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CB250R vs Z 250

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The detailed motorcycle comparison of Honda CB250R and Kawasaki Z 250, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Honda CB250R priced at RM 22,999 while the Kawasaki Z 250 motorcycle has a price tag of RM 14,849 - RM 21,998 . Comparing the technical specifications, Kawasaki Z 250 engine displacement is 249 cc while the Honda CB250R houses a 250 cc engine.

Overview Honda CB250R Kawasaki Z 250
Off Road Price*
(Kuala Lumpur)
RM 22,999 RM 14,849
Available Color(s)
CB250R Colors
Z 250 Colors
Fuel Type
Petrol
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Vehicle Type
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From The Experts

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Honda CB250R

Modern café racer

Modern features

Learner friendly

Kawasaki Z 250

The Z series of Kawasaki is well known for the aggressive-looking motorcycles which fall under it. And the Z250, despite being one of the smallest one of the lot, has a big bike appeal to it. The razor-sharp design with new changes to headlamps and fuel tank make it look muscular and sharp.

Despite being an entry-level performance-oriented motorcycle, the Kawasaki Z250 is equipped with all the premium cosmetic features which are usually found in a flagship motorcycle. Things like all-LED headlamps and tail lamps as well as fully digital instrument console from the Z650 do lift up the appeal o of the Z250.

The four-stroke, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin, 249cc engine of the Kawasaki Z250 is very impressive as far as performance and refinement is concerned. With 37PS of maximum power and 23Nm of peak torque on tap, the Kawasaki Z250 is one of the most powerful quarter-liter nakeds in the market right now.

Honda CB250R

Underpowered

Polarizing design

Expensive by comparison

Kawasaki Z 250

While the stiff suspension setup does aid the Kawasaki Z250 in handling department, it does take a small toll on the overall ride quality, which isn’t too plush on uneven tarmacs. Adding to it, the pillion seat too is small and a bit hard, making it a bit uncomfortable for pillion riders on longer rides.

While the fully digital instrument console on the Kawasaki Z250 looks fancy with its unique layout, it is not as convenient to read in bright daylight.

Compared to all the other twin-cylinder motorcycles, the Kawasaki Z250 is priced at quite a premium point, which when taking the competition into account, seems lesser value for money.

Technical Specifications
Engine & Performance
Fuel Tank Size 10.1 L 11.0 L
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Exhaust Pipes Single Exhaust Single Exhaust
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, 4 Valves DOHC
Displacement 250 249
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Bore X Stroke 76 mm x 55 mm 72 mm x 61.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1 11.3:1
No. Of Cylinder 1 1
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Maximum Power 27 27.6
Maximum Torque 23.3 Nm 22.6 Nm
RPM at Maximum Power 9000 9700
RPM at Maximum Torque 8000 8200
Dimension
Seating Capacity 2 2
Length 2020 mm 1935 mm
Width 805 mm 700 mm
Height 1050 mm 1015 mm
Kerb Weight 145 kg 148 kg
Wheel Base 1355 mm 1330 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm 180 mm
Seat Height 800 mm 785 mm
Category Sport Sport
Fuel & Ignition
Start Option Electric Electric
Ignition System Transistorized Digital
Fuel Supply System PGM-FI Fuel Injection
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Gear & Transmission
Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Electrical
Battery Voltage 12 V, 6 Ah 12 V
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension USD Fork Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Monoshock Uni Trak
Wheels & Tyres
Front Tyre 110/70 R17 110/80 R17
Rear Tyre 150/60 R17 130/70 R17
Front Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Wheel Size R17 R17
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Radial
Safety & Security
Safety & Security
Back Rest
ABS Optional
Traction Control
Launch Control
Riding Modes Sport Sport
Leg Guards
Pass Switch
Wheel Lock Front/back
Shutter Lock
Features
Console
Navigator
Side Stand Indicator
Tachometer Digital
Speedometer Digital Digital
Odometer Digital Digital
Display Screen
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital
Tripmeter
Brake
Front Brake Disc Disc
Rear Brake Disc Disc
Electrical
Indicator Light
Head Lamp LED LED
Adjustable Headlights
Tail Lamp LED LED
Differentiating Features
Cruise Control
Height Adjustable Seats
Chassis & Suspension
Seat Type Dual Stepped Dual Stepped
Body Frame Type Twin Spar Tube Diamond
Body Frame Material Steel Steel
Side Wings

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