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    Default Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 1/4th the litre, 4x the cylinders!

    It won't be a long shot to say that Kawasaki is out to steal the show at the Tokyo Motor Show. Alongside the supercharged streetfighter, the Z H2, they have also unveiled the Ninja ZX-25R. Quad-cylinder, quarter-litre sportsbike and a perfect gateway to track racing if you are inclined to be on the 'greener' side of things!



    The DNA is the same as that of the ZX-family. An inline-4, DOHC engine, split headlights, sharp front, lithe rear and a lot of character. The Ninja ZX-25R is now the smallest member of the Kawasaki ZX-family.

    Despite being the smallest in the family, the ZX-25R is not short on equipment... not by a long shot. The ZX-25R does not have a direct competitor in the market and so, Kawasaki has only one goal to fulfil; outright track performance.

    The Ninja ZX-25R features USD forks, horizontal back-link suspension, and radially-mounted monobloc callipers. And since the ZX-25R intends to serve as a learning tool, it is willing to forgive a few mistakes by the rider. That is a result of the extensive electronics suite including; riding modes (therefore it features a ride-by-wire system), ABS and Kawasaki's Traction Control system.

    While no information has been shared by Kawasaki regarding the ZX-25R's power figures, some speculate that the 249cc inline-4 might put out around 60 bhp of power. What can be said for sure is that it is going to be a high-revving motor and most definitely, a screamer! And since the 249cc of displacement is divided in 4-cylinders, it is bound to be insanely smooth as well.

    We do not expect Kawasaki to launch this motorcycle in India for obvious (or not) reasons, but we are sure that we'll be hearing a lot about this little screamer in the future. After all, EICMA 2019 ain't far and a motorcycle like that is too hard to ignore!
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 1/4th the litre, 4x the cylinders!

    Wow.... now all the ninjas are donning same loks.
    The N400, ZX 6R, ZX 25R, N650. All with same front.
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 1/4th the litre, 4x the cylinders!

    New bike but looks like every other kawa, but I don't think this over engineered bike will put out a 60HP with just 250cc, that is like each cylinder with 60cc is putting out 15hp. This model don't belong to any known class and going by its spec and I don't think others will follow up on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    New bike but looks like every other kawa, but I don't think this over engineered bike will put out a 60HP with just 250cc, that is like each cylinder with 60cc is putting out 15hp. This model don't belong to any known class and going by its spec and I don't think others will follow up on this.
    Agree completely with the looks viewpoint...

    As for power, I'd be inclined to agree with you, specially in the Euro 4 era, but around 50-54 bhp is possible for sure, given than even CBR 250RR makes 38.xx bhp with two cylinders, all within 13krpm & E4 compliance.
    (Giving CBR 250RR example, because we don't have a better modern reference point for now.)

    Also, we don't have a known rev ceiling till now... If its around 16.5 krpm, then 50 bhp at 16000 rpm is not improbable by any means.

    If it really makes 60 bhp without a supercharger, then they might have to increase revs by employing pneumatic air valves and more high end components compulsorily. This might just see its price edging closer to the ZX6R mark, which itself is dangerously around the non-premium litre class naked bikes' mark (Fz1, etc).
    It would still make sense for Euro & other developed markets though, where the usable power, category exclusiveness, and feel/sound at lower speeds would be appreciated.. And of course, its the return of the 90's high revving era!
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    Thumbs up Re: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 1/4th the litre, 4x the cylinders!

    Well, finally we have a sound of ZX 25R from the official source, Kawasaki Indonesia....
    Hear that turbine-like sound in the vid below:-



    And this is what Iambiker posts about the bike:- 250cc 4 cylinder, expected to produce 58 HP with a expected rev limit at 20k RPM.

    But don't believe it blindly, we're not official on these figures.
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 1/4th the litre, 4x the cylinders!

    this is rip Rc390 rip r3 rip n300 rip all 300cc bikes
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 1/4th the litre, 4x the cylinders!

    Quote Originally Posted by K.rava View Post
    this is rip Rc390 rip r3 rip n300 rip all 300cc bikes
    Only for Indonesia for now though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzysaravana View Post
    Only for Indonesia for now though..
    why only indonesians deserves good

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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 1/4th the litre, 4x the cylinders!

    Yes and the price, also rip all other bikes too
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    this is rip Rc390 rip r3 rip n300 rip all 300cc bikes
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 1/4th the litre, 4x the cylinders!

    Quote Originally Posted by K.rava View Post
    this is rip Rc390 rip r3 rip n300 rip all 300cc bikes
    No Bro,

    As stated above, and being a 4 cylinder inline engine, the price will be very very close 600 cc.
    An Indian will always go for the higher displacement twin than a 250cc inline 4.

    Moreover the usable power band will also play a major factor.
    You can't keep the bike revving at 14 thousand rpm at all times on public roads, you will need a racetrack for that.
    So this will be a pure blood track focused tool. Considering there are less number of race tracks in Indian than our fingers and even the track focused bikes like RC390 and R15 spend all their life on public roads, this will not be a good choice for an average Indian biker.

    Having said that nothing is impossible if you have will. I myself tour on my R15 V2, so this can be used on public roads if someone is hell bent on it.

    Still I do hope they launch it in India, It would be a good crazy laugh if nothing else.
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