Monday, December 5, 2011

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Review

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Review
#1 Selling Sportbike in the U.S. Offers Superior 250 Performance

Lightweight and agile, the Ninja 250 delivers low ownership costs coupled with impressive performance… 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Features and Benefits
Key Features
• 249cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine offers better highway passing power than competing models in the 250 class
• Low 30.5-inch seat height boosts new rider confidence
• Six-speed transmission offers wide selection of ratios to match varied riding conditions and its positive neutral finder makes it much easier to find neutral when stopped
• Genuine Ninja® styling matches the larger supersport models
• Petal-shaped disc brakes offer great sportbike looks and excellent braking performance
• 17-inch wheels allow use of modern sportbike tires

DOHC 249cc Parallel-twin cylinder Engine
• Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for superior handling
• Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with excellent mid-range and high-rpm power for effective highway performance
• Heavy duty piston rings help prevent oil consumption
• Ample high-rpm performance will please riders who wish to utilize the engine’s full potential

Cylinder Head
• Twin Keihin CVK30 carburetors offer a nice power feel and help provide low fuel consumption

Reduced Mechanical Noise
• 37mm telescopic front fork with firm settings contribute to the Ninja 250’s smooth, stable handling and enhanced ride control
• Uni-Trak® rear suspension helps provide predictable handling and good ride comfort
• Rear shock features 5-way adjustable preload, enabling ride height to be maintained whether riding solo or with a passenger

Wheels
• Features 17-inch wheels like its larger Ninja siblings
• The use of proper sportbike tires contributes to its easy, neutral handling at low speeds and excellent cornering feel

Brakes