250cc | 4 Cylinder – Here is the New Kawasaki ZX-25R

Kawasaki ZX25R launch in India doesn’t look probable. The supersport could produce around 60 PS of power along with some mind-boggling performance numbers…

It was in the rumours, people were talking about it and today at the first day of Tokyo Motor Show, Kawasaki has finally taken the wraps off its all new ZX-25R! As the name suggests, the ZX25R is company’s new quarter liter motorcycle, however, being from the ‘ZX’ family there is something very special about it. It comes with a four cylinder engine!

Yes, the ZX25R is powered by a 249cc, DOHC, liquid cooled, inline four cylinder engine. There are no specs for now which means we do not have the power and torque numbers yet but expect them to be extremely exciting.

It must be known that Kawasaki used to sell a four cylinder quarter liter called as ZX250R back in the 1990s which pumped out 45 bhp of peak power and nearly 25 Nm of max torque. It was capable of revving upto a whopping 19,000 rpm on the tachometer! This is a good reference point for the current motor and we believe it will offer better numbers, being a new-gen engine. There are rumours that claim an output of between 55-60 PS of power!

The motorcycle follows the design philosophy of the current generation Ninjas with those aggressive looking twin headlamps. The 4-into-1 exhaust pipe ends in a chunky end can. It is bolted on a Trellis frame.

The quarter liter supersport is equipped with features like upside down front forks, power modes, Kawasaki Quick Shifter, Kawasaki traction control – some of them not common in the quarter liter segment! The suspensions are expected to be adjustable.

Kawasaki ZX25R launch
Kawasaki recently launched its supersport ZX-6R in India at Rs 10.49 Lakh. Click pic for details

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This is a high-tech motorcycle and is plonked with some hefty gizmos and hence will be very costly to make. This obviously ensures that it will be priced at a premium – probably around that Rs 5.5-7 Lakh price bracket.

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Kawasaki ZX25R Launch

Kawasaki has not been able to sell its Ninja 400 in India simply because of its price tag. This, kind of confirms, that this ZX will not be India bound and instead, the Jap will keep it limited to markets where it sees an opportunity for some decent numbers. Indonesia is one market where the ZX25R could be introduced in the months to come.