There are 3 biggest players in 2 cylinders 250cc class sportbike; Yamaha R25, Kawasaki Ninja 250, and Honda CBR250RR.

Yamaha R25 as the oldest one has lowest power compared to the other two, but for the acceleration, R25 is not that behind.

CBR250RR is still the most powerful compared to the two rivals, cannot wait for the All New Yamaha R25 that based on rumour will be the most powerful.

As for Ninja 250 2018 generation, comes with new engine, new chassis, and everything is almost all new. The power is in one level with CBR250RR, but because of one factor or two, the acceleration is still slower than the CBR250RR that uses Throttle by Wire while Ninja 250 and R25 is not.

ninja-250-2018-vs-cbr250rr-vs-r25-0-100 km per hour test

The data below is based on public information and test report by one of the most credible media in Indonesia (Otomotifnet). Of course we cannot believe in only one source.

Let’s check out that reports for all three bikes.

Yamaha YZF-R25 (gen 2014-2018)

Power: 35,54 HP (26,5 kW)/12.000 rpm

Torque: 22,6 Nm/10.000 rpm

0-60 km/hour: 3,1 s
0-80 km/hour: 4,7 s
0-100 km/hour: 7 s
0-100 m: 6,3 s
0-201 m: 9,7 s
0-402 m: 15,5 s

Top speed on speedometer: 170 km/hour
Top speed on Racelogic: 158,4 km/hour
Fuel Consumption (average): 22,7 km/lt

All New Honda CBR250RR (gen 2016-2018)

Power: 38,3 HP (38,7 PS) at 12.500 rpm

Torque: 23,3 Nm at 11.000 rpm

0-60 km/hour: 2,8 s
0-80 km/hour: 4,2 s
0-100 km/hour: 6,2 s
0-100 m: 6,1 s (@98,6 km/h)
0-201 m: 9,3 s (@122,3 km/h)
0-402 m: 14,7 s (@144 km/h)
Top speed on speedometer: 179 km/h
Top speed on Racelogic: 167,4 km/h
Average Fuel Consumption: 24 km/lt

All New Kawasaki Ninja 250 (gen 2018)

Power: 38,6 HP at 12.500 rpm

Torque: 23,5 Nm at 10.000 rpm.

0-60 km/h: 2,9 s
0-80 km/h: 4,6 s
0-100 km/h: 6,7 s
0-100 m: 6,3 s (@96,1 km/h)
0-201 m: 9,6 s (@119,3 km/h)
0-402 m: 15,1 s (@139,2 km/h)
Top speed on speedometer: 174 km/h
Top speed on Racelogic: 162,2 km/h
Fuel Consumption: 25,5 km/L

Now, let’s check the comparison table!

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Performance Comparison Table; CBR250RR vs R25 vs Ninja 250

R25 CBR250RR Ninja 250
Power 35,54 HP/12.000 rpm 38,3 HP/12.500 rpm 38,6 HP/12.500 rpm
Torque 22,6 Nm/10.000 rpm 23,3 Nm/11.000 rpm 23,5 Nm/10.000 rpm.
0-60 km/h 3.1 second 2.8 s 2.9 s
0-80 kph 4.7 second 4.2 s 4.6 s
0-100 km/h 7 second 6.2 s 6.7 s
0-100 m 6.3 second 6.1 s 6.3 s
0-201 m 9.7 second 9.3 s 9.6 s
0-402 m 15.5 second 14.7 s 15.1 s
Top Speed (Speedo) 170 Km per hour 179 Km/hour 174 Km/h
Top Speed (R-Logic) 158.4 KPH 167.4 Km/h 162.2 Km/hour
Fuel Consumption 22.7 Km/Litre 24 Km/l 25.5 Km/l

Honda CBR250RR clearly is the most powerful, fastest on stock condition. Then there is Ninja 250 2018 that comes very close to the CBR. As the R25, for the price; It’s still a very interesting sportbike.

0-100 Km/hour Test: Honda CBR250RR vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 vs Yamaha R25
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