In conjunction with Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd 30th Anniversary celebration, they took the opportunity to introduce 2 new models to the dealers, guests and media in attendance.
The latest edition to the Z Series, the Z250 ABS and Z400 SE ABS are both naked models with styling inspired by Sugomi design (Crouching stance, low-positioned head and upswept tail), where one can only find on Kawasaki flagship Z models. Both the models look aggressive, agile and masculine, just like its older sibling, the Z650 ABS.
The Z250 ABS and Z400 SE ABS were unveiled by YB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin, the minister of Home Affairs, Malaysia, YBhg. En. Faez, Executive Chairman of Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, YBhg. Dato’ Jeffrey Lim Chee Sing, General Manager & Director of Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Mr. Yuji Horiuchi, President, Motorcycle & Engine Company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan and YBhg. Datin Katrina, Director of Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
The 2019 Z250 ABS and Z400 SE ABS receives an all new engine with higher performance and controllability. Displacing at 249 CMᵌ and 399CMᵌ respectively, the Z250 ABS has in improved 4.5 kW compared to its predecessor the 2018 Z250 while the Z400 SE ABS is 4.4 kW higher than the 2018 Z300 ABS. The higher performance is credited to the new downdraft intake, which is accompanied by a larger airbox, offering an increase intake efficiency.
Both the models have a new Assist and Slipper clutch. The Trellis frame on both models are similar to the Ninja H2. Curb mass weight is 165 kg for the Z250 ABS (5 kg lighter than the 2018 model) while the Z400 is 167 kg (3 kg lighter than the 2018 Z300 ABS).
Most Kawasaki motorcycles does not have a very comfortable seat and the leg pegs always seems to be obstructing the riders’ legs when stopping and the riders need to put their legs to the ground. With a narrower seat and a thicker cushioning coupled with a re-positioned foot pegs, we hope these 2 models will provide a better comfort to our rear end and easier to place our foot to the ground. Let’s wait for the test models to be available for us to provide you with the review.
The Z250 ABS priced at RM21,988.00 is available in Candy Lime Green while the Z400 SE ABS is priced at RM28,755.00 and comes in Pearl Storm Grey.