Kawasaki launched its much anticipated motorcycle, the Z250 at Sampoerna Strategic Square, in Indonesia. Sampoerna Strategic Square is one of the best places in the world where new motorcycles get unveiled. The newly unveiled machine is specially designed for the Asian markets. The Z250 has been placed below the Ninja 250R to replace and to become the cheapest street Kawasakian yet. The Z250 is priced Rp. 48500000 (Indonesian Rupee), which is approximately equals Rs.2,71,000 INR.
"Principals we believe over the launch of Z250 is associated with the highest sales Ninja 250 in the world only exists in Indonesia," said Director of Marketing, Mitsuhiko Okada Deddy Cobuzier when answering questions, illusionist who became host of the show.
The 2013 Kawasaki Z250 is powered by a 249 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin engine. It is capable to produce maximum power of 32 PS at 11,000 rpm and maximum torque of 21 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine is mated with a 6 speed gearbox.
In appearance, the Z250 looks to be a naked version of the Ninja 300R. At the same time, it is also a crossover of the Ninja 250R and the Ninja 300R. In crafting out this machine, Kawasaki has done an extremely wonderful job. To ensure better and superior ride quality, the Japanese firm has equipped a 37 mm telescopic fork suspension at front and a Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload suspension at rear. Japanese technicians never compromise to safety features. The all new Z250 is also no different. It is mated with a Single 290 mm petal disc brake with dual-piston caliper at front and a Single 220 mm petal disc brake with dual-piston caliper at rear.
"This is the latest motor sport genre, Kawasaki Z250. This will bring more beauty to the Asian motorcycle market. Motor is priced lower than the Ninja 250. Overview body distinguished from the Ninja 250, mainly in the middle sector body forward, "Said Yusuke Shimada, GM Marketing KMI.
"There are only three color options; black, red and white. Indeed there is no green choice because it is identical to the Ninja. But overall base frame and engine together with the Ninja 250, "said Freddyanto Basuki, Promotion and Research Development Manager KMI.
The Z250 weighs 168 kg. It fuel tank capacity of 17 liters helps the rider to make even long drives. The bike is expected to be launched in India either by the end of 2013 or at the very beginning of 2014.