SPIED: Is this the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 250R?

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The folks at Warungasep and TMCblog have got some interesting details for motoring enthusiasts. The Indonesian websites have shared images of a catalog which they claim is likely to be the new generation Kawasaki Ninja 250R which is expected to reach their market by 2017. This upcoming Ninja 250R, similar to its previous iterations, is expected to carry a parallel twin setup.

The current Ninja 300’s design is inspired by the ZX-10R and the upcoming model is expected to follow the same cue. However, the motorcycle, as seen in the leaked images, receives a radical cosmetic overhaul with futuristic LED headlight setup. If you remember, we had reported about a leaked image (one with front view sourced from TMCBlog) in September 2014 when it was speculated that it is a four-cylinder Ninja 250 with the ‘RR’ moniker. While we did not hear much since then, the new report suggests that it would be a twin-cylinder Ninja 250R and may not carry the RR moniker.

New Kawasaki Ninja 250 (1)

The quarter-litre battle between the Japanese manufacturers was majorly participated in by Honda and Kawasaki until Yamaha revealed the YZF-R25 in 2014. Suzuki is reportedly ready with its quarter-litre which is expected to reach the showrooms sometime this year. According to earlier reports, Honda is preparing its futuristic looking quarter-litre, the CBR250RR, and thus it would not be completely incorrect to see similar steps taken by Kawasaki in the foreseeable future. Moreover, if this motorcycle does make it to production stage, expect a similar design to be implemented on the 300cc version as well.

Technical specifications are yet unknown but we can expect to see a similar mechanical format as the current breed of Ninja 250R motorcycles but with a slight bump in performance and addition of rider aids such as slipper clutch and ride-by-wire technology.

2016 Ninja ZX-10R

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The world of motorcycling is expected to undergo massive updates and the renders of Ninja 250R and the CBR250RR are more or less what we can see in the future. Would you like to see the same? Share your views with us through the comments section below.

Source: warungasep

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