The Kawasaki Ninja 250 journey has reached 10 years. During this time, there were 4 generations of the Kawasaki Ninja 250 released. In 2008, the presence of the Kawasaki Ninja 250 in the world attracted public attention, especially motorcycle observers. At that time, this sport motorbike became the only motor that carries a 250cc 2-cylinder engine. lots of Kawasaki dealer who hawk Kawasaki Ninja 250 products at that time. In fact, other manufacturers are actively working on the motorcycle segment, scooter, and 150 cc sport. Actually, the birth of Ninja 250 in 2008, not the first. In its home country, the 250cc Kawasaki motorbike fairing motorbike has been launched since 1987. The GPX250R first entered the ninja label, on that class of motorcycle.
Referring to the world market point of view, the birth of Ninja 250 cannot be separated from the role of the two-stroke 150cc Ninja. Motorbikes that are famous for their wild performance, when they are provided in a variety of different variants. From starting naked to RR variants that use full fairing.
This RR variant can be considered the forerunner to the birth of Ninja 250 – ‘Two Half.’ No kidding, Super KIPS technology that feels starting at 7,000 rpm, gives a terrible jolt. This system works to regulate valve openings so that energy is not wasted. A distinctive two-stroke shrill sound comes out when you pull the gas full. Over time, then Kawasaki Motor issued Ninja 250 to provide a four-stroke sport motorbike option, with greater engine capacity. Here’s the Ninja 250 journey:
Ninja 250 R (EX 250 J) 2008
Maybe this generation is the easiest to remember. At that time his presence was a big breakthrough. How not, the choice of motorsport is only divided into 150cc or 400cc classes and above. For people who want a budget with a budget, it might be quite a challenge. Only two possibilities, between getting a motor that is too small or expensive. To fill the void, Ninja 250 R (EX 250 J) was presented by Kawasaki Motorbike.
He looks very sporty with a distinctive sharp headlamp model. The body dimensions are almost like 600cc classmates. The fairing sport motorcycle lovers will definitely be tempted to see it. Especially among teenagers, as if they got enlightenment to be able to taste the entry-level Huge motor, at affordable prices.
Apart from being revolutionary, the heart business is also something new in the market. Carrying a 249cc 8-valve two-cylinder engine, with size (x-step diameter) 62.0 x 41.2mm. That is, this is an overbore machine that was created to play in the top round. Evidenced by the power output of 32PS achieved at 11,000rpm and 18.4Nm of torque at 9,750rpm.
The gasoline supply system in this generation still relies on the carburetor. So that it is not uncommon to modify or replace this device. Because of the two-cylinder configuration, the sound produced is more fierce. Very typical of the roar. But to be honest, the acceleration was far behind with his two-stroke engine.
Ninja 250 FI (EX 250 L / M) 2013
Moving on to 2013, Kawasaki changed the design of Ninja. Body lines, stern and front appearance are revised. This time the ZX series is a reference. The sculpture design of the ZX-6R 636 is so listened to, which is the Kawasaki 600cc. The front headlamp adapts a separate model. The front turn signal that was sticking out with a plastic rod, is now moved together with the fairing. Besides being more sporty, the motorbike looks slicker. Likewise in the back, the stop lamp uses a new mica with a larger size.
Not only preening, but the heart of the pacemaker was also changed. It’s not a big change. Technically, everything is exactly the same. Even the output of power is produced. But, in order to provide efficiency, the previously embedded carburetor was replaced with an injection system. Automatically, those who like modifications are rather difficult to change the settings of this sector. One more difference, this generation has a choice of brakes with ABS or non-ABS.