Kawasaki dealers in New Zealand have commenced pre-orders on the much-awaited Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R which has created a hype in the motorcycling world in recent times. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R was speculated to be priced around USD 4000 which is around INR 3 lakhs but, Kawasaki dealerships in New Zealand have revealed the price of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R, offered at NZD 15,990 + taxes which approximately converts to INR 7.81 lakhs.
To put things into perspective, the twin-cylinder engine 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is priced at NZD 14,495 and the 2020 Ninja 400 costs NZD 7,995 while the four-cylinder Ninja ZX-6R (636) ABS KRT costs NZD 19,995. The brand has also revealed that the high-revving, four-cylinder, quarter-litre motorcycle is scheduled for deliveries from December 2020, if the factory minimum order requirements are fulfilled for production orders to proceed.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R features the same design DNA from the brand’s SuperSport line-up, the ZX-6R and ZX-10R and features split-type twin LED headlights, an aerodynamic nose, angular side fairing with body integrated turn signal lamps on the front, LED taillights, midship style exhaust, high tail section, chiselled fuel tank, clip-on handlebars, step-up seats, etc.
Mechanically, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R features an H2 inspired steel frame that rides on Showa SFF Big Piston upside-down front forks, swingarm-mounted monoshock on the rear, single rotor hydraulically operated disc brakes with monoblock callipers on the front, hydraulic disc brakes on the rear and 17-inch alloy wheels shod in wide rubber tyres.
The highlight of the motorcycle is the visceral sounding 249cc liquid-cooled, inline, four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine that redlines at a whopping 17,000 RPM and expected to produce close to 55 Bhp of power. The engine is expected to come matched with an impressive electronics package for the quarter-litre class and is likely to include analogue-digital instrumentation, gear position indicator, shift light, quickshifter, ABS and traction control.
Kawasaki may not bring the Ninja ZX-25R in the Indian market due to its high cost which is expected to be around the INR 8 lakh mark if it comes to India via the SKD (Semi Knocked-Down) route.
*All prices mentioned above are converted at live mid-market rates and are approximations for informational purposes only. Local body taxes and duties may apply.