Last month, a report claimed that the 250 cc inline four-cylinder Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle is ready in prototype form. Now, a new report from the Indonesian website, 7leopold7 claims that the quarter-litre four-cylinder model will debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
The motorcycle is expected to make its Indonesia debut at the Kawasaki Bike Week 2020. Looking at Kawasaki’s aggressive strategy for our market, it will not be incorrect to expect the inline four-cylinder Ninja here. The motorcycle will most likely be christened 'Ninja ZX-25R'. If launched in India, Kawasaki will most likely opt for the CKD route to import the bike into the country.
Details about the performance numbers are scarce. For reference, Kawasaki’s 249 cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine on the Ninja 250 makes 39 hp at 12,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. The inline four-cylinder motor will be more capable and likely be Euro-V/BS-VI compliant right from the beginning.
The quarter-litre four-cylinder Kawasaki Ninja, like the Honda CBR2500RR, should feature upside-down telescopic front forks and a ride-by-wire system for multiple riding modes. Braking department will most likely include a single disc on both wheels, while the safety net of dual-channel ABS will come as standard. Full LED headlights are a given.
In India, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R would slot above the Kawasaki Ninja 300, which retails at INR 2,98,000 (ex-showroom).
In other updates, Kawasaki has launched the 2019 Ninja ZX-10R, its litre-class new supersport model, in India. The engine on the MY2019 Ninja ZX-10R delivers a maximum power output of 203 PS (vs. 200 PS on the outgoing model). The updated motorcycle has been priced at INR 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Note: Images of Kawasaki Ninja 250 used for representation purpose only