Kawasaki Z250 Parallel Twin is the Next Kwacker for India: Images and Details

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2014 Kawasaki Z250 India (4)

Kawasaki has launched a whole bunch of products in the previous year. While hardly any of those products are accessible to the mainstream buyer, more products have still strengthened the company’s product portfolio in the premium segment. The volumes may not be there, but the sheer variety of motorcycles on offer from Kawasaki hint that the Japanese bikemaker is not taking the Indian market as casually, as we may have assumed. Following up with the liter class Z1000 and the Z800, Kawasaki is now rumored to be gearing up for the Indian launch of the more accessible Z250.

2014 Kawasaki Z250 India (2)

We reported to you when the new bike was first introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, and also predicted that the 250cc motorcycle powered by a twin pot motor may soon come to India. The rumor mill is now abuzz with stories of the Z250 being the next bike from Kawasaki to hit the Indian roads. While that’s good news for the Ninja fans, what’s not is that the pricing for the bike expected to be very steep, just like its Ninja 300 cousin. Kawasaki has been placing its smaller bikes in the stratosphere, price wise, and we don’t expect the Z250 to be treated any differently. Expect a price tag of somewhere close to Rs 3.0 lakh when the bike hits the Indian streets. The new motorcycle will be brought to India via the CKD route.

2014 Kawasaki Z250 India (10)

The Z250 is propelled by a 249cc parallel-twin liquid cooled fuel injected engine, which is similar to the Ninja 250r which got replaced by the 300 last year. Peak power output from the engine is rated at 33PS at 11,000 rpm and peak torque is rated at 22Nm. The engine is attaché to a six speed gearbox. The Z250R weighs 168 kg which is slightly on the heavier side in our opinion.

With its sharps, aggressive, streetfighter looks, the Z250 would appeal to a lot of bike aficionados. It should be a good city machines, as well an enticing companion for the odd weekend run. The finish and performance of Kawasaki motorcycles has never been suspect, and the Z250 shouldn’t be any exception. Price, we assume, is going to be a deterrent in the Z garnering high volumes though. Expect a May-June 2014 launch for the bike.

Check out the tech specs and image gallery of the new bike below

Engine :
Type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin
Maximum Power: 23.5 kW {32 PS} / 11.000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 21.0 Nm {2.1} kgf.m / 10.000 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 62.0 x 41.2 mm
Cylinder Volume: 249 cm
Valve System: DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel System: Fuel Injection (ѳ28 mm x 2) with dual throttle valves
Ignition system: Digital
Cooling System: Liquid-cooled
Compression Ratio: 11.3: 1

Frame :
Suspension Front: 37 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload
Brakes Front: Single 290 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Brakes Rear: Single 220 ​​mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Tires Front: 110/70-17 M / C (54s)
Rear tire: 140/70-17 M / C (66S)
Length x Width x Height: 2.010 x 750 x 1.025 mm
Axis Wheels distance: 1,400 mm
Distance to Land: 145
Weight: 168 kg
Fuel capacity: 17 liters
Trail: 26/82 mm

Drivetrain :
Total Transmission: 6-speed, return
Primary Reduction Ratio: 3087 (71/23)
Teeth to-1 ratio: 2.600 (39/15)
Teeth Into Ratio-2: 1789 (34/19)
Teeth Into Ratio-3: 1409 (31/22)
Teeth Into Ratio-4: 1160 (29/25)
Teeth to-5 ratio: 1.000 (27/27)
Teeth Into Ratio-6: 0893 (25/28)
Final Reduction Ratio: 3286 (46/14)
Type System Final Drive: Drive chain
Overall Drive Ratio: 9056
Coolant Capacity: 1.5
Clutch: Wet, multi – disc

2014 Kawasaki Z250 India (10)
2014 Kawasaki Z250 India (9)
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  • Rahul Nair says:

    Good thing that its a twin…. But its a 32ps bike costing 3 lakh rupees.. Plus its a naked bike… Duke390 makes everthing else seem overpriced… The z250 wud find it difficult to top the charts here or even make a statement

  • Problem with Indian market will be from KTM. Give a twin at 2.5 lakhs still weaker than Duke 390, give a single at 2 lakhs it becomes a mono and still a lot more weaker than Duke 390.
    Still those who want a brand name will buy it. And the bike looks damn good.

  • Under 2 lakhs is a must buy but that's not gonna be possible Z250 Mono shall be a good deal…