The Kawasaki ZX-25R has been on our radar for the past couple of months now and we’ve reported every update we’d come across to reveal as much detail as we can. Kawasaki’s little screamer has caused so much excitement, especially with its loyal Ninja followers. After all, it’s been a while since the last time the world saw a 250cc inline-four engine, at least not since the 90s. Kawasaki Indonesia has finally taken the wraps off the ZX-25R and launched their little screamer with its official specs and pricing finally revealed.
The ZX-25R is being offered in two variants namely, Standard, and Special Edition. Its trellis frame houses its 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. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox with an up and down Kawasaki Quickshifter on the Special Edition.
Damping duties are brought to you by performance Showa SFF Big Piston 37 mm upside-down fork and a horizontal backlink rear mono-shock with adjustable preload. It is paired with a 310 mm disk brake with a four-piston caliper in front and a 220 mm disc with a single-piston caliper for the rear. A combination of an analog tachometer with LCD multi-info panel feeds the driver with all the necessary information he needs displaying the usual standard gauges and readouts with a gear indicator, and ride mode display. It also comes with selectable power modes, ABS, and traction control. It comes with twin-pod LED headlights, an LED taillight, and a split style saddle.
The Kawasaki ZX-25R Standard edition only comes with one color option, Metallix Spark Black. However, the Special Edition comes in three color options namely, Lime Green/Ebony, Metallic Spark Black/Pearl Flat Stardust White, and Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Spark Blue. The Standard Edition is priced at IDR 96,000,000 or P328,579 while the Special Edition is priced at IDR 112,900,000 or P386,388.
When we initially reported its price last week, we were a little bit over by a few thousand Pesos. However, given its current price, the Standard edition still puts it a little bit higher than the price range of the Ninja 400. Meanwhile, the Special Edition puts it within the price range of the Kawasaki Z650 which unlike the ZX-25R, are both expressway legal motorcycles. The 400 cc expressway limitation already cuts a huge chunk of the market from potentially buying the motorcycle given its price. However, if it lands in our shores, would you buy Kawasaki’s little screamer?