Kawasaki Z250: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki Z250
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

Clutch: wet multi-disc
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.
Front Tire 110/80-17
Rear Tire 140/70-17
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)
Manuals Service Manual

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.

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