2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL unveiled in Malaysia – RM17,689.00 (basic)


Finally the awaited Kawasaki Ninja 250SL has breaks cover in Sepang for its launch. Ninja 250SL comes with 250cc single-cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine. SL refers to the acronym of Super Light that is seemingly correct since the curb mass is 151kg. This is 17kg lighter than the Ninja 250 2-cylinder.
Power extracted by Ninja 250SL is 28hp at 9,700RPM and torque at 22.6Nm at 8,200RPM.
Only yellow and lime green colour are available for now.

The body comes with slim compact trellis-like chassis frame (but the official specs says this is Diamond type) for strength and sportier handling of the bike but able to keep it low cost for the masses. Also seen there is the same wheel design which is used for the Ninja 250 2-cylinder that shows 10-spoke Y-shape wheel. 


Here is another view of the 10-spoke Y-shape wheel that is looking very nice.


Overall design are made to be as sporty as its predecessor, Ninja 150R, which is based on super sports category. This mean it will have lower steering position for the rider to hug the tank and slips into the air bubble of the bike to avoid the wind.


As predicted, the engine comes from the KLX250 which is an engine from an expensive bike. This 1-cylinder 250cc engine are able to push out 28hp which is only less than 4hp compared to 250cc 2-cylinder engine of Ninja 250 at 32hp!


This could be a great engine that provide almost instant torque from low RPM and light enough to take it to the max RPM limit. Powerful, lightweight and torquey. But, what about its sound?


Kawasaki still adopts the hot air radiator deflector to deflect the heat away from the riders feet just like the way it is implemented on the Ninja 250 and the Z250.


Another interesting aspect of this bike is the used of Uni-Trak suspension that is identical to what racing bike uses. Honda have implemented the similar suspension setup with the name Prolink which is put on Honda CB150R Streetfire and CBR250R. Whether Unitrak or Prolink, this setup provide a better feel of the bike and improves the handling as the suspension can work nicely whether in low or high speed.


Kawasaki hasn’t left out the design of the meter to be modernised along with the modern looks of the bike. The meter cluster is luxurious and tasteful enough for modern rider. There is the big speed speedometer display. Above it is the rev counter. Clock, trip meter and fuel capacity indicator are also there too. On the sides there is battery fault, high beam, EFI fault, ABS and oil pressure indicator. It is a very informative meter cluster indeed. It can be further improved if they decide to put the gear indicator into it. The implementation of the gear indicator on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 is the best I have ever seen.


Modern bike needs modern technologies and this Ninja 250SL comes with ABS brake system to aid the handling of the bike in difficult conditions (but currently not available here in Malaysia). The brake comes with 2-piston caliper single disc brake system for the front and also 2-piston caliper disc brake system for the rear.



2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL/RR Mono Non-ABS Pearl Shining Yellow with graphics




2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL/RR Mono Non-ABS Lime Green with graphics


2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Tech Specs

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 1 Cyl DOHC

  • Displacement : 249 cm³

  • Bore x stroke : 72.0 x 61.2 mm

  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1

  • Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 4 valves

  • Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 1

  • Ignition : Keihin, Transistorized Ignition

  • Electric: Starting

  • Lubrication : Forced lubrication, wet sump

  • Maximum power 20.6 kW / 9,700 rpm

  • Maximum torque 22,6 N·m { kgf·m} / 8,200 rpm
    SS 400m : 15,5 s

  • SS 200m : 9,7 s

  • Max Speed : 153 km/h

  • Transmission 6-speed, return

  • Final Drive Sealed chain

  • Primary reduction ratio 2.800 (84/30)

  • Gear ratios: 1st 3.000 (393/11)

  • Gear ratios: 2nd 1.933 (29/159)

  • Gear ratios: 3rd 1.444 (31/22)

  • Gear ratios: 4th 1.217 (28/23)

  • Gear ratios: 5th 1.045 (23/22)

  • Gear ratios: 6th 0.923 (24/26)

  • Final reduction ratio 3.000 (42/14)

  • Clutch : Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Frame type Tube diamond

  • Rake/Trail 24° / 90 mm

  • Wheel travel, front 110 mm

  • Wheel travel, rear 116 mm

  • Tyre, front 100/80-17 M/C (52S)

  • Tyre, rear 130/70-17 M/C (62S)

  • Steering angle, left / right 36° / 36°

  • Suspension, front telescopic fork

  • Suspension, rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak swing arm

  • Brakes, front Single 263 mm petal disc. Caliper: dual-piston.

  • Brakes, rear Single 193 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual-piston.

  • Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.935 mm x 685 mm x 1,075 mm

  • Wheelbase 1,330 mm

  • Road Clearance 165 mm

  • Seat height 780 mm

  • Fuel capacity 11 litres

  • Curb Mass 151 kg


We have written more info here from the Indonesian launch of the same bike but with the name RR Mono: https://motomalaya.net/blog/2014/02/15/2014-kawasaki-250rr-mono-or-250sl-launched-in-indonesia-250cc-single-cylinder-28hp-ninja-150r-successor/

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL is RM17,689.00 (basic). This just a little bit higher than expected price of 17k but lower than Honda CBR250R RM18k.
Image credit to: Rashidi Malaysian Riders

via: tmcblog.com, http://pertamax7.com/2014/02/15/berkenalan-dengan-kawasaki-ninja-250-sl-ninja-rr-mono-ada-versi-abs-nya/, http://www.kawasaki-cp.khi.co.jp/mcy/street/14_bx250ab_e.html

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137 Replies to “2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL unveiled in Malaysia – RM17,689.00 (basic)”

    1. mmg smart.. design dia cantik kot.. ni la yg aku pernah tunjuk kt kau hritu yg dikatakan ganti ninja RR tu.. single silinder ja moto ni… performance mmg kureng la tpi minyak mungkin jimat bnyak daripada 2 silinder.. bunyi ekzos confirm2 mcm moto kapcai ja tpi xtau la kalau tukar ekzos jadi mcm mna… 🙂

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