No clamping assassin, not carry excess weight, no fear of putting the handle in the corner … For these times, these two small 250 cc sports are a breath of fresh air. Let’s go to face much fun!
Wrongfully been sulky
Unlike Italy where the legislation is more favorable to them, in France, the 250 DC have the little dimension, mainly because they well appear little developing for the beginner who has just taken down the motorbike license.
Indeed, this last, which was involved during weeks or months, on a machine of 500 or 600 DC, could not be solved to go down again in cubic capacity… And yet, for the young people of less than 21 years, taxable people with the limitation with 34 ch, these machines represent an excellent opportunity of being the hand made and of acquiring experiment.
Contrary to 600 DC, higher, heavier and often badly attached with 34 ch, the 250 book all its power and makes benefit from its lightness and its facility to reassure the neophyte. It is also a pledge of security and reasonable insurance premiums.
When two and half rhyme – finally – with sexy!
Another reason of its success mitigated in France, the category of the 250 DC is especially represented only by machines with utility vocation: scooters or the small town ones, in short, bikes of dispatch riders. However, the two machines of our face to face break with this monotony.
If Kawasaki evokes without shame his/her sporting big sisters Ninja, Yamaha plays the card of the super motored without concession. Their acidulous colors also take part in this love of life. Their presentation is very developing, in particular on the micro Ninja which attracts the very respectful safety of all the other motorcyclists, far from suspecting that it is not inevitably the monster which they think…
Light and accessible
The Yamaha WR250X imposes a little less: it is so slender that it can easily pass for one 125 DC. Despite everything, an advised eye will quickly have raised some details like the impressive reversed fork of 46 mm, the large front disc wave brake and the tires racing to confirm that we are well in the presence of a foul character!
Even the motorcyclist’s amateurs of big-engine cars rediscover, on board our two grasshoppers, the pleasure of taking along a light machine and roadway of fine tires: 100 and 130 mm on the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, 110 and 140 mm on the Yamaha WR250X.
Dry, the green one flirts with 150 kg while the blue one does not even display 130 kg. It is the weight from small 125 DC but with more twice power.
Kawasaki is fine and reassuring for all the gauges with its height of saddle of 775 mm. It is less the case for the Yamaha whose base culminates to 895 mm! Admittedly, that puts it out of reach less than 1.70 m but its featherweight and its suspensions which once pack on board make it finally completely accessible!
The Yamaha WR250X proposes a natural, classical position for a trail, which privileges the facility and the handiness with its broad handlebar. The Kawasaki Ninja 250R is also offered a very pleasant position, at all typified sporting in spite of its name. Moreover, in the Kawasaki catalogue, small Kawasaki Ninja 250R is arranged with the roadsters, and not with the sporting ones.