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Thread: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250R: First Impression & ride report

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakshar View Post
    Motographer and Guptaji: awestuck to this thread. Super fantabulous.

    I have a question on this baby Ninja, pardon my ignorance on this bike: How good is this machine for cross country rides of more than 5000 km with 600 km per day in GQ? Actually one of my co-riders is planning for this machine and has kept an eye for the updates on this ninja. Can you please provide your valuable inputs.

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    Two case in points:

    1. My Ninja 250R was taken around India on The Grand Indian Roadtrip (13,000) and it developed no problems whatsoever.

    2. The owner of revv cafe has gone to Leh ladak etc (as i am sure many other people) on this. Plus it is a DELIGHT to ride on twisties. I have yet to see better brakes on a bike!
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    Beautifully narrated. But I always loved the REAL NINJA stance on the 2012 Ninja, that small projection in the headlamp, is seriously orgasmic when it comes to stance and even more badass when the headlights come on to life.

    That being said, 2013 looks more meaner, "NO F***S GIVEN" attitude front, which is very welcoming from Kawa folks. It's always been a dream of me to own a green machine. I always go nuts when I see Ninja.

    Super review guys, simple, crisp and precise.

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    cant wait for the new ninja,have booked one and showroom guyz told it will launch in march.hope it will

    donno why there is such a delay in launch of kawasaki bikes in India.we are ready to buy and they are not launching it
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    Along with this beauty, Kawa should launch the mighty 636 as well. The other Jap giants have launched their litre class beasts and I don't think they'll be launching supersports anytime soon. If Kawa launches it, I'm sure it will have a decent market.

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    2013 Ninja looks amazingly hot..only worry is its power figures as compared to the previous version, seems like it lost its high revving nature..
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    @diablo - I was also thinking of the exact same thing. 31.5ps @ 8500rpm? It doesn't sound soo high revving anymore. Is that the price we have to pay for the new awesome looks?

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    You guys mentioned under the Comfort section that the seat height seemed a bit taller on the 2013 version, but according to the spec chart the seat height of 2013 version is 5 mm shorter than the 2012 version. Just wanted to clarify which one is it. Also, when you rode the new 250 on track, did you get the chance to check the top speed against the older 250? I am interested in this just because the new 250 is tuned for better low/mid range torque and is also down on power slightly. Hence i wont be surprised if it lacks top end power of the older 250.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satellite.kid View Post
    You guys mentioned under the Comfort section that the seat height seemed a bit taller on the 2013 version, but according to the spec chart the seat height of 2013 version is 5 mm shorter than the 2012 version. Just wanted to clarify which one is it. Also, when you rode the new 250 on track, did you get the chance to check the top speed against the older 250? I am interested in this just because the new 250 is tuned for better low/mid range torque and is also down on power slightly. Hence i wont be surprised if it lacks top end power of the older 250.
    though it won't be right to say anything before even looking at the bike in flesh but even I feel that in terms of performance and quality, current N250R will score more..that makes me sad and disappointed!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satellite.kid View Post
    You guys mentioned under the Comfort section that the seat height seemed a bit taller on the 2013 version, but according to the spec chart the seat height of 2013 version is 5 mm shorter than the 2012 version. Just wanted to clarify which one is it. Also, when you rode the new 250 on track, did you get the chance to check the top speed against the older 250? I am interested in this just because the new 250 is tuned for better low/mid range torque and is also down on power slightly. Hence i wont be surprised if it lacks top end power of the older 250.
    Mr.Sen, I saw the bike hit 155 kmph on the speedo, with me crouched on it on the straight. Maaaybe it just touched 160, but I dont really recall it doing that. We could not really go into too many details since we had 2 bikes to ride and shoot on the track only 30 minutes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny View Post
    Mr.Sen, I saw the bike hit 155 kmph on the speedo, with me crouched on it on the straight. Maaaybe it just touched 160, but I dont really recall it doing that. We could not really go into too many details since we had 2 bikes to ride and shoot on the track only 30 minutes!
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