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Kawasaki Ninja 250 vs Kawasaki Z 250 Comparison

The detailed Motorcycles comparison of Kawasaki Ninja 250 and Kawasaki Z 250, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 priced at RM 23,071 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 houses a 249 engine.

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Overview: Ninja 250 vs Kawasaki Z 250

Key Features

Start Option Electric Electric
Maximum Power 39 hp 36.49 hp
Displacement 249 cc 249 cc

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From The Experts

Things we like

Amazing styling

Great features

Very powerful engine

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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

Expensive than its competitors

Lacks ABS

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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

Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Lubrication System Wet Sump Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump
No. Of Cylinder 2 1
Displacement 249 249
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 14.0 L 11.0 L
Maximum Torque 23.5 Nm 22.6 Nm
Engine Type Parallel Twin Cylinder, 4-Stroke, DOHC, Liquid Cooled Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, 4 Valves DOHC
Maximum Power 39 27.6
Exhaust Pipes -- Single Exhaust
Compression Ratio -- 11.3:1
Bore X Stroke -- 72 mm x 61.2 mm
Clutch Type -- Wet, Multi-Plate
RPM at Maximum Torque -- 8200
RPM at Maximum Power -- 9700
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Dimension

Height 1120 mm 1015 mm
Seating Capacity 2 2
Ground Clearance 140 mm 180 mm
Kerb Weight 167 kg 148 kg
Wheel Base 1370 mm 1330 mm
Length 1990 mm 1935 mm
Category Sport Sport
Seat Height 785 mm 785 mm
Width 710 mm 700 mm
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Fuel & Ignition

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

Chassis & Suspension

Side Wings Yes Yes
Rear Suspension Monoshock Uni Trak
Body Frame Material Steel Steel
Suspension Travel(Front) 130 mm --
Seat Type Dual Stepped Dual Stepped
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
Body Frame Type Trellis Tube Diamond
Suspension Travel(Rear) 132 mm --
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Wheels & Tyres

Front Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Wheel Size R17 R17
Front Tyre 110/70 R17 110/80 R17
Rear Tyre 150/60 R17 130/70 R17
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Radial

Gear & Transmission

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

Safety & Security

Back Rest No No
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Shutter Lock No No
Leg Guards No No
Traction Control No No
Launch Control No No
Riding Modes Sport Sport Sport Sport
Engine Check Warning Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Alarm No --
Central Locking No --
Wheel Lock Front/back No No
Side Reflectors Yes --
Stability Control -- No
ABS -- Optional Optional
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Console

Side Stand Indicator No No
Odometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Display Screen Yes Yes
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital Digital Digital
Oil Change Indicator Yes --
Navigator No No
Speedometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Tripmeter Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Digital Digital
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Electrical

Adjustable Headlights Yes Yes
Tail Lamp LED LED LED LED
Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V 12 V 12 V
Accessory Outlet No --
Head Lamp LED LED LED LED
Indicator Light Yes Yes
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Brake

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

Differentiating Features

Cruise Control No No
Height Adjustable Seats Optional Optional No
Additional Features LED Daytime Running Lights LED Daytime Running Lights --

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Kawasaki Ninja 250 vs Kawasaki Z 250 FAQs

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

Ninja 250 is priced at RM 23,071 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 vs Z 250?

The Ninja 250 comes with a ground clearance of 140 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 vs Z 250 dimension size comparison?

The Ninja 250 dimension are 1990 mm length, 710 mm width, 1120 mm height while the Z 250 Dimensions are 1935 mm length, 700 mm width, 1015 mm height. Hence the Ninja 250 is more longer more wider and more higher.

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