All the Duels – Sport in the sauce two and a half! – Extra toy or first companion?

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Sport in a sauce two and a half !

All the Duels - Sport in the sauce two and a half! - Extra toy or first companion?

No murderous bridle, no superfluous weight, no fear of putting the handle in the corner … These days, these two little sporty 250ccs are a real breath of fresh air. Let’s go for a fun face to face !

    • Extra toy or first companion ?

      Finally, there remains the thorny subject of the price of our two 250s! And there, the Yamaha is paying dearly for its fun attitude, at € 6,490, almost € 2,000 more than the little Ninja.

      Exclusive and expensive, the WR 250 X is despite everything a great toy for the confirmed and wealthy motorcyclist who wants to have a little pleasure, in 2nd or 3rd bike…

      For its part, the Ninja is ultimately to the 250 what the Honda CBR 125 is to eighths of a liter: an easy bike, with a good boil and ideal for perfecting..

      At less than € 4,500, it’s a good little machine, quite versatile and inexpensive to maintain and insure … If you put your ego aside, it’s the ideal machine for those under 21 A license holders.

      Criteria Kawasaki Ninja 250 R Yamaha WR 250 X
      Aesthetics and finish 6/10 6/10
      Engine and transmission approval 6/15 10/15
      Performances 6/10 5/10
      Sound 2/5 3/5
      Road holding and stability 7/10 7/10
      Agility and maneuverability 8/10 8/10
      Braking 6/10 8/10
      Comfort and protection 6/10 3/10
      Duo 4/10 3/10
      Practical aspects 3/5 1/5
      Consumption and autonomy 3/5 2/5
      Total / 100 57/100 56/100
      Total / 20 11/20 11/20

      Table comments: on points, the Yamaha supermotard tilts a hair in front of the small Kawasaki road. More comfortable, more versatile and more practical, the Ninja 250 R is also very fun to drive. The WR250 X pays the price for its exclusivity, but what biker wouldn’t dream of owning such a toy in his garage ?

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