Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja

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Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja
Manufacturer
Production 1989 - 90
Class Sportbike
Engine
Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Compression ratio 12.2:1
Ignition TCBI
Spark Plug NGK CR9E or ND U27ESR-N
Transmission 6 Speed
Frame Perimeter, pressed aluminum
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Uni-track, Swing arm
Brakes Front: 2x discs 2 piston calipers
Rear: Single disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 110/70-R17 54H
Rear Tire 140/60-R18 64H
Wheelbase 1360 mm / 53.5 in
Seat Height 735 mm / 28.9 in
Weight 141 kg / 311 lbs (dry),
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 15 Liters / 3.4 US gal
Manuals Service Manual



Engine[edit]

The engine was a Liquid cooled cooled Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.. The engine featured a 12.2:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Wet, Multi-disc, Manual, Cable-actuated.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/70-R17 54H front tire and a 140/60-R18 64H rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2x discs 2 piston calipers in the front and a Single disc 1 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Uni-track, Swing arm. The ZX-R 250 Ninja was fitted with a 15 Liters / 3.4 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 141 kg / 311 lbs. The wheelbase was 1360 mm / 53.5 in long.

Photos[edit]

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Overview[edit]

Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja









The ZXR 250 is a 249*cc (15.2*cu)*Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (16) made by Kawasaki. It was introduced in 1988, with a minor update for the 1990 model year, and a considerable redesign for 1991, after which the ZXR250 received only color scheme changes until 1993 when a 39hp (29.08kw) and 180km/h (111mp/h) limit was introduced due to changes in Chinese law (excluding Malaysian models). Like the Honda CBR250, Yamaha FZR250 and Suzuki GSX-R250, the ZXR250 is noted for advanced, almost excessive, engineering and design. Ninja ZXR-250 models ZX-250 A1,A2,B1,B2: Produced from 1988 to 1991. ZX-250 C1,C2,D1: Produced from 1991 to 2004 1991-1999 in Japan 1999-2004 in Malaysia (these models were only produced in a silver and black color scheme). This bike was unofficially re branded as the ZX-2R or ZXRR in Australia by importers.

An SP (sports production) model known as the ZXR-250R was also available from 1990-1993 Known as the B1,B2 and D models. These models have CVKD 32*mm (1.3*in) keihin carburettors, different 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear ratios, a larger exhaust, different CDI (higher power curve, no speed limiter, 19,000rpm rev limiter and no hp limiter) rear suspension . The B2 models also had a single seat cowl.




Make Model Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja
Year 1989 - 90
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Displacement 249 cc / 15.2 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 49 x 33.1 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression 12.2:1
Induction 4x Keihin CVK D30 carburetors
Ignition TCBI
Spark Plug NGK CR9E or ND U27ESR-N
Starting Electric
Max Power 45 hp / 32.8 kW @ 15000 rpm
Max Torque 2.6 kgf-m / 24.5 Nm @ 11500 rpm
Clutch Wet, Multi-disc, Manual, Cable-actuated
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Perimeter, pressed aluminum
Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Rear Suspension Uni-track, Swing arm
Rear Wheel Travel 113 mm / 4.4 in
Front Brakes 2x discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 110/70-R17 54H
Rear Tire 140/60-R18 64H
Rake 24°
Trail 85 mm / 3.1 in
Dimensions Length 2000 mm / 78.7 in Width 685 mm / 27.0 in Height 1090 mm / 42.9 in
Wheelbase 1360 mm / 53.5 in
Seat Height 735 mm / 28.9 in
Ground Clearance 141 mm / 5.1 in
Dry Weight 141 kg / 311 lbs
Fuel Capacity 15 Liters / 3.4 US gal