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2017 Kawasaki Z 250

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Kawasaki Z 250
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Kawasaki
  • Model: Z
  • Engine: inline-2
  • Displacement: 249 cc
  • Top Speed: 101 mph
  • Price: INR 350000 (Est.)
  • Price: Premium

The baby naked is back to the Green stable with a BS-IV power mill

After making a sweet spot in the hearts of enthusiasts with its Ninja 300, Kawasaki had struck again with its yet another onslaught in the entry-level performance motoring, Z250. It was first launched in 2015 and was the smallest displacement bike from Kawasaki into India (after they stopped making the Ninja 250). As the name suggests, the Z250 is a quarter litre motorcycle from the ‘Z’ family of naked streetfighters of Kawasaki. Designed and engineered on the lines of the bigger Z’s, the Z250 also promises to give the thrills of the Ninja in a more affordable package.

They may not have begun their journey high, but they do seem like having everything under control. After the Ninja 300, we were speculating that Kawasaki might launch its Z300 and replace the Z250, but that seems out of the question at the moment. Nonetheless, there is still oodles of potential waiting to be unleashed with the 250 and Kawasaki has done just the right thing by getting it to the market again and this time, it gets BS-IV compliant engine, new colour schemes and the much needed ABS. Good news is never too late.

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2017 Kawasaki Z 250

The baby naked is back to the Green stable with a BS-IV power mill

After making a sweet spot in the hearts of enthusiasts with its Ninja 300, Kawasaki had struck again with its yet another onslaught in the entry-level performance motoring, Z250. It was first launched in 2015 and was the smallest displacement bike from Kawasaki into India (after they stopped making the Ninja 250). As the name suggests, the Z250 is a quarter litre motorcycle from the ‘Z’ family of naked streetfighters of Kawasaki. Designed and engineered on the lines of the bigger Z’s, the Z250 also promises to give the thrills of the Ninja in a more affordable package.

They may not have begun their journey high, but they do seem like having everything under control. After the Ninja 300, we were speculating that Kawasaki might launch its Z300 and replace the Z250, but that seems out of the question at the moment. Nonetheless, there is still oodles of potential waiting to be unleashed with the 250 and Kawasaki has done just the right thing by getting it to the market again and this time, it gets BS-IV compliant engine, new colour schemes and the much needed ABS. Good news is never too late.

April 19, 2017 08:00
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Kawasaki will launch its updated naked beasts on April 22

Kawasaki will launch its updated naked beasts on April 22

The Z1000 and Z250 will get BS-IV compliance and minor updates.

The Japanese Green Machine were kind of caught unsettled with the BS-IV fiasco and they took a little more time to convert their entire line-up into BS-IV compliant. Especially, when their split with Bajaj and them establishing an independent business-<. But, good news is never too late.

They may not have begun their journey strong, but they do seem like having everything under control. After the Ninja 300 and the ZX10-RR, it’s time for their naked cousins to lunch their BS-IV compliant motorcycles, the Z250.

April 17, 2017 12:00
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2017 Kawasaki Z900

2017 Kawasaki Z900

Weaponizing the Middleweight Segment

We all know the prowess of a litrebike-plus class of nakeds with their explosive power and riding tech making them the best adrenaline gods. Their middleweight siblings lack that punch-in-the-face factor, until now.

Meet the new Kawasaki Z900, which is replacing the outgoing Z800 in the ‘Z’ class of Kawasaki’s naked bike in an attempt to bring the most challenging contender to the middleweight segment. Revealed at the Intermot 2016, this bike was finally showcased at 2016 EICMA in Milan.

November 23, 2016 08:00
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Kawasaki Z1000 R

Kawasaki Z1000 R

A special edition streetfighter with the same Z1000 gene

When it comes to making some of the world’s most focused and ferocious superbikes, the Japanese motorcycle major Kawasaki always holds a prestigious place in the list. The manufacturer, who is known for introducing some of the very pronounced technologies, has been making news and volumes ever since it marked its entry in the Indian market.

Talking about its Indian journey, after the Ninja lineup established it as a premium name in the industry, Kawasaki expanded its lineup by introducing its ‘Z’ lineup of roadsters, among which the Z1000 happens to be its flagship naked streetfighter. With its outrageous design and sublime performance, the Z1000 has existed gloriously and inarguably as one of the most buying-worthy options in the liter class segment.

For the year 2017, as a ritual of the yearly update, Kawasaki has recently unveiled a new version of the Z1000, the Z1000 R. The added ‘R’ suffix means that the motorcycle has become a bit sportier due to some added bits to the motorcycle. Here’s our quick and short review of what all changes does the ‘R’ suffix brings to the Z1000.

November 7, 2016 02:00
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Comparison - Benelli TNT 25 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Mahindra Mojo vs Kawasaki Z250 SL

Comparison - Benelli TNT 25 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Mahindra Mojo vs Kawasaki Z250 SL

The Indian two wheeler market has come a long way from being a commuter only market to a playground for sportsbikes and superbikes. For young enthusiasts, there was a time when they had the only viable options to choose from at most 150cc ‘sport commuters’ like the Pulsar 150 and Hero Honda CBZ to quench their thirst of speed and riding thrills, moving beyond the tags of fuel efficiency and resale value.

But now, the average young Indian enthusiast wants more – he wants more speed, more performance and more precision from his two wheeled machine, which is why he is eyeing beyond the range of 150cc commuters and looking for a bigger and more powerful motorcycle. For such riders, the segment of quarter liter/250cc sportbikes are proving to be a viable upgrade, which though are positioned much above the 150cc commuters in terms of price, but offer much more performance and sharp riding dynamics, making them feel more mature rider.

In the last couple of years, the segment of 250cc motorcycles has become a very potential playground for the majority of manufacturers, ever since the KTM Duke 200 broke the ice and created a new trend. Almost every other manufacturer is now trying to make the full use of this segment – while some of them are launching fully faired motorcycles in this segment, a majority of them are launching naked roadsters, and with almost all of them coming from international brands, these quarter liter naked roadsters are actually giving the riders an opportunity to introduce them to their global standards.

The year 2015 happened to be a remarkable one for this particular segment of 200-250cc roadsters, given the fact that two of the most significant launches, Mahindra Mojo and Benelli TNT 25 took place in this very year. Meanwhile, Kawasaki has also indicated that it will soon be bringing in its smaller capacity entry level sportsbike, the Z250 SL, to Indian shores very soon. Too much to handle? In this feature story, we will be comparing the four most significant motorcycles in this segment – KTM Duke 200, Mahindra Mojo, Benelli TNT 25 and Kawasaki Z250 SL in almost each and every parameter, to find out which one emerges out to be the best. Here we go.

January 15, 2016 03:57
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2016 Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL

Kawasaki started the rage of entry level faired mini-supersports with its Ninja 250, which instantly became a hit, thanks to the brand image of Kawasaki Ninja and being the first ever twin cylinder 250cc fully faired motorcycle to go sale in the country. The motorcycle was a success due to its big bike looks, refined and powerful engine and a perfect balance ride and handling. But the fact that it was a pricey bike kept many potential buyers away from the bike.

Then came the Ninja 300, which succeeded the Ninja 250 and bettered it in almost every other aspect – performance, dynamics, design and equipment. At the same time, it commanded a premium over the already expensive Ninja 250, thus making it even lesser value for money. Since then, the enthusiasts have been waiting for an affordable fully faired Kawasaki which can fulfill their dreams of owing a machine from the reputed Japanese manufacturer.

Now, Kawasaki may fulfill all their dreams as it has been contemplating on launching the Ninja 250 SL in the Indian market – a fully faired single cylinder motorcycle from Kawasaki which is expected to be priced at almost half of the price of the parallel twin Ninja 300. Here’s our take on the all new Ninja 250 SL which may soon make its way in India.

January 14, 2016 04:28
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2016 Kawasaki Z250 SL

2016 Kawasaki Z250 SL

Kawasaki has been trying hard to make a huge impact in the performance oriented segments of the Indian two wheeler market. The manufacturer, which has been on a roll in the last couple of years, has emerged as a champion among all the players when it comes to providing the best of Japanese engineering on two wheels.

After having multi-cylinder motorcycles of all sorts, ranging from twin cylinder quarter liter roadster Z250 to the mind-boggling inline four supercharged monster Ninja H2 on sale in India, the Indian arm of Kawasaki is now planning to make an even deeper dent on the sales of its rivals by introducing single cylinder performance motorcycles in the Indian market.

Out of its plans, the Z250 SL happens to be the first one to make an entry into the Indian two wheeler market. A single cylinder quarter liter roadster from Kawasaki surely seems much more promising and affordable for enthusiasts, given the fact that the twin cylinder Z250 is ridiculously pricey. Here’s our take on the all new Z250 SL which may make its way to the Indian shores anytime soon.

January 13, 2016 05:21
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Kawasaki To Launch The Z250SL This Year

Kawasaki To Launch The Z250SL This Year

The entry level sportsbike segment of the country is heating up and every two wheeler manufacturer is trying to launch atleast one new product every month to stay in the game. The Japanese two wheeler manufacturer Kawasaki surely has their bucket filled up in the more premium sportsbike segment of the Country but surely they need to work a lot harder to impress those people who want a product in the entry level segment.

So in order to get the attention towards them, Kawasaki will be launching the Z250SL which will be sold alongside the Z250 and the Ninja300. This motorcycle is powered by a 249 cc liquid cooled engine which promises to return about 28 Ps of peak power at 9700 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 8200 rpm. The soon to be launched Z250SL is comparatively lighter than their already existing product Z250 because it uses a trellis frame which has been constructed out of tensile steel.

Expect this motorcycle also to be priced quite comparatively and in order to do that Kawasaki is actually sourcing some of its parts locally. When Kawsaki launches this motorcycle in India towards the end of the year 2015 expected it to be priced around INR. 2 Lakhs(ex showroom).

The Z250SL will compete directly with the KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR250R.

August 28, 2015 10:13
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2015 Kawasaki Z250

2015 Kawasaki Z250

If there is one manufacturer which should be credited for taking the market of superbikes in India by storm, it should be Kawasaki. In recent times, Kawasaki has taken the Indian market seriously, which is why its newest of offerings are brought to the Indian shores in no time after its global unveil.

But that’s not all. Apart from the liter class or inline four superbikes, Kawasaki has also made a significant impact in the quarter liter and middle-weight performance segments. After making a sweet spot in the hearts of enthusiasts with its Ninja 300, Kawasaki has struck again with its yet another onslaught in the entry-level performance motoring, Z250.

As the name suggests, the Z250 is a quarter liter motorcycle from the ‘Z’ family of naked streetfighters of Kawasaki. Designed and engineered on the lines of the bigger Z’s, the Z250 also promises to give the thrills of the Ninja in a more affordable package. Will the Z250 live up to the expectations it vows? Here’s a quick overview of the quarter liter naked streetfighter from Kawasaki.

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April 10, 2015 02:20
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2014 Kawasaki Z 1000

2014 Kawasaki Z 1000

The Kawasaki Z journey began way back in the year 1973 when Kawasaki launched the first Z1 which was powered by a 903cc four-stroke in-line four cylinder engine. Then much later in its 30th anniversary, Kawasaki introduced a radical interpretation of the Z1000, a naked sportbike which turned heads with sharp angles and dual stainless steel exhaust pipes on both sides.

The Kawasaki Z 1000 for the year 2014 was unveiled at the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show which was held in the city of Milan. Recently Kawasaki launched the Z 1000 in our Indian market; but sadly the Kawasaki premium motorcycles are only available in the city of Pune as of now but they are planning to launch new showrooms all over the Country and recently it was also heard that they will be opening their second showroom in New Delhi. As of now it will only be available in India via the expensive CBU route and the booking has already commenced for this motorcycle.

The new Z 1000 comes equipped with many new and exclusive upgrades which has made it one of the most desirable streetfighter available on road today. It is powered by a 1043cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that generates an impressive amount of power and torque. It also has a new exhaust which generates sweet but aggressive roar.

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January 9, 2014 14:30
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Kawasaki Z 250 India bound?

Kawasaki Z 250 India bound?

Kawasaki took the wraps of their naked streetbike the Z250 at the ongoing 2013, Tokyo Motor show. Yesterday we saw the other Japanese two wheeler manufacturer Yamaha unveiled their R25 concept, which is basically a 250 cc premium sportsbike that we all Indians were waiting eagerly. Now Kawasaki unveiled their 250 cc contender the Z250 which is actually the smaller version of the mighty Z 1000.

This particular motorcycle is powered by the 249 cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, fuel injected four-stroke engine which generates somewhere around 32 to 35 bhp of power. It is built around a diamond type steel frame and is fitted with telescopic fork suspension at its front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. It also has disc brakes at both its front and rear which will give it a better stopping power.

Kawasaki phased out the Ninja 250R from India and instead brought the bigger Ninja 300. Perhaps Kawasaki might think of bringing in the Z250 in India and offer it as an entry level premium motorcycle.

We really don’t have huge information about the Z250 currently but we will definitely update you with all the information as soon as we hear some official announcements from Kawasaki stable about the Z250.

November 21, 2013 13:15
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