It’s not been too long that we have heard about Kawasaki launched the updates of three new motorcycles. And now, the Japanese bikemaker is again all set to introduce the upgraded Z1000 and Z250 in India and, the upgrade lies in its engine which is now BS IV compliant. Needless to say, the new norms have kicked in so strictly in India that the company was ought to make the vital evolutions to the refinement of the engines.
Talking about the bikes, the Z1000 is the litre-class naked bike from Kawasaki which is known for its aggressive styling and sharp handling. On the other hand, the Z250 is the entry-level product from the company which looks to have taken the cosmetic bits from its elder sibling, but appears quite calm, comparatively. Recently, for Europe, these bikes have been upgraded for being eligible to the Euro 4 norms and now, the same changes have been made specifically for Indian offerings.
Strapping a 1043cc, in-line four cylinder motor, the Kawasaki Z1000 pumps out 114 PS of power at 10,000 RPM and 111 Nm of torque which comes at 7300 RPM. The transmission system consists of a 6-speed gearbox and the slipper clutch helps in easing the gear transitions.
The lower capacity Z250 carries a 249cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine which generates 32 PS of power at 11,000 RPM and 21 Nm of torque at 10,000 RPM. Other features such as ABS and slipper clutch will be retained on the bike.