Kawasaki recently revealed the new Kawasaki Ninja RR Mono, which has been designed and developed especially for Asian markets such as that of Indonesia and comes equipped with a single-cylinder engine.
With this, the Japanese biggie has a single cylinder entry level Ninja model, which is a bit less powerful but on the same time, offers more value for money and is as much as 46 pounds lighter.
Unlike what was being thought by many, the new RR Mono doesn’t share its frame with the current gen Ninja 250 and 300 and even its styling looks more like that of the ZX-6R, instead of that of the regular 250. Akin to the last gen Ninja 250, the new RR Mono has a single headlight.
Powering this model is a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single cylinder, 249cc engine that has a 72.0mm bore and 61.2 mm stroke. The motor has a max power output of 27.6 hp at 9700 rpm and peak torque of 16.7 ft-lb. at 8200 rpm. The twin cylinder Ninja 250 has a max power of 31.5 hp at 11000 rpm and slightly lower peak torque of 15.5 ft-lb at 10000 rpm. Compared to the Ninja 250’s claimed weight of 379.2 pounds, the new RR Mono also has a lower weight, of 332.9 pounds. All this means that the two models have a very similar power to weight ratio.
The new Ninja Mono RR boasts of an all-new steel trellis frame that Kawasaki says “offers a slim nimbleness similar to the 150cc two-stroke Ninja RR”.
Suspension duties on the Mono RR are courtesy front 37mm telescopic fork and five-setting preload adjustable monoshock with a Uni-trak linkage system at the rear. Braking ocmes from two-piston calipers equipped 263mm front disc and a 193mm rear disc. ABS is optional and adds 2 pounds to the weight.
It remains to be seen of the Indian market would get the new Kawasaki Ninja RR Mono/250SL. Stay Tuned.
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