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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250R


- 2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250R


For more than a decade, the term “Ninja” has been synonymous with Kawasaki sportbikes. In fact, the association is so widespread that even non-motorcyclists are familiar with the Kawasaki NINJA® motorcycle line-up. Such familiarity should come as no surprise to anyone, considering Kawasaki’s formidable history with sportbikes.

New for 2002 is the ultimate open-class sportbike, the new ZX-12R which features more than 130 updates, enhancements and improvements to the engine, chassis, suspension and more. With a more planted feel, lighter steering and more low- to mid-range power, the new ZX-12R is the bike of choice for serious enthusiasts. Also, new for 2002 is the NINJA ZX-9R which bristles with a host of performance and styling changes sure to blast it to the pinnacle of the liter class.

For the sporting adventurer, the new-for-2002 Kawasaki NINJA® ZZ-R1200 sport-touring motorcycle is the ideal vehicle. Designed specifically for motorcyclists interested in a performance-oriented ride, but who also seek the comfort and style of a bona fide grand-touring bike, the ZZ-R1200 can’t help but please.

And for all those sportbike riders who seek a more adventurous and winding route, Kawasaki features the ALL-NEW ZZ-R1200. A sportbike with a touring heart. Check out the features and styling of this new model.

On the professional racing level, Kawasaki has won an impressive nine AMA Superbike Road Racing Championships–more than any other manufacturer. Currently, modified NINJA motorcycles are raced by the Kawasaki Road Race team in its quest for championships. This includes the much lauded ZX-7R, upon which Kawasaki Road Racing’s Eric Bostrom and Doug Chandler battled for AMA Superbike victory in the 2001 season. Likewise, the ZX-6R provided the base for Bostrom’s 600 SuperSport mount in ’01 where he won multiple races.

Furthermore, Kawasaki has dominated the AMA/Prostar Motorcycle Drag Racing Series over the last several years. Team rider Rickey Gadson won three consecutive AMA/Prostar 750 Superbike National Championships, and teammate Chip Ellis was named Rookie of the Year in 2000.

In addition to these particular racer replicas, Kawasaki also offers other sporting options. These include the sporty-yet-affordable ZX-6 and some of the best entry-level bikes available in the form of the popular NINJA 500R and 250R models. Whether the goal is track time, canyon carving or NINJA performance at an economical price, all of these Kawasaki motorcycles deliver experience you crave.



Engine Type
4-stroke, liquid-cooled In-Line Twin

248 cc.

Bore x Stroke
62 x 41.2 mm.

Compression Ratio

Valve System
DOHC, 8 valves

Keihin CVK30 x 2



6-speed with Positive Neutral Finder

Frame type
Diamond, high-tensile steel

Rake / Trail
27 degrees / 3.3"


Suspension, Front
36 mm. hydraulic fork

Suspension, Rear
Bottom-Link Uni-Trak

Tire Front
100/80-16 Tubeless

Tire Rear
130/80-16 Tubeless

Brakes, Front
Disc with Balanced Actuation Caliper

Brakes, Rear

Seat Height

Fuel Capacity
4.8 gallons

Dry Weight
304 pounds

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.