Kawasaki Z250

Kawasaki Z250 belongs to the premium Z series of bikes and it borrows the head turning design from Z800 and Z1000. The deep positioned face and sharp side fairing of Z250 resembles a lot to its elder siblings. The V-shaped front styling of Z250 features its edgy headlight and compact tinted visor with clear lens indicators on both sides. The sharp front cowl also complements the designing of this bike. It has a short front fender which looks dynamic with noticeable lines on it. The design of its black colored alloy wheels and disc plates is similar to the full fairing version of this bike, Ninja 250. The bike features tank shrouds which further get extended into V-shaped side fairing. The exposed black finished engine and side panel suits the color scheme on this bike. The elongated fuel tank nicely merges into the split seat of Z250. The up-swept muffler and rear cowl further enhances the visual appearance of this bike. The rear cowl also features its full size LED tail light while its short rear fender carries the clear lens side indicators and number plate. The fatty rear tyre and naked chain adds muscularity to this bike while the gap between its rear tyre and cowl gives it the true essence of a street bike.

Instrument Console

The bike features a combined analogue digital instrument console which can also be seen in the new Ninja 250R. The bike has an analogue tachometer with all essential indicators placed around it. The yellow colored LCD features digital speedometer, odometer, clock, 2-trip meter and fuel gauge.

Engine and Gearbox

The twin cylinder, liquid-cooled 249cc engine of Ninja 250R makes its way to this bike. This 4-stroke, DOHC engine pumps out a power output of 31.5 bhp at 11000 rpm. The maximum torque output of 21 Nm is accessible at 10000 rpm. This bike is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox with one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

Kawasaki Z250 is lighter than its full fairing variant as a result of which it feels on the faster side. The bike reaches 0-100km/hr in less than 7 seconds. The DOHC engine offers you strong high speed performance with high level of refinement. The bike lacks any type of vibration and harshness when rev hard. In fact, this engine has been designed to give you strong mid and high range. The power arrives at 11000 rpm which is quite enjoyable on highways. The smooth gearbox of Z250 comes with tall gear ratios which work effectively. It can easily cross the speed mark of 150km/hr in its second gear. The instant throttle reaction makes it faster than other naked bikes. It feels best around 8000 rpm in its sixth gear. The bike avoids frequent gear shifts on highways but requires some effort from you in city to maintain its momentum. The light clutch and gearbox of Z250 adds right feel to the ride of this bike. The engine sound keeps on increasing with its speed but never feels disturbing.


Can expect anything around 20-25km/ltr.


Type Naked
Shades White, Black, Red
Warranty 12 months
Frame Semi-double cradle, High-tensile steel
Displacement 249 cc
Maximum Power 31.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm
Maximum Torque 21 Nm @ 10000 rpm
Engine Description 249cc, DOHC, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Carburettor. Keihin CVK30 x 2
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Bore 62 mm
Stroke 41.2 mm
Number of Cylinders 2
Cylinder Configuration Parallel Twin
Gearbox 6-Speed, Constant Mesh Type, Return Shift
Clutch Wet Multi-Disc, Manual
Driveline O-ring chain
Front Brake 290mm Single disc, Hydraulic, Two-piston calipers
Rear Brake 220mm Single disc, Two-piston calipers
Front Suspension 37mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Bottom-link Uni-Trak with 5-way Adjustable Preload
Front Wheel Travel 119 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 130 mm
Front Tyre 110/70-17
Rear Tyre 140/70-17
Wheel Type Black Mag Alloys
Tubeless Tyres Yes
Alloy Wheels Yes
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Overall Length 2010 mm
Overall Width 750 mm
Overall Height 1020 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Seat Height 785 mm
Wheelbase 1400 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 168 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
0-100 kmph 7 secs
Top Speed 170 kmph
Mileage (City, approx.) 20 kmpl
Mileage (Highway, approx.) 25 kmpl
Mileage (Combined, approx.) 22 kmpl
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital-2
Fuel Gauge Digital
Electric Start Yes
Pillion Footrest Yes
Pass Light Yes
Pillion Backrest No
Step-up Seat/Split Seat Yes


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