2012 Model Information MODEL CODE: EX250KCF MODEL NAME: Ninja 250R FI THE MOST POPULAR SPORTBIKE IS NOW FUEL INJECTED The 2008 Ninja 250R was an instant hit. Here in New Zealand and all around the world, the smallest bike to wear the Ninja badge is a top seller. For 2011 New Zealand gets the fuel injected Ninja 250R with more power and lower emissions. No other 250cc Sportbike comes close. The Ninja 250R is so good it has been chosen as the bike for the new European Junior Cup to be held at European rounds of the 2011 WSBK championship. In the city or on twisty country roads, the lightweight, rider-friendly Ninja 250R is a blast to ride! With an engine character that can be fully exploited, a compact, easy to- operate chassis and full-fairing supersport styling worthy of its moniker, this model was developed to offer street sport performance to riders of all skill levels. Powered by a gutsy 249 cc parallel twin, this lightweight Ninja is loaded with rider friendly features such as a low seat height, low-effort controls and a comfortable riding position. Best of all, like the Ninja ZX-10R and 6R supersport bikes, the Ninja 250R places control firmly in the hands of the rider, making it the most exciting bike in its category. ENGINE 249 cc, 2-Cylinder, DOHC Engine Designed for rider-friendly response, the Ninja 250R’s engine was tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power. Riders who use the full range of the engine will be pleasantly surprised by the ample high-rpm performance. To enable riders to enjoy this model for a number of years, many of the engine features contribute to durability and reliability. Fuel Injection / Dual Throttles HFine-atomising (8-hole) injectors with a droplet size of 60 micron contribute to mid and high rpm throttle response. HLike the Ninja ZX-6R, the Ninja 250R features dual throttle valves for responsive power across the rev range, smooth, linear throttle response and good fuel consumption. Throttle body size is 28 mm. HIgnition system based on that of the ER-6n/Ninja 650R offers high durability and reliability. Plug mounted coils deliver a hot spark while saving space. . Cylinder Head HIntake and exhaust ports are tuned to deliver good off-idle response and smooth power. HDirect valve actuation ensures reliable high-rpm operability. HValves with thin heads and stems reduce reciprocating weight. HCombustion chamber design optimises the squish area, maximising combustion efficiency and thereby reducing emissions. Transmission / Clutch HInvolute splines on the transmission shaft reduce friction and backlash between gears and ensure smooth shifting under power. HSpring type clutch damper contributes to a smooth clutch feel, reducing jerkiness at very low speeds and minimizing driveline shock when rolling on and off the throttle. Cooling HThe latest generation Denso radiator offers superior cooling performance while reducing size and weight. HA noise reducing ring fan is operated by a quiet running print motor that also saves space. HFins on the lower side of the crankcase further aid engine cooling. Mechanical Noise Reduction HCam chain tensioner like that used on our KX450F motocrosser features an automatic adjuster with threads and springs. The system automatically eliminates mechanical noise caused by a loose cam chain, reducing power-robbing friction loss. HThe air cleaner features a complex construction with reinforcing ribs that help eliminate reverberation, for reduced intake noise. Exhaust System HThe 2-into-1 exhaust system contributes to low- and mid-range torque and helps achieve the Ninja 250R’s smooth, step-free power curve. HSlightly upswept silencer underwent extensive testing to determine chamber division ratios and connecting pipe length and diameter. The result is reduced noise with minimum power loss. HDual catalysers, one in the collector pipe, one in the silencer, ensure strict emissions are met. Locating the first catalyser as close to the exhaust ports as possible maximises its efficiency. Using two catalysers enables power loss to be minimised. Fuel injected models use honeycomb catalysers. RIDER FRIENDLY CHASSIS Sturdy frame and swingarm provide a strong, rigid base for the Ninja 250R. Front and rear suspension with firm settings and 17” wheels complete a smooth, rider-friendly package that offers confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds. Frame / Swingarm HDiamond style frame is high tensile steel giving high strength and durability. HStrong swingarm bracket design contributes to the frame’s rigidity and helps achieve an ideal chassis stiffness balance. HThe swingarm has a rectangular 60mm x 30mm cross section adding further to rigidity. Suspension H37mm telescopic front fork contributes to the Ninja 250R’s smooth, stable handling. Firm settings keep pitching motion to a minimum. HUni-Trak rear suspension provides great road holding ability and bump absorption. HThe rear shock absorber features 5-way adjustable pre-load, enabling the ride height to be maintained whether riding solo or with a passenger. Wheels / Tyres HThe Ninja 250R features 17” wheels like the ZX-10R and ZX-6R. Wide rims support low profile tyres. The sport type low profile tyres contribute to easy neutral handling at lower speeds. Brakes HPetal disc brakes just like our Ninja supersport models offer excellent heat dissipation and contribute to the race bike looks. HThe large 290mm diameter front disc is braked by a dual piston balanced action caliper offering excellent braking performance and natural, direct feeling at the lever. HThe 220m rear disc is braked by a dual piston caliper. Ergonomics HWith its slightly forward slanting seat and wide, raised handlebars, the Ninja 250R offers a natural riding position. STYLING Supersport Styling HThe Ninja 250R features striking full fairing bodywork that has superb fit and finish. The bodywork design gives the 250R the appearance of a larger capacity machine. HThe front cowling and windscreen offers good rider protection from the wind. HAggressive dual lamp headlight design contributes to the sharp Ninja styling. HClear lens turn signals contribute to the Ninja styling. HA slim tail cowling and separate seats enhance the supersport look. HAn optional single seat cover can replace the pillion seat for a race bike image. Instrumentation HAttractive instrument panel features an easy to read large face analogue speedometer. Other instrumentation includes an analogue tachometer, odometer, trip meter and warning lamps. OTHER FEATURES Engine HThe air cleaner element can be accessed from the side making replacement easy. Note: NZ model has white faced meters Chassis HTwo helmet holders are conveniently located under the rear seat. HThe under seat storage area can hold a U-Lock or similar device. HTwo bungee hooks under the tail section make securing items to the rear seat easy. Lime Green SPECIFICATIONS EX250KCF ENGINE Type Displacement Bore and Stroke Compression ratio Valve system Fuel system Ignition Starting Lubrication Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin 249 cc 62 x 41.2 mm 11.6:1 DOHC, 8-valves Fuel injection: ø28 mm x 2 (Keihin), dual throttle valves Digital Electric Forced lubrication, wet sump DRIVETRAIN Transmission Clutch Final drive 6-speed, return Wet multi-disc, manual Sealed chain FRAME Type Wheel travel: Caster (rake) Trail Diamond, high tensile steel tube 120 mm 130 mm 110/70 x 17 130/70 x 17 27° 85 mm SUSPENSION Front: Type Rear: Type 37 mm telescopic fork Uni-Trak, single gas charged shock BRAKES Front: Type Caliper Rear: Type Caliper Single 290 mm petal disc Dual-piston Single 220 mm petal disc Dual-piston DIMENSIONS Overall length Overall width Overall height Wheelbase Seat height Dry weight Fuel capacity 2,080 mm 710 mm 1,115 mm 1,400 mm 780 mm 152 kg 17.5 litres PERFORMANCE Maximum power Maximum torque 24 kW (33 PS / 11,000 rpm 22 N-m / 8,200 rpm Tyre: front rear front rear The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated, colours and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.
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