2017 Kawasaki Z250 BS4 Launched at 3.09 Lakhs: ABS Still Absent!

Last month, Kawasaki cleared stocks of the older BS3 compliant Z250 by providing discounts of upto Rs 57,000 on the original price of the motorcycle. And this month they have launched the 2017 version which is BS4 compliant.

The new Z250 continues to be powered by the same 249 cc parallel twin liquid cooled DOHC engine capable of producing 32 PS of peak power at 11,000 rpm and 21 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. And it continues to be mated to the 6-speed manual transmission. Yes, the specs have remained unaltered in this transition to BS4.

In fact, there are no noticeable changes to the motorcycle at all… not even a new colour! This also means that ABS continues to be absent, like the 2017 Ninja 300. Wonder, what is stopping Kawasaki from introducing this basic braking aid to its smaller capacity motorcycles in India. It could not be price – because the kwackers do not come cheap! The 2017 Z250 gets a 290mm/220mm petal disc pair (front/rear).

2017 Z250 BS4 Price

Z250 BS4 Rs 3.09 Lakhs

*price ex-showroom Pune

And as you can make out, the steep pricing of the naked is what has kept it elusive on the roads. Motorcyclists considering motorcycles in this region either opt for the much cheaper Duke 390 or if they plan to upgrade to a twin, they hop directly to the Ninja 300 (read details of 2017 BS4 version launched recently) from the same family.