Looking to get a 250r, but i have a few questions. - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1
Looking to get a 250r, but i have a few questions.

Hello everyone, i am just getting into motorcycles and im looking to get a bike within the next couple of months. I am very interested in the 250 mostly because i am 18 and insurance is ridiculous for bigger and faster bikes, but i have a few questions. What type of gas mileage can i expect when running it normally, not running it super hard or anything? I will be using it for driving back and forth to college because i have to get better than the 15mpg im getting out of my jeep right now. How many miles can i expect the engine to last when properly taken care of? My last question might seem weird, but how many rpms does the bike run when going 60 mph and 70 mph in 6th gear. Thanks for helping me out.
Coyotehunter2011 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 07:15 AM
Junior Member
Gunner's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 19

Sent from my Motorcycle iPhone app
Gunner is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 07:29 PM
Senior Member
tadster00's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 917
I think typically, if you take care of it then the engine should last you at least 50,000 miles. Different people say different things, but 30,000 seems about the norm.

I have an '07 (older model) and between 60-70mph, it runs between 8-9 thousand rpms. A lot of people will change the front sprocket, and that helps the rpm's go down.

100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3
tadster00 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 07:30 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: VA
Posts: 37
yo, im 18 as well and have a ninja. I cruise around 7k to 9k rpm when going 60.
i got around 63 mpg for the month of october.
30k - 60k sounds about right on the 250. After that many miles, you'll probably want to step up to a bigger bike anyways. But, an engine rebuild would be in the works at that mileage. Cylinder overbore, new pistons and rings, timing chain, timing chain guides, seals, bearings, valve job, and new clutch plates are the least you could expect.

Like a car, you'll need regular oil changes every 3,000 miles, new tires periodically (bike tires only last about 5,000 - 8,000 miles or so,) new drive chain and sprockets every so often (maybe 10,000 to 15,000 miles, depending on how often you manually oil it.) Spark plugs and brakes every 6 - 10,000 miles, you have to have your valves adjusted in the same interval. Every couple of years, have your dealer or shop go through everything, check the battery, lube the cables, adjust chain, check steering head and wheel bearings, etc etc.
The just keep the bike running healthy and you never know how long they can go.
slayer3041 is offline  
Sponsored Links



Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome