These new sport bikes are lightweight and comfortable enough for an entry-level rider, but they've also got enough power to satisfy a seasoned pro.
Kawasaki Ninja 250R
The most affordable and fuel-efficient ride from Kawasaki yet, the Ninja scores big for its styling and handling ease. The 250R is the only 250cc sport bike sold in the U.S., so if you're looking for a compact, easy-to-operate machine that looks as badass as it makes you feel, this is your ride.
Type: 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4 Valve Cylinder Head, Parallel Twin
Top Speed: +/- 110 mph
Displacement: 248 cc
Bore x Stroke: 62.0 x 41.2 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.4:1
Power: +/- 25 hp (19 kW)
Torque: 18.1 lb-ft @ 10,000 rpm
Fuel injection: Keihin CVK30 x 2
Exhaust: single-side upswept 2-into-1 exhaust
More Info: Kawasaki.com