Kawasaki last week registered an EU patent for a naked version of its Ninja 250SL, leading to speculation the single-cylinder model could be destined for Europe.
The fully-faired 250SL, known in some markets as the 250 RR Mono, was officially unveiled in February and thought only to be for Asian and Indian markets.
It's rumoured to cost around 30% less than the parallel-twin Ninja 300 in markets where both are sold making it around the £3,500 mark in the UK.
The EU-registered design was dated February 27 2014, and looks to be a naked version of the 250SL, sharing many components including the frame, engine and exhaust. According to some sources it is further rumoured to be called the ER-2n and could be headed for Europe, although Kawasaki has not revealed any details.
In the UK it could be better priced to compete with the single-cylinder competition, including Honda's CBR300R. The 250SL Mono makes 28hp and weighs 151kg compared to the Ninja 300's 39hp and 172kg.
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