The Ninja brand name is a special one to Kawasaki. They have a wide variety of bikes, under this umbrella to suit riders over a wide spectrum. A Kawasaki dealer in Mumbai – Anzen – located in Jogeshwari is offering a discount of Rs 2.5 lakhs on the Ninja 1000 along with an ARAI helmet costing Rs 50,000, taking the total to Rs 3 lakh, which is the cost of the newly launched Z250.
The Ninja 1000 is priced at Rs 12.5 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi where as the Z250 has an ex-showroom price of Rs 3.09 lakhs, which is similar to the discount being offered (2.5 lakhs + 50,000). A new model of the Ninja 1000 is expected to be launched soon, before which the dealer wants to clear stock of the existing bikes, from the looks of it. The bike is still in its 2016 model year and the company still hasn’t released the 2017 model in the Indian market yet.
The bike is powered by an inline four cylinder liquid cooled 1043 cc engine making 140 Bhp and 111 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The bike gets Kawasaki’s power mode selector with three stage traction control. The bike was launched along with the Z1000, which is the naked version of this bike. The Ninja is built on an aluminium frame, to keep weight low.
The Z250 on the on the other hand is a naked bike. It was recently introduced and is powered by a 249 cc , parallel -twin engine making 31.50 Bhp and 21 Nm. This is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The bike has a LCD screen up front which displays a wide range of information, including a trip meter and a fuel indicator. The bike was launched earlier in the year and is available in all the pro-biking dealerships. The bike in being brought in as completely knocked down kits (CKD) as of now.