Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 [Quick Comparison]

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250: CBR250RR and Ninja 250 are two premium twin-cylinder quarter-litre options available in several markets. Indian fans are waiting eagerly for both these machines as more buyers are now willing to spend higher-than-ever for refinement and fun associated with the twin-cylinder sportbikes. Still, none of these two has any concrete launch plans for the Indian market as Kawasaki has already launched the MY2021 of Ninja 300 at a very competitive price tag. Talking about Honda, at present, the brand’s focus is on single-cylinder motorcycles and scooters.

Kawasaki Ninja 250 is powered by a 249cc, liquid-cooled and fuel-injected engine producing 39HP @ 12,500 rpm and 23.5Nm @ 10,000 rpm. The bike weighs 167kg. Honda CBR250RR comes with a 249.7cc engine producing a maximum power of 40.2HP @ 13,000 rpm and a peak torque of 25 Nm @ 11,000 rpm. It weighs 168kg in the ABS trim.

The Honda CBR250RR is sharper in terms of design and carries USD golden front forks. This definitely gives an edge to the CBR250RR as Ninja 250 feels more touring-specific in front of its rival. Both bikes offer rider-friendly seat height and decent ground clearance.

Honda CBR250RR measures longer in terms of wheelbase and carries an advanced full-digital console while Ninja 250 shares the semi-digital console with Ninja 400. Both Kawasaki and Honda have a cult fan following in India. Most buyers may not pay much attention to detail but Honda CBR250RR comes out as a better option among these two sportbikes.

We hope Honda India will stop taking its sportbike fans for granted and plan a launch for this CBR in 2022. If launched, the new CBR250RR is expected to be priced around INR 3.75 lakhs. At present, Kawasaki has no plans to launch the Ninja 250 in India while the brand recently launched the 2021 Ninja 300 with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 3.18 lakhs. The prices mentioned here are ex-showroom.

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Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250

Quick Technical Specifications

CBR250RR Ninja 250
Displacement 249.7cc 249cc
Transmission 6-Speed 6-Speed
No. of Cylinders 2-Cylinder 2-Cylinder
Max. Power 40.2HP @ 13,000 rpm 39HP @ 12,500 rpm
Max. Torque 25NM @ 11,000 rpm 23.5NM @ 10,000 rpm
Fuel Supply Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Engine Cooling Liquid-Cooled Liquid-Cooled
Engine Type Parallel Twin Parallel Twin
Top Speed 179 kmph (Approx.) 170+ kmph (Approx.)
Mileage 20-25 kmpl (Approx.) 20-25 kmpl (Approx.)

Dimensions & Weight

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250
CBR250RR Ninja 250
Length 2065 mm 1990 mm
Width 725 mm 710 mm
Height 1095 mm 1120 mm
Wheelbase 1390 mm 1370 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm 140 mm
Seat Height 790 mm 785 mm
Kerb Weight 168 kg 167 kg
Fuel Tank 14.5 litres 14 litres
Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250
Honda CBR250RR Console
Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250
Kawasaki Ninja 250 Console

Brakes & Suspension

CBR250RR Ninja 250
Brakes (F) 310mm Single Disc 310mm Single Disc
Brakes (R) 240mm Single Disc 220mm Single Disc
Suspension (F) USD Front Forks Conventional Forks
Suspension (R) Monoshock Monoshock
ABS 2-Channel ABS 2-Channel ABS

Frame & Tyres

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250
CBR250RR Ninja 250
Frame Truss Frame  Trellis Frame
Front Tyre 110/70-17 110/70-17
Rear Tyre 140/70-17 150/60-17
Front Wheel 17-inch 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch 17-inch