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2021 Kawasaki Z250 gets new colours, but stays discontinued in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Kawasaki has unveiled the new 2021 Kawasaki z250 in the international market. The Kawasaki z250 is positioned in the quarter-litre naked roadster segment and for 2021 the brand has introduced two new colours Pearl Night Shade Teal / Metallic Flat Spark Black’ and ‘Candy Cardinal Red / Metallic Flat Spark Black. The 2021 Kawasaki z250 remains unchanged in terms of the design and bodywork as well as the mechanical bits. 

The Kawasaki z250 was also sold in the Indian market but the did not upgrade the z250 to the latest emission standards and the motorcycle has been discontinued from India. In the international market, the 2021 Kawasaki z250 is powered by a 248cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin, engine that produces 36.5 BHP of power and 22.5 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch. The 2021 Kawasaki z250 comes with a conventional telescopic front fork suspension, a monoshock on the rear, 17-inch alloy wheels and disc brakes equipped with a dual-channel ABS. The 2021 Kawasaki z250 is unlikely to come to the Indian market again and the brand now sells the new 2021 z650, 2021 z900, z900RS, z1000 and the z 1000R in its ‘Z’ portfolio. 

In other news, Kawasaki recently updated the ‘Z’ range with 2021 z650 in the Indian market that now comes with a Euro5/BS6 compliant 649cc parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled 4-stroke, 8-valve DOHC dual throttle valve fuel-injected engine that produces 68 PS of power and 64 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed return-type transmission. While the international market has received colour updates such as Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Spark Black colour and the Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black. The India-spec model only gets the single Metallic Spark Black shade. 

Also adding to the ‘Z’ portfolio, the Japanese brand has also launched the Euro5/BS6 emission compliant MY21 z900 motorcycle in the Indian market priced at INR 7.99 lakh ex-showroom. The new BS6 compliant Z900 is available in 2 colours – Metallic Graphite Gray and Candy Lime green.