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Honda CBR 250 v Kawasaki Ninja 250R - will either go ton-up?

By Guy Procter -

First rides & tests

 15 April 2011 17:24

Senior MCN road tester Adam Child and MCN road tester Bruce Dunn are currently at Bruntingthorpe proving ground pushing Honda's new CBR250 and Kawasaki's Ninja 250R to the limit flat out down the two mile straight.

But which will come out on top, the single cylinder driven Honda or the parallel twin Kawasaki? Will either bike make the magic 100mph mark? What's your guess?

Honda CBR250 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Power 26bhp 32.5bhp
Torque 17.6ftlb 15.2ftlb
Weight 161kg 165kg

To find all the answers plus 1/4 mile times and 0-60 check out the April 20 issue of MCN.