Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R is expected to make global premiere at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show; the inline four-cylinder engine will likely develop 60 PS
We have been reporting the possible presence of a new performance-based four-cylinder variant of the Ninja 250 for international markets and is expected to break covers at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Kawasaki could only introduce the model in the JDM market and may expand its presence to other parts of the world.
Having not seen any spy picture of what has been purportedly termed as Ninja ZX-25R, its styling has been subjected to a lot of rumours over the last few months. A Japanese magazine, Young Machine, has decided to give us a solution by publishing the digitally imagined ZX-25R.
In the August 2019 edition of the printed magazine, Young Machine has posted a rendering of the ZX-25R and it is clearly based on the hardcore ZX-10R but some say it will be inspired by the Ninja H2. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R is expected to go on sale in international markets sometime next year following the world premiere in Tokyo.
Nevertheless, the rendering indicates the presence of familiar twin headlamp setup while air intake can be noticed in the middle and also towards the top corner of the fairing. It is expected to get LED lighting technology. Wearing the signature green paint scheme, the ZX-25R has sharp body panels, a muscular fuel tank and tall windshield.
Other noticeable features are upside down front forks, clip-on handlebars and dual rotors with radially mounted callipers up front while adjustable rear monoshock suspension is a definite possibility as well.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R will reportedly use an inline four-cylinder engine that is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 60 horsepower. If it turns out to be the case, it will be the most powerful against its competitors like Honda CBR250RR.
This makes the ZX-25R produce nearly 20 horsepower more than the standard Ninja 250’s parallel twin engine. To hone the performance, Kawasaki could utilise lightweight materials and bigger brakes as mentioned above while advanced electronic driver aids cannot be ruled out of the equation. Resultantly, expect it to be more expensive than the regular Ninja 250.