Kawasaki unveiled their most awaited bike of the year, the Z250 at Sampoerna Strategic Square, in Indonesia. The Z250 is a naked bike which shares the same engine that is installed in the Ninja 250R. Kawasaki will be launching the Z250 soon to the other markets including, US, UK, Europe and India. The bike is priced at 48.5 Million Indonesian Rupiah (approximately Rs. 2.64 lakh). Being the third largest two wheeler industry in the world, it is not the first time a premium motorcycle is being unveiled in Indonesia.
The Kawasaki Z250 is equipped with a 249 cc, Liquid cooled, 4 stroke parallel twin engine which has already proven its efficiency and capability in the Ninja 250R. The youngest naked monster of the Japanese premium motorcycle giant generates an enormous power of 32.2 Hp at 11000 Rpm and a sporty torque of 22 Nm at 9500 rpm. It borrows the telescopic fork front suspension and the bottom link uni trak rear suspension from the Ninja 250R.
Even though the bike reflects the design of its elder sibling, the Z800 Street fighter, it must be said that it is a crossover naked version of the Ninja 250R and the Ninja 300. Its 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheel, sporty designed split seat, LED tail lamp and stunning exhaust are taken from the Ninja 300. Meantime, the dual headlamp, side indicators and mirrors resembles the Z800. Whereas, the instrumentation console is of the Ninja 250R.
The naked beast of Kawasaki will be competing with the Austrian consortium's KTM Duke 390, the South Korean premium motorcycle manufacture Hyosung's GT250N and the Japanese giant Honda's CBR250R. Since the Kawasaki Z250 is ranked below the most successful machine of Kawasaki, the Ninja 250R, the company expects stimulating response apart from the new machine.
Being debuted in Indonesia, Kawasaki Motor Indonesia aims to sell 500 units of Z250 per month at the initial stage. The company has already shipped 1500 units from the Thailand plant, where the machines are manufactured.
Since the much anticipating Ninja 300R is yet to be launched in India, we can't hope the Z250 soon in India. The machine will be landing only after the Ninja 300R. At present, Kawasaki sells only two bikes in India through its dealer Bajaj Auto - the Ninja 250R and the Ninja 650R.
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The Z250 is the cheapest Kawasaki sportbike yet and will be placed below the Ninja 250R.
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