So whats different for the newly redesigned 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R?
Besides the obvious sporty styling changes there are several other changes Kawasaki made. The price is updated (of course..) from and MSRP in 07 of $2999.99 to $3499.99 in 08, but it is well worth it.
A few things were done to the engine, as Kawasaki wanted to increase low-mid range torque. The cylinder head is where all of the changes are made. Reshaped intake and exhaust ports, thinner valve heads, and a new camshaft profile with more lift and duration gives the engine better airflow. The carburetors are also jetted differently to compensate for these changes. The engine gets cooled better with a new radiator, and the transmission is a bit stronger with new shaft splines.
Kawasaki finally moved up to 17" wheels, making the bike feel much bigger and sportier. A 2-into-1 exhaust system replaces the older dual pipes, and the "diamond-type" steel frame is designed to be more rigid. Also a bit sportier, the front rake is pulled in 1 degree, making turn-in better.
And finally...It gets a fuel gauge.
Kawi offers the bike in Passion Red, Candy Plasma Blue, Lime Green, and Ebony (Black).