KAWASAKI has unveiled its Z250 naked bike. Essentially a Ninja 300 minus its front fairings, the new naked is fairly simple and packs the same powerplant as its full-bodied brethren.
The latest incarnation of the Z250 strips its front fairing in favour of Z1000-inspired headlamp and side panel designs. Minus the identical rear wheel fairings and chassis as the Ninja 300, the Z250’s only trait is its slightly higher and wider bars equipped. Like the Ninja 300, the Z250 will likely come with a 296cc parallel-twin with 38.5bhp and a high-flying rev-limit of 11,000rpm.
Loosing a few body panels allows the Z250 to shave off a fraction of the 172kg (wet) weight of the Ninja 300 as well, giving it better agility (with or without ABS)