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Kawasaki Z250: 10 reasons why its the best

June 30, 2014 14:46 IST

Kawasaki Z250: 10 reasons why its the best

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Sagar Basandani

From power packed performance to scintillating appearance, this bike accommodates every possible feature a rider expects in a sportsbike, says Sagar Basandani

Soon Kawasaki, a well-known Japanese two-wheeler brand and Bajaj Auto Limited's proud partner is going to introduce another naked sports bike in the 250cc segment in India. The quarter-litre segment is currently the most crucial cog in he wheel of every manufacturer as enthusiasts are showing a healthy interest in it.

Several manufacturers are keen to introduce a machine with perfect blend of sporty, muscular looks, astonishing power, high fuel efficiency and great affordability in this segment.

While, manufacturers like Honda and Hyosung have already set their feet in this niche, Kawasaki is expected to launch he Z250 in the third quarter of 2014 with a price tag of around Rs 2.25 lakh.

Here are some of its highlights.

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Image: Kawasaki Z250
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1. Aggressive headlamp cowl

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Sometimes, looks of the bike can be a great advantage boosting the sales of the bike. This phenomenon can be acknowledged for the Kawasaki Z250 as the cowl is much more enticing and catchy just like its high end siblings Z800 and Z1000.

The furiousness of the machine starts with its cowl that is coupled with the mini meter visor and showcases a pure street-fighter look.

The brute face boasts a multi-reflector headlamp that enhances its impact on the spectators.

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Image: Kawasaki Z250
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2. 'Z' shaped engine shrouds

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The manufacturer has enhanced the naked look of the bike by putting dynamic engine shrouds.

These shrouds cover the front suspensions and fits perfectly with the design of the tank.

According to the manufacturer, these shrouds will make the bike more appealing than the other naked machines that sport dull and minimalistic fairing.

A 'Z' has been crafted with the shrouds that looks quite imposing.

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3. Edgy and curvy fuel tank

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The dynamics of the bike are further enhanced with the smart fuel tank design that has fine curves and edges.

It looks muscular and adds to the sportiness of the ride.

The fuel tank has a capacity of 17-litre and is designed brilliantly to make perfect adjustments between the rider and the bike.

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4. Sharp rear end

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The Kawasaki Z250 sports a short tail cowl that diverts the viewers' focus on its front body.

It creates a more aerodynamic appearance while boosting the Z250's aggressiveness.

The stylish muffler with a fat rear tyre adds to the beauty of the bike and offers more punch for it.

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5. Attractive and smart Muffler

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One of the most important part of the bikes in terms of styling and performance is a muffler. It can appeal by its impeccable design or mesmerising sound.

Here, a small muffler with complex cross-section is used that optimises the emissions. To protect the pillion from heat, the muffler takes a stainless steel silencer guard on its head.

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6. Informative digital plus analog instrumentation

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The manufacturer has designed an analog plus digital instrument cluster for this machine that will sport analog tachometer, digital speedometer, fuel level, clock, trip meter and many other.

The meter is designed fantastically according to the aesthetics of the machine. It complements the dynamic appearance of the naked street motorcycle.

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7. Fuel injected, parallel twin engine

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The Z250 features a powerful 249cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, fuel injected, parallel twin engine. The mill is extremely smooth as well as ferocious and runs without any glitch at low and medium revs.

Designed on the lines of Ninja 250, the engine incorporates sleeveless, die-cast aluminium cylinder with supersport-style plated bores that helps it avail a mind-blowing pick-up with its superior power and torque output.

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8. Advanced frame

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The frame of Kawasaki Z250's design seems inspired by the Ninja 250.

It is a circuit-developed diamond frame that has high rigidity, aids suspension working and keeps the riding quality at its best.

The vibrations are hardly felt as the engine is partially rubber-mounted that also improves the quality of the ride.

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9. Wider tyres and sound braking system

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Kawasaki Z250 sports a 140mm wide rear tyre that takes the rider's confidence to the extreme level.

With sporty and light weight aluminum wheels the ride becomes more pleasant.

The wheels are further mated with petal disc brakes at both the ends to ensure safety of the rider.

The wider tyres and lightweight wheels lead to better handling while the responsive braking system increases the rider's confidence.

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10. Major elements

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Kawasaki has designed the bike with the collaboration of Ninja 250's technology that makes it more advanced and competitive.

The company has used dual throttle valve to achieve a better performance from the mill.

This technology is specially incorporated for better fuel efficiency.

The bike has all the features that a rider needs to satisfy her/his need.

From power packed performance to scintillating appearance, this bike accommodates every possible feature a rider expects in a sportsbike. The manufacturer has concentrated on every single detail of the bike to make it the best machine in the 250cc segment.


Image: Kawasaki Z250
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