Second Generation Ninja Motorcycle

In this article, we are going to discuss about the second generation ninja motorcycle which were produced during the time period from 1986 to 1987.

Second Generation of Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycle (1986—1987)

The Kawasaki second generation ninja motorcycles are known as EX250-E, as they were produced under this name of EX250-E. These ninja motorcycles were marketed and sold off in Canadian and US markets under the name of Kawasaki Ninja 250R between the years 1986 and 1987, whereas, in countries other than US and Canada, the second generation ninja motorcycle were called as the GPZ-250R.

When the bikes belonging to the Kawasaki ninja motorcycle second generation were originally introduced into the market, they used to cost more than Honda Rebel, a bike in the same category and many of the reviewers also had issues with this motorbike. They complained about the bike, however also said that while the 14,000 redline was nice, the engine of the second generation of Kawasaki ninja motorcycle was slow.

Talking about the specifications of second generation of Kawasaki ninja motorcycle, its engine’s configuration is as such- A 4-stroke Inline twin engine with DOHC, Liquid cooled, 8-Valve, and a counter balancer.

It has an electric startup and electronically advanced ignition. The spark plug specifications are- NGK C8HA or ND U24FS-L (Canada: NGK CR8HS or ND U24FSR-U). As far as the transmission is concerned, the Kawasaki second generation ninja motorcycle has 6-speed manual transmission with constant mesh and return shift. Maximum speed is of Kawasaki second generation ninja motorcycle is equal to 94 mph (151 km/h).

Details regarding Kawasaki second generation ninja motorcycle dimensions are such that-

Wheelbase 1,400 mm (55 in)
Overall length 1,985 mm (78.1 in)
Overall width 695 mm (27.4 in)
Overall height 1,075 mm (42.3 in)
Ground clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
Seat height 745 mm (29.3 in)