Kawasaki Z250: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||Z 250, Z250 LTD Belt Drive, Z 250 LTD Belt Drive, Z250 LTD, Z 250 LTD, Z250J, Z 250 J, ZXR250, ZXR 250, ZXR250C Ninja, ZXR250c, ZXR 250c, ZZ-R 250, Z250SL ABS, Z 250SL ABS, Z250 Special Edition, Z250SL, Z250A, Z250C, Z 250 C, Z 250 A|
|Production||1979 - 2017|
single cylinder, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||72.0mm x 61.2mm|
|Top Speed||103 mph (165 km/h)|
|Horsepower||31.38 HP (23.4 KW) @ 9700RPM|
|Torque||15.49 ft/lbs (21.0 Nm) @ 8600RPM|
|Fuel System||injection. 38 mm|
|Ignition||tcbi with digital advance|
|Transmission||Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: bottom-link uni-trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload
|Brakes||Front: single disc. hydraulic. two-piston calipers.
Rear: single disc. two-piston calipers.
|Wheelbase||52.36 inches (1330 mm)|
|Length||79.13 inches (2010 mm)|
|Width||29.53 inches (750 mm)|
|Height||40.35 inches (1025 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.91 inches (785 mm)|
|Weight||326.28 pounds (148.0 Kg) (dry), 148.0 kg (wet)|
|Oil Capacity||0.69 Gallon (2.60 Liters)|
|Recommended Oil||K-tech 10W-40|
|Fuel Capacity||2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||3.70 liters/100 km (27.0 km/l or 63.57 mpg)|
The Kawasaki Z250 was a single cylinder, four-stroke standard produced by Kawasaki between 1979 and 2017. It could reach a top speed of 103 mph (165 km/h). Max torque was 15.49 ft/lbs (21.0 Nm) @ 8600 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 31.38 HP (23.4 KW) @ 9700 RPM.
Engine[edit | edit source]
The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 72.0mm bore x 61.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 249.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 110/80-17 front tire and a 140/70-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. hydraulic. two-piston calipers. in the front and a single disc. two-piston calipers. in the rear. The front suspension was a 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a bottom-link uni-trak with gas-charged shock and 5-way adjustable preload. The Z250 was fitted with a 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 326.28 pounds (148.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 52.36 inches (1330 mm) long.