I would'nt get too excited or too terribly disappointed about the 2013 Ninja 250 redesign. The Ninja 250 is made in Indonesia and a large majority of small bike sales are in that region, so releasing a new bike to other regions (N.A., EU, AUS) probably will not make a big contribution to overall numbers. Also That region of the world is a test bed for any improvements, data collection before world wide distribution. Currently new bike sales will drop in Indonesia because of new rules to obtain bike financing. So if Kawasaki, Honda or any of the rest of them see a slump in sales, there will be delays in any imports coming from overseas (particularly small cc bikes). Over the past 2 years Kawasaki has already streamlined and reduced their production despite the popularity and relatively good sales of the 250 Ninja. Depending on current supply of previous year models waiting for export, I wouldn't expect any rush from Kawasaki to get this new bike out or an announcement anytime soon.