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.