News 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250R | Unveiled

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250R | Unveiled

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 R Photos

Although the official launch won’t be until fall, Kawasaki Japan has unveiled photos of the re-designed 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, the bike taking much styling from its older sibling, the Kawasaki ZX-10R.

Since its inception in 1983, the Kawasaki Ninja 250 R has been the leader in entry-level sportbikes. But when Honda released the CBR250R stateside in 2011, competition intensified in the quarter-liter segment, leaving Kawasaki under pressure to remain the dominate player.

One huge feature the Honda has over the Kawasaki is fuel injection, an item Kawasaki kept from the Ninja 250 R to keep the price below $4,500. But according to Kawasaki Japan, fuel injection will be offered, though its unknown if it will be available on stateside models.

Another big option on the 2013 250 R Ninja will be optional ABS, which will add four pounds to the base weight of 379 lbs. Otherwise, besides the more aggressive look, Kawasaki Japan confirms the Ninja will receive a new DOHC parallel-twin engine with upgraded pistons, crank case and cylinders.

The colors available in Japan are Lime Green, Lime Green/Ebony, Ebony, Ebony Metallic Moondust Grey, Passion Red, Passion Red Stardust White, and Pearl Stardust White.

As for MSRP, nothing was released, but the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R costs $4,199-$4,499.

Stay clicked to for additional information as it becomes available. For now, check out the image gallery above of the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250R.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 Lineup First Look (8 Fast Facts)

The Aprilia Tuono V4 has earned a reputation for being an uncompromisingly high-performance upright sportbike. Note that we didn’t say naked, as it has...

2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Lineup First Look: Adventure and Travel

Sporting two touring-oriented ADV motorcycles, the 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT lineup returns with some motor and electronics package updates, and a bit more....

2021 American Flat Track Schedule: 17 AFT Rounds Planned

The 2021 American Flat Track schedule has been revealed, and it features 17 rounds running from March to October, and coast-to-coast. There are four...

2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory First Look (11 Fast Facts)

There are quite a few updates to the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory. None of them are revolutionary. However, taken together, they add...

Honda CRF110F EFI Long-Term Test: 11-Year-Old Tested

When we got a hold of the 2019 Honda CRF110F, we were reluctant to give it back. Test rider Ben Karsian was cutting his...

2021 Moto Guzzi V9 Lineup First Look: Bobber and Roamer Updated

The  Moto Guzzi V9 lineup of the Bobber and Roamer gets a significant update for 2021. There’s a new motor powering the two V9s,...