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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

116 Comments

  1. R this bike is coming rpy ?????????????????????????????

  2. Harsh Ninja 250R is expected to be launched in India based on what Bajaj Auto had told us.

  3. Hey any idea when will this bike launch. How much will this baby cost?

  4. Julian it was expected to be launched in the middle of this year, however now our guess is that Ninja 250r would only be here by next year.

  5. know this is what i want few….

  6. approx. it will be 1.5-1.75 lacs.

  7. the cost of this bike depend on the custom duty {ipmort duty} if it comes without the duty then the cost of the bike will be 1.35 lacs
    and if it comes with the custom duty wich is 200% then the cost of the bike will be 2.7 lacs

  8. How much BHP is it ?

  9. when it was going to relise ???????

  10. it will launch in feb 2009

    price would be 1.80 lacs…

    confirmed..

  11. hi
    gr8 2 hear d news here regarding d price n launch (feb,09)
    r u sure for d facts

    regards,
    sudhir sangwan

  12. wen is baby ninja……….geting launched……….plz iam waiting since last year,n wat wil be its price

  13. hiiiii
    when will dis superbike launch???????
    n watz da exact cost of ninja 250cc??????????

  14. Awsome bro!!
    cant wait for it
    some solid source finally after so long!
    its the the p220 episode repeating again
    man BAL are cruel…. making people wait for so long

    But now finally hope to lay my hands one one
    thx for sharing this info man

  15. a 205 CC bike for 1.8+ Lakh is not worth AT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. vicky,its 249 cc man!!! AND GUYS I JUST WAANA KNOW WHEN THE BEAST WOULD HIT INDIAN ROADS AND HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST???????????ANY IDEAS……….

  17. Very few people will buy if its priced over 2Lakh. Best price would be between 1.3 to 1.75 lakh, Not more than that. I was about to buy it once launched but i am pushing myself back if its above 2L.

  18. wen is baby ninja coming to my road….

  19. iz it a fuel ingectd edition wen it wll entr da indian market…?

  20. amaziiiiiiiiiiiiing bike

  21. willthe bike will be availlable in all the bajaj show roams accross the india?

  22. hey i heard the launch has been delayed so pleez tel wen will it b launchin n wat would b itz price

  23. 1.5 lakh would be the max price I would pay for 250r.
    Hope Honda/Yamaha too launches theirs.

  24. siddhartha says:

    when it is going to release,and wat will be the exact price plezzzzzzzzzzzz tell me

  25. i hope it must b with in 1.5 lak that is the maximum price that i can pay for 250cc

  26. just got my 2009 ninja 250r and love it

  27. has ninja launched linda?????
    eagrly waitin 4 ittttttt

  28. what avrage will it give

  29. hey man hw much dis babby cost ?????
    i need dis baby as soon as posble
    wen it is relesng??????????????????

  30. Bajaj is all talk and no cock! … they’v delayed it by almost 4-5 months now … and there are no signs of advertisements or anything … Bajaj sucks … they are never gonna come out with the bike … they’r just gonna make another 125 cc mileage bike and be happy cuz the stupid money minded indian is gonna die for a bike with a mileage of 60-70kpl … such a pissoff!!

  31. Hey guys any update on launch of NINJA 250 in india. I think Bajaj is busy with their Pulsar upgrades. Bajaj guys are such a stupid people that they make us wait for ages and then disappoint us(in case of pulsar 220). This pulsar 220 with black theme should have launched much before.

    About NINJA they said it will be launched in the end of 2008 year, but its 2009 Quarter 2 already started.

    Wake up BAJAJ, India is waiting for ninja 250r

  32. launch it soon ya

  33. hey yo in uk i can buy for £3800 new or 2nd hand for nearly new one £3300, shall i just buy here and ride thru the bad lands to you guys? hey? Oh Sona i love you da but ninja is way to heavy for baggage allowance so ill have to chance turkey iran pak route wahooo! if they dont release b4 i am back in bangalore in nov, hurry up india and release damn ninja im gonna custom paint mine indian flag colourrs yipee!uk£ 3800 is like 2.5 lakh so if india can do 2 lakh gud 4 u!

  34. i think the bike will be launch in may last or jun first week.and the cost arround 1.8 to 2 lac because the bike will import in ckd mean complete knocked down kit .so friends coustom duty willbe 48%

  35. Sandeep are u sure? There are no signs of NINJA getting launched in JUNE, in fact a senior Bajaj sales manager told me that it will take at least 2-3 months more i.e. August or even October. I m waiting since long back for this bike.

    And I think Bajaj has changed their mind for importing ninja as ckd, they are getting ninja as CBU. Do provide the update on this.

  36. hey we can even pay 2 lak . but wht is its milage we need atleast 30 or above

  37. dear all ,

    fyi ninja will be launcehd in late sep & early oct nearing the price tag of 1.80 lacs. they will get the model as a ckd unit to save on coast as the indian customers are not going to pay more than 2.o lcas for this beauty u knw why?

    bajaj has started its planning will find on news very soon as the market is getting good response for power bikes specially in south india. so cheers guys wait till oct n then u gonna rock again.

  38. Cant wait to lay my hands o this beauty. will be the first to book my baby ninja. my honest opiion its worth every penny. Time to give up your pulsars n karizmas and move on……
    Cheers

  39. Sept-Oct, Anyways rainy season is starting and this season is not good to buy a bike and enjoy rides on Indian roads…

  40. i got some news fr u people tat bajaj launchin this beauty in june itself .. my uncle got a mail frm an official who worked on d new pulsar220 abt d launch in june itself.. but d rate is quite not sure abt d price…

  41. Nakul if your words are true, I will definitely give u a treat :):):)

  42. its killing now.. cant wait anymore

  43. baja plz accept ur defeat 4m yamha. yamha is the only company who rules the bike world and after tat comes suzuki and you guys dont stand any where now why are you trying to fire an bullet by using the solder of kawasaki……..and this ninja is not looking good at all

  44. what the actul price of ninja 249 cc in india……??????????

  45. It has not yet been launched in India and prices would only become known, once it is launched.

  46. It will be around 2 lacks

  47. but when it going to be launch
    plss.. tell me becoz i wanted to buy it only if its launching within the period of july to august

  48. Its coming after Sept or may be end of this year. Bajaj is waiting for market to get stable.

  49. please tell me when this bike is going to release…

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