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[BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

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    Exclamation [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja






    Update with video PowerDrift which claiming the ZX-25R will be a globe product.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    I was wondering when Kawi would pull this out. Bear in mind they also have a 400cc inline four ready to go, it was developed in parallel with the 400 twin...

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    I was wondering when Kawi would pull this out. Bear in mind they also have a 400cc inline four ready to go, it was developed in parallel with the 400 twin...
    In parallel with the twin...

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    I've been looking forward to this bike when I first heard rumors of it about a year ago.

    Its nice to see Kawasaki revive this segment. Hopefully other manufactures will follow so I can buy one for half price 5 years from now

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    I was wondering when Kawi would pull this out. Bear in mind they also have a 400cc inline four ready to go, it was developed in parallel with the 400 twin...
    Fucking finally. I'll be first in line to buy a 400cc inline 4.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Inline 6 or GTFO.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Supposedly two version of the 250, one restricted to 45hp, the other 60hp, and no word if either will see releases outside of Asia. Under CCS this would run in 500 Supersport, 500 SB, ULSB, LWGP. It should be a ripper in the 500 classes, and depending on how much room Kawi left themselves for upsizing it might be able to throw some punches in USLB? Steel frame, will be interesting to see how heavy it is... It's got my curiosity piqued.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Motorcycles should never have more than 2 cylinders. That is all.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    At one time I might have agreed with you, but after having a ball on some inline 4s, you nuts. All layouts deserve a chance to be fun.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Chances this will land in North America? (fingers crossed)

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    At one time I might have agreed with you, but after having a ball on some inline 4s, you nuts. All layouts deserve a chance to be fun.
    Same here. After making the 675 triple, and 600 I4 sing for a few years, I have a new appreciation.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

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    Inline 6 or GTFO.
    Inline 12 or nothing

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Time for moto guzzi to bring back the small displacement v8

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    So much awesome. I cant wait to try one. Small displacement inline 4's are so much fun to rev the piss out of

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    THis has a snowball's chance in hell of touching our shores.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    I think you're right. Over here, it'd likely be priced too close to a 600 to be viable on the market when sitting next to one in the showroom.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    THis has a snowball's chance in hell of touching our shores.
    According to PowerDrift, they said Kawasaki told them this is not a SE Asia region only model, but very much a globe product; but I believe when I see it.


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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Do very much want.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    i know its nit picking...but why not call it a ZX-2? or even ZX-250?
    ZX-25 would imply its 2500 ccs.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    ZX-25 would imply its 2500 ccs.
    You’d never use all that power

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    why not call it a ZX-2? or even ZX-250?
    ZX-25 would imply its 2500 ccs.
    Unfortunately the highly descriptive FLHTCU-I was already taken.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    I just gotta say I love my gsxr 400. Revs to the moon and is fairly quick. I would by a new 400 4cyl any day. That being said I doubt we will see them in the states. 400 is even a tough sell here in europe due to the licensing laws. They are in between licenses so not many people by them. Same goes for a 250 which is why you barely see them here. The same license that allows you to ride that 250 also allows you to ride a 650 bmw but not that 400. It's crazy but it's how it is.
    I see tons of those 400s in japan though. I really really like the honda version. Been seeing them all over and they sound great

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Unfortunately the highly descriptive FLHTCU-I was already taken.
    so is FLHTCUTGSE.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    THis has a snowball's chance in hell of touching our shores.
    Would Kawasaki send these to Canada?
    Not up to date on what the bike mkt. is theses days up north? or the import laws now? But they used to get the European spec bikes that we didn't here in the states and a few would make there way down south. Love to see the 400 show up would bring back the FZR days.

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    Re: [BREAKING] TMS2019: Kawasaki [ZX-25R] 250cc Inline-4 Ninja

    Maybe but doubtful. I dont see a huge market for the little bikes there either. In europe you HAVE to start on a small bike and work your way up the license classes so these little bikes can have a forced market.
    Pricing for these tend to be about the same as bigger cc bikes too or more. If I had an unlimited license here I can get used bigger bikes for less than the little ones so why would I buy a little bike?
    As much as you say you want one and you would buy one it's hard to do that if your in the showroom and that 400 is nearly the exact same price as a 600.

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