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Kawasaki Z 250 vs Yamaha YZF-R25 Comparison

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Overview Kawasaki Z 250 Yamaha YZF-R25
Brand
User Rating
Available Color(s)
Z 250 Colors
YZF-R25 Colors
Fuel Type
Petrol
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Petrol
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Vehicle Type
Sport
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User Review Comparison

Kawasaki Z 250
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    Cabading Sep 28, 2020 for Kawasaki Z 250

    I wanted something bigger than the usual crop of premium commuters which should be powerful, yet not so intimidating to ride in city traffic. The Kawasaki Z250, in that direction, Read More

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    ISKANDAR Ogo 26, 2020 for Kawasaki Z 250

    The edgy and sharp feel of this bike is indeed so very refreshing. In fact, that is what I felt the moment I ride my all-time favorite bike. The motor Read More

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    THEVANTHA Dis 26, 2019 for Kawasaki Z 250

    Now this bike is too cute to look at and is equally aggressive looks wise. If you want a mini sized bike that has a big bike like appeal to Read More

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    Nijat Okt 19, 2019 for Kawasaki Z 250

    With the Z250, Kawasaki has given all the tamed madness on two wheels usually associated with its big and bulky motorcycles in such a small package. For a beginner like Read More

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    Andrew Sep 26, 2019 for Kawasaki Z 250

    The Z250 looks like something out of this world! The design just captivates you! It is not just the looks, the Z250 has the performance to match. I primarily use Read More

Yamaha YZF-R25
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    Thamiet Okt 04, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R25

    I am an avid bike collector and have had the opportunity to keep many charged up beasts in my stable. My most recent addition to the same was the Yamaha Read More

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    Ishraq Sep 18, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R25

    Being a motorcycle enthusiast is fun. I even make small vlogs on every motorcycle that I ride and have ridden most of the Yamaha bikes under 500cc category. The Yamaha Read More

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    Megat Ogo 24, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R25

    I have always been a fan of Yamaha for their superb designing and masterclass refinement of their machines. Recently I bought the YZF-R25 and the bike is no exception to Read More

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    Calvin Dis 26, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R25

    What allures me the most about this entry level bike is that you feel as if you are riding a big bike while you are on this? The front end Read More

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    Anazim Okt 17, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R25

    This one is a heart-stealer, I fell in love with it the second I saw it, so rugged and macho. The Yamaha YZF R25 has everything element in proportion, it Read More

From The Experts

  • Pros
  • Cons
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-R25

The YZF R25, with its R6 inspired design and silhouette, manages to give the rider a big bike appeal which he expects from an entry level quarter liter sportsbike. The nicely sculpted and revised front fairing feels aerodynamic not only in a standstill, but while riding as well.

The new Yamaha YZF R25 comes with a revised list of features which makes it feel even more premium than what it earlier was. Things like a bigger fully digital instrument console as well as premium switchgear, along with LED headlights and taillights, give it a much-needed premium appeal which was slightly missing in the previous generation model.

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-R25

Apart from the front fairing, Yamaha has not introduced many changes to the rest of the design, in the side as well as at the rear, which doesn’t count the YZF R25 as an all-new machine.

While the parallel twin, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 250cc engine has no qualms as far as performance and refinement is concerned, we would have loved to see a bit more upgrade in power and torque numbers as they remain exactly the same as in previous generation model.

Technical Specifications
Engine & Performance
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 11.0 L 14.3 L
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Exhaust Pipes Single Exhaust Single Exhuast
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, 4 Valves DOHC 4-Stroke, DOHC
Displacement 249 249
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Bore X Stroke 72 mm x 61.2 mm 60 mm x 44.1 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 11.6:1
No. Of Cylinder 1 2
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Lubrication System Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump Wet Sump
Maximum Power 27.6 35.5
Maximum Torque 22.6 Nm 26.6 Nm
RPM at Maximum Power 9700 12000
RPM at Maximum Torque 8200 10000
Dimension
Seating Capacity 2 2
Length 1935 mm 2090 mm
Width 700 mm 720 mm
Height 1015 mm 1135 mm
Kerb Weight 148 kg 166 kg
Ground Clearance 180 mm 160 mm
Seat Height 785 mm 780 mm
Category Sport Sport
Fuel & Ignition
Start Option Electric Electric
Ignition System Digital TCI
Fuel Supply System Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
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 110/70 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
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 Analog
Speedometer Digital Digital
Odometer Digital Digital
Display Screen
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital
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 Super Sport Split Seat
Body Frame Type Tube Diamond Diamond
Body Frame Material Steel Steel
Side Wings

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