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The detailed motorcycle comparison of Kawasaki Z 250 and Yamaha YZF-R15, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Kawasaki Z 250 priced at RM 14,849 - RM 21,998 while the Yamaha YZF-R15 motorcycle has a price tag of RM 11,988 . Comparing the technical specifications, Yamaha YZF-R15 engine displacement is 155 cc while the Kawasaki Z 250 houses a 249 cc engine.

Overview Kawasaki Z 250 Yamaha YZF-R15
Off Road Price*
(Kuala Lumpur)
RM 14,849 RM 11,988
Available Color(s)
Z 250 Colors
YZF-R15 Colors
Fuel Type
Petrol
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Vehicle Type
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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.

Yamaha YZF-R15

The Yamaha YZF R15 has always been praised for the way it manages to appear a scaled-down version of the mighty Yamaha YZF R1. The new generation model surpasses its predecessor with much sharper visual appeal and much more modern features like fully digital meters and LED lights at front and rear.

The 155cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine with which the YZF R15 is blessed is a sweet engineering marvel. The engine is equipped with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), which makes it feels much more responsive and refined as one would expect it from. In addition to it, the bump in power and torque outputs over its predecessor too is very praiseworthy.

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.

Yamaha YZF-R15

The biggest problem of the previous generation Yamaha YZF R15 has been transferred to this new generation model as well – the pillion seat comfort. The pillion perch is positioned at quite a height, which makes it uncomfortable for longer rides

While the LED headlamps of the Yamaha YZF R15 look cool with their slim and minimalistic design, the throw of the light in night conditions is not that good. It requires much more brightness to make the visibility ahead much better in poor light conditions in night.

Technical Specifications
Engine & Performance
Fuel Tank Size 11.0 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, 4 Valves DOHC Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke. SOHC
Displacement 249 155
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Bore X Stroke 72 mm x 61.2 mm 58 mm x 58.7 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 11.6:1
No. Of Cylinder 1 1
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC SOHC
Lubrication System Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump Wet Sump
Maximum Power 27.6 19.04
Maximum Torque 22.6 Nm 14.7 Nm
RPM at Maximum Power 9700 10000
RPM at Maximum Torque 8200 8500
Dimension
Seating Capacity 2 2
Length 1935 mm 1990 mm
Width 700 mm 725 mm
Height 1015 mm 1135 mm
Kerb Weight 148 kg 137 kg
Ground Clearance 180 mm 160 mm
Seat Height 785 mm 830 mm
Category Sport Sport
Fuel & Ignition
Start Option Electric Electric
Ignition System Digital TCI
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Gear & Transmission
Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Electrical
Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Uni Trak Monocross
Wheels & Tyres
Front Tyre 110/80 R17 100/80 R17
Rear Tyre 130/70 R17 140/70 R17
Front Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Wheel Size R17 R17
Tyre Type Radial Radial, Tubeless
Safety & Security
Safety & Security
Back Rest
ABS Optional
Stability Control
Traction Control
Launch Control
Riding Modes Sport Street, Sport
Leg Guards
Engine Check Warning
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 Tube Diamond Deltabox
Body Frame Material Steel Alloy
Side Wings

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