KAWASAKI Ninja (GPZ) 250R (1985-1987) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Sport Touring
Production years: 1985, 1986, 1987

KAWASAKI Ninja (GPZ) 250R 1985-1987 4 Photos
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The Kawasaki Ninja 250R was a sports bike manufactured by Kawasaki in 1986 and was part of the Ninja family. As an entry-level sports machine, the bike underwent several changes over its production period, receiving only three significant modifications.

The bike was manufactured between 1986 and 1987 and was sold as the Ninja 250R in Canada and US markets, while in other markets, it was known as the GPZ 250 R. When introduced, the bike was more expensive than the Honda Rebel, and people complained that the 14,000 red line was nice, but the engine was slow-revving.

In the visual department, the bike was fitted with standard features, such as a half fairing, a rectangular headlight, a small windscreen, a two-piece dual seat, a single exhaust system, and three-spoke lightweight aluminum wheels.

In the suspension department, the bike packed a tubular diamond frame design with a telescopic fork on the front, offering 140 mm wheel travel, and a Uni-Trak shock absorber on the rear, offering 130 mm wheel travel.

The braking performance was handled by a single 260 mm disc with a dual-piston caliper on the rear wheel and a 230 mm disc with a single-piston caliper on the rear wheel, offering optimum stopping power.

As for the power figures, the 1986 Kawasaki Ninja (GPZ) 250R had its soul brought to life by a 248cc four-stroke V-twin liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 36 hp at 11,000 rpm and 24 Nm (18 lb-ft) torque at 10,000 rpm.

KAWASAKI Ninja (GPZ) 250R 1985-1987

KAWASAKI Ninja (GPZ) 250R 248

engine specs
Type:Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-twin
Displacement:248 cm3
Bore X Stroke:2.44x1.62 in OR 62 mm
Compression Ratio:12.4:1
Horsepower:36/11000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:18/10000 lb-ft/RPM OR 24/10000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:Carburetors
transmission specs
Clutch:Wet multi-discs
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Chain
chassis specs
Frame:Tubular diamond design
Front Suspension:Hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear Suspension:UNI-TRAK system with single shock
Front Brake:Single disc with 2-piston calipers
Rear Brake:Single disc with 1-piston calipers
dimension specs
Overall Length:80.1 in OR 2035 mm
Overall Width:28 in OR 711 mm
Seat Height:29.3 in OR 744 mm
Wheelbase:55.1 in OR 1400 mm
Ground Clearance:6.1 in OR 155 mm
Weight:304 lbs OR 138 kg
Fuel Capacity:4.8 gallons OR 18.2 L
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