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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $3,499.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Finance
Engine:  
Engine Type  Parallel Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  16 / 21.7
Torque RPM  10000
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  62 / 2.44
Stroke (mm/in)  41.2 / 1.62
Displacement (cc/ci)  249 / 15.2
Compression Ratio  11.6:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  2
Carburetor Size (mm)  30
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Tire Width  110
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  130
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  110/70 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  130/70 R17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.4 / 290
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  8.7 / 220
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.5 / 37
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.7 / 119.4
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  5.1 / 129.5
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  UNI-TRAK®
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.82
Width (in/mm)  28 / 711.2
Height (in/mm)  43.9 / 1115.1
Wheelbase (in/mm)  54.7 / 1389.4
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  10
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  333 / 151
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.8 / 18.2
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.75
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  30.7 / 779.8
Number Of Seats  2
Seat Tail Cover  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  Yes
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport
Manufacturer Country  Japan
NADATrimID  28811
Display Name  Ninja 250R
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard

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My first bike
By Elijah(Owner), Sep. 1, 2008
The Kawi 250R is my first bike and its awesome. I have had mine for about 6 months now and ride it every single chance I get. It is a great commuter bike and sometimes gets almost 100 mpg. The price of this bike will cost you less than the gas for your SUV! Read Full Review

 

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Great for beginners or seasoned vets
By Ryam Villanueva(Owner), Oct. 9, 2008
This is my first motorcycle and I am glad I invested. Ive already saved a butt load of money on gas and the savings pay for the bike! Its not a drag racing bike but if you want something more light and comfortable for the the longer rides and tight twisties this is what you want. This bike is also t... Read Full Review

 

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The Ultimate Pacifier for Beginner Cyclists
By Verock P(Writer), Oct. 4, 2008
The Kawasaki Ninja 250R is simply a wonder in all business and mechanical aspects. Kawasaki simply put has created a sport-bike that fits the market niche that all their other creations cannot fall into. I personally describe this bike as the "John Everyman" sport bike. It performs surpris... Read Full Review

 

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Great bike for beginners!
By Mary K(Owner), Aug. 26, 2008


I bought a 2008 Kawasaki 250R as my first motorcycle, and have absolutely loved it. The bike is smooth and nimble. And its not soooo fast that you need to be scared of it. This is the perfect bike for females, or for new riders just starting out.



Its sporty, well-balanced, and a HOOT for a ver... Read Full Review

 

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One of the best bikes on the road
By KawiRider(Owner), Sep. 1, 2008
Ninja 250 is probably the best bike on the road, no wonder it is the top-selling bike in North America. It makes me wonder why no other bike manufacturer makes a 250cc sportbike that has great looks. Im sure a CBR250 would sell. Anyways, Im glad I have my Ninja... see you at kawiforums.com Read Full Review

 

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