Kawasaki Ninja 250R updated for 2013August 9, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
Honda CBR250R took on Kawasaki Ninja 250 and although it did nothing amazing to tear apart the brand, it did dig in some sales figures. Kawasaki was looking to retaliate and they did so by getting an engine update for the 2013 Ninja 250 inspired by ABS and ZX-10R.
The new engine, a 249cc Parallel Twin Engine has some major changes. Sleeveless die-cast cylinders, updated pistons, crankcases and a new exhaust are just the starting tip of the new and improved engine. Kawasaki’s bigger names use dual throttle valves and they were tempted to give Ninja 250 the same. The second ECU-controlled throttle valve helps in regulating the intake airflow which results in a linear response better combustion and extra power.
Also for grabs is the ABS version which weighs about four pounds more than the non-ABS version. The new Ninja also gets a new Diamond frame along with some modifications in the suspension which makes the city ride more comfortable and the wild ride sportier. It’s a winner and now we have to wait for Honda’s action.