Kawasaki Z250

Kawasaki Z250

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 3,08,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2017 Kawasaki Z250
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Naked
Latest Price in India 2017 Kawasaki Z250 price was Rs 3.08 lakh before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Green, Black, Red
Official Tagline The Aggressive SuperNaked
Vehicle Overview Z250 Street Fighter is the most affordable Kawasaki bike a person can buy in India. It carries the same 250cc, twin cylinder engine from once on sale Ninja 250, producing 31.5 BHP at 11,000 rpm and 21 Nm at 10,000 rpm. It is very confusing for Kawasaki fans and even many people always think that why are they not bringing the Z300 in place of Z250 in the country. This can even help in more localization of the engine on the Ninja 300. The bike actually weighs 168 kg and claims a top speed of 165 kmph. It rivals no other directly but indirect competition includes Benelli TNT 300.
Engine Details 249cc, DOHC, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø28 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 249 cc
Maximum Power 31.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm
Maximum Torque 21 Nm @ 10000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Bore 62 mm
Stroke 41.2 mm
Cylinder Configuration Parallel Twin
Number of Gears 6
Clutch Wet Multi-Disc, Manual
Driveline O-ring chain
Mileage 20-25 kmpl (Approx.)
Front Brake 290mm Single disc, Hydraulic, Two-piston calipers
Rear Brake 220mm Single disc, Two-piston calipers
Front Tyre 110/70-17
Rear Tyre 140/70-17
Wheel Type Black Mag Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
0-100 kmph 8.20 secs
Front Suspension 37mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Bottom-link Uni-Trak with 5-way Adjustable Preload
Frame (Chassis) Semi-double cradle, High-tensile steel
Front Wheel Travel 119 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 130 mm
Overall Length 2010 mm
Overall Width 750 mm
Overall Height 1025 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Seat Height 785 mm
Wheelbase 1400 mm
Kerb Weight 168 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital-2
Fuel Gauge Digital
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Miscellaneous Information
Rake 26°

Kawasaki Z250 Review

22 Apr, 2017 07:52 PM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Z250 is a naked sports bike from Kawasaki which is specially crafted for International markets like India. It is an entry level premium naked sports bike which is now officially available in India for INR 3.09 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi). Let’s get into the detailing of this bike.

Design and Style

Z250 belongs to the premium Z series of Kawasaki bikes and it borrows the head turning design from its elder siblings like 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 BS4 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.


You can expect anything around 20-25km/ltr.

Comfort while Driving

The low positioned handle bar and rear set foot pegs gives you sporty riding posture on this bike. The road visibility is quite clear and you will also enjoy the clear view of instrument panel. The highly fabricated seat can hold you for hours comfortably. The slim fuel tank of this bike offers nice space to your inner thighs which gives you strong hold over this bike around corners. The compact handle bar of Z250 provides firm palm grip and stays vibration less at high speeds.

Storage Space and Safety Features

The naked bike lacks any type of storage space. Its pass button and powerful headlights are its vital safety features.

Suspension and Brakes

The bike shares its suspension and braking system with Ninja 250R. It also features hydraulic telescopic forks of 37mm at its front and swing arm with gas charged mono shock absorber at the back. Z250 has a front disc brake of 290mm and single rear disc brake of 220mm. These are both petal disc brakes for advanced braking.

Ride and Handling

The bike is based on the same platform of Ninja 250R but feels completely different in terms of ride and handling. The short handle bar feels more convenient and offers light handling. The bike feels exceptionally confident around sharp corners thanks to its wheelbase of 1400mm. You can easily steer this bike through city traffic as it follows your command properly. The bike has a high ground clearance which makes it easy for you to turn this bike around corners at slow speeds. The strong suspension system also digests potholes easily and gives you the confidence to take this bike off road. It can cross most of the obstructions easily and enjoys solid road grip thanks to its fatty tubeless tyres. The bike handles brilliantly off road and keeps you away from any type of stress. The petal discs give you the complete sense of control on this bike. With precise braking and light handling, it’s a perfect city runner.

Tyre Size, Shades and Variants

The bike has 17 inches alloy wheels. Kawasaki may launch a single variant of this bike in three different colors.


The bike has dynamic looks and offers impressive performance. Looking at the rising demand of street bikes, Z250 has bright future in India.The main rival of Kawasaki Z250 is KTM 390 Duke. The bike sounds like a good package and with a reasonable price tag from Kawasaki, there are full chances that this bike may succeed in our Indian bike market.


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  • What are the Technical Specifications of Kawasaki Z250?
    02 Mar, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    The Kawasaki Z250 is powered by same 250cc engine that services 2013 Ninja 250R. This is an  249cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine that comes hooked with a 6-speed gearbox.

    This powerful engine is capable of producing 32.5 bhp max power at 11000 rpm along with a peak  torque of 22 Nm at 8200 rpm. Kawasaki Z250 is equipped with telescopic fork suspension up front and monoshock absorber down at rear which are also available with the Ninja 250R. This naked sports bike rides on tubeless tyres of size 110/70 R17 up front and 130/70 R17 mm at the back. A 290 mm petal disc brake is loaded on front wheel while a 220mm petal disc at the rear wheel. The overall weight of the Kawasaki Z250 is 168kgs and is available in three shades namely red, black and white.

  • What are the Technical Specifications of Kawasaki Z800?
    21 Jan, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    The all new Kawasaki Z800 features an 806cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line four engine. With its larger displacement it generates 113 bhp at 10,200 rpm and 83 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The bike is hooked with a 6-speed transmission for smooth shifting of gears. The 41 mm inverted fork up front and bottom link Uni-Trak gas-charged shock down rear contributes to excellent road handling.

    Kawasaki Z800 supports 310 mm petal dual disc at front and single 250 mm petal disc brake at the rear. This bike dimensions are 2,100 mm x 800 mm x 1,050 mm with a wheelbase of 1,445 mm and 150 mm of Ground Clearance. Its curb weight is 229 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 17 litres.

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Kawasaki Z250 is a comfortable motorcycle with perfect quality and good top-end grunt. It has an aggressive front and looks like a big motorcycle. The brakes are strong and friendly ... read more

Best Features: Easy handling

Pros: Lightweight, easy handling, attractive looks, smooth gearing, huge tank capacity

Cons: Uncomfortable for long rides, expensive, No ABS

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