Kawasaki Ninja 250R

.25 Caliber Top Gun


What's this? A centerstand? On a budget 250? Who came up with that idea? Give him a little pat on the head.
A modicum of wind protection, but a modicum is better 'n nuttin'. Pretend you're Max Biaggi, tuck in tight, and you'll find a nice little pocket there, free of nagging cold and noise.
A nice shot of the Ninja's rear end. The suspension is soft though, so forget any two-up adventures.
These binders provided the best braking of the three bikes.
A rear disc brake is a unique feature among the three bikes in this test.
Billy Bartels pretending that he is a 250 GP contender. The Ninja likes to do this. Not bad, for a little bike.

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