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2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
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– 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The NINJA® 250R is one of Kawasaki’s best-selling motorcycles due to its sporty styling, agility, lightweight and excellent handling. Plus, the cost of owning this Kawasaki is minimal, making it irresistible for experienced riders and beginners alike.
Power for the NINJA 250R comes from a high-revving, liquid-cooled, in-line twin-cylinder four-stroke engine featuring dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. It delivers smooth, predictable power that’s perfect for new motorcyclists, yet its 14,000-rpm redline and six-speed transmission will bring a grin to the face of the most experienced sportbike rider.

Like its larger siblings, the NINJA 250R features an aerodynamic faring, Kawasaki’s UNI-TRAK® progressive rear suspension and high-performance disc brakes. It also has a low seat height for confident stability while stopped. Other features include an easy-to-read instrument panel, positive neutral finder, centerstand and pop-up bungee hooks.

Features and Benefits

Twin-cylinder 248cc Engine
– Compact parallel-twin design is lightweight and high revving, with a broad torque curve

– Good mass centralization for superior handling

Liquid Cooling

– Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use

– Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running

Four Valves per Cylinder

– Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow to boost low end torque while providing better breathing for more power at high rpm

High Velocity Induction Technology

– Provides a smooth flow of air to the carburetors for maximum top-end

– Carburetor and intake port diameters are sized for quick mid-range throttle response

Silent Cam Chain

– Low friction coating on chain guides reduces wear, increases power

– Runs quietly, reliably

– Automatic cam chain tensioner maintains precise timing without maintenance

Six-speed Transmission

– Allows engine’s full potential to be used

– Provides excellent acceleration as well as relaxed highway cruising

Positive Neutral Finder

– A Kawasaki exclusive, just lift the pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily

Bottom-link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension

– Lowers the center of gravity for better handling

– Progressive rate provides a smooth, controlled ride

Handlebar Mounted Choke

– Convenient location makes starting and warm-up easier

Diamond Frame

– Lightweight, high-tensile steel for amazing rigidity

– No down tubes for lower engine placement and lower center of gravity

– Good ground and cornering clearance

Dual-Piston Front Brake

– Balanced Actuation Caliper front disc brake for excellent feel and long pad wear

Dual-Piston Rear Disc Brake

– Powerful, reliable, controllable stopping power

Centerstand and Sidestand

– Permits easy parking, cleaning or servicing

4.8-gallon Fuel Tank

– Long range makes it great for commuting


Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve parallel twin
Displacement: 248cc

Starting: Electric

Bore x stroke: 62.0 x 41.2mm

Compression ratio: 12.4:1

Cooling: Liquid

Carburetion: Keihin CVK30 x 2

Ignition: Electronic CDI

Transmission: Six-speed

Frame: Tubular diamond design

Rake / trail: 27° / 3.3 in.

Suspension, front: Hydraulic telescopic fork

Suspension, rear: UNI-TRAK® system with single shock

Wheel travel, front: 5.5 in.

Wheel travel, rear: 5.1 in.

Tire, front: 100/80 x 16

Tire, rear: 130/80 x 16

Brakes, front / rear: Hydraulic disc / Disc

Overall length: 80.1 in.

Overall width: 28.0 in.

Overall height: 43.1 in.

Ground clearance: 6.1 in.

Seat height: 29.3 in.

Dry weight: 304 lbs.

Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal.

Wheelbase: 55.1 in.

Colors: Metallic Nocturne Blue/ Galaxy Silver, Ebony / Galaxy Silver, Galaxy Silver / Ebony

* Price and specifications subject to change

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