Kawasaki Z250SL launched – Priced at RM15,739!

Kawasaki Motors Malaysia has taken the wraps off of its latest model, the Z250SL. It’s also the company’s most exciting model not because of it’s looks or power but because of it’s price. Z250SL_003At RM15,739, the new SL weighs in at just 148 is also a fantastic 20kg’s lighter than its fairinged brethren, the Z250. Z250SL_001Powered by a single-cylinder, 249cc, 4-stroke engine mounted aboard a distinctive trellis frame, the SL is a slim pocket rocket that is bound to excite with its quick-revving engine, and small dynamics. Z250SL_006Features of the SL include a digital bar-graph tachometer, digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, clock and fuel gauge. Z250SL_005Other performance and riding features include 37mm telescopic forks, lightweight wheels, uni-trak suspension that offers a smoother ride and stable handling, a radiator fan cover, petal disc brakes, electric starter and fuel injection. Z250SL_004In a press release issued at the launch event, Kawasaki Motors Malaysia stated that the Z250SL is suitable for entry level riders, lady bikers and as a step up model for those upgrading from a moped or scooter.


Engine: Single cylinder, liquid-stroke, 4-stroke
Displacement: 249cc Bore and stroke: 72.0 x 61.2 mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Valve system: DOHC, 4-valves
Fuel supply: Fuel injection
Ignition: Digital
Starter: Electric
Transmission: 6-speed, Return
Power: 25hp@9,700rpm
Torque: 22.6Nm@8,200rpm
Frame type: Tubular diamond, steel
Rake/Trail: 24 degree / 90mm
Suspension, Front: 37mm telescopic fork type Suspension,
Rear: Bottom-link uni-trak with spring pre-load: 5-levels
Tyres: Front – 110/80-17M/C 52S || Rear 130/70 – 17M/C 62S
Brake Front: Single 290mm Petal Disc with Dual-Piston Caliper
Brake Rear: Single 220mm Petal Disc with Dual-Piston Caliper
Length x Width x Height: 1,935 x 700 x 1,015mm
Wheelbase: 1,330mm
Seat Height: 785mm
Fuel capacity: 11 litres
Weight: 148kg

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