Indian Monsters Unleashed Ninja 250R vs CBR 250R

KAWASAKI NINJA 250R

Introduction

For those beginning their two-wheeled journey, the Ninja® 250R sportbike has always been a great option to start. Its low seat height and peppy engine translate into hours of fun for both novices and veterans. Though its engine may be compact, its eight-valve cylinder head means a rider can wring every bit of enjoyment from each twist of the throttle, from idle to redline. And with sharp styling that matches its supersport siblings, the Ninja 250R looks fast even while standing still. Best of all, the 250R is a great value, with an affordable purchase price and excellent fuel economy

Kawasaki has marketed the Ninja 250R since 1986 as an entry-level sport motorcycle intended for use on paved roads. The bike is marketed in the US as the Ninja 250R, as the ZX250 in the UK, and as the GPX250 elsewhere. Bajaj India has launched the much awaited Kawasaki Ninja 250R in Indian market and deliveries are going to start immediately.

Ninja 250R is the best looking 250cc sports bike in its segment. Though there is no direct competition to Ninja 250R as it is the only proper 250cc bike on sale in India. It comes with complete fairing with large plastic and steel parts. Ninja 250R features a very aggressive look when viewed head-on, as it features dual-lamp headlamp. The rear view mirrors are mounted the smart fairing which is very well integrated in line with the overall look of the bike.

Details & Features

Key Features

• 249cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine emphasizes low

• and mid-range power

• Low 30.5-inch seat height boosts new rider confidence

• Six-speed transmission offers smooth shifting under power

• Sporty Ninja® styling matches its supersport brethren

• Petal-shaped disc brakes yield a direct feel at the lever

• 17-inch wheels suit a variety of tire fitments

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 an emphasis on low

• and mid-range power for rider-friendly response

• Pistons feature reinforced heads and strengthening in the pin boss area for increased durability

• Thick piston (longitudinally) rings help prevent oil consumption

• Combustion chamber design optimized to maximize combustion efficiency and reduce emissions

• Ample high-rpm performance will please riders using the full range of the engine

Cylinder Head

• Intake and exhaust ports contribute to good off-idle response and smooth power delivery

• Valve timing and lift designed for strong low

• and mid-range torque

• Direct valve actuation helps ensure reliable high-rpm operability

• Thin heads and stems on valves for reduced reciprocating weight

Carburetor

• Fine-tuned twin Keihin CVK30 carburetors offer good power feel and low fuel consumption

Reduced Mechanical Noise

• Self-adjusting cam chain tensioner eliminates mechanical noise caused by a loose cam chain and reduces power-robbing friction loss

• Minimizing mechanical noise allows the use of a freer flowing exhaust for better performance

• Complex construction with reinforcing ribs helps eliminate airbox reverberation and reduces intake noise

• Air filter accessible from the side, for easy replacement

Exhaust System

• 2-into-1 system contributes to the Ninja 250R’s low

• and mid-range torque and smooth, step-free power curve

• Slightly upswept silencer extensively tested to determine chamber size, connecting pipe length and diameter to achieve least noise and most power

• Meets strict emissions with dual catalyzers; one in the collector pipe and the other in the silencer

• Using two catalyzers minimizes power loss

• First catalyzer is positioned close to the exhaust ports for maximum efficiency

Liquid Cooling

• Latest-generation Denso radiator offers superior cooling with minimal space and weight

• Ring fan uses a quiet-running motor that also saves space

• Fins on the lower side of the crankcase helps further cool the engine

Six-speed Transmission/Clutch

• Involute splines reduce friction and backlash between gears and shafts for easier gear meshing and smooth shifting under power

• Spring-type clutch damper reduces hesitation at very low speeds and minimizes shocks when rolling on and off the throttle for a smoother clutch feel

• Paper-base friction plates help increase clutch durability

Chassis

• Sturdy and durable diamond-style frame of thick-walled steel tubing offers confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds

• Beefy swingarm bracket contributes to the frame’s rigidity and helps achieve an ideal chassis stiffness balance

• Square-tube swingarm with a 60 x 30mm cross section further adds to rigidity

Suspension

• 37mm telescopic front fork with firm settings contribute to the Ninja 250R’s smooth, stable handling and enhanced ride control

• Uni-Trak® rear suspension complements the rigid frame and provides great road holding ability

• 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 supersport siblings

• The use of proper sportbike tires contributes to its easy, neutral handling at low speeds

Brakes

• Large-diameter, 290mm front petal disc and a balanced action two-piston caliper offer excellent braking performance and a natural, direct feeling at the lever

• Two-piston caliper grips the rear 220mm petal disc

Ergonomics

• Natural riding position with slightly forward-slanting seat and wide, raised handlebars

Bodywork

• Styling, fit and finish of striking full-fairing bodywork match its Ninja supersport siblings

• Aggressive dual-lamp headlight design, slim tail cowl and separate seats further enhance the supersport look

• Front cowling and windscreen offer the rider a substantial amount of wind protection

• Two helmet holders conveniently located under the rear seat

• Under-seat storage can hold a U-lock or similar device

• Two hooks under the tail and the rear passenger pegs provide anchor points for securing items to the rear of the bike

Instrumentation

• Instrument panel features an easy-to-read, large-face analog speedometer along with an analog tachometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and warning lights

Specifications

Engine

Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin

Displacement

249 cc

Maximum Power

32.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm

Maximum Torque

22 Nm @ 8200 rpm

Bore x Stroke

62.0 x 41.2mm

Compression Ratio

11.6:1

Carburetor

Keihin CVK30 x 2

Ignition

TCBI with digital advance

Transmission

Six-speed

Final drive

O-Ring Chain

Cooling System

Liquid

Frame Type

Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel

Rake/Trail

26 degrees / 3.2 in.

Front Tire Size

110/70-17

Rear Tire Size

130/70-17

Wheelbase

55.1 in.

Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK® with 5-way adjustable preload / 5.1 in.

Front Brakes

Single 290mm hydraulic petal disc with two-piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm petal disc with two-piston caliper

Fuel Capacity

4.8 gal.

Seat Height

30.5 in.

Curb Weight

374.9 lbs.

Overall Length

82.1 in.

Overall Width

28.1 in.

Overall Height

43.7 in.

Color Choices

Ebony, Lime Green / Ebony (SE), Pearl White / Ebony (SE)

Warranty

12 months

Good Times™ Protection Plan

12, 24, 36, 48 months

Kawasaki Ninja 250R Gallery

Ninja 250R

 

HONDA CBR 250R

Introduction


 

For those beginning their two-wheeled journey, the Ninja® 250R sportbike has always been a great option to start. Its low seat height and peppy engine translate into hours of fun for both novices and veterans. Though its engine may be compact, its eight-valve cylinder head means a rider can wring every bit of enjoyment from each twist of the throttle, from idle to redline. And with sharp styling that matches its supersport siblings, the Ninja 250R looks fast even while standing still. Best of all, the 250R is a great value, with an affordable purchase price and excellent fuel economy.

Kawasaki has marketed the Ninja 250R since 1986 as an entry-level sport motorcycle intended for use on paved roads. The bike is marketed in the US as the Ninja 250R, as the ZX250 in the UK, and as the GPX250 elsewhere. Bajaj India has launched the much awaited Kawasaki Ninja 250R in Indian market and deliveries are going to start immediately.

Ninja 250R is the best looking 250cc sports bike in its segment. Though there is no direct competition to Ninja 250R as it is the only proper 250cc bike on sale in India. It comes with complete fairing with large plastic and steel parts. Ninja 250R features a very aggressive look when viewed head-on, as it features dual-lamp headlamp. The rear view mirrors are mounted the smart fairing which is very well integrated in line with the overall look of the bike.

Introduction

Honda has unvieled the all new 2011 Honda CBR250R and it is expected to be launched in India in April 2011. According to sources it is going to be manufactured in India and Thailand. Thanks to localisation of parts, the expected price of Honda CBR250R is around Rs. 1.50 lakhs for non ABS version and around Rs. 1.70 lakhs for the ABS variant. Honda CBR250R will be first bike in 250cc segment to features combined anti-lock braking system which prevents wheel lock during sudden braking or under unfavorable conditions.

If you’re looking for an affordable, smart, capable and fun way to enjoy life on two wheels—have we got a bike for you: the all-new Honda CBR250R! The new, fuel-injected CBR250R offers everything you want in a first-time bike: Light weight. A powerband that’s immensely user-friendly. Excellent fuel economy. Unmatched reliability. And a fun factor that’s off the chart.

Options & Pricing

The CBR250R offers the perfect balance of beginner-friendly features and the typical Honda refinement that more experienced riders will appreciate. Light weight, superb handling, excellent power and unmatched build quality. Best of all, the CBR250R is available in two versions: the CBR250R and the CBR250R ABS with our Anti-lock Brake System — a first for the segment.

CBR250R MSRP $3,999

CBR250R ABS MSRP $4,499

The Honda Difference

The new CBR250R offers the perfect balance of beginner-friendly features and the typical Honda refinement that more experienced riders will appreciate. Light weight, superb handling, excellent power and unmatched build quality and attention to detail—combine all that with Honda’s famous reliability and the new CBR250R is an instant winner.

Single-Cylinder Engine
A single is the perfect choice for a bike like the CBR250R. It’s light, simple, returns excellent fuel economy, and features a broad powerband with plenty of low-revving torque–just what you want in a first motorcycle.

Counterbalance Shaft
Because it features a counterbalancer, the CBR250R engine is a smooth runner. You get the narrow overall width and power advantages of a single along with the smoothness of a multi-cylinder bike.

Fuel Injection
Fuel injection means the new CBR250R starts right up, even in cold weather. Compared to a carbureted bike, it also helps reduce emissions and enhance performance and fuel economy.

Pro-Link Rear Suspension
The CBR250R uses a single-shock pre-load adjustable rear suspension that not only gives you a smooth ride, but helps enhance handling as well, just as on some of our larger sport models.

Analog/Digital Instrumentation
The CBR250R’s digital gauges with analog tachometer provides vital riding information in a styled, hi-tech instrumentation package.

Disc Brakes
The new CBR250R features front and rear hydraulic discs for excellent stopping power and brake feel. The single front disc helps keep things simple and lowers unsprung weight, too.

Combined Anti-lock Brake System
Our Combined ABS can be a big help in making controlled stops in less than ideal conditions. Like on wet pavement, or when there’s sand on the road or other debris. It’s a perfect choice whether you’re using your new bike as a commuter or just riding it for fun since it helps you stop with added confidence.


 


Specifications

ENGINE

Engine Type

249.4cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke

76mm x 55mm

Induction

PGM-Fi, 38mm throttle body

Ignition

Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Valve Train

DOHC; four valves per cylinder

MaximumPower

26Bhp@8500 rpm                                                         .

Maximu m Torque

23Nm@7000 rpm

DRIVE TRAIN


Transmission

Six-speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension

37mm fork

Rear Suspension

Pro-Link single shock with five positions of spring preload adjustability

Front Brake

Single 296mm disc

Rear Brake

Single 220mm disc

Front Tire

110/70-17 radial

Rear Tire

140/70-17 radial

DIMENSIONS

Rake

(Caster Angle): 25.0 degrees

Trail

95mm (3.74 inches)

Wheelbase

53.9 inches

Seat Height

30.5 inches

Curb Weight

359 pounds. includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Fuel Capacity

3.4 gallons

OTHER

Model Id

CBR250R

Emissions

Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

Available Colors

Metallic Black, Red/Silver

Note

Specifications subject to change without notice.

In ABS Varient

Front Brake Single 296mm disc/Combined ABS
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc/Combined ABS
Curb Weight 368 pounds. includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
Model Id CBR250R ABS

Honda CBR250R Gallery

CBR 250R

 


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