Kawasaki Z250SL swamps LAMS

Kawasaki Z250SL

The introduction of the Kawasaki Z250SL to the Australian learner-approved motorcycle market is swamping an already well-watered market.

However, it’s great news for learners and novices with an amazingly wide choice of bikes.

The Z250SL comes in ABS and non-ABS format at $5299 and $5599 plus on road costs, and is available only in attractive “Candy Burnt Orange” paintwork.Kawasaki Z250SL

The new single-cylinder Kawasaki joins the brand’s Ninja 300 which was the top-selling by in Australia last year as well as their new Z300 naked bike with ABS and a slipper clutch.

READ ABOUT THE Z300

It also weighs in against a plethora of small-capacity LAMS bikes on the market from other Japanese, European and American manufacturers.

Kawasaki’s latest LAMS edition weighs a mere 148kg, hence the SL in its name which means super-light.

With its lightweight wheels, narrow tyres, sharp steering geometry and linkage-equipped Uni-Trak rear suspension with five-way rear preload adjustment, it is likely to have sharp and nimble handling.Kawasaki Z250SL

It is powered by a 249ccc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single which Kawasaki says has strong low to mid-range torque and a quick-revving engine. They say the top end extends well into the over-rev without dropping off suddenly.

It features a flat-style handlebar, trellis frame, LCD digital instruments, petal disc brakes and twin-piston callipers.

For commuter comfort in the summer peak hour traffic the fan is behind the radiator to direct hot air down and away from the rider.

Kawasaki Z250SLKawasaki Z250SL tech specs

ENGINE

BX250AFF/BFF

Type

Displacement

Bore and Stroke

Compression ratio

Valve system

Fuel system

Ignition

Starting

Lubrication

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single

249 cm3

72.0 x 61.2 mm

11.3:1

DOHC, 4 valves

Fuel injection: φ38 mm x 1

Digital

Electric

Forced lubrication, wet sump

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission

Final drive

Primary reduction ratio

Gear ratios: 1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Final reduction ratio

Clutch

6-speed, return

Chain

2.800 (84/30)

3.000 (33/11)

1.933 (29/15)

1.444 (26/18)

1.217 (28/23)

1.045 (23/22)

0.923 (24/26)

3.000 (42/14)

Wet multi-disc, manual

FRAME
Type

Wheel travel: front

rear

Tyre: front

Rear

Caster (rake)

Trail

Steering angle (left/right)

Tube diamond

110 mm

116 mm

100/80-17M/C 52S

130/70-17M/C 62S

24.0o

90 mm

36o / 36o

SUSPENSION

BX250AFF/BFF

Front:

Rear:

φ37 mm telescopic fork

Uni-Trak with adjustable spring preload

BRAKES
Front: Type

Caliper

Rear: Type

Caliper

Single φ290 mm disc

Dual-piston

Single φ220 mm disc

Dual-piston

DIMENSIONS (Ninja 250 SL)
Overall length

Overall width

Overall height

Wheelbase

Ground clearance

Seat height

Curb mass

Fuel capacity

1,935 mm

685 mm

1,075 mm

1,330 mm

165 mm

780 mm

151 kg (BX250A)

152 kg (BX250B)

11 litres

DIMENSIONS (Z250 SL)
Overall length

Overall width

Overall height

Wheelbase

Ground clearance

Seat height

Curb mass

BR250E

BR250F

Fuel capacity

1,935 mm

700 mm

1,015 mm

1,330 mm

180 mm

785 mm

148 kg

150 kg

11 litres

PERFORMANCE
Maximum power

Maximum torque

20.6 kW {28 PS} / 9,700 min-1

22.6 Nm {2.3 kgm} / 8,200 min-1

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