A revamp of the Twin reputedly yields more torque and the new 17-inch wheels deliver better handling and more tire options. For 25 years the Kawasaki Ninja 250 was relatively unchanged, but the 2008 model featured a host of revisions. The high fuel efficiency of the Ninja 250 (most estimates putting MPG in the mid-60s) make it an ideal commuting bike. The chassis features non-adjustable fork with pre-load adjustable shock.
The Ninja 250 is powered by a high-revving Parallel Twin, with modest power numbers but very capable performance on highways and the freeway. Ever since its 1983 debut, the Ninja 250 has been a favorite for beginners and many experienced riders have fond memories of the little Ninja upon which they learned to ride. The little Ninja 250, in fact, has long-been Kawasaki’s best-selling Ninja sport bike. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 has dominated the entry-level sport bike market in the US for decades.