We’ve been reporting about the Kawasaki ZX-25R, and any news about their little inline-4 screamer causes a frenzy with motorcycle enthusiasts eager to catch the new bike in the metal. For the past couple of months, we could only speculate if Kawasaki would decide to introduce the new motorcycle to our market. However, just a few days ago on July 25, 2020, the official Facebook page of Kawasaki Krib Libis finally released a teaser briefly showing what we think is the ZX-25R.
The 15-second video teaser briefly showed the bike’s silhouette in its signature Lime Green/Ebony color, then quickly flashing its wheels, tail section, lights, and tank. The video then invites everyone to catch the premiere of the much-awaited motorcycle with ‘INTENSE INLINE-FOUR POWER’ on July 31, 2020, at the official Facebook page of Kawasaki Leisure Bikes.
We’re pretty convinced it is the ZX-25R because of a few things. The first is that Kawasaki motorcycles that have 4-cylinder engines are high-displacement liter-bikes like the Ninja H2. They’re not exactly the newest models in the market either. The newest bike from the brand to feature a 4-cylinder motor is the ZX-25R, which was recently launched in other parts of SouthEast Asia. What’s most telling and a bit obvious, is the ‘250’ decal that you can see in the tail section of the bike, and since the ‘25’ in ZX-25R is telling of the displacement, it’s almost impossible that it won’t be.
The Kawasaki ZX-25R has recently made its debut in Indonesia where it is now being offered in two variants with Standard, and Special Edition. It is powered by a 249 cc inline-four cylinder liquid-cooled engine capable of churning out 50 hp at 15,500 RPM (51 hp with a Ram-air) and 22.9 Nm of peak torque at 14,500 RPM mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Special Edition variant will come with an up and down Kawasaki Quickshifter. The Standard Edition only comes in one color option, Metallic Spark Black while the Special Edition comes in either Lime Green/Ebony, Metallic Spark Black/Pearl Flat Stardust White, and Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Spark Blue.
At this moment, we still couldn’t confirm if all these color options would be made available here in the Philippines when the ZX-25R is officially launched. We’re sure a lot of Ninja fans and followers are excited to catch and see the ZX-25R in the metal just as much as we are.