This is what listening looks like. Way to go Kawi. Having previously owned a 250R, I can honestly say that Kawasaki has addressed every issue that I might have wanted improved with my bike. It has more power, fuel injection, wider rear tire, and better gauges! Of course it is not necessarily going to compete against the new gen middleweights but that's not the point of the Ninjette. This is going to be the ultimate beginner bike and allow for a bit of growth as it has a lot of big brother's features (ABS?). Honestly, I had regretted selling off my 250R instead of turning it into a track bike but now, I don't mind. This is the bike I'd want to start tracking. Now if I could only find a nice used one for cheap, maybe lightly crashed...? Hand it over!
Having owned the 2009 version, I'm impressed! Although much of the changes are cosmetic, nicely done still, it seems that Kawi really listened to what 250R riders wanted. Fuel injection being top of the list for me. Well done. Maybe a frame/subframe, reduced weight, and better fork next?!?