Kawasaki Ninja 250R (EX250J, EX250K, EX250L, EX250M): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 2008+

Predecessor: Kawasaki ZZR250

Successor: Kawasaki Ninja 300 (for Europe, North America and other)

Models
Kawasaki Ninja 250R

2008-2012

(All markets)

Kawasaki Ninja 250 / ABS

2013-2017

(Japan and other)

Kawasaki Ninja 250

2018+

(All markets)

Kawasaki Ninja 250R (EX250J, EX250K)
Kawasaki Ninja 250 (EX250L, EX250M)
Kawasaki Ninja 250 2018

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2008 All Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Code: EX250-K8F, EX250-J8F (North America)

2009 All Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Code: EX250-K9F, EX250-J9F (North America)

2010 All Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Code: EX250-KAF, EX250-JAF (North America)

2011 All Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Code: EX250-KBF, EX250-JBF (North America)

2012 All Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Code: EX250-KCF, EX250-JCF (North America)

2013 Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250; Kawasaki Ninja 250 ABS

Code: EX250-LDF, EX250-LDFA (ABS); EX25-MDFA (ABS)

2014 Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250; Kawasaki Ninja 250 ABS

Code: EX250-LEF, EX250-LEFA (ABS), EX250-LES, EX250-LESA (ABS); EX25-MEFA (ABS), EX250-MESA (ABS)

2015 Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250; Kawasaki Ninja 250 ABS

Code: EX250-LFF, EX250-LFFA (ABS); EX25-MFF

2016 Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250; Kawasaki Ninja 250 ABS

Code: EX250-LGF, EX250-LGF (ABS); EX25-MGF (ABS)

2017 Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Ninja 250; Kawasaki Ninja 250 ABS

Code: EX250-LHF; EX25-MHF

2018 NEW! Kawasaki Ninja 250 2018

Specifications

Kawasaki Ninja 250R / Ninja 250: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2085 mm / 82,1 in – EX250J, EX250K

2020 mm / 82,1 in – EX250L, EX250M

Overall width 715 mm / 28,1 in
Overall height 1110 mm / 43,7 in
Seat height 775 mm / 30,5 in – EX250J, EX250K

785 mm / 30,9 in – EX250L, EX250M

Wheelbase 1400 mm / 55,1 in in – EX250J, EX250K

1410 mm / 55,5 in – EX250L, EX250M

Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,1 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 169 kg / 373 lbs – EX250J, EX250K

172 kg / 379 lbs – EX250L

174 kg / 383 lbs – ABS

FRAME Type Tubular, diamond (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 37 mm, 120 mm / 4,72 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock, 130 mm / 5,12 in

Adjustable: 5-way spring pre-load

Front tire size 110/70-17M/C (54S) – EX250J, EX250K

110/70-17M/C (54H) – EX250L, EX250M

Rear tire size 130/70-17M/C (62S) – EX250J, EX250K

140/70-17M/C (66H) – EX250L, EX250M

Front brake Single disc, 290 mm, 2-piston caliper (optional - ABS)
Rear brake Single disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper (optional - ABS)
Fuel capacity 17,8 l / 4,7 US gal – EX250J, EX250K

17,0 l / 4,5 US gal – EX250L, EX250M

Trail 82 mm / 3,23 in
Fuel economy 4,6 l / 100 km (51 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 62,0 x 41,2 mm
Displacement 249 cm³ (15,19 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.6:1 – EX250J, EX250K

11.3:1 – EX250L, EX250M

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 31,8 hp (23,4 kW) / 11000 rpm – EX250J

33,0 hp (24,0 kW) / 11000 rpm – EX250K

31,0 hp (23,0 kW) / 11000 rpm – EX250K (Japan), EX250L (Japan)

Max. torque 22,0 Nm (2,24 kgf*m) / 9500 rpm – EX250J

22,0 Nm (2,2 kgf*m) / 8200 rpm – EX250K

21,0 Nm (2,1 kgf*m) / 8500 rpm – EX250K (Japan), EX250L (Japan)

0 to 100 km/h 7,7 sec
Top speed 155 km/h (96 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin CVK30 – EX250J

FI (Fuel Injection), 2x Keihin TTK28 – EX250K

FI (Fuel Injection) with dual throttle valve – EX250L, EX250M

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 3.086
Final reduction 3.071
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.600

1.789

1.409

1.160 (1.136 – EX250L, EX250M)

1.000

0.892

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 19A 14V at 5000 rpm – EX250J

Three-phase AC, 23A 14V at 5000 rpm – EX250K

Battery capacity 12V-8Ah

Images

Kawasaki Ninja 250R / Ninja 250: images, gallery.

Kawasaki Ninja 250R (EX250J, EX250K)
Kawasaki Ninja 250R (EX250J, EX250K)
Kawasaki Ninja 250R (EX250J, EX250K)
Kawasaki Ninja 250 (EX250L, EX250M)
Kawasaki Ninja 250 (EX250L, EX250M)
Kawasaki Ninja 250 (EX250L, EX250M)
Kawasaki Ninja 250 2018
Kawasaki Ninja 250 2018
Kawasaki Ninja 250 2013-2017 VS Kawasaki Ninja 250 2018

Videos

Kawasaki Ninja 250R / Ninja 250: video.

Kawasaki Ninja 250R Review
Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI 2013 (Green)
2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250, Official Video

Manuals

Kawasaki Ninja 250R / Ninja 250: manuals, parts, microfiches.