The Kawasaki Z250 is a naked motorcycle in the 250cc segment. The motorcycle borrows its design cues from its bigger siblings, the Z1000 and the Z900. The front profile of the motorcycle is sharp with the triangular headlamp with a small visor. The fuel tank is muscular with the shrouds extending all the way down and covers the engine.
The step-up tail section with the sporty split seat setup gives the Z250 an aggressive look. From the rear, the motorcycle looks stunning, thanks to the hexagonal-shape tail lamp, tail-tidy design and wide rear tyre. The Z decal on the tank enhance the looks of the motorcycle.
The Kawasaki Z250 is powered by a 249cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected, parallel twin engine with a maximum power output of 31.5bhp at 11,000rpm and a peak torque output of 21Nm at 10,000rpm. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox.
The engine is smooth and refined and the short gear ratios mean that the Z250 is quick on its toes. The low and mid-range torque is adequate for daily commuting. When you twist the throttle, the real potential of the motorcycle unleashes. The high-end power and torque is insane and will excite the rider. The Z250 is a capable tourer and can cruise effortlessly at 130km/h.
Despite being a fairly big motorcycle, the Kawasaki Z250 offers a decent fuel efficiency. The motorcycle returns a mileage of 28kpl which also gives it a good range for touring.
The Kawasaki Z250 features triangular headlamp with pilot lamps. The motorcycle gets digital-analog instrument cluster displaying all the vital information. The split seats are neatly designed which offer a comfortable ride for both rider and pillion. The tail section features stylish hexagonal-shape tail light. The diamond tube steel frame aids in superior handling.
The braking duties are handled by 290mm disc up front and 220mm disc at the rear. The suspension setup of the Kawasaki Z250 comprises of telescopic forks at the front and monoshock at the rear. The motorcycle gets a 17-litre fuel tank and the kerb weight stands at 168kg which is lighter than the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
The Kawasaki Z250 is one of the best naked motorcycles in the quarter-litre segment. The Z250 looks sharp and sporty and also has a capable engine. The motorcycle can be used for daily commuting as well as touring. The only downside is the absence of ABS. Overall it is a good buy for its price tag and the build quality is top-notch as per Kawasaki standards.
|Calliper Type||Dual piston|
|Front Brake Size||290 mm|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Fork|
|Front Tyre Size||110/70-17M/C (54S)|
|Front Wheel Size||17 inch|
|Rear Brake Size||220 mm|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Suspension||Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock|
|Rear Tyre Size||140/70-17M/C (66S|
|Rear Wheel Size||17 inch|
|Chassis Type||Tube Diamond Steel|
|Ground Clearance||145 mm|
|Kerb Weight||168 kg|
|Overall Height||1,020 mm|
|Overall Length||2,010 mm|
|Overall Width||750 mm|
|Seat Height||785 mm|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled|
|Fuel Delivery System||Fuel Injection|
|Max Power||31.5 bhp @ 11,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||21 Nm @ 10,000 rpm|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Spark Plugs||1 Per Cylinder|
|Transmission Type||Chain Drive|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|0 to 60 kmph||--|
|60 to 0 kmph||--|
|Fuel Efficiency Range||--|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||--|
|Antilock Braking System||No|
|Digital Fuel Guage||Yes|
|Electric System||12V DC|
|Headlight Bulb Type||--|
|Headlight Type||Bulb and Reflector Type|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes|
|No. of Tripmeters||2|
|Start Type||Electric Start|