Published by Suvil Susvirkar | October 16, 2014 in Comparisons

Kawasaki Z250 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Honda CBR250R vs Suzuki Inazuma vs Hyosung GT250R: Tech Specs compared

Kawasaki Z250 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Honda CBR250R vs Suzuki Inazuma vs Hyosung GT250R: Technical Specifications compared. Read ahead for details.

Japanese two-wheeler major Kawasaki introduced its new entry level motorcycle for the Indian market today, the Z250. This mini-me version of the Z800 is powered by the same engine that was found on the fully faired and now discontinued Kawasaki Ninja250R.

Now that there is one more option in the quarter-litre (200cc or thereabouts) motorcycle segment, we decided to place this latest offering by Kawasaki against its closest rivals in the Indian two-wheeler market – KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR250R, Suzuki Inazuma and Hyosung GT250R. And this is how the technical specifications of these motorcycles look on paper.

 

Specifications Kawasaki Z250 KTM Duke 200 Honda CBR250R
Engine
Type Liquid Cooled, 4-Stroke Parallel Twin Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Air Cooled, 4-Stroke, SI Engine
Capacity 249cc 199.5cc 249.6cc
Maximum Power 32PS 25PS 26PS
Maximum Torque 21Nm 19Nm 22.9Nm
Transmission 6 Speed 6-speed 6-Speed
Dimensions
Frame Tube Diamond, Steel Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated Twin Spar
Length (mm) 2,010 2,002 2,032
Width (mm) 750 873 720
Height (mm) 1,025 1,274 1,127
Wheelbase (mm) 1,400 1,367 1,367
Seat Height (mm) 785 800 790
Ground Clearance (mm) 145 170 145
Kerb Weight 168kg 136kg 163kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17-litres 11-litres 13-litres
Suspension
Front Telescopic Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down Telescopic
Rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with Gas-Charged Shock and 5-Way Adjustable Preload WP Suspension Monoshock Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type Monoshock
Brakes
Front Single 290 mm Petals Disc 280 mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper 296mm Disc
Rear Single 220 mm Petals Disc 230 mm Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs 220mm Disc
Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) Rs 2.99 lakh Rs 1.35 lakh Rs 1.53 lakh

Tech Specs Table Continued…

Specifications Suzuki Inazuma Hyosung GT250R
Engine
Type 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC 4 Stroke, V-Twin, Oil Cooled
Capacity 248cc 249cc
Maximum Power 26.3PS 28PS
Maximum Torque 24.4Nm 22.07Nm
Transmission 6 Speed 5-Speed
Dimensions
Frame NA Tubular Frame
Length (mm) 2,145 2,090
Width (mm) 760 700
Height (mm) 1,075 1,130
Wheelbase (mm) 1,430 1,435
Seat Height (mm) 780 830
Ground Clearance (mm) 165 155
Kerb Weight 183kg 188kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.3-litre 17-litres
Suspension
Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Inverted Telescopic
Rear Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped Progressive Linkage Hydraulic Mono shock suspension
Brakes
Front Disc 300 mm Hydraulic double disc brake
Rear Disc 230 mm Hydraulic single disc brake
Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) Rs 2.09 lakh Rs 3.00 lakh

In terms of power, the new Kawasaki beats the competition hands down. The 249cc parallel twin engine churns out 32PS of power. However, with 24.4Nm, the Suzuki Inazuma produces maximum amount of torque. The least number of horses are produced by the KTM Duke 200 with 199.5cc engine that puts out 25PS of power. But don’t be fooled by that low power figure. This little orange monster is the lightest motorcycle here. At 136kg, the KTM Duke 200 is nearly 27 kilograms lighter than the second lightest motorcycle, Honda CBR250R. The low weight gives the Duke 200 a phenomenal power to weight ratio.

In terms of transmission, the Hyosung GT250R falls a tad behind as it comes with a 5-speed gearbox as opposed to 6-speed gearbox on other motorcycles. It is also the heaviest motorcycle in this comparison.

In terms of pricing, the KTM Duke 200 is the most affordable motorcycle with an ex-showroom tag of Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Z250 and Hyosung GT250R share a near similar price tag making them the most expensive motorcycles in the comparison.

So this is how these motorcycles stack up against each other. Although the new Z250 feels a lot premium, we feel that Kawasaki should have priced it more competitively to attract more buyers.

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