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2021 Kawasaki Z250 Unveiled With New Colours And Upgrades For Japan

The 2021 Kawasaki Z250 gets substantial upgrades with new colour options, revised mechanicals and aesthetic changes. The streetfighter also makes more power than the older version.

The 2021 Kawasaki Z250 gets its first major upgrade since the 2019 version expand View Photos
The 2021 Kawasaki Z250 gets its first major upgrade since the 2019 version


  • The 2021 Kawasaki Z250 gets 2 new colours with cosmetic changes
  • The 249 cc parallel-twin motor makes more power than the previous version
  • Chances of the 2021 Kawasaki Z250 coming to India are slim

Kawasaki has unveiled the 2021 Z250 for Japan and other global markets with a bunch of upgrades. The 2021 Kawasaki Z250 comes with new colours, revised styling and a number of mechanical changes, keeping up with the new competition. In fact, this is the first major upgrade to the model since it was last updated for the 2019 model year. The quarter-litre Z Kwacker now gets two new colours to choose from - Pearl Night Shade Teal with Metallic Flat Spark Black and Candy Cardinal Red and Metallic Flat Spark Black. However, that's just the first of many changes.

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The 2021 Kawasaki Z250 also sports new LED lights all over, a new digital instrument console and a new visor that is now longer for better wind protection. The bike also gets a subtly redesigned fuel tank that draws inspiration from the larger Ninja motorcycles, while the tail section has also been reworked along the same lines.


The fuel tank and tail section have been tweaked in-line with the newer Ninja motorcycles from Kawasaki

The updated Kawasaki Z250 also gets a reworked trellis frame that's now lighter than the older version, while power continues to come from the familiar 249 cc parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The motor however, now produces 36.8 bhp and 23 Nm of peak torque on the 2021 Z650. That's a substantial power hike considering the 2019 version of the motorcycle developed 31.5 bhp and 21 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with the same 6-speed gearbox, which gets an assist and slipper clutch.


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The 2021 Kawasaki Z250 streetfighter continues to use the same telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear for suspension duties, while braking power comes from semi-floating front discs and a single disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is standard on the motorcycle, unlike the previous version. The brake calipers have also been upgraded to Nissin units for better performance. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with a 110 section tyre up front and a 140 section tyre at the rear.


Kawasaki India has no immediate plans of bringing the 2021 Kawasaki Z250 to the country


The 2021 Kawasaki Z250 retails at 610,500 Yen in Japan (around ₹ 4.3 lakh). In India, the older version of the bike was on sale until last year and was eventually discontinued due to dismal sales. Moreover, the locally-assembled Kawasaki Ninja 300 became more affordable with more local content going in, and by extension offered better value over the naked. It's unlikely that the Z250 will make a comeback to India anytime soon, while we still wait for the Ninja 300 to receive BS6 compliance. At present, the Kawasaki Z650 is the brand's most affordable naked in India.

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