Today is a twofer for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R, as we get word from Southeast Asia that the bike’s debut this week has been postponed because of worries about spreading the coronavirus, which means we have to wait just a little longer to find out everything about this 250cc four-cylinder wonder.
On the bright side though, Team Green has posted up this unique carbon fiber creation, which it calls the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R Racer Custom model. As the name implies, it is a carbon-fiber-everything version of the ZX-25R, that is track-only.
If things go according to plan still, the fiber Ninja ZX-25R will be available in Japan this august, with the motorcycle maker looking to have a spec series running with them in 2021.
The idea behind this carbon fiber machine is to help promote the eventual debut of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R, and to get people interested in the upcoming racing series.
Sadly, it will not be something that Kawasaki offers for sale, though you could build one yourself without too much trouble.
According to Kawasaki, the building list includes the following:
- Cowling: A-TECH BLACK DIAMOND Racing Full cowling
- Tail cowl: A-TECH BLACK DIAMOND Racing Seat cowling
- Tank pad: A-TECH BLACK DIAMOND Racing Tank pad
- Exhaust system: BEET NASSERT-R Evolution Type II (Race Prototype)
- Tires: DUNLOP SPORTMAX α-13SP
- Chain: RK BL520R-XW
- Sprocket: RK (painted version of Ninja ZX-25R standard equipment)
- Front suspension: SHOWA (Ninja ZX-25R standard equipment with coated inner tubes) (Reference Part)
- Rear suspension: SHOWA (Ninja ZX-10R part) (Reference Part)
- Footpads: SNIPER rear sets
- Brake lever: SNIPER 6-way adjustable, retractable brake lever
- Clutch lever: SNIPER 6-way adjustable, retractable clutch lever
- Lever guard: SNIPER carbon fibre guard
Definitely one of the bikes on our short-list for things to ride this year, we can’t wait to see how this screamers performs when its heading to its 17,000 rpm redline.
Sadly though, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R won’t be coming to the USA…but maybe we can change Kawasaki’s mind on that.