Kawasaki has launched its quarter-litre motorcycle, the Z250, in India at a price tag of Rs 3.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Z250 gets new graphics and colour options and the engine is now compliant with BSIV emission norms. It is powered by a 249 cc, liquid cooled, four-stroke, parallel-twin engine that produces 32 hp of power and 21 Nm of peak torque. This unit will be mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The Z250 gets a 37 mm telescopic fork in the front and a gas charged monoshock at the rear. Stopping power comes from a 290 mm disc up front and 220 mm disc at rear, however, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) has been given a miss. The motorcycle gets 17-litre fuel tank and has a kerb weight of 168 kg. In terms of dimensions, the new Z250 measures 2,010 mm in length, 750 mm in width, 1,025 mm in height, 1,400 mm of wheelbase and has a ground clearance of 145 mm.
Recently, Kawasaki launched a new model Z900, and other updated models - Ninja 300 and the Z650 in India. The Z900, that replaces the Z800 and has been positioned below Z1000 in the company's product line-up. The Ninja 300 comes comes with an engine compliant to BSIV emission norms, while the Z650 has replaced the ER-6n in the motorcycle manufacturer's model range offered in India.
From 1st April, 2017, Kawasaki will sell their motorcycles through its independent India Kawasaki Motors Pvt dealerships. The company will have its dealerships in 12 states for a start, which includes Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Pune, Hyderabad, Surat, Ahmedabad, Cochin and Chandigarh. All dealerships will offer sales, service as well as spare parts.