The motorcycle manages to hit a speed of 185+ kmph towards the end of start-finish line
The Kawasaki ZX-25R is not a regular quarter liter motorcycle because it has at least two cylinders more than any of the existing products in its displacement class. The in-line 4-cylinder setup may seem a bit over-the-top to us, the current generation of riders, but it was quite a rage in the 80s. So, Kawasaki knows exactly what it is doing with the reincarnation of its four-cylinder pocket rocket.
Kawasaki ZX-25R devouring Circuit de Jerez
Kawasaki recently released a video of its newest supersports motorcycle being put through its paces by the brand’s WSBK rider Jonathan Rea at the Jerez circuit. As you can see, the little neon green monster screams away to glory as it zooms from corner to corner. The four-cylinder configuration allows the engine to quickly rev all the way up to its 17k rpm redline, outputting a glorious sound track in the process.
As evident from this 360 degree video, the Kawasaki ZX-25R feels absolutely at home on the race track, ridden hard by a world class rider. The motorcycle reaches an impressive speed of 185+ kmph towards the end of main straight. Given a long enough straight, it looks like the baby Ninja could breach the 190 kmph mark, or even the 200!
The high-performance compact displacement sportsbike is not just about a nice engine note. The liquid-cooled 249 cc motor produces a stellar 51 hp at 15,500 rpm and 22.9 Nm of torque at 14,500 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox through a slipper and assist clutch, the engine is more than capable of putting most of the medium displacement motorcycles to shame.
The video also shows how nimble the motorcycle is. Based on a chassis derived from Kawasaki’s massively successful WSBK contender, the ZX-25R is suspended by a 37 mm inverted telescopic front fork and horizontal back-link rear shock. The 17-inch alloy wheels are shod with sticky 110/70-R17 front and 150/60-R17 rear tyres. Braking is taken care of by a 310 mm front disc and a 220 mm rear unit.
Feature highlights include ABS, traction control, riding modes and quick shifter. The Kawsaki Ninja ZX-25R is a thoroughbred track equipment which is capable of effortlessly outperforming other quarter liter motorcycles.
How much does it cost?
Indonesia is the first country to receive the compact displacement sportsbike. The ABS-equipped version is price at IDR 112,900,000 (around INR 5.76 lakh). The ZX-25R will reach many international markets in due course and it could be pricier than the bigger ZX-6R in some markets. We hope we will get to see this screamer in India someday.