Kawasaki has revealed a new single-cylinder version of its Ninja 250, designed for the Asian market. The fully-faired sports bike which was made its public debut at Kota Kasablanka, Jakarta, Indonesia, will be available in different parts of Asian market under two different names: the Kawasaki Ninja RR Mono or the Kawasaki Ninja 250SL.
The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja RR Mono or 250SL’s bodywork looks a bit more like the Kawasaki ZX-6R. It has an all-new steel trellis frame, eye-catching design elements, and a single halogen headlight. The RR Mono or 250SL also comes with a stylish exhaust, as well as 10-spoke, 17-inch wheels which are similar to those on the current Ninja 300 and 250, but are about a pound lighter and wrapped in smaller tires (a 100/80-17 up front and a 130/70-17 at the rear).
The Ninja 250SL or RR Mono has a length of 1935mm, a width of 685mm and a height of 1075mm, with a large wheelbase of 1330mm. The bike has a claimed weight of 332.9 pounds.
The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL or RR Mono has a good power and performance figures. It is powered by a liquid-cooled fuel-injected 249cc single-cylinder, DOHC based engine with a 72.0mm bore and 61.2 mm stroke, and a wet multi-disk clutch. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox transmission, and has a total output of 27.6 hp at 9700 rpm, a maximum torque of 16.7 ft-lb. at 8200 rpm, and a top speed of almost 153 mph, compared to the twin version which boasts 31.5 hp at 11000 rpm and 15.5 ft-lb at 10000 rpm.
For suspension, the 2014 Ninja 250SL or RR Mono uses a 37mm telescopic fork at front and 5-setting preload adjustable monoshock with a Uni-trak linkage system at rear. The braking duties handled by two-piston calipers that grip the 263mm disc at front and 193mm disc at rear. ABS is available as optional equipment.
The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL or RR Mono will be offered in four beautiful shades, including White, Red, Green and Yellow.