Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL Review
From long time, the fame and power of Kawasaki is well known for its two wheelers, especially Ninja, but chances of getting such a fast oriented on hands were unknown until now. However, the wait is over and entry level bike, the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL seems to be the matter of cure for the long racing thirst.
Though the olden K-Bajaj series commuter motorcycles were known for their mileage and durability, the green shade of the Kawasaki Ninja is remembered over evergreen woodland. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL is launched and being enjoyed by the Indonesian riders and the plan to get Ninja 250 SL in India is on its way by the first quarter of the year 2017.
Outlook and design
The Ninja 250 SL is actually build from the line of naked Z250SL. The Kawasaki sport bikes usually have their exclusive body design over other faring models, though many are available in its class. The structure of the Ninja 250 SL is a perfect combination of beauty and power, offering great feel as the rider wraps the fuel tank and hands hold the bars. The full faring front, loaded with the single head lamp is fair, and the decal works on the side panel is pretty decent and trendy on Ninja.
The raised rear with the step up seat evenly matches the front faring visor gives the Ninja a premium sport bike finish. The partial tubular trellis frame to the mid quarter visible contributes for eye caching and better handling in zig-zag cuts. The turn indicators of the Ninja are made tiny and powerful.
The grab rails are absent on the Ninja 250 and the matte finish tail edge is just perfect for the green racing body. The mind blowing long drum exhaust looks stunning with silver covers on either side of the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL.
Engine and gearbox
The baby Kawasaki Ninja loads a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke engine, that squeezes a maximum power of 27.62bhp at 9,700rpm and 22.6 Nm at 8,200rpm of peak torque. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gear box transmission increases the shifting ability. The same set of engine is shared by the Naked Kawasaki Z250sl
Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL Top speed and mileage
The top speed of the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL is claimed to be 153 Kmph and can bring slightly higher if the revving is hard and conditions are perfect. The mileage of the Ninja is expected to return 24-26 Kmpl.
Dimensions of Ninja 250 SL
Ninja measures an overall length of 1935mm, width of 685mm and height of 1075mm with a wheelbase of 1330mm for a smooth ride. The wheel base of the Ninja 250 matches well the good ground clearance of about 165mm which must not face trouble on raise speed barkers and bumps.
The appropriate wheelbase flicks the ninja in corners and in crowded roads. The overall weight of the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL comes around 151kgs which should not feel heavy for the 250 cc segment bikes. The fuel tank capacity of 11 litres manages the Ninja to be ridden free on long runs.
The fast Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL is equipped with a 290 mm diameter single petal disk brake with dual-piston calipers in front, keeps the braking safe even when suddenly applied. The rear 220mm diameter single petal disk brake with dual-piston calipers hold the Ninja back to the safety zone.
The 37mm telescopic forks at the front and 5-way preload adjustable monoshock with a uni-track linkage suspension at the rear give the rider a hassle free ride, even after facing sudden pot holes on the roads.
The 250 SL Ninja wears a 100/80- 17 M/C 52S tyres on its front foot and the rear rim wears a 130/70-17M/C 62S sized tyres. The tyre measurement is fair enough on Ninja though the current competitors use extra fatty tyres. The hexagonal shape alloy rims are new and interesting on Ninja, and can be cleaned easily after rides.
The full LCD digital frames of the Ninja keep the front panel updated and communicate with the rider with the crystal-clear display. The frame includes speedometer, tachometer, stand alarm, full digital fuel gauge, trip meters, low fuel indicators and even more. The same console is also spotted in the kawasaki Z250sl
Shades of Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL
Though the name Ninja always keeps the mind green, it is also now made available in the moon lite White, racing blood Red, thunder Green and aspire Yellow.