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Old 07-08-2009, 11:39 AM   #107 (permalink)
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2003 Ninja EX250 - '03 Kawasaki Ninja EX250
90 day: 78.57 mpg (US)

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I just need to chime in here for a second...

Lately, I have noticed that my accomplishments with my Ninja 250 have persuaded peoples interest towards buying one.

While the 08-09 Kawasaki Ninja 250's look very different from the 87-07 models, you guys need to understand that they are different bikes! Sure, they have the same engine... almost. The New Ninja 250's have different cams and are tuned differently than its older twin. Also, the wheel sizes are different, the stock gearing is different, etc etc etc. Its almost a completely rebuilt motorcycle.

Having said that, the new Ninja 250's do not get the same fuel economy as the older ones. Through break-in, most guys are seeing MPG numbers in the 40's!! Average on the bike seems to be in the mid 50's. My ninja in stock form got around 70mpg!

Could that improve over 30% using techniques i have been using on my 250? Probably. But i don't think you will see a 100mpg 08-09 Ninja 250 anywhere.

Conclusion: Ninja 250's are a complete BLAST to own!! They are easy to work on and maintain, INSURANCE IS CHEAP, they are light weight (easy to push around the garage, etc), and replacement parts for them are plentiful!

For those interested, head over to the Ninja 250 forums and check out the plethora of information and support for these bikes.
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