Kawasaki 250R – A, “Superbike”
Now there is a difference in weight, but not as much as I thought. The 250R weighs about 304lbs. While the ZX-10R weighs 394lbs. What’s cool about a small bike? Well, yeah the power is not as great as the Ninja ZX-10R as the Ninja ZX-10R has 83.2 lb-ft @ 8,700 rpm, while the little guy, the Ninja 250R has 18.1 lb-ft @ 10,000 rpm. Now, before you start laughing your head off just wait. Granted the little bike has less, “balls”, but the it is also lighter! So what it lacks on the straight away it can make it up on the turns. Since the bike weighs less you can toss the bike around a WHOLE lot better! For me, I like to be able to toss things around and do what I like with em;)
Here’s the BEST part about the 250R. I had to rub my eyes when I read it. It has a whooping suggested retail price of… $2999!!!! That’s a brand NEW bike that looks like this, from Kawasaki!!! This might be old news for you, but for me it was a pleasant shock. I mean some mopeds can cost that. Now you have an option to look like you’re on a killer super bike, but not pay the $12k fee for it! To me that sounds like a cool deal!