The Kawasaki ZX-25R has been one of the most anticipated bikes to come out of Southeast Asia. Just last month, Kawasaki Japan has teased us with a race-spec carbon fiber clad ZX-25R with all the modification goodies you needed to make it the lightest and fastest little Ninja on the track. The bike was supposed to land in showrooms in Indonesia last April 4. While most showrooms still remain closed today, Indonesia is still quick to jump into the hype and is now teasing us with videos as their answer to Japan’s ZX-25R.
The first video features the Kawasaki ZX-25R sitting on a bike lift with Kawasaki workers installing some modifications on the bike. The technicians meticulously work on improving the bike’s ergonomics and install a pair of Sniper rearsets. They also dismantled the triple tree and installed a new pair of clip-on handlebars and paired it with adjustable Sniper levers. The Ninja ends up with a more aggressive stance ready to tear up the track.
The second video focuses on the technicians dismantling the Ninja’s stock exhaust system and installing a brand new Yoshimura Exhaust system. The ZX-25R specific Yoshimura Hepta Force titanium full exhaust system effectively sheds significant weight from the bike and would surely give its inline-four engine a more commanding howl. The new Yoshimura system isn’t even available in their catalog just yet. Sadly, they ended the video without even giving us a taste of the new exhaust note. Typical for Kawasaki to tease us with even more anticipation.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R is a sportbike that harks back to the glorious days of Japanese motorcycle dominance in racing. Its low-displacement inline-four engine gives it a much wider rev range to as much as 17,000 RPM. Surely, we’ll be seeing more teasers in the next few weeks until the bike is set on the track tearing up lap times one after another. perhaps with a new set of Öhlins shocks.