They might in Japan.Kinda makes you wonder if they'll sell the 250 and 400 side by side with the 650?
250 for $5k
400 for $6.5k
650 for $8k
It gets a bit complicated.Honda sells a 300, 500, and 650 here, so this new 400 could be the direct competitor to that 500.
Ninja 250 vs CBR300 = $5k
Ninja 400 vs CBR500R = $6.5k
Ninja 650 vs CBR650F = $8k
In Canada, they used to sell both Ninja 650 and 400.Not as complicated as you think. The old 400R will simply be replaced with the new 400. There's no reason to continue producing the sleeved down 650, that was only done to meet license requirements and the new Ninja 400 meets them as it sits.
That doesn't mean there's any certainty they'll bring the Ninja 250 stateside, it's just a suggestion as it would seem to make sense and allow them to bump the price of the new Ninja 400 up to $6k.
The new 250 makes as much power as the old 300, so it could be a new lower priced entry level bike at $4-4.5k, but there's no suggestion from Kawi that that is going to happen here.
No it's not.Go figure that the 250 is actually an upgrade to the 300!
Still produces 39HP but is 167kg instead of 174 (mostly in the fuel tank which dropped from 17L to 14L)