Kawasaki to develop a four-cylinder engine for the Ninja 250 - The Financial Express

Kawasaki to develop a four-cylinder engine for the Ninja 250

With current technologies like fuel injection, ride by wire, it is likely for Kawasaki to match their new motorcycle's power to that of the ZXR250

By: | Published: March 6, 2017 3:53 PM
If the four pot Ninja 250 is put in production, it will have a price tag bigger than the previous Ninja 250 (Image: xKmph)

Kawasaki Ninja 250 was first introduced in 1983 in Japan. The brand was responsible of creating the fastest 250cc motorcycle in the world. And now again the Japanese manufacturer is poised to bring out a new four-cylinder Ninja 250, according to a report by TMCBlog. The company is apparently also studying strategies on its pricing and marketing. Kawasaki is familiar with four cylinder quarter litre motorcycles. The ZXR250 came with a 249 cc transverse four cylinder unit in the 1980s and 90s, while its power output was restricted to 45bhp under Japanese regulations, it was very well capable of churning out 50bhp.

With current generation technologies like fuel injection and ride by wire, it is likely for the Japanese manufacturer to match their new motorcycle's power to that of the ZXR250.

Kawasaki ZXR250R

The new Ninja 250 with a four-cylinder unit will be the only one motorcycle in the world with such an engine setup. Back in early 2000s, the ZXR250 was also the only one to play the field while other Japanese brands had all included twin cylinder engines for their quarter litre bikes.

The Honda CBR250RR, that makes 38.7 PS of power, will have some some serious competition once the new Ninja 250 is introduced. The CBR250RR so far is the most powerful quarter litre motorcycle.

If the four pot Ninja 250 is put in production, it will have a price tag bigger than the existing twin cyclinder, which already comes at a price than others in the same segment.

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