Kawasaki unveiled a single-cylinder Ninja 250RR (or 250SL, as it will be named in some markets), which is intended for Indonesia and other Asian countries.
The new model was designed specifically to run on the demanding environment of Asia’s big cities. It has a common basis with the familiar twin Ninja 250R, but differs in key areas, such as the frame and the engine .
The frame along with the new, lighter engine, make the one cylinder Ninja weigh 20 kilos less than twin Ninja 250R. However, the one cylinder Ninja it is weaker, as it produces only 27.6 hp @ 9,700 rpm, but it has more torque (22.6 Nm @ 8,200 rpm).
The engine is a 249 cc single cylinder engine with injection. Moreover, the single-cylinder Ninja has a 37 mm telescopic fork and a monoshock rear linkage. For brakes, finally, Kawasaki chose two piston calipers for the disc of 263 mm at the front and 193 mm at the back and an ABS system.
As mentioned , the new Kawasaki Ninja 250 is intended for Asian markets. Of course it will be of interest to riders of Europe, as it is a pure urban small motorcycle. However, Kawasaki has not disclosed if they are going to bring the bike to Europe as well.