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Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Yamaha YZF-R15 Comparison

The detailed Motorcycles comparison of Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL and Yamaha YZF-R15, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL priced at RM 16,689 while the Yamaha YZF-R15 Motorcycles has a price tag of RM 11,988 . Comparing the technical specifications, Yamaha YZF-R15 engine displacement is 155 while the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL houses a 249 engine.

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Overview: Ninja 250 SL vs YZF-R15

Key Features

Start Option Electric Electric
Maximum Power 27.6 hp 19.04 hp
Displacement 249 cc 155 cc

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User Ratings & Review Comparison

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  • Ideal city commuting edition from Kawasaki

    I was specifically searching for perfect city bikes that may help me commute easily even through this hustling city crowd. Finally, after a vivid...

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    Ahmad Sep 13, 2022 for Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL
  • Mimics a proper mid-size sports bike

    I have always been a fan of sports bikes, and when I saw the Yamaha yzf-r15 I was impressed by its design and features. I have to say it is one of...

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    Jayce Jan 23, 2023 for Yamaha YZF-R15

From The Experts

Things we like

Lightweight handling

Sharp styling

Cheaper by comparison

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The Yamaha YZF R15 has always been praised for the way it manages to appear a scaled-down version of the mighty Yamaha YZF R1. The new generation model surpasses its predecessor with much sharper visual appeal and much more modern features like fully digital meters and LED lights at front and rear.

The 155cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine with which the YZF R15 is blessed is a sweet engineering marvel. The engine is equipped with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), which makes it feels much more responsive and refined as one would expect it from. In addition to it, the bump in power and torque outputs over its predecessor too is very praiseworthy.

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Things we don't like

Superbike ergonomics

Not very practical

No gear position indicator

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The biggest problem of the previous generation Yamaha YZF R15 has been transferred to this new generation model as well – the pillion seat comfort. The pillion perch is positioned at quite a height, which makes it uncomfortable for longer rides

While the LED headlamps of the Yamaha YZF R15 look cool with their slim and minimalistic design, the throw of the light in night conditions is not that good. It requires much more brightness to make the visibility ahead much better in poor light conditions in night.

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Engine & Performance

Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC SOHC
Exhaust Pipes Single Exhaust Single Exhaust
No. Of Cylinder 1 1
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 11.6:1
Displacement 249 155
Bore X Stroke 72 mm x 61.2 mm 58 mm x 58.7 mm
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Maximum Power 27.6 19.04
Maximum Torque 22.6 Nm 14.7 Nm
Injection Type Fuel Injection --
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 11.0 L 11.0 L
Lubrication System Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump Wet Sump
Engine Type Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, Single Cylinder Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke. SOHC
RPM at Maximum Torque 8200 8500
RPM at Maximum Power 9700 10000
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Seating Capacity 2 2
Ground Clearance 165 mm 160 mm
Wheel Base 1330 mm --
Width 685 mm 725 mm
Length 1935 mm 1990 mm
Height 1075 mm 1135 mm
Kerb Weight 151 kg 137 kg
Category Sport Sport
Seat Height 780 mm 830 mm
Oil Tank Capacity -- 1.05 L
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Fuel & Ignition

Start Option Electric Electric
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition System Digital TCI
Fuel Supply System Fuel Injection --

Chassis & Suspension

Side Wings Yes --
Body Frame Material Steel --
Seat Type Dual Stepped --
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork --
Body Frame Type Tube Diamond --
Rear Suspension Uni Trak --
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Wheels & Tyres

Front Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Tyre 130/70 ZR17 140/70 R17
Front Tyre 100/80 ZR17 100/80 R17
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Radial, Tubeless

Gear & Transmission

Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual

Safety & Security

Back Rest No No
ABS Yes No
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Shutter Lock No No
Leg Guards No No
Stability Control No No
Traction Control No No
Launch Control No No
Riding Modes Sport Sport Street, Sport Street, Sport
Engine Check Warning Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Alarm No No
Wheel Lock Front/back No No
Central Locking -- No
Side Reflectors -- Yes
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Side Stand Indicator No No
Odometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Display Screen Yes Yes
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital Digital Digital
Oil Change Indicator Yes No
Navigator No No
Speedometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Tripmeter Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes
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Differentiating Features

Height Adjustable Seats No No
Cruise Control No No


Adjustable Headlights Yes Yes
Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V 12 V 12 V
Head Lamp Halogen Halogen LED LED
Indicator Light Yes Yes
Accessory Outlet -- No
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Rear Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc
Front Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc

Chassis & Suspension

Side Wings -- Yes
Body Frame Material -- Alloy Alloy
Seat Type -- Dual Stepped Dual Stepped
Front Suspension -- Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension -- Monocross Monocross
Body Frame Type -- Deltabox Deltabox
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Motorcycles Comparisons By Experts

Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Yamaha YZF-R15 FAQs

Which Motorcycle is cheaper between Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Yamaha YZF-R15?

Ninja 250 SL is priced at RM 16,689 and YZF-R15 is priced at RM 11,988 . Hence YZF-R15 is the cheapest amongst these Motorcycle.

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Which Motorcycle has Higher ground clearance between Ninja 250 SL vs YZF-R15?

The Ninja 250 SL comes with a ground clearance of 165 mm , on the other hand the YZF-R15 comes with a ground clearance of 160 mm , hence the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL has better ground clearence and off roading capabilities.

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What is Ninja 250 SL vs YZF-R15 dimension size comparison?

The Ninja 250 SL dimension are 1935 mm length, 685 mm width, 1075 mm height while the YZF-R15 Dimensions are 1990 mm length, 725 mm width, 1135 mm height. Hence the YZF-R15 is more longer more wider and more higher.

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