IAB Report – Kawasaki Z250 launched at INR 2.99 lakhs [Update]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014 - 8:58pm IST

Indirectly competes with the KTM Duke bikes.

Update – Galleries, press release and spec sheet added to the post.

Bajaj today launched the Kawasaki Z250 and the ER-6n in India. The Z250 marks a new chapter for the Japanese manufacturer, as it is the most affordable product in the lineup priced at INR 2.99 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi.

The Z250 borrows its styling from the larger and more expensive Z800. Based on a tube diamond steel frame, the motorcycle measures 2,010 mm in length, 750 mm in width and 1,020 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1,400 mm and a ground clearance of 145 mm. The Z250 weighs 168 kg and has a 17-liter fuel tank.

Kawasaki Z250 press shot
The Z250 is priced at INR 2.99 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi.

The street-fighter is assembled with a 37 mm telescopic fork at the front and a Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload at the rear. Even more impressive are the dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs at the front and the 220 mm single petal disc at the rear.

However, the highlight of the Z250 is its liquid-cooled, four-stroke, parallel-twin, 249 cc 8v DOHC engine. This fuel-injected unit is paired to a 6-speed transmission, and sends out 32 PS (31.54 hp) at 11,000 rpm and 21 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm.

Kawasaki says that the engine is fitted with a sleeveless, plated, die-cast aluminium cylinder and lightweight coated pistons to ensure reliability.

Kawasaki Z250 in India – Image Gallery

Kawasaki Z250 in India – Official Images

Kawasaki Launch ER-6n and Z250 launched in India – Press Release and Specification sheet

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2 thoughts on “IAB Report – Kawasaki Z250 launched at INR 2.99 lakhs [Update]

  1. Z250 is a fantastic option in twin cylinder quarter liter segment, Duke 390 even being single cylinder bike will be pitched directly against Z250.

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    1. Gaurav says:

      Duke bikes aren’t direct rivals IMO. I think suzuki Inazuma is the direct competition. Though Cbr250R is another alternative. It gives out respectable 26bhp/26nm torque from it’s single cylinder & cost only half of what z250 costs.

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