Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

Castrol Power 1

Always keep the chain well lubricated.

Our Partners

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Originally posted by goldie View Post
    Hi TenHut...

    Can i ask what's the orange little box on your front left fork...
    tatz the transponder that is used in track for measuring the lap timings.

    @tenhut
    dude what was your timing in the green babe??
    Ride Safe!!

    Comment


    • Hi all,
      Finally got my Ninja on 25th of Feb from hyderabad

      You see those boxes in back of bike are all Ninjas waitin for delivery there are about four boxes at the service centre

      it seems there are more greens then blacks wondering which one is going to become rare. the day since i bought mine, i have seen only greens!! think its more popular and i see blacks are rare

      First of all, Congrats to all on owning the bike. its really a nice bike to drive in city as well as on the highways.took the bike on feb 25th. driven it straight to home about 8kms. its first time i was driving this bike, previous to this i used to ride bullet 500 and suzuki access. first i have liked in this bike is gears there are really smooth. there is no sliping of gears as said by others in this thread. well thats may be because of bullet which i used to drive previously which used to have neutral at every other gear. so, i quit used to the gearing. so,there is no chance of falling into false neutral.

      to make it a fast review. i will just tell the pro and cons of this bike.
      (guys please add ur reviews as well as i may not be mentioning all of them)

      well here is a another pic



      Cons first

      1. the first most thing i didnt liked in this bike is the seat. man seat is so hard my butt is still hurting. i have driven this bike about 220kms today as i wanted to complete the first stage of breakin process as early as possible and i have done about 480kms till now. thats abt 120kms a day.

      second i felt the chain is loose and its making lot noise when sitting on back. so, i went to mechnic to check with him. he said everything is normal in the bike. so guys do you hear the chain noise too!

      third i felt the clutch is really much harder than my bullet. i am feeling lots pains in left hand fingers.

      i think it would be a must to have golves for this bikes for daily use or touring

      pros
      First the day i took the bike, i felt the bike is underpowered as i didnt rev above 4k rpm. today as took the bike on the highway i felt really wrong.
      as i driven bike for short bursts to feel the power. ohh man its awesome



      second the bike is nice flickable one. you wont feel the weight of the bike, when flicking it.

      you will feel plenty of power only after 5k rpm. so, i think its really good for city driving as we dont need that much power at the bottom end.

      even my brother and uncle liking it so much there are giving me a hard time by not giving my bike as there taking it for ride!!!

      guys it would be a nice one even for the 100cc bike upgrader too!!

      as the spider-man says in the movie
      "power comes with lots of responsiblity"

      so guys please ride safe

      last one i feel the rear tyre hugger is a must. as there is lots mud accumlating on the rear suspension.

      guys how much does the cf rear hugger costs? whos already got em
      at present i am thinking about the yamaha fz rear tyre for temp use.

      Cheers !!
      Last edited by balkumar; 02-28-2010, 10:27 PM.
      Now Riding
      Harley Davidson 48
      Kawasaki Ninja 250r (sold)

      Comment


      • Originally posted by balkumar View Post
        as the spider-man says in the movie
        "power comes with lots of responsiblity"

        so guys please ride safe
        Congrats on the black beauty ! Give her your love !
        sigpic
        when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
        one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
        kamlesh kanda
        NO PACE TOO SLOW
        IF you're at all going to be a respectable rider one day, leave your pride at the "door."

        Comment


        • I read a message about the Ninja 250R being a bit uncomfortable resulting in wrist pain. It's a personal matter, certainly, however I have completed almost 200 kms on my bike and I have no problems whatsoever.
          With each ride it becomes so evident that me and the bike are becoming increasingly comfortable with each other. No complaints at all. All thanks to Bajaj for making it possible for us. Thank you good Lord.

          Comment


          • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
            Congrats on the black beauty ! Give her your love !
            Yeah thanks mate.
            loving her a lot!
            Originally posted by iformetal View Post
            I read a message about the Ninja 250R being a bit uncomfortable resulting in wrist pain. It's a personal matter, certainly, however I have completed almost 200 kms on my bike and I have no problems whatsoever.
            With each ride it becomes so evident that me and the bike are becoming increasingly comfortable with each other. No complaints at all. All thanks to Bajaj for making it possible for us. Thank you good Lord.
            Even i never felt the wrist pain. well it depend a lot on posture you sit on your bike
            Now Riding
            Harley Davidson 48
            Kawasaki Ninja 250r (sold)

            Comment


            • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
              So I am done with the california superbike schooling sessions.
              To all those who wanna know how the ninja handles on the track...i have no words to explain it to its entirety...
              in a nutshell..Its awesome sauce on the track...pure unadulterated motorsports fun.
              Hey tenhut, I would look forward to seeing more pictures and reading stuff about your experience. I am sure that will help all of us become better riders! Missed meeting you in Pune, maybe sometime soon!

              The bike handles amazingly well - I encountered a lot of twisties during the 'gift-a-dream' ride, and boy, does it lean. Superb!

              Thanks for posting your first ownership experience! It feels nice to ride that bike, doesn't it! Personally I am now finding people making gestures very irritating since it distracts me from my riding, specially at high speeds on the highway. I remember a few instances on the GQ where there were a few people hanging behind a bus and gripping tight with both their hands, but the moment they saw my bike, they let go of one hand to make the' your light is on' gesture. I immediately slowed down, fearful that the guy might fall on my bike! Sheesh...

              I felt that the gears were smooth on the Ninja - I just do the SOP; decelerate, press the clutch completely (no half clutch!) and shift.

              The seat is uncomfortable, and I can vouch on that after spending close to 11,000 kms on the bike! I am going to get Corbin padded seats for the Ninja soon! I also experienced some wrist pain initially during my run in trips, so I changed my riding posture. To second what tenhut says, use your abs and lower back to take the weight off the wrists and also slouch and bend your elbows generously. Normally people try and sit straight on the bikes, which is not the correct posture for the Ninja. During my trip, I once rode for 18.5 hours in a single day covering 1,100 kms and my wrists started paining only after completing 1,000 kms and that was due to the massive 30 km jam which I encountered and that involved pressing the clutch and accelerating-decelerating a lot. So change your posture and it should be cool.

              As for the suspension, you will start enjoying it once you hit high speeds on the highways - while I can see cars like Skodas bobbing up and down on the freeway at high speeds, my bike was just going straight and stable without bouncing much.

              Originally posted by balkumar View Post
              Hi all,
              Finally got my Ninja on 25th of Feb from hyderabad

              First of all, Congrats to all on owning the bike. its really a nice bike to drive in city as well as on the highways.took the bike on feb 25th. driven it straight to home about 8kms. its first time i was driving this bike, previous to this i used to ride bullet 500 and suzuki access. first i have liked in this bike is gears there are really smooth. there is no sliping of gears as said by others in this thread. well thats may be because of bullet which i used to drive previously which used to have neutral at every other gear. so, i quit used to the gearing. so,there is no chance of falling into false neutral.

              second i felt the chain is loose and its making lot noise when sitting on back. so, i went to mechnic to check with him. he said everything is normal in the bike. so guys do you hear the chain noise too!

              third i felt the clutch is really much harder than my bullet. i am feeling lots pains in left hand fingers.

              i think it would be a must to have golves for this bikes for daily use or touring
              pros
              First the day i took the bike, i felt the bike is underpowered as i didnt rev above 4k rpm. today as took the bike on the highway i felt really wrong.
              as i driven bike for short bursts to feel the power. ohh man its awesome

              second the bike is nice flickable one. you wont feel the weight of the bike, when flicking it.

              you will feel plenty of power only after 5k rpm. so, i think its really good for city driving as we dont need that much power at the bottom end.

              last one i feel the rear tyre hugger is a must. as there is lots mud accumlating on the rear suspension.

              guys how much does the cf rear hugger costs? whos already got em
              at present i am thinking about the yamaha fz rear tyre for temp use.

              Cheers !!
              Congrats balkumar! Thanks for sharing your ownership experiences with us!

              ps: get the Yamaha hugger, it worked like a charm throughout my trip! I am now thinking NOT to get the carbon fibre one since function wise it does the same thing and costs 100 times more.

              Comment


              • Friday 26th February: The day had finally come. Got my colleague to pick me up from my house and drop me at the probiking store.

                Got myself close to getting killed while darting across the road. Heard a few abuses from the Civic guy - I just managed to smile back at him. Little did he know......

                Meet Ravi at the store. Can finally see a sense of relief on his face. I am not surprised as I have been calling him everyday for the last 40 days. Must say - The guys at Gurgaon Probiking have been fabulous.

                Now when I look back - I was such a pest. I used to call them every day, drop by the store atleast once a week and beg - plead - threaten etc etc. all I wanted was my bike.


                Ravi - if you are reading this -Thanks a lot buddy. you guys are fabulous.

                Sachin Jain was there to handover the keys and while we were going through with all the formalities - Prabhjot aka Midnight joins in. Helps to have experienced friends standing by. Thanks buddy for dropping by.



                I was very surprised at the ease at which I was riding a completely new machine. I never once got confused between the brake and the gear.



                250 kms in 2 days is all I could do. Have planned a longish ride next week end.



                Managed to fit the CF rear hugger and the swingarm spools. Will install the Sliders next weekend. Will share pics once all is done.

                Comment


                • is rear-sets available for 250R?

                  @bluevolt--- some more light on Q7 and 250R ride please
                  Last edited by sheelpriye; 03-01-2010, 11:39 AM.

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by sheelpriye View Post
                    is rear-sets available for 250R?

                    @bluevolt--- some more light on Q7 and 250R ride please
                    Yes, you can buy aftermarket rear sets for the Ninja 250R. Not available in India currently but you can buy them abroad for abot 300 usd

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by malliah View Post
                      Yes
                      Not available in India currently but you can buy them abroad for abot 300 usd
                      has anyone fitted them? if yes, please post a snap
                      any idea whether performance racing store stocks it?

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                        Hey tenhut, I would look forward to seeing more pictures and reading stuff about your experience. I am sure that will help all of us become better riders! Missed meeting you in Pune, maybe sometime soon!

                        The bike handles amazingly well - I encountered a lot of twisties during the 'gift-a-dream' ride, and boy, does it lean. Superb!
                        yeah dude that was really my bad. The day you guys met in Pune was the day I had arrived at Pune from Chennai. I believe just a few hours later you guys were scheduled to meet up at a place which was another 20 kms from my residence. With little energy in me I decided to crash to the bedI plan to go to the track once every month so It shouldnt be difficult to catch up with you as I will always go to chennai via banglore.

                        Have a huge write up about my experience at cali sbk school coming up along with yet another attempt at making a vid .
                        Its just gonna take some time as I was absent from my workplace for 15 days and all the friggin work is breathing down my neck now like a fcukin elephant on crack.
                        sigpic
                        when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
                        one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
                        kamlesh kanda
                        NO PACE TOO SLOW
                        IF you're at all going to be a respectable rider one day, leave your pride at the "door."

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                          yeah dude that was really my bad. The day you guys met in Pune was the day I had arrived at Pune from Chennai. I believe just a few hours later you guys were scheduled to meet up at a place which was another 20 kms from my residence. With little energy in me I decided to crash to the bedI plan to go to the track once every month so It shouldnt be difficult to catch up with you as I will always go to chennai via banglore.
                          Yes, I can understand. I had trouble keeping my eyes open at the dinner myself due to the most tiring ride of my entire trip due to the heat and the traffic. Anyone who wears leathers and gets stuck in Mumbai traffic will know what I mean. The next time you go to Chennai via Bangalore, stay at my place. It is just a kilometer off the Mekhri Circle when you enter the city through NH4, so it is almost no diversion at all. And then you can leave early morning to Chennai! Just let me know a few days in advance as I travel a LOT on work and I will reschedule my plans if I know you are coming!

                          Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                          Have a huge write up about my experience at cali sbk school coming up along with yet another attempt at making a vid .
                          Its just gonna take some time as I was absent from my workplace for 15 days and all the friggin work is breathing down my neck now like a fcukin elephant on crack.

                          Tell me about it! I have a LOT of pending work too - take your time, my friend.

                          Comment


                          • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                            So I am done with the california superbike schooling sessions.
                            To all those who wanna know how the ninja handles on the track...i have no words to explain it to its entirety...
                            in a nutshell..Its awesome sauce on the track...pure unadulterated motorsports fun.
                            OT: Hey one very basic question.
                            Why your bike's headlight has been covered with black tape? Is there any specific logic behind that??
                            My thoughts...
                            http://hdhawan.blogspot.com

                            'Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right.'

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by harshit.d View Post
                              OT: Hey one very basic question.
                              Why your bike's headlight has been covered with black tape? Is there any specific logic behind that??
                              Because in event of a crash, the glass would shatter and leave pieces all over the track, making it hazardous. So if you look closely, the RVMs and the indicators have also been removed.

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by harshit.d View Post
                                OT: Hey one very basic question.
                                Why your bike's headlight has been covered with black tape? Is there any specific logic behind that??
                                track day rules require you to duct tape your headlamps, rear lamps, mirrors and signals. If theres a crash you then dont have to go looking for all the possible glass shards sprinkled over a patch of 1 km on the track.
                                Duct tapes are used even on cars.
                                Ideally one should remove the headlamps, signals, tail lamps etc.
                                I removed the tail lamps and signals on mine but couldnt afford to remove the headlights as I needed them to ride back to hotel in dark at the end of the day.

                                P.S: Bluevolt beat me by the speed of a volt.
                                Last edited by TenHut; 03-01-2010, 03:35 PM.
                                sigpic
                                when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
                                one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
                                kamlesh kanda
                                NO PACE TOO SLOW
                                IF you're at all going to be a respectable rider one day, leave your pride at the "door."

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X