Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) is having a good time, they are on a roll. After launching the Ninja 250SL, the company has officially introduced the second model to slot into the SL lineup – the new 2014 Kawasaki Z250SL.
Like its faired sibling, the Z250SL features a 249 cc, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine nestled in its tubular diamond frame. With 27.6 hp at 9,700 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 8,200 rpm, the high-revving mill is said to produce excellent mid-range torque that results in punchy power delivery.
The naked bike features a “slim and sexy” theme, with parts designed to be as compact as possible. The single headlight is designed to look sporty while its fuel tank is sculptured into a slim and narrow package. Combined with a seat at 785 mm high and a wider handlebar, the Z250SL retains the nimble handling character of the Ninja 250SL with a more upright riding position.
Weighing in at 148 kg dry, the Z250SL is almost 20 kg lighter than the Z250.
The all-digital instrument console features various information including a bar-graph tachometer, digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, clock and fuel gauge. Amber backlighting increases visibility at night.
The chassis setup consists of a 37 mm telescopic fork at the front and a Uni-Trak suspension at the rear. It rides on 17-inch 10-spoke wheels, which are paired to a 110/80 front tyre and 130/70 rear tyre.
Available in Black and Orange, the 2014 Kawasaki Z250SL is a great prospect for beginner or lady bikers who want to step up from moped or scooter class to mid-range class.
The Z250SL is priced competitively at RM15,739.