For all Quarter litre lovers out there! The new Kawasaki Ninja 250R

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Slated launch 2013. However with the biggest changes not just on the outside, but on the inside of the machine.

    With a new engine design, delivering better power/more mileage and higher refinement levels. The engine was essentially unchanged for a long time.

    And it looks like a million bucks now! A lot like the ZX-10R

    Sourced from Kawasaki Japan

    Here are some pics to drool over.

    - One complaint I do have is that they could have given it a stubbier exhaust and the swingarm could have been a moulded one piece die cast instead of the regular box section.

    - However the Y-type split alloy wheels, and the flush Indicators do add a lot to the appeal of the bike.

    -The front droop in the nose is very bug like, but I am sure would be more aerodynamic than the previous bike.

    -The chassis from the side looks unchanged, ( you can see the similarity between this and the old model where the footrests, and the swing-arm mounting is )

    - Though the rear looks extremely well designed/proportioned, giving it a more racing/forward stance.

    - Thankfully they have improved the analog meters and have a lot of tell tale lights/indicators on the console, from engine fault, to oil pressure to battery, to overheat indication, to a digital fuel gauge and a Digital speedometer at the bottom.

    - Just the way I like it, a stonking huge a$$ RPM meter ( and that too analog ), bang in the middle! I love it!!!

    Kawasaki have done it, They have improved the largest selling 250 in the world and bettered it further!

    Awaiting test reports eagerly to understand the engine development.



    Expect massive price drops in India on the current model to clear inventory, and India to be a First Launch country ( due to the production/assembly here ).

    With machines like the CBR250 and the KTM Duke undercutting and underpricing the significance of this bike, this however still remains the proper multi cylinder, sports bike feel machine. The nearly double price difference between this and the similar sized CBR250 just doesn't justify the extra cylinder for Indians, but only someone who has ridden the Ninja250 would know what a screamer of an engine it is.
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  2. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    MOTHERRR-EFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Black looks the sexiest as always.. :D
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    want red, chicks love red
     
  4. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Mean Mean Man had to post these pics here.
    I sooo badly want that Green one :(
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    This is going to be a game changer for kawasaki, yes!
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    But the price.. THE PRICE .. 3lac+ by my inkling.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Easily 3 Lakhs plus
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Wasn't the old one.. Under much lower exchange rates already 3+ ?
    At Around 2.5 - 3L for this one.. I'd be really really really tempted :(
    Maybe I can go get it and hide it in that underground garage.. it's a big parking lot down there.. Wifey might not find out for months :)
    Sadly.. am expecting the price to be 3.5+ :(
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    ^^ The current one was around 2.80 when I got it 2 years back. Now its around 3.11 IIRC. This should be slightly on the higher side, since Bajaj jacked up prices for the 650R as well by around 80,000! ( due to fluctuating dollar-Rupee issues ). So this should be 3.20-3.50 easily, however will lose a lot, the higher they keep the pricing.
     
  10. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    looks much better than the previous one !
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    ohh yes, eagerly waiting to hear about the engine performance.
     
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    Invader RAID Rookie

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    now thats a lil monster there :eek: looks amazing
     
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