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2009 Ninja 250R, India is waiting…

At 2008 Autoexpo, Bajaj Auto’s pavilion was buzzing with activity as Bajaj Auto decided to display motorcycles from not only its own stable, but also from Kawasaki and KTM. One bike in particular which caught almost every one’s attention was the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, adoringly called, Baby Ninja.

As Kawasaki announces the arrival of 2009 Ninja 250R in US, we are left wondering, when will biking enthusiasts in India get to ride one of these?

The lightweight baby Ninja has Supersport styling, rider-friendly engine, real world performance and an amiable chassis. Perfect recipe for a fun motorcycle which can be used daily, doesn’t burn a large hole in the pocket (comparatively speaking) and yet has enough power to put every motorcycle in India (barring Yamaha R1 and MT01) to shame.

With an expected price tag of 2-3 lakh rupees, it might just have been the performance motorcycle Indian motorcycling enthusiasts were yearning for. And it would have been perfectly positioned between the gap that exists between Indian made motorcycles and imports (1.10L – 11L).

Yet, 10 months after the Autoexpo 2008 got over, we are left wondering, when will Bajaj Auto launch the baby ninja in India. All we can do for now is to pray that it does get launched soon with an attractive price tag and look longingly at its photographs.

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R specifications:

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x stroke: 62.0 x 41.2mm
Compression ratio: 11.6:1
Maximum torque: 22 Nm {2.24 kgf/m} 16.2 lb-ft / 9,500 rpm
Cooling: Liquid
Carburetion: Keihin CVK30 x 2
Ignition: Digital
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: O-ring chain
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.
Color choices: Metallic Diablo Black, Sunbeam Red, Candy Thunder Blue, Special Edition Lime Green / Metallic Diablo Black


  1. yaa its nt worth 2.7 lac too much money like pulser r15…….vignesh ur rite dnt buy this garwage bike,,,

  2. yaar… why r u ppl r comparing this beauty with the beast enclosed in it with creeping bikes like r15 etc etc…. this is a masterpiece in its own just go by the technical specifications of this bike n u will come to know that this bike is not worth comapring any other bike in india… if it is priced below 1.5 lac u will see a revolution in the india bike market…. i will go for it even if i have the budget to go for 1 lac bike….

  3. Will this bike come rally?…..guyz is it shure?

  4. its d coolest
    m gonna buy it

  5. its so cool bike…


  7. plz send ninja 250r pictures

  8. guyz plzzz the bike not worth at all i checked da showroom they are sayin its 3lakh an above on roads.. so forget bout the ninja n well its got no gud sound either

  9. itz price is 2.50 lakhs {on road}

  10. it should be 1.5lc not more than it……..
    or else it gonna flopppppp

  11. i just enquire at a show room in indirangar just opened nwly…. he says its 3.2lc onroad… lolz

  12. pls give me the details of new arriving pulsar250

  13. hey guys the bike costs you 3,10,000 exactly… Hyderabad nd the good part is you can have that baby in Installment plans (Finance)

  14. nanda kishore says:

    folks, i have the ninja 4 bout 5 months now…… and boy what a bike it is…….. its totally kick ass…… once u ride it the price gets justified……. cheers

  15. satish shinde says:

    according 2 price ninja 250 was flop it is 3.5 lac on road
    bike performance was good campareing with r15 it is 150cc bike but he touched 140kmph without ani modification in engine n ninja is 250cc he touched 165kmph there is only 25kmph difference between bike n by looks r15 is much beeter then ninja 250 the r15 pricd 1.20lac onroad soo overall the r15 is best bike by price n performence………….:)

  16. its amazing and awesome it’s the bike on which india look’s

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