It looks like a hypersport, but its seating position is as comfortable as a standard's. It's named after a line of superfast bikes, but is sedate enough for beginners. Its build quality is high, but its price is about as low as it gets.
But then, does Kawasaki's Ninja 250R even need an introduction? Since receiving a stylistic and functional makeover in 2008, which you can read about here, the Ninja has continued its legacy as a top seller for Team Green.
To those of us who've known this little screamer for a while now, it's not a mystery. Perhaps the only mystery in our minds is why the other Japanese OEMs have been content to let Kawasaki own this segment for the past couple of decades or more, but we'll save that for the sidebar.
For those of you who need a refresher, here goes.
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