The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 is powered by a compact liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine, this sportbike pleases both ends of the experience spectrum, extra highway passing power compared to other bikes in the 250 class such as Honda with 2012 CBR250R. With its smooth power delivery, low seat height, and excellent value, the new 2012 Ninja® 250 has all the vital elements to make it the perfect first sport-bike, especially with other Ninja variants like Ninja 650 and Kawasaki Ninja 1000 in year 2012. With superior highway performance, aggressive supersport bodywork, and a price tag that packs serious value, this is a perfect way to get started. Check its new features installed and detail specification of 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250.
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 Specification
Engine Type – Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement – 249cc
Bore x stroke – 62.0 x 41.2mm
Compression ratio – 11.6:1
Cooling – Liquid
Carburetion – Keihin CVK30 x 2
Ignition – TCBI with digital advance
Transmission – Six-speed
Final drive – O-ring chain
Chassis and Dimension
Color choices – Candy Lime Green, Metallic Spark Black, Passion Red/Metallic Spark Black (special edition)
Frame – Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheelbase – 55.1 in.
Rake/trail – 26 degrees/3.2 in.
Front suspension/wheel travel – 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork/4.7 in.
Rear suspension/wheel travel – Bottom-link Uni-Trak® with 5-way adjustable preload/5.1 in.
Front tire – 110/70-17
Rear tire – 130/70-17
Front brake – Single 290mm hydraulic petal disc with two-piston caliper
Rear brake – Single 220mm petal disc with two-piston caliper
Overall length – 82.1 in.
Overall width – 28.1 in.
Overall height – 43.7 in.
Seat height – 30.5 in.
Curb weight – 374.9 lbs.
Fuel capacity – 4.8 gal.
2012 Kawasaki Ninja® 250 Features
Engine and Transmission – 249cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine offers better highway passing power than competing models in the 250 class. Heavy duty piston rings help prevent oil consumption. Ample high-rpm performance will please riders who wish to utilize the engine’s full potential. Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for superior handling. Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with excellent mid-range and high-rpm power for effective highway performance. Combustion chamber designed to maximize combustion efficiency and reduce emissions. Valves feature thin heads and stems for reduced reciprocating weight and efficient flow. Intake and exhaust ports contribute to good off-idle response and smooth power delivery. Six-speed transmission offers wide selection of ratios to match varied riding conditions and its positive neutral finder makes it much easier to find neutral when stopped. Spring-type clutch damper reduces hesitation at very low speeds and minimizes shocks when rolling on and off the throttle for a smoother clutch feel. In-volute splines reduce friction and backlash between gears and shafts for easier gear meshing and smooth shifting under power. Paper-base friction plates help increase clutch durability. First catalyzer is positioned close to the exhaust ports for maximum efficiency. 2-into-1 system contributes to the Ninja 250’s low and mid-range torque and smooth, step-free power curve. Slightly up-swept silencer extensively tested to determine chamber size, connecting pipe length and diameter to achieve least noise and most power. Using two catalyzers helps minimize power loss caused by back-pressure in the exhaust system. Meets strict emission standards with dual catalyzers, one in the collector pipe and the other in the silencer.
Chassis and Suspension – 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250′s sturdy and durable diamond-style frame of thick-walled steel tubing offers confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds. Square-tube swingarm with a 60 x 30mm cross section further adds to rigidity. Styling, fit and finish of striking full-fairing bodywork match its Ninja supersport siblings. Beefy swingarm bracket contributes to the frame’s rigidity and helps achieve an optimal balance of chassis stiffness. Front cowling and windscreen offer the rider a substantial amount of wind protection. Aggressive dual-lamp headlight design, slim tail cowl and separate seats further enhance the supersport look of 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250.