At last, Kawasaki has done it again. Let me tell you the background. Long ago, when Ducati presented the Ducati 1199 Panigale S in the midst of the global economic crisis - and here you can put as many terrible adjectives as you want - the Ducati 1199 Panigale S, I underlined the fact that it was only the small Italian factory that really invested in development, as opposed to to the overall Japanese strategy. In general because there was an exception. Of these, only one manufacturer was committed to innovation: Kawasaki.
The simple gesture of effort or the strong commitment to competition personified in Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz, already differentiated them a lot from other manufacturers who were content to put three new stickers or change, partially, the line of the fairings. Well, if in 2011 the materialization of all this was his Kawasaki ZX-10R in 2012 the witness is picked up by his younger sister, the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250R.
This complete remodeling of the best entry-level bike to the world of two-wheeled sportsmanship has inherited the aesthetics of the 1,000cc four-cylinder from Superbikes. A real face lift that it does not remain only in the external image it also receives new cylinders, pistons and crankcases. In addition to a redesign of the chassis in search of the elimination of vibrations, new suspensions and new brakes with the option of ABS. We still do not know prices or data on its performance but we understand a power around 34cv with a declared weight of 172kg - 174 with ABS -.
On the other hand, we have not yet received information from the manufacturer about its commercialization, so it may not reach Europe. We hope, yes, that Kawasaki will let us enjoy in our country the, in my opinion, the most recommended and beautiful entry-level motorcycle - with permission from Aprilia -. I leave you with the gallery of the versions that will be available and various accessories.