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Kawasaki Z 250

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RM14,849 - RM21,998
Z 250 Price
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Z 250 Specs
Engine 249 cc
Power 27.6 hp
Start Option Electric
ABS Optional
Pass Switch Yes
Ignition System Digital
Odometer Digital

Z 250 Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Z 250

Great engine

Improved riding characteristics

Competitive Pricing

Things We Dont Like in Z 250

 Atypical acceleration for a street fighter

No ABS even as an option

Too firm on bad roads

No gear indicator

Recent Updates of Kawasaki Z 250

The Kawasaki Z 250 has been a popular choice ever since its launch back in 2013 despite not having received any major updates. This is partly due to the bike’s very competitive pricing. Priced at RM 21589, this naked streetfighter packs in a lot of essentials that riders look for in a bike in this segment. There is the aggressive characteristic Kawasaki styling. The engine is a 249cc parallel twin fuel injected and liquid-cooled unit producing 32 PS and 21 Nm of torque. With power delivery that suits learners and a race honed chassis, the Z250 has a lot going for it. But in many ways, it is outdated against its comparison and misses out on features like ABS. This streetfighter, therefore, needs an update much like what the other Ninja series bikes have received over the last year.

Z 250 price in Malaysia

Variant Price Specifications  
SL RM14,849 *
OTR Price
249 cc, 27.6 hp, Electric, Petrol
Standard RM20,369 *
OTR Price
249 cc, 31.5 hp, Electric, Petrol
ABS RM21,998 *
OTR Price
248 cc, 36.49 hp, Electric, Petrol
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Z 250 Review

  • Overview
  • Design
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety

Overview

The Kawasaki Z250 was launched in Malaysia way back in 2013. Since then it has not received any major updates. Built as a naked streetfighter version of the Ninja 300, with a design inspired from its bigger brothers (the Z800 and the Z1000), it took its engine from the Ninja 250 – albeit in a friendlier tune. Much like the Kawasaki lineup then, it had a very confusing birth. It dominated the 250cc scene in the country at that time, thanks mainly to its very competitive pricing at RM 21589. This made it the ideal entry-level bike for anyone who wanted to ride something bigger than a kapchai. But since then, the market has been transformed by the likes of KTM and Yamaha. So, how does the Kawasaki stack up against today’s competition?  Let’s find out.

Design

The first thing you will notice would be the headlight. Inspired by the Z800, it looks as if it’s raising its nose in disgust at the slow moving traffic. The design is quintessentially and unmistakably Kawasaki. Same goes for the front heavy stance caused by the tank extensions and the belly cover. The rear is neat and racy. The console has a big analog half circle tachometer along with a digital display that shows everything else – the fuel gauge, trip meter, odometer and the clock. What is missing, however, is a gear indicator, which seems like an oversight on a bike meant for beginners. It uses a steel tube diamond frame chassis and rides on 120 mm Y-spoke alloys on the front and 132 mm ones in the rear. There are 110/70-17M/C 54S tires on the front and 140/70-17M/C 66S tires on the rear. No clip-ons here so the seating position is upright. Tall riders may feel cramped due to rear set foot pegs. The seat height is pretty low at 785 mm aiding handling and raising the confidence of shorter riders. The 1400 mm wheelbase and 26-degree rake angle serve to make the bike agile. The seat, however, may feel inadequate on rough roads. Thankfully, the ground clearance is decent at 145 mm. The fuel tank will also feel satisfactory at 17L.  Build quality is good and it feels like a premium product.

Ride & Handling

The 37 mm telescopic front forks and the adjustable monoshock in the rear perform well on smooth roads. The rear is stiff for riding on broken potholed roads. The chassis allows for good handling characteristics. It feels confident while swerving and allows lean angles on the 168 kg bike easily. The 35-degree steering angle and the short wheelbase also helps in this. The tires, however, feel restrictive. This bike could definitely use some better aftermarket tires. Thanks to the burgeoning aftermarket scene there is no dearth of such options.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

The engine is the biggest draw for the Kawasaki and even today stands out from the crowd. It is a liquid-cooled, fuel injected, DOHC Parallel Twin, displacing 249cc and with 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 32 PS at a mind-numbing 11000 rpm and 21.0 Nm of torque at 10000 rpm. The fuel injection uses a dual throttle valve that not only controls the fuel delivery but also delivers good fuel economy. The engine’s sweet spot lies above 5000 rpm after which the bike really comes into its element. This does mean that the bike will always have to be kept high revving. It delivers the completely opposite kind of performance from the KTM in terms of outright acceleration. It is, however, a refined engine with very few vibrations felt through the handlebars. Transmission is a 6-speed unit. Fuel economy is also great at 30 km/L when driven sensibly.    

Braking & Safety

There is a single 290 mm petal disc in the front and a 220 mm petal disc in the rear, both using a dual piston caliper setup. Yet again it misses out on ABS which feels like an oversight against the competition. The brakes by themselves, however, feel adequate and provide good feel.

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    Rion Mei 20, 2019
    Mean looking

    I absolutely love the styling of the Kawasaki Z250. It looks like its bigger brothers and is an absolute head turner. Since I am slightly on the taller side, I find the Z250 slightly cramped but I have learned to live with it. The parallel twin engine is smooth and sounds amazing at high rpms. The Z250 is also very Read More

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    Eugene Mei 18, 2019
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    I have become fan of the updated version of Kawasaki z 250. They have done quite a few notable alterations. Like the frame and engine has gone through a severe change. The bike has got LED lights this time along with that there is a change of the tank extension to a small sized bikini fairing. Overall the bike looks Read More

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    Nate Mei 01, 2019
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    I have once tried riding my friend’s bike, Kawasaki Ninja 300. I was pretty impressed with the flawless ride I had on it. That was quite a few years back. So when I got to know Kawasaki has launched their recent product, Kawasaki z 250, and my joys know no bound. Coincidence is that I got to know about this Read More

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    Wazir Ogos 24, 2018
    My Dream Bike

    Since I got my job, I have been saving to purchase my dream bike. Finally, my eyes settled on Kawasaki z250. What attracted me the most is the aggressive design of the bike. As the name says, it actually looked like a street fighter. The bike has a muscular body and gives a great performance. Last day, I went to Read More

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    Boskur Jun 06, 2018
    Most aggressive bike in the naked street segment

    For many people, the Ninja is the face of Kawasaki in most parts of the world. But I have a special liking towards the Z250 and am probably the biggest fanboy. It looks like the most aggressive bike in the naked street segment and even if you buy the lowest iteration of the Z series, the aggressiveness is not compromised. Read More

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Kawasaki Z 250 FAQ

  • What are the Safety Features Available in Kawasaki Z 250?

    The safety features available in Kawasaki Z 250 Below:

    Feature Value
    ABS Optional
    Pass Switch Yes
    Shutter Lock No
    Wheel Lock Front/back No
    Leg Guards No
    Stability Control No
    Back Rest No
    Traction Control No
    Launch Control No
    Riding Modes Sport
    Engine Check Warning Yes
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