Kawasaki unveils its ultra-premium quarter-liter motorcycle at Tokyo Motor Show
Japanese automaker Kawasaki has unveiled its much-awaited motorcycle, the Ninja ZX-25R, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The sports tourer comes with a four-cylinder engine, which is rarely seen on 250-300cc bikes. Apart from that, it also gets a bunch of electronic aids as well as premium underpinnings that are generally present on liter-class motorcycles. Here's everything about it.
First, a look at the Ninja ZX-25R
The Ninja ZX-25R looks pretty similar to its elder sibling, the Ninja 400, and sits on a trellis frame made from high tensile steel. The motorcycle sports a semi-faired design with the brand logo and 'KRT' decals on the fairings along with a tall windshield and a stepped-up seat. Moreover, it runs on blacked-out alloy wheels that are wrapped with Dunlop Sportmax tires.
Power and performance
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R is powered by a 249cc four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The company has not revealed the power figures as of now. However, it is expected to churn out around 60PS of power.
The motorcycle also comes equipped with advanced riding aids
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R comes equipped with disc brakes on both wheels along with dual-channel ABS as standard. The sports tourer also gets a couple of electronic riding aids, including Power Mode, Kawasaki Quick Shifter, and Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC). For handling suspension duties, it houses Showa's SFF-BP forks on the front and a mono-shock unit on the rear.
And, will it come to India?
Understandably, with its sporty design, premium underpinnings, and advanced electronic aids, the Ninja ZX-25R would be positioned above Ninja 300, which costs Rs. 3.64 lakh in India. Kawasaki India is also planning to launch a BS6-compliant of the latter. Hence, the new quarter-liter Ninja won't be a fit in the company's line-up, and Japanese automaker is unlikely to bring it to our shores.