Confusing for choosing Ninja series? today let see the 2012 Ninja 250 VS 2012 Ninja 650 battle, remember, to get the best and suitable motorcycles for us, we need to ask about "needs" first, if you can find the answer for this question, I believe that you can easily to pick the best motorcycles for you. In 2012, Kawasaki motorcycles (Kawasaki USA) has released the new Ninja street bikes with new name, now both of bikes 2012 Ninja 250 and Ninja 650 has been born with no R code again (no 250R or 650R), is there any changes to the bikes? yes but not so many as my expected.
Actually, to pick the motorcycles (Ninja 250 or Ninja 650) is so easy, all you have to do is asking to your self, do you need a 250cc motorcycles or 650cc? in 250cc class, Kawasaki has ready to serve you with Ninja 250 also for 650cc with Ninja 650 series, both of bikes also has comes with new edition (2012 production). But I know that many of motorcycles riders need more information for choosing a perfect bikes for daily ride and today I hope you will like this comparison.
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 Price : $4199 - $4449 (MSRP)
4-stroke, 250cc, DOCH, liquid-cooled, Parallel-Twin Engine, Carburetor
I believe that many of beginner motorcycles rider loved Ninja 250, Ninja 250 is one of powerful lightest motorcycles, it has comes with 250cc DOCH Parallel-Twin engine and six speed transmission, for 2012 edition, Kawasaki Ninja 250 has not many changes, it's still like 2011 edition but now comes with new decal. What about the seat height? well 2012 Ninja 250 edition has 30.5 in. of seat height and 374.9 lbs. of curb weight, it's friendly enough for all new beginner motorcycles even for woman.
As you can see, 2012 Ninja 250 has comes with no many "new features", so the engine performance looks still the same with previously edition. Ninja 250 top speed can run at 170KM/h (defending riders and road test place) see it? if you real beginner motorcycles rider, the Ninja 250 sport street motorcycles is fast enough for you!!, Ninja 250 also has completed with disc brakes for both of side, single 290mm hydraulic petal disc with two-piston caliper on the front brakes and single 290mm hydraulic petal disc with two-piston caliper on the rear brakes system, more more than enough for 250cc motorcycles class.
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Price : $7,499.00 (MSRP)
4-stroke 649cc, DOCH, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, Parallel-Twin engine, Injection
One of may favorite middle class of sport street bike in the market, in 2012, Kawasaki Ninja 650 has been born with many changes such as new body work, lower seat height (31.7. in.), new exhaust design, and others, you can read more here : 2012 Ninja 650 features.
Fir easy way to choose, check the comparison data below
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 2012 Prices : $4199 - $4449 (MSRP) 2012 Prices : $7,499.00 (MSRP) 250cc of engine capacity 649cc of engine capacity DOCH, Liquid-cooled, Parallel Twin DOCH, Liquid-cooled, Parallel Twin 6 speed transmission 6 speed transmission Carburetor fuel system Injection fuel system 30.5 in. of seat height 31.7. in. of seat height 374.9 lbs. of curb weight 460.8 lbs. of curb weight Colors : Black, Green, Red Colors : Black, Green, Red
Oh yeah the 2012 Ninja 650 also has comes with Dual 300mm petal discs with two-piston calipers on the rear side, it's better than Ninja 250 (single disc). So, are you ready for choosing a suitable bike for you?
*Update : Ninja 650 top speed : approx 200KM/H - 220 KMH
(based from many of youtube video)
Go for 2012 Ninja 250 if you need a simple and compact sport bike with good performance, light of weight, and cheap of prices, but you can go for 2012 Ninja 650 if you need more powerful motorcycles engine than 250cc, it's still light of weight, low seat height but the prices is more expensive than Ninja 250. Good luck and happy choosing. Here is more specs about this Ninja series
- 2012 Ninja 250 specs
- 2012 Ninja 650 specs
Keep safety ride and have a nice days.