kawasaki ZXR250 (1997-98)

The Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja was a sporty motorcycle produced between 1997-98. It had a four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder, DOHC engine with a capacity of 249cc and a liquid cooling system, capable of producing a maximum power of 45hp at 15000rpm and a maximum torque of 2.6 kgf-m at 11500rpm. The bike had a wet, multi-disc, manual, cable-actuated clutch and a six-speed transmission with a final drive of a chain. The frame was made of perimeter, pressed aluminum and had a front suspension of telescopic forks and a rear suspension of Uni-track, swing arm. The front and rear brakes were respectively 2x discs 2 piston calipers and a single disc 1 piston caliper. The Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja had a wheelbase of 1360mm, seat height of 735mm, and a ground clearance of 141mm with a dry weight of 141kg. The motorcycle had a fuel capacity of 15 litres and had a top speed of about 170 km/h. It had good stability and maneuverability due to 24 degrees rake and 85mm trail. The Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja was offered in a stylish design with a sporty look and was a popular choice among young riders.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki ZX-R 250 Ninja

Year: 1997 – 98

Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 249 cc / 15.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 49 x 33.1 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 12.2:1
Induction: 4x Keihin CVK D30 carburetors
Ignition: TCBI
Spark Plug: NGK CR9E or ND U27ESR-N
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 45 hp / 32.8 kW @ 15000 rpm
Max Torque: 2.6 kgf-m / 24.5 Nm @ 11500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, Multi-disc, Manual, Cable-actuated
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Perimeter, pressed aluminium

Front Suspension: Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Rear Suspension: Uni-track, Swing arm
Rear Wheel Travel: 113 mm / 4.4 in
Front Brakes: 2x discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 110/70-R17 54H
Rear Tyre: 140/60-R18 64H
Rake: 24 degrees
Trail: 85 mm / 3.1 in
Dimensions: Length 2000 mm / 78.7 in Width 685 mm / 27.0 in Height 1090 mm / 42.9 in
Wheelbase: 1360 mm / 53.5 in
Seat Height: 735 mm / 28.9 in
Ground Clearance: 141 mm / 5.1 in
Dry Weight: 141 kg / 311 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 15 Litres / 3.4 US gal

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