2012 Kawasaki Motorcycle
Newcomers to sport bikes can satisfy their nascent need for speed with the Kawasaki Ninja 250R.
A high-revving short stroke twin produces enough power for the highway, as well as good acceleration in the canyons for those who don’t mind frantic operation of the six-speed gearbox.
Big bike styling prevents the Ninja 250R rider from being stigmatized by passers by, especially as you pass those driving cars.
Fully capable handling is exploited during competitive track use of the bike. The Passion Red/Metallic Spark Black special edition shown adds $250 to the standard price.
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 R Quick Stats:
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC parallel twin
- BORE x STROKE: 62.0mm x 41.2mm
- COMP. RATIO: 11.6:1
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 55.1 inches
- RAKE: 26 degrees
- WET WEIGHT: 375 pounds
- PRICE: $4449
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