You like naked fast bikes your heart doesn’t miss a beat with orange anymore and you crave a greener Kwacker? Well Kawasaki has just fulfilled your wish. Kawasaki has unveiled the quarter liter version of Z1000 and has named it the Kawasaki Z250.
The Kawasaki Z250 was globally unveiled during last year’s Tokyo Motor Show. All Z family motorcycles from Kawasaki are naked street bikes designed with aggressive sharp lines. The Z250 shares similar design cues as those of the Z1000. It features a forward crouching stance, with its mass concentrated at the front. This bike shares the tail section with the Ninja.
The Z250 has a fierce-looking headlight cowl and a flared fuel tank with 17 litre capacity. Though this bike has partial fairing on the sides, we still can call it a naked street bike. The Z250 is propelled via die-cast aluminium cylinders on a 249cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine. The main characteristic of the fuel injection technology used on Ninja supersports models is the dual throttle valve that results in precise control over the air intake resulting in linear throttle control across the rpm range. Dual throttle valves also help with high performance and better fuel efficiency. The Z250 shares its engine with Ninja 250, hence it develops maximum power of 32PS. Since the engine is partly rubber mounted on circuit-developed diamond frame it also minimizes the vibrations.
Kawasaki has launched seven models in India so far; they recently launched Z1000, Z800, ZX14R, ZX10R and Ninja 1000 super bikes in India. The motorcycling scenario is rapidly changing in India and more and more performance bikes are being introduced. With KTM hoisting the performance bike flag up high, Indian manufactures are trying hard to keep up with the market pace. Bajaj recently unveiled the Pulsar 400SS and similarly Hero MotoCorp unveiled HX250 and Hastur 620 cc models.
With market that is growing so rapidly the manufacturer who gives better pricing with best service and churns out more power is going to be the top dog around here.
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