1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    9,898
    Likes Received:
    5,932
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Suzuki GSX250 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
  2. Andych

    Andych Senior Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,553
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Trophy Points:
    898
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wodonga
    My Bike:
    1987 Yamaha SRX250, Honda 1975 CB400F, Honda 1974 SL125 K1, Honda CB400SF (NC42)
    That is the best looking model... that colour even tends to hide that Butt Ugly muffler... the big question is... Will it come to Aus?
     
  3. Linkin

    Linkin The Mechanic Premium Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    4,319
    Likes Received:
    2,520
    Trophy Points:
    943
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2014
    Location:
    Sydney NSW
    My Bike:
    Yamaha MT09SP
    When I rang Kawasaki corporate last year they said it wasn't coming here as it wasn't viable for the market. Whether that's changed or not, I don't know. I haven't bothered to ring them again and I bought my MT09SP :) But I'd love a ZX25R
     
  4. crshbndct

    crshbndct Active Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    188
    Joined:
    May 15, 2019
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New Zealand
    My Bike:
    1991 ZXR250R
    Seems a little portly to me. Is the suspension adjustable? I have an R6 shock on the way for my ZXR250, as well as a digital dash, and some ZX7R brakes. I feel like once I get the engine rebuilt and tuned, There isn't going to be a lot of difference between them. Or maybe that is just because I love mine so much.

    I have been looking into 3d printing an intake manifold for my bike, which would allow for fuel injection.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Frankster

    Frankster "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    1,642
    Trophy Points:
    923
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gardener
    Location:
    Melbourne & Beaconsfield
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Spada, VT250F & ZX2R
    Maybe Suzuki could make a baby I4 version of one of these?

    https://www.cycleonline.com.au/2019/08/13/impression-2020-suzuki-katana/
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Kirk

    Kirk Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2015
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Mackay, QLD, Australia
    My Bike:
    Triumph Street Cup
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Love it! Love it! x 1
  7. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    9,037
    Likes Received:
    6,823
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    I make bad bikes go to heaven
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    1989 ZXR250A 91 CBR250RR, 1973 Suzuki GT380 and a 1995 CBR900RR
    The guy is a twat, but damm that engine sounds mint with a pipe
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    9,898
    Likes Received:
    5,932
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Suzuki GSX250 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    You take your life in your hands riding a stepthru in the Philippines .... that guys days are numbered

    He also must be the local drug lord to afford that bike
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Andych

    Andych Senior Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,553
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Trophy Points:
    898
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wodonga
    My Bike:
    1987 Yamaha SRX250, Honda 1975 CB400F, Honda 1974 SL125 K1, Honda CB400SF (NC42)
    I do like the OH&S with the cut off saw... Patented Foot (in thongs) clamp arrangement is a nice touch by the "professionals" (as noted at the end of the video.
    The bike does look to go nicely. Note he does say it will need a re-flash as the low end is now crap. No doubt he will get multiple fault lights with no Cat on it anymore.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Frankster

    Frankster "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    1,642
    Trophy Points:
    923
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gardener
    Location:
    Melbourne & Beaconsfield
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Spada, VT250F & ZX2R
    • Like Like x 1
  11. cornulio81

    cornulio81 Active Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Location:
    GERMANY
    My Bike:
    FZR 250 2KR / FZR 600 / YZF750 / DT80 / NSR125
  12. DannoXYZ

    DannoXYZ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    248
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2017
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Mesa, AZ
    My Bike:
    Honda CB125TT, Kawi EX250F, EX250J race, Honda CBR250RR-MC19, NSR350R-MC21 VF500F, CBR600RR, VFR750F
    Disappointing, considering earlier rumours were pointing towards that power figure as well.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. jmw76

    jmw76 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    348
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    My Bike:
    Honda cbr250rr mc22 road + 1 track, Honda RC 162 tribute bike, Honda Spada Vt250, Honda CBR900RR
    Not encouraging me to consider upgrading from my 25+ year old 250 fours.
    A modern 250 screamer with bags of power and tech would be fun!!! If you can not get one of these, then in Australia you would just step up in capacity. A high power 250 is unlikely to get LAMS approval. It would most likely fall into the same category as the RGV250.
    I suppose in the target markets, it might be harder to sell a larger capacity bike due to regulatory issues.
    I really can not see the zx25R being viable in Australia. Too expensive. Too many other alternatives.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. ruckusman

    ruckusman White Mans Magic Master Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    2,584
    Likes Received:
    1,105
    Trophy Points:
    818
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Narrabeen, NSW Australia
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR250 3LN1
    If it's LAMS approved, it would be interesting if it could be tweaked - but there's already some sports bikes that fill that market segment, even their Ninja 400 is close in the power output department

    Agree it won't likely make an appearance here
     
  15. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

    Messages:
    4,532
    Likes Received:
    2,994
    Trophy Points:
    923
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Thailand
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR400 3TJ1, Honda MC22
    188 kph in this vid.

    Could it pull taller gearing, who knows? As myself and other posters have said we expected 50hp not 45. If you want a slug 250 you can buy the single or twin cylinder versions. Why waste money on a 4?
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Frankster

    Frankster "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    1,642
    Trophy Points:
    923
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gardener
    Location:
    Melbourne & Beaconsfield
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Spada, VT250F & ZX2R
    • Like Like x 2
  17. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    9,037
    Likes Received:
    6,823
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    I make bad bikes go to heaven
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    1989 ZXR250A 91 CBR250RR, 1973 Suzuki GT380 and a 1995 CBR900RR
    • Informative Informative x 1

Share This Page