The Kawasaki ZX-25R motorcycle has been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The Kawasaki ZX-25R motorcycle has been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.

When we showed the first images of this bike caught in Indonesia six weeks ago, we also said that there’s rumours about there being TWO versions of this bike – an A2 friendly, 45bhp bike and an all-screaming, all-dancing 60bhp version. And now we’ve got the official unveil of this 2020 model from Kawasaki.

Well, Kawasaki hasn’t released any spec on the quarter-litre funster yet, so we can’t confirm any of that. What we do know is that the bike gets a lot of ZX-6R stuff, rather than borrow much from its 400cc sibling.

The Kawasaki ZX-25R is a return to the old days of screaming four-stroke 250 motorbikes.
The Kawasaki ZX-25R is a return to the old days of screaming four-stroke 250 motorbikes.

It’ll come with keyless start and it gets a trellis steel frame. The forks are separate function units like on the 600 and it gets different power modes, traction control and a quickshifter. Up front there’s a radially-mounted caliper.

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The Kawasaki motorcycle's frame is steel trellis and looks narrow in Tokyo Motor Show photos.
The Kawasaki motorcycle’s frame is steel trellis and looks narrow in Tokyo Motor Show photos.

Hmmm… it’s easy to say that this is just going to be an A2 bike, but there’s a real lot of kit that will no doubt up the price when we eventually get it. Would a 60bhp, screaming 249cc mini-superbike be enough to get your juices going?

Tony Carter

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