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Meet the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R

2020 Kawasaki ZX-25R

Could This Be the Most Powerful 250cc Motorcycle?

I’ve reported on the fact that Kawasaki seemed to be working on a four-cylinder 250cc Ninja. Well, now that is known to be true. The company unveiled the motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show. The bike takes the small Ninja sportbike to whole new levels by offering an inline four-cylinder engine that has a small displacement of 249cc. 

Kawasaki has released the displacement and layout of the engine, but the company has not yet released power numbers. However, with four-cylinders, DOHC, and 16 valves, we’re expecting the power numbers to be much better than the other 250cc engines out there. This could be the most powerful 250cc bike on the market. Time will tell.

What I can tell you is that the little bike comes with some seriously good other features, including Showa SFF-BP front forks, trellis frame, traction control, different power modes, a quick shifter, horizontal back-link suspension, and radial brakes.

As a huge fan of smaller displacement bikes, the Ninja ZX-25R intrigues me. Right now it seems the bike is set to go on sale in Indonesia and there’s no indication that it’ll come to the U.S. However, I sure hope so. I’d definitely consider one and would at the very least take one for a test drive or see if Kawasaki would let me review it.