No Reserve – 1986 Kawasaki Ninja EX250

SOLD FOR: $1,600

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 8, 2024

Winner: r****r

Winning Bid: $1,350
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $1,600

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Please note: The seller states that this EX250 has not been started for approximately six weeks and will need a carb clean. In lieu of performing this maintenance, he’d like the bike to go to a new home!

The seller has asked that we include the below running video following the bike’s most recent service in February.

Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1986 Kawasaki Ninja EX250 Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The Kawasaki Ninja 250 has launched the careers of countless motorcyclists and has earned its place in hearts of riders worldwide. It started in 1983 as the belt driven EX250-C, or GPZ 250, before being rebranded as the Ninja, and while it has changed over the years it has maintained a balance between sport and standard that has made it attractive to so many different types of riders.

Come 1986 Kawasaki decided to update the little bike, now the EX250-E, with a chain drive and branded it the Ninja 250R in the USA and Canada and the GPZ 250R throughout the rest of the world. It came outfitted with a 248cc parallel twin powermill which produced 37hp, redlined at 14,000RPM and topped out at 94mph.

This example is VIN: JKAEXME16HA008517. The seller’s family is the original owner of the bike. They no longer ride, so they’d like it to go a new home!

The odometer shows 11,209 miles.

The seller states, “Have completed over $1,700 in recent work. New tires, carb rebuilt, fully gone thru by DNA Motor Lab. Runs and rides as it should.”

Refurbished seat.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Sport Demon tires with date codes of 4117 and 4317.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Pleasanton, California, this Kawasaki is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired June 2023. Per the California DMV website, it will cost $377 to make registration current through June 2025.

Have any Ninja EX250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Pleasanton, California






Ninja EX250







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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: r****r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
r****r May 8, 2024 9:07 am PDT $1,350
r*c May 8, 2024 9:07 am PDT $1,250 Auto
r*c May 8, 2024 8:21 am PDT $1,200 Auto
r****r May 8, 2024 8:21 am PDT $1,100
r*c May 7, 2024 11:00 pm PDT $1,000 Auto
r****r May 7, 2024 11:00 pm PDT $900
r*c May 7, 2024 4:07 pm PDT $501
d****z May 7, 2024 9:04 am PDT $401
m****s May 7, 2024 9:04 am PDT $400 Auto
m****s May 6, 2024 10:21 pm PDT $301
h*****4 May 3, 2024 9:01 am PDT $201
j****z May 3, 2024 9:01 am PDT $102 Auto
j****z May 2, 2024 6:35 am PDT $101
b****o May 1, 2024 6:32 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started May 1, 2024 9:05 am PDT
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