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Info Is Kawasaki bringing back the ZXR250 (ZX25R RUMOUR MILL) ?

Discussion in 'Kawasaki 250cc In-line 4's' started by kiffsta, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. kiffsta

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    Okay, you have heard it here first.. I have hear rumors that Kawasaki are bringing back the ZXR250 , this time it s an inline4 cylinder fuel injected machine made in Indonesia.

    All I can say is **** YEAH, because if Kawasaki do it, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha will do it also :thumb_ups:


    From http://www.motoroids.com/news/kawasakis-4-cylinder-250cc-bike-reality/

    Kawasaki’s 4-Cylinder 250cc bike could be poised to make a return, if rumors from Indonesia are to be believed. Several motorcycle blogs from Indonesia feel that Kawasaki could be considering a relaunch of the Kawasaki ZXR250.

    Back in the 80s and 90s, every Japanese manufacturer tended to brandish a four-cylinder quarter-litre motorcycle in its stable. The likes included the Kawasaki ZXR250, Honda CBR250 ( Not the current one, which is a pale shadow of its former self! ), Yamaha FZR250RR and Suzuki GSX-R250. The technology used in these bikes bordered on excessiveness. Features included inverted forks, 18-inch rear wheels and a screaming 19,000 rpm redline!! The bikes were built around perimeter frames constructed using pressed aluminum. They employed dual discs at the front for braking, augmented by a smaller single disc at the rear.
    The ballpark region for the power figures of these bikes was around 40-45 bhp. Need we say more?? So hear, all of them could reach speeds nearing 200 kmph!!

    Several motorcycling blogs from Indonesia are pointing out that Kawasaki is preparing a new 4-cylinder 250 cc engine. Could this be for Kawasaki’s 4-Cylinder 250cc bike?? A look into the Indonesian market conditions reveals that there is a chance it could be so.
    Motorcycle sales in Indonesia has touched the figure of 8 million per year. However, a closer look reveals that bigger-capacity bikes are taxed heavily. For example, bikes displacing in the range of 250-500 cc face a 60 % luxury tax. Those displacing above 500cc are hit even harder, with a 75% tax slap. Majority of the sales are thus occurring in the sub-250cc market.
    There arises the problem of differentiation. Rising affluence has made sport motorcycles increasingly popular, and riders are always on the lookout for that extra bit of punch. Kawasaki’s 4-Cylinder 250cc bike could help quench a bit of the power thirst, by leaving all other single-cylinder and twin-cylinder bikes behind. Forget the current single-engined Honda CBR250R and Honda CBR300R, even the Kawasaki Ninja 250 and the recently-launched Yamaha R25 will find it difficult to keep pace with Kawasaki’s 4-cylinder 250cc bike.

    Changes will need to be made to the motorcycles to meet emission standards, which will involve inclusion of fuel injection technology. If sold in European countries, the power might need to be restricted, to stay within the limits of the A2-Licence compliant terms. Chances of making it to India are as short as a rabbit’s tail, considering its stratospheric pricing for the technology that it will boast of.
    Nevertheless, isn’t Kawasaki’s 4-Cylinder 250cc bike something which you would be proud to own?


    http://tmcblog.com/2014/06/24/kawasaki-sport-250-cc-4-silinder/

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    If this is actually happens what would you prefer the new or old 1.. The new 1 will be more uptodate but the old 1 would probably be better in the case of the non restrictions

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    Ok sign me up on the waiting list.
    Start a worldwide racing series ZX2R-Cup.

    They would fly off the shelves here in Thailand. The locals would go completely crazy over them.

    I changed my mind I want the SP version :crazypilot:
     
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    dont we all
     
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    Feel positive there would be people who would have the knowledge to bi-pass the restrictions.
     
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    Very exciting news from Kawasaki, my only hope is that it becomes reality.:cool:

    Imagine a fuel injected inline 4 cylinder 250cc motorcycle cruising down the
    highway:Drool:
    Would I be tempted, you better believe it:thumb_ups:

    Would the other Japanese manufacturers follow suit........no brainer.:D
     
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    werent these really expensive back in the day when they came out, i think the cbr250 was 10k+ to buy here brand new.
     
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    When that cbr250 (chook bike version) was released here it was about 100,000 THB and you can pick up low mileage 2nd hand for about 75000 (2460 AUD). I don't know the new prices at the moment but there would be a significant disparity between the Indonesian price and an Aus price.
    The Yamaha R25 is 55 million IDR (147000 THB) - (4820 AUD)
    The Kawasaki has to be priced according to its rivals and of course it will be the most expensive.
     
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    Stuff the learner market ......bring it out unrestricted ..... it will be over priced for the average 'learner' anyway.

    An inline 4 we dont have to fix every 5 mintes and readily available parts ..... :crazypilot:
     
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    I already have a CBR250RR :D
     
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    A Forced induction and direct injection 600 killer would be nice.
     
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    fixed that for you :prankster:
     
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    One simply does not have too many cbr250rr's
     
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    maybe they could redo the 2 strokes while they are at it.
     
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