Quick Comparison: Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250: CBR250RR and the New 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 number of buyers are now willing to spend higher than ever for refinement and fun associated with the twin cylinder sportbikes. Still, none of these two have any concrete launch plans for the Indian market as Kawasaki has already reduced the pricing for bigger Ninja 300 and Honda’s focus on the commuter segment is quite practical. Also, fans can get their hands on the bigger Kawasaki Ninja 400 to get this attractive design.

Kawasaki Ninja 250 is powered by a 249cc, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine producing 39 HP at 12,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The bike weighs 167 kg. Honda CBR250RR comes with a 249.7cc engine producing 38.7 HP at 12,500 rpm and 23.3 Nm at 11,000 rpm. It weighs 168 kg in the ABS trim. Honda CBR250RR is more sharp 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.

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We hope Honda India will stop taking its sportbike fans for granted and plan a launch for this CBR in 2019. If launched, the new CBR250RR is expected to be priced around INR 3.50 lakh. Kawasaki has launched the Ninja 400 in India for INR 4.69 lakh and the brand recently dropped the price of Ninja 300 by INR 62,000, it now retails for INR 2.98 lakh. The prices mentioned here are ex-showroom.

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250

Quick Specs & Price Comparison

Honda CBR250RR Kawasaki Ninja 250
Displacement 249.7 cc 249 cc
Transmission 6-Speed 6-Speed
No. of Cylinders 2-Cylinder 2-Cylinder
Max. Power 38.7 HP @ 12,500 rpm 39 HP @ 12,500 rpm
Max. Torque 23.3 NM @ 11,000 rpm 23.5 NM @ 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
Honda CBR250RR Kawasaki Ninja 250
Length 2060 mm 1990 mm
Width 724 mm 710 mm
Height 1098 mm 1120 mm
Wheelbase 1389 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

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

Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250
Honda CBR250RR Kawasaki 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
Quick Comparison: Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250
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