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Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Kawasaki Z 250 Comparison

The detailed Motorcycles comparison of Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL and Kawasaki Z 250, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL priced at RM 16,689 while the Kawasaki Z 250 Motorcycles has a price tag of RM 14,850 . Comparing the technical specifications, Kawasaki Z 250 engine displacement is 249 while the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL houses a 249 engine.

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Overview: Ninja 250 SL vs Kawasaki Z 250

Key Features

Start Option Electric Electric
Maximum Power 27.6 hp 36.49 hp
Displacement 249 cc 249 cc

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User Ratings & Review Comparison

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  • Super Sporty!

    Right when I wanted to buy a sports bike, my first thought was to dig into the treasure bred by Kawasaki in this segment. That is when I came across...

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    Amzad Mar 02, 2023 for Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL
  • Very Satisfactory Creation!

    Even though the Z250 is considered to be amongst the smallest of the bunch, it has enough potential to skyrocket my rides with heightened enthusiasm...

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    Aaron Mar 02, 2023 for Kawasaki Z 250

From The Experts

Things we like

Lightweight handling

Sharp styling

Cheaper by comparison

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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.

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Things we don't like

Superbike ergonomics

Not very practical

No gear position indicator

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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.

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Engine & Performance

Displacement 249 249
Maximum Power 27.6 27.6
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 11.0 L 11.0 L
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Maximum Torque 22.6 Nm 22.6 Nm
Lubrication System Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump
Engine Type Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, Single Cylinder Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, 4 Valves DOHC
Injection Type Fuel Injection --
Exhaust Pipes Single Exhaust Single Exhaust
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
No. Of Cylinder 1 1
Bore X Stroke 72 mm x 61.2 mm 72 mm x 61.2 mm
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 11.3:1
RPM at Maximum Torque 8200 8200
RPM at Maximum Power 9700 9700
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Category Sport Sport
Width 685 mm 700 mm
Length 1935 mm 1935 mm
Height 1075 mm 1015 mm
Kerb Weight 151 kg 148 kg
Seating Capacity 2 2
Seat Height 780 mm 785 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm 180 mm
Wheel Base 1330 mm 1330 mm
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Fuel & Ignition

Ignition System Digital Digital
Start Option Electric Electric
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Fuel Supply System Fuel Injection Fuel Injection

Wheels & Tyres

Front Tyre 100/80 ZR17 110/80 R17
Rear Tyre 130/70 ZR17 130/70 R17
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Radial
Front Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Wheel Size R17 R17

Gear & Transmission

Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual

Chassis & Suspension

Rear Suspension Uni Trak Uni Trak
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork


Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V

Safety & Security

ABS Yes Optional Optional
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Engine Check Warning Yes Yes
Shutter Lock No No
Back Rest No No
Leg Guards No No
Anti-Theft Alarm No --
Wheel Lock Front/back No No
Stability Control No No
Traction Control No No
Launch Control No No
Riding Modes Sport Sport Sport Sport
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Odometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital Digital Digital
Oil Change Indicator Yes --
Navigator No No
Speedometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Tachometer Yes Digital Digital
Side Stand Indicator No No
Display Screen Yes Yes
Tripmeter Yes Yes
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Differentiating Features

Height Adjustable Seats No No
Cruise Control No No

Chassis & Suspension

Body Frame Type Tube Diamond Tube Diamond Tube Diamond Tube Diamond
Body Frame Material Steel Steel Steel Steel
Side Wings Yes Yes
Seat Type Dual Stepped Dual Stepped Dual Stepped Dual Stepped


Front Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc
Rear Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc


Adjustable Headlights Yes Yes
Indicator Light Yes Yes
Head Lamp Halogen Halogen LED LED

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Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Kawasaki Z 250 FAQs

Which Motorcycle is cheaper between Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL vs Kawasaki Z 250?

Ninja 250 SL is priced at RM 16,689 and Z 250 is priced at RM 14,850 . Hence Z 250 is the cheapest amongst these Motorcycle.

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Which Motorcycle has Higher ground clearance between Ninja 250 SL vs Z 250?

The Ninja 250 SL comes with a ground clearance of 165 mm , on the other hand the Z 250 comes with a ground clearance of 180 mm , hence the Kawasaki Z 250 has better ground clearence and off roading capabilities.

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What is Ninja 250 SL vs Z 250 dimension size comparison?

The Ninja 250 SL dimension are 1935 mm length, 685 mm width, 1075 mm height while the Z 250 Dimensions are 1935 mm length, 700 mm width, 1015 mm height. Hence the Ninja 250 SL is more longer more wider and more higher.

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