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Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Yamaha YZF-R25 Comparison

The detailed Motorcycles comparison of Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL and Yamaha YZF-R25, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL priced at RM 16,689 while the Yamaha YZF-R25 Motorcycles has a price tag of RM 19,464 . Comparing the technical specifications, Yamaha YZF-R25 engine displacement is 249 while the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL houses a 249 engine.

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Overview: Ninja 250 SL vs YZF-R25

Key Features

Start Option Electric Electric
Displacement 249 cc 249 cc
Maximum Power 27.6 hp 35.5 hp

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User Ratings & Review Comparison

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  • Certain attributes that this Kawasaki lacks

    Recently I have purchased this Kawasaki bike. Overall, the bike is quite a competent one. Yet I could figure quite a few aspects on which they need...

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    Ridhwan Sep 01, 2023 for Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL
  • An everyday superbike

    The Yamaha YZF-R25 has been named "The Everyday Superbike." It is the fourth in the lineup of sport bike models that were released by the brand under...

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    Reheeq Nov 09, 2023 for Yamaha YZF-R25

From The Experts

Things we like

Lightweight handling

Sharp styling

Cheaper by comparison

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The YZF R25, with its R6 inspired design and silhouette, manages to give the rider a big bike appeal which he expects from an entry level quarter liter sportsbike. The nicely sculpted and revised front fairing feels aerodynamic not only in a standstill, but while riding as well.

The new Yamaha YZF R25 comes with a revised list of features which makes it feel even more premium than what it earlier was. Things like a bigger fully digital instrument console as well as premium switchgear, along with LED headlights and taillights, give it a much-needed premium appeal which was slightly missing in the previous generation model.

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Things we don't like

Superbike ergonomics

Not very practical

No gear position indicator

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Apart from the front fairing, Yamaha has not introduced many changes to the rest of the design, in the side as well as at the rear, which doesn’t count the YZF R25 as an all-new machine.

While the parallel twin, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 250cc engine has no qualms as far as performance and refinement is concerned, we would have loved to see a bit more upgrade in power and torque numbers as they remain exactly the same as in previous generation model.

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Engine & Performance

Displacement 249 cc 249 cc
Maximum Power 27.6 hp 35.5 hp
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 11.0 L 14.3 L
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Lubrication System Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump Wet Sump
Maximum Torque 22.6 Nm 26.6 Nm
Engine Type Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, Single Cylinder 4-Stroke, DOHC
Injection Type Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Exhaust Pipes Single Exhaust Single Exhuast
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
No. Of Cylinder 1 2
Bore X Stroke 72 mm x 61.2 mm 60 mm x 44.1 mm
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 11.6:1
RPM at Maximum Torque 8200 rpm 10000 rpm
RPM at Maximum Power 9700 rpm 12000 rpm
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Category Sport Sport
Width 685 mm 720 mm
Length 1935 mm 2090 mm
Height 1075 mm 1135 mm
Kerb Weight 151 kg 166 kg
Seat Height 780 mm 780 mm
Seating Capacity 2 2
Ground Clearance 165 mm 160 mm
Wheel Base 1330 mm --
Oil Tank Capacity -- 2.4 L
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Fuel & Ignition

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

Wheels & Tyres

Front Tyre 100/80 ZR17 110/70 R17
Rear Tyre 130/70 ZR17 140/70 R17
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Radial, Tubeless
Front Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Wheel Size R17 R17

Gear & Transmission

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

Chassis & Suspension

Rear Suspension Uni Trak Monocross
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork


Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V

Safety & Security

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

Height Adjustable Seats No No
Cruise Control No No

Chassis & Suspension

Body Frame Type Tube Diamond Tube Diamond Diamond Diamond
Body Frame Material Steel Steel Steel Steel
Side Wings Yes Yes
Seat Type Dual Stepped Dual Stepped Super Sport Split Seat Super Sport Split Seat
Chrome Garnish -- No


Front Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc
Rear Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc


Adjustable Headlights Yes Yes
Indicator Light Yes Yes
Head Lamp Halogen Halogen LED LED
Accessory Outlet -- No

Motorcycles Comparisons By Experts

Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Yamaha YZF-R25 FAQs

Which Motorcycle is cheaper between Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Yamaha YZF-R25?

Ninja 250 SL is priced at RM 16,689 and YZF-R25 is priced at RM 19,998 . Hence Ninja 250 SL is the cheapest amongst these Motorcycle.

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Which Motorcycle has Higher ground clearance between Ninja 250 SL vs YZF-R25?

The Ninja 250 SL comes with a ground clearance of 165 mm , on the other hand the YZF-R25 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-R25 dimension size comparison?

The Ninja 250 SL dimension are 1935 mm length, 685 mm width, 1075 mm height while the YZF-R25 Dimensions are 2090 mm length, 720 mm width, 1135 mm height. Hence the YZF-R25 is more longer more wider and more higher.

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