The Kawasaki Ninja 250 has been one of the most popular bikes in the quarter-liter segment. It led the market for many years until new bikes like the Honda CBR250R and the likes came up. Then the Ninja 300 took the responsibility and continued to help Kawasaki be amongst the top in the segment. It stayed in the market for a really long time. Then Kawasaki brought the latest Ninja 400, which is again a brilliant product. However, all these upgrades left the 250cc segment and moved ahead. But things are expected to change now as latest reports suggest that Kawasaki is planning to thrash the quarter-liter segment once again with its new 4-cylinder ZX-25R!
As per our colleagues at Gridoto.com, there’s going to be a new Kawasaki ZX-25R which will be powered by a 4-cylinder engine. In fact, there’s an image of the almost-ready prototype of the motorcycle, and damn, it looks super hot! It’s being said that this working prototype of the ZX-25R is up and ready at Kawasaki’s Indonesian facility.
Of course, there’s no official confirmation on this thing by Kawasaki, but if this turns out to be a reality, it is surely going to kill the 250cc segment. Its 4-cylinder engine is expected to produce around 50PS of max power which would be the highest ever for a 250cc motorcycle. Also, being a 4-cylinder, this thing would sound super sweet! We can see in the image that there’s some kind of a race exhaust fitted on the prototype.
Talking about the prototype, the ZX-25R looks very aggressive, even more than the latest Ninja 400. It’s very evident that the fairing has been designed to be as aerodynamically efficient as possible. The fins on the side look similar to what we’ve seen in the ZX-14R and the Ninja H2-SX. We love the exhaust. Other details that we can figure out from the image are USD forks, ABS, and twin disc setup at the front.
We really wish that the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-250R doesn’t just remain a prototype. We’d love to see this bike on the streets. It won’t be a replacement for the much powerful 600cc and above displacement motorcycles here in the Middle East, but it surely will be the best learner’s bike one could get. We are expecting Kawasaki to showcase the working prototype of the ZX-25R at the EICMA 2019 later this year.