Kawasaki Ninja® 250R
Wins 2008 “Best Bang for
the Buck” Award from
Each year Motorcyclist magazine recognizes the best motorcycles available in the
U.S. The new 2008 Kawasaki Ninja® 250R narrowly beat another Kawasaki model –
the legendary, but freshly-revised KLR™650 – for Motorcyclist’s “2008 Best Bang for
the Buck” award. The Ninja 250R offers big performance in a small package at an
equally diminutive price. Add in its new styling and improved power delivery and it’s
pretty obvious how the little Ninja that could, did in fact win this award. Here’s what
the editors at Motorcyclist had to say about the new Ninja 250R:
“The humble Ninja 250 has been Kawasaki’s best-selling model. What’s the appeal?
Low price, low weight, low seat height . . . and did we mention the low price?
“Seriously, for some small-in-stature sportbike enthusiasts, it’s the only bike they
“The most obvious difference is the more modern look, with a full-fairing patterned
after that of the Ninja ZX-6R and 10R, 17-inch wheels and petal-disc brakes.”
“...the transformation wasn’t purely cosmetic: The 250cc parallel-twin now revs to
13,000 rpm while delivering improved low-end and midrange power thanks to revised
cam timing and a new 2-into-1 exhaust.”
You can read the complete story in the September, 2008 issue of Motorcyclist.
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