The Kawasaki Ninja 250R — aka EX250 — has become a favorite of riders across the world. The 30-hp parallel twin has surprising midrange punch, a silky gearbox, and a lightweight chassis. Asian and Euro-spec models now enjoy fuel injection, making for fuel economy in excess of 60 mpg.
Enter Edji Djalil, a medical doctor from Indonesia who fell in love with custom motorcycles — especially those inspired by flat track racing. Edji built this 2013 EX250 FI out of Pusako Motor garage in West Sumatra. While the language barrier proved slightly difficult, we were able to interview Edji for some additional details on this Ninja street tracker.
Ninja 250 Street Tracker: Builder Interview
• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.
My name is Edji Djalil. I have fallen in love with custom motorcycles. We built this moto out of Pusako Motor garage in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?
We used a Kawasaki Ninja 250 cc, fuel injection, year 2013.
• Why was this bike built?
This bike was built for my personal use — to use daily in my normal activities, with my passion in custom motorcycles.
• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?
• How would you classify the bike?
This bike we classify as a Flat Tracker.
• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
I am proud of all of this bike because it’s not ordinary or the same as any other Ninja 250.
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