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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. Andych

    Andych Senior Member Premium Member

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    It is now based on a power to weight ratio... as far as I know it is 150kW per tonne. the manufacturers specify if the bike is LAMS when doing the certification and there would be an allowance for a rider as well... Hence the variations around the RVF and 400 Bandit.

    As for pricing... all new bikes are going to be more expensive I feel.. apparently the new Postie bike (all 125cc) will be around A$8K on road here in Aus.... I guess they dont expect to sell too many lol
     
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    Cheers for that Andy..guess i'm just out of touch with pricing..I was hoping it would come in around the 10-11000AUD mark but I must of had a few tinneys to many when I started dreaming of a 250/4 with fuel injection!!! 8K$ for a 125..take it aprillia have relaunched the RS125 in Aus?!!!!!!!! Still be fun to read the reviews whilst I devise a plan to top up the savings jar!
     
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    Without knowing exactly, I think, that it depends on the HP/weight ratio, It's similar in Germany and other countries.
    It could be that it will have about 50-50 HP, but too light for LAM apoproval.
     
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    51hp and 180kg



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    That would be good value compared the the new CT125 Postie bike at around A$8K


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    I will need the electrics too
     
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    Of course.

    Check this out.




    Is it run in yet? Tis now. Well no wind drag, so we don't know the truth, but if it was like that in real life then it needs a smaller rear sprocket. Should be good for at least 200.
     
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    50HP with injection is a little bit low regarding the old models. But for sure because of the exhaust regulations
     
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    Interesting that 2 zx25r models are on offer , abs and non abs

    non abs is $9600 aud
    Abs $11,300 aid

    come on Yamaha , Honda and Suzuki ,’your turn
     
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    That is a little over A$12K


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    What a bike , come on Kawasaki Australia , bring it out here

     
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    Who'd have thunk it?
     
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    Now that is some good news
     
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    so disappointing. Was anticipating closer to 60hp. And somehow it gained 21kg over previous ZXR-250. Was ready to line up partial-container shipper to send one over! :(
     
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    51hp at 17000 is excellent. 60hp from a 250, nope. 60 is standard for my FZR400. EFI doesn't give you hp. You will gain about 10% over the CV carbs just like you could get with FCR carbs. So the other gains have come from tuning efficiency. If you want 60hp I am guessing it will need to rev to about 22000 or more. It would be a complete slug down low, (unless equipped with 'variable' tuning bits) and destroy engine parts quickly. I imagine most of the the weight will be in the hideous bodywork and exhaust.
     

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