Competition is good, its always in the favour of the consumer. Case in point, the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, it was released back in 1983. it remained relatively unchanged until 2008 when it received a host of revisions. Even then the changes was considered tame.
But in 2011 Honda came out with the CBR 250R and that ended Kawasaki dominance in that class.
May it be the case or not, Kawasaki has just released information on the 2013 Ninja 250R and it looks like as if they had changed pretty much everything except for the engine layout.
First thing fans of the 250R will notice is revised bodywork which makes it look more like the Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike. It sports sharper, more angular bodywork with larger, slotted air vents and a new muffler.
From what we gather the hot air coming from the radiator will be channelled downwards to avoid the rider. The rear wheels are wider to use with a slightly wider 140mm rear tire (compared to 130mm in 2012) which is what the CBR is using.
The chassis have been tweaked and so is the engine, said to provide even more mid range torque. Also added in is ABS feature. With all the new feature the bike is said to be slightly heavier.
That’s all we know for now, but we’ll bring you more information as soon as specs and details are announced
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