The four-cylinder Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R will likely churn out more performance than the regular 250 and come equipped with a range of electronic aids
A few weeks ago, we reported that Kawasaki could be working on a four-cylinder version of the Ninja 250 motorcycle. As the days went by, several international media reports claimed that the prototype in its production guise has already been making rounds at the brand’s factory.
A new development in the rumour mill indicates that the four-cylinder fully-faired motorcycle will make its global premiere at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show that will be held from October 24 to November 4 at Tokyo Big Sight and multiple venues in the popular Odaiba area in Tokyo Waterfront City.
The quarter-litre motorcycle is said to make its Indonesia debut at the Kawasaki Bike Week probably on November 18. Expected to carry the ZX-25R moniker, the Japanese manufacturer could expand the motorcycle’s reach observing its initial response in countries like Indonesia and Japan.
While the debut in Tokyo will give it a worldly recognition, it is yet unknown whether the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R will be considered for India or not and if it receives a nod, the enthusiasts have every reason to get delighted. Let us just hope that it will be priced sensibly unlike the ludicrously expensive Ninja 400.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R’s exact power and torque outputs from the inline four-cylinder engine have not been revealed yet. The regular 249 cc parallel-twin liquid-engine produces 39 horsepower and 23.5 Nm of peak torque on the Ninja 250 and is connected to a six-speed transmission. The engine will more likely be capable of meeting stringent emission regulations prevailing across the globe.
The performance figures are expected to be substantially higher compared to the standard Ninja 250 and to hone that an assortment of electronic aids could be offered just as in the Honda CBR250RR. It will likely feature USD forks, ride-by-wire throttle and much more.