Green, Passion Red, Pearl Stardust White and Pearl Shinning Yellow
Current Status Upcoming
Official Tagline Super Sports Single

Design and Style

Kawasaki Ninja 250SL has got some remarkable features and eye-catching design elements which are worth mentioning. It includes a single bright halogen headlight, black rear view mirrors, front and rear turn indicators, nicely positioned handlebar and footrests, a tube type diamond frame chassis, a step-up seat, a beautiful tail light, a stylish exhaust, a well sculpted fuel tank, 10-spoke and 17-inch wheels with 100/80 section tires at front and 130/70 section tires at rear, a maintenance-free battery, self-start and many other features to blow your mind.

Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Ninja 250SL

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 1935 mm
Overall Width 685 mm
Overall Height 1075 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Seat Height 780 mm
Wheelbase 1330 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 151 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed 153 kmph
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Gear Indicator
 Yes
Low Oil Indicator
 Yes
Low Battery Indicator
 Yes
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Start
 Yes
Pillion Footrest
 Yes
Pass Light
 Yes
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
 Yes
BATTERY
Battery Type MF
LIGHTING
Head Light Halogen
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Frame/Chassis Tube diamond
Rake 24 degree
Trail 90 mm
Steering Angle 36 degree / 36 degree

Dimensions, Weight and Fuel Tank Capacity

The bike has a length of 1935mm, a width of 685mm and a height of 1075mm as its dimensions and has a large wheelbase of 1330mm for a stable ride. It has a good ground clearance of 165mm for a bump-free ride and a curb weight of 151kgs along with a fuel tank capacity of 11liters.

Instrument Cluster

The instrument console is also an all-digital one with a LCD display unit to show a digital fuel gauge, tachometer and speedometer, two digital trip meters, a pass light, a stand alarm and the low fuel, oil, and battery indicators.

Engine and Transmission

Kawasaki Ninja 250SL has got a 249cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, DOHC based engine with a maximum power of 27.62bhp at 9,700rpm and a maximum torque of 22.6Nm at 8,200rpm and is mated with a 6-speed gearbox transmission to give a top speed of almost 153kmph. It has got a bore and stroke of 72mm and 61.2mm respectively along with a wet multi-disk clutch.

Brakes and Suspension

Kawasaki Ninja 250SL has got 290mm diameter single petal disk brake with dual-piston calipers at the front and 220mm diameter single petal disk brake with dual-piston calipers at the rear. The suspension system consists of 37mm telescopic forks at the front and 5-way preload adjustable monoshock with a uni-track linkage at the rear.

Other Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Ninja 250SL

EXPECTED PRICE & LAUNCH DATE

Expected Price Rs 2.25 lakh
Launch Date Not Announced Yet
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Displacement 249 cc
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 6
Maximum Power 27.62 BHP @ 9700 rpm
Maximum Torque 22.6 NM @ 8200 rpm
Engine Description 4-stroke, Single-Cylinder, DOHC
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 1
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 61.2 mm
Valve System DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel Type Petrol
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Gear Ratios 1st – 3.000 (33/11), 2nd – 1.933 (29/15), 3rd – 1.444 (26/18), 4th – 1.217 (28/23), 5th – 1.045 (23/22), 6th – 0.923 (24/26)
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.800 (84/30)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.000 (42/14)
Final Drive Chain
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brake Single 290 mm disc. Caliper: Dual-piston
Rear Brake Single 220 mm disc. Caliper: Dual-piston
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
 No
Front Suspension 37 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Uni-Trak with adjustable spring preload
Front Wheel Travel 110 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 116 mm
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 100/80-17M/C 52S
Rear Tyre 130/70-17M/C 62S
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
 No
Alloy Wheels  Yes

Expected Price and Shades

Kawasaki Ninja 250SL will be available with a different name (Ninja RR Mono) in some parts of Asia in four beautiful shades which include White, Red, Green and Yellow at an expected ex-showroom, Delhi price of INR 1.95 to 2.15 lakhs, which may vary.

Kawasaki Ninja 250SL vs. Honda CBR250R

Kawasaki Ninja RR Mono will get its toughest competition from another Japanese giant Honda CBR250R as there is not much difference between their power and torque figures. But, CBR250R is providing its customers with better brakes along with the availability of ABS at much cheaper price in comparison to the Ninja RR Mono.

Also, Honda is somewhat ahead of Kawasaki in terms of selling their entry level sports bikes in Asian countries which will pose problems for Kawasaki. Another major factor which may add more problems in the share of Kawasaki is that the new CBR250R will be manufactured locally, thus will have a low price than Ninja RR Mono which will arrive in the market as a CKD unit, which will have an absolute and determining effect in the emerging markets.

Source: autos.maxabout, And wikipedia.org.

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