This is the question which is often I get, 2012 Ninja 250R VS 2011 Ninja 250R, which is better or worth to buy? let see together, before we see the difference betwwn both of Ninja 250R edition, I just wanted to tell you that it's almost the same bike, everything is almost the same, 2012 and 2011 ninja 250r, has same engine specs that it's almost 100% no different. Before you decide to buy a Kawasaki ninja 250 sport motorcycle edition, you should better check this out.
2012 Kawasaki ninja 250r: prices started at $4,199 - $4,444 (Nov, 2011), it's come with the same engine as 2011 edition but the colors looks fresh and better than previous version, if you want to get the latest Ninja 250 series, 2012 Kawasaki ninja 250 is good choice for you, truly, I have others interesting information about this bike, you can read here (2012 Ninja 250 come with no R) or you can read here, it's 2012 Ninja 250r vs 2012 Honda CBR250R
2011 Kawasaki ninja 250r : prices started at $3,999 - $4,249 (Nov,2011), it's cheaper than 2012 edition, but don't worry about the engine performance it's still great. The colors series is good too, so if you have limited budget for Ninja 250 series, 2011 Kawasaki ninja 250r is the best choice for you. You can read more about this edition here (2011 Kawasaki ninja 250r).
Conclusion, both of the bikes are good, same engine, same performance, same design and style, same riding position and comfortable ride but different prices and paint decal on the fairing, so if you need new Ninja 250 series, 2012 Kawasaki ninja 250r is your, but if you want to get Ninja 250r with limited budget, 2011 Ninja 250 is not bad. So, which is better? 2012 Kawasaki ninja 250r VS 2011 Kawasaki ninja 250r? it's defending your need, your style and your money / budget, but if I have to choose as Kawasaki 250 fan, 2011 edition is my choice, good luck and hopefully you like it. Thanks.