Kawasaki ZXR 250
Kawasaki ZXR 250 appeared in 1989 in parallel with the older version Kawasaki ZXR 400. Both models had common visual features and were similar in technical terms. The Kawasaki ZXR250 was aimed at the Japanese market and was practically not supplied anywhere officially (in a limited edition it was available in the market of some European countries, in particular the UK).
The main modifications of the Kawasaki ZXR 250:
- Kawasaki ZXR250 is the regular version of the motorcycle.
- Kawasaki ZXR250R - a special version of the motorcycle. It was available from 1989 to 1991 inclusive. It features enlarged carburetors, a rear suspension with an expansion tank and extended first three gears.
In 1991, the model undergoes a restyling, receiving a new design of plastic, headlights and rims. In addition, the motorcycle gets a new engine (reduces its travel for easier revs) and a smaller fuel tank.
Since 1993, new amendments to Japanese law have come into force, according to which motorcycles with an engine capacity of 250 cc are limited to a maximum power of 40 hp. The Kawasaki ZXR250 is being aligned with these regulations.
In the period from 1996 to 1998. the model is not produced for the Japanese market, resuming production only in 1999, which was the last year of the Kawasaki ZXR250 model.
Key features of the Kawasaki ZXR 250 include an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, an inertial boost system, a cast aluminum frame, sports adjustable suspensions, a 15-liter fuel tank and 141 kg dry matter. The engine from the ZXR250 was subsequently also installed on the Balius model.
The lineup of the Kawasaki ZXR series:
The main competitors of the Kawasaki ZXR250:
Specifications Kawasaki ZXR 250:
|Engine type||4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||249 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||48.0 x 34.5mm - ZX250A-B|
49.0 x 33.1 mm - ZX250C-D
|Compression ratio||12.2: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD30 - ZXR250|
Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD32 - ZXR250R
|Maximum power||45.0 h.p. (33.1 kW) @ 15,000 rpm - ZX250A-B|
45.0 h.p. (33.1 kW) @ 16000 rpm - ZX250C1-C2, ZX250-D1
40.0 h.p. (29.4 kW) at 15,500 rpm - ZX250-C3-C7
|Maximum torque||25.0 Nm (2.6 kg * m) @ 11500 rpm - ZX250A-B|
24.0 Nm (2.5 kg * m) @ 11500 rpm - ZX250C1-C2, ZX250-D1
22.0 Nm (2.3 kg * m) at 11000 rpm - ZX250-C3-C7
|Front tire size||110 / 70-17 (54H)|
|Rear tire size||140 / 60-18 (64H)|
|Front brakes||2 discs, 300mm, 2-piston calipers|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||41mm Inverted Fork (Adjustable), 120mm Travel|
|Rear suspension||Pendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock (adjustable), stroke - 113 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2020 mm - ZX250A-B|
2000 mm - ZX250C-D
|Motorcycle width||695 mm - ZX250A-B|
685 mm - ZX250C-D
|Motorcycle height||1115 mm - ZX250A-B|
1090 mm - ZX250C-D
|Wheelbase||1370 mm - ZX250A-B|
1360 mm - ZX250C-D
|Saddle height||740 mm - ZX250A-B|
735 mm - ZX250C-D
|Minimum ground clearance||150 mm - ZX250A-B|
130 mm - ZX250C-D
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||6.3 sec.|
|Maximum speed||160 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||16.0 L - ZX250A-B|
15.0 L - ZX250C-D
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||144 kg - ZX250A-B|
141 kg - ZX250C-D