First impressions: Kawasaki Ninja 250R launch

Published: 15 April 2008

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in Barcelona to get a first taste of the sauciest 250 sports bike in years, the Euro-spec, fuel-injected Kawasaki 250R Ninja.

Here’s what he’s found out so far:

“Kawasaki is billing the quarter litre Ninja as a city commuter whose riders can attack back roads as and when they please.

“So far it’s proved to be agile and easy to ride through Barcelona’s badly congested streets and perimeter roads.

“It also looks the part and its budget price gives restricted licence holders the chance to sample Kawasaki’s sports range.”

Trevor’s full story on the Kawasaki Ninja 250 will be in MCN soon.

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  • MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at the Kawasaki Ninja 250R launch