Kawasaki ZZR 250 (EX250H)

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Kawasaki ZZR250 (EX250-H)

The Kawasaki ZZR 250 sports touring model appeared in 1990 as the successor to the GPZ / GPX 250R models and was available in the markets of Japan, Europe and North America.

The Kawasaki ZZR250 was based on an in-line 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 248 cc, producing up to 40 hp. power and up to 23 Nm of torque. The maximum characteristics of the motor are at 9500-12500 rpm.

Kawasaki was one of the first (of the entire Japanese "four" motorcycle manufacturers) to use simpler and more reliable 2-cylinder engines on small-cubic models. If you recall, the approach of the Japanese companies to the creation of 250 cc sports / sports-touring motorcycles was quite simple: they took a 400 cc version, which reduced engine displacement and slightly simplified the chassis equipment. The result was a model that was as similar to track motorcycles as possible, with a capacity of up to 45 hp. Motorcycles turned out to be quite expensive, but at the same time they had a very small engine resource (due to its huge boost, small volume and a large number of cylinders). Kawasaki tried to get away from this concept by releasing the Kawasaki ZZR 250 model, which turned out to be so successful, reliable and in demand in the market that it was produced practically unchanged until mid-2007, until new environmental requirements came out that the motorcycle could no longer meet.

The Kawasaki ZZR 250 features an aluminum frame, simple suspensions in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and a progressive monoshock, disc brakes, an 18 l fuel tank (17 l - since 2000), a 6-speed gearbox and only 146 kg of dry weight.

At the end of August 2007, the model is officially discontinued. In 2008, a new model was introduced as the successor to the Kawasaki ZZR250 - Kawasaki Ninja 250R.

The main competitors of the Kawasaki ZZR 250 in the class:


Kawasaki ZZR 250
Kawasaki ZZR 250
Kawasaki ZZR 250


Specifications Kawasaki ZZR250:

ModelKawasaki ZZR250
Motorcycle typesports tourist
Release year1990-2007
Framealuminum diagonal
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume248 cm³
Bore / Stroke62.0 x 41.2 mm
Compression ratio12.4: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 2x Keihin CVK30
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power40.0 h.p. (29.4 kW) @ 12,500 rpm - EX250-H1-H10 (Japanese versions)

36.0 h.p. (26.5 kW) @ 12,000 rpm - EX250-H11-H7F (Japanese versions), full-strength European versions

Maximum torque23.0 Nm (2.4 kg * m) @ 10,000 rpm - EX250-H1-H10 (Japanese versions)

21.6 Nm (2.2 kg * m) @ 9500 rpm - EX250-H11-H7F (Japanese versions), full European versions

Drive typechain
Front tire size100 / 80-17 52S (52H)
Rear tire size140 / 70-17 66S (66H)
Front brakes1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension37mm telescopic fork, 125mm travel
Rear suspensionPendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock, stroke - 110 mm
Motorcycle length2050 mm
Motorcycle width700 mm
Motorcycle height1125 mm
Wheelbase1405 mm
Saddle height760 mm
Minimum ground clearance135 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h6.0 sec.
Maximum speed160 km / h
Fuel tank capacity18.0 L - EX250-H1-H10

17.0 L - EX250-H11-H7F

Motorcycle weight (dry)146 kg - EX250-H1-H10

148 kg - EX250-H11-H7F

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption for the Kawasaki ZZR 250 ranges from 3.17 liters to 4.90 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style and the condition of the motorcycle.