The D-Day has arrived. Now India has a real sports bike which does not burn a hole in our bank accounts. Priced at an ex-showroom price of nearly Rs. 2,70,000 more than 50 Kawasaki Ninjas have been distributed to Pro-Biking showrooms across India.

To meet the pollution norms in India, Bajaj Auto has decided to import the European model of Ninja 250R Fi which produces 29.5bhp @ 10500rpm and 21nm of torque @ 8500rpm.

Right now only two colours namely black and green are available, but we can expect more colours in the near future. Bajaj Auto had said that they expect one thousand units to be sold by the next 12 months, which in my opinion is quite possible. Stay tuned while we bring you exclusive photos and test ride reports of the mighty Ninja 250R.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Kawasaki Ninja 250R is a relatively cheaper entry-level sportsbike but still have broken many hearts with the price tag of approx Rs.3lacs on road.

  2. this is certainly an important page in india’s bike industry .. But yet d price of nearly 3 lacs is outrageous :-S .. D 220 produces 21 bhp and torque 19 .. Why to pay nearly extra 2 lacs ! For just extra 2 nm of torque and 8.5 bhp

  3. kabilan probably owns a pulsar or he is a s*ker for bajaj pulsar brand . why else a man in all his senses would cmpare a p220 with a ninja 250r ?

  4. Himanshu: kabilan probably owns a pulsar or he is a s*ker for bajaj pulsar brand . why else a man in all his senses would cmpare a p220 with a ninja 250r ?

    Dont get personal. Everyone have their opinion , right to express and everyone knows “language”

  5. I’m not a fan of Pulsar but here’s the comparison:
    P220 & R15: 250 R
    – Digital dash board Analog dash board
    – 220 CC and 150 KmPL in P220
    150 CC and 140 KmPL in R15 250CC&170Kmpl
    – R120/17 in P220
    R100/17 in R15 R130/17
    – No monoshock in P220 Rear monoshock
    – No full fairing in P220 Full fairing
    Fairing for R15 is much better
    – Beam light in P220 NA
    – R15 Rs 97000
    P220 Rs 70000 Rs 270000
    My take: Modify R15 with broad tyres and put a R6 tail. its better then 250R. Kawasaki disappointed me.

  6. @Shobhan: Yup…then what ails you if Himanshu expressed his opinions. The comparison was quite an absurd one. How on earth P220 can be compared to mighty Ninja.The pricing is no doubt somewhat one higher side, but it is worth buying it and let me tell you 8.5 bhp and 2nm of torque…is a huge difference(you see, the maximum speed is 170 kmph for Ninja…what else do you expect).

  7. hey even if d comparison is absurd the price of “the mighty ninja” is so hot it’ll burn ur pocket ! It has no use of the term “value for money” and himashanu guy should express only his views and shouldn’t comment on others ..

  8. Dude, the price is four times of Pulsar 220, so you can not expect the maximum speed to be four times of Pulsar and so for the power, and other things. When I bought my ZMA, many suggested me to buy Nano, I don’t even try to justify it why I am buying it.
    Why it is not value for money? The look is nice, it will easily do 140 kmph on highway…honestly speaking my ZMA shakes beyond 110. On highway you would feel like having a bike which can do more than 130 and Ninja would fit in it. Start saving money. R1 is more than 10 lacs…so in all Ninja is the first racing bike you can think of. 2.9 lac is decent, if you have the charm and if you are a connoisseur of high speed, buy it. It’s worth.

  9. Ninja is a very Good Bike and one of the First of its kind,
    But its quiet obvious that BAJAJ’s Policy is to introduce a new Version Frequently and make the Existing Customer’s Feel Bad. My Friend who bought a P200 recently is frustrated after seeing the P220.

    The Reason for which Ninja is available in only Two colors, Bajaj is Planning to Bring the Other Colors by Jan/Feb 2010 and will upgrade the Console to Digital &FI it soon

    Overall the Bike is Awesome Looks similar to the top end Ninja from Far Distance
    But Look at this Picture,

    http://www.vicky.in/slideshow/bajaj-kawasaki-ninja-test-drive-and-review/8/

    Too Plasticky, Outdated Cheap looking Console,and the Cockpit doesn’t seen like its a Super Sports Bike worth 3 lakhs.

    But Bajaj is clever will come up with a Upgrade in months wait and watch.

  10. only from the point of comparision of pricing, why a 250cc 29 BHP two wheeler is pricier than a 800cc 38 BHP four wheeler ( M alto), Where is all the money is going?

  11. it was a heart break wen i was waiting fr this bike more than 2 yrs 3 lac on road its tooo hard for biker’s in midddle class guys…v love bikes like others too …..y it cost more than 2lac even its 2.5 lac on raod mean its afordable for many people to buy and enjoy the real power of a starter sports bike ….bajai wantely rasied there price i guess …….it pains a lot man

  12. Avi: @Shobhan: Yup…then what ails you if Himanshu expressed his opinions. The comparison was quite an absurd one. How on earth P220 can be compared to mighty Ninja.The pricing is no doubt somewhat one higher side, but it is worth buying it and let me tell you 8.5 bhp and 2nm of torque…is a huge difference(you see, the maximum speed is 170 kmph for Ninja…what else do you expect).

    Shobhan: I agree that a entry level sports bike cannot be compared with P220, however ninja worldwide has never crossed 150 kmhr. Search for numerous videos on youtube.
    The second point is, what would one do with a 33 PS power if the rider is not racing / on a express highway. its good to have a sports bike at the garrage for show….always…for the ones who are willing to shell out this bunch of money

  13. Avi: @Shobhan: Yup…then what ails you if Himanshu expressed his opinions. The comparison was quite an absurd one. How on earth P220 can be compared to mighty Ninja.The pricing is no doubt somewhat one higher side, but it is worth buying it and let me tell you 8.5 bhp and 2nm of torque…is a huge difference(you see, the maximum speed is 170 kmph for Ninja…what else do you expect).

    ya, i agree 8.5 bhp and 2nm of torque is huge difference but i dont think it justifies 400% increase in the price

  14. @Shodhan: Dude, it grows logarithmically. In life, most of the things either takes the exponential or logarithmic form. See you get one more mark and you are in the JEE list. The difference is just one mark but the reward is much more than you can think of. Here I see it grows logarithmically. Even I am disappointed and I do agree it is too much and almost beyond my reach (4.5 times of my one month salary). I was all set to sell my new ZMA had it been priced within 2 lacs. Now I can not think of buying it, especially because of friends like you who always demotivates me (in good spirit). In good faith.

  15. Shobhan & Avi: With all due respect to your love towards this bike, I would like you to focus on some points.
    R6, GSX or any other 600’s comes for $ 8 to 10K in US. leaving aside the tax when imported, it works out to be Rs 500,000 approx. Appart from the whopping power they have got, there are lot of other excellent things in the bike like diamond frame alluminium chasis to support the power, inverted sophesticated shocks, wider tyres, bigger brakes and the list is long. So when I say Ninja 250r needs to justify its price its not only in terms of the power. Quality and specifications matters. I guess R15 is a hit only because of its quality and these characteristics. Imagine Indians buying 150 CC bike for A lakh, definately noone was willing to pay for the lovely fairing.
    Bajaj / Kawasaki needs to come out with ‘a walk’ of its pricing else its going to be like Comet (leaving aside the poor quality of Comet). What I feel is coming out with Fuel injected was a wrong decision, cos its one reason why the price is disproportionately high. Europe does not get a FI version but its still a hit over there. Also not sure if the new exhaust has contributed to the increase in price. Also parts are imported so tax on spare parts added to it. Hope good luck to Ninja 250 R.

    Another Option: I would rather buy a Comet (I know its a poor quality bike, but still justifies the price). 250 CC with inverted shocks, bigger disk brakes at Rs 1.85 lakhs. I think its a good deal.

  16. guys here’s fact u should know ! The true speed of the ninja 250 is only 149.8 km/hr measured by v box .. I watched this in the overdrive
    show in cnbc .. And the speedo looks stupid ..

  17. @karthik

    well check out there website they themselves said…that the bike could have crossed 149.8km/hr only they had longer stretch of road….

  18. man its 3 laks, i think thats a little too much, if it was around 2 maybe it would have been oki, well i dont think they’re going to sell 1000 bikes in one year, thats gona be a long shot. well, i’m still gona get one for sure next time i go to india.lolz

  19. hey fellas……..kawasaki had surely broken our hearts.but i beleive hyosung wont…..gt 250 might cool our hearts…..:)
    and mainly,dont underestimate our indian makes.they will show their best soon….:)

  20. my congrats to kawasaki for introducing the ninja 250R!my only suggestion is:please be open to the comments of your “fans” so that certain improvements or corrections can be made to avoid future “embarassments” re this great bike!Kawasaki used to make the “spectre” and LTD models in the early 80’s,can you revive these great cruisers for old school lovers like me?he he he!But it should be equipped with uni-trak rear suspension and other modern and upgraded “watchamacallit” to compete against the best models in its class. probably 150 t0 250cc will do. Congrats guys and more power!!! my best regards for a job well done. ( -nonong d. , exodus trailblazers zambo city philippines)

  21. No arguments with p220, r15 , and 250 ninja . Actually my dream bike Honda cbr 150 it will be launched earlier 2011. Look the differce.

  22. R15 is a smarter choice. Looks of R15 is better than Ninja. In terms of performance you can’t compare Kawasaki with Yamaha, Everybody knows the dominance of Yamaha in Moto GP.

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