Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2): review, history, specs


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Class: street

Production: 1991-2007

Also called: ZR250, ZR-2, Balius, Suzuki GSX250FX

Models
Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

1991-1996

(Japan)

Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

1997-2007

(Japan)

Kawasaki Balius 250 (1991-1996)
Kawasaki Balius 250 (1997-2007)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine Colors
1991 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250A-000001 to ZR250A-016000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-A1

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
1992 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250A-016001 to ZR250A-035000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-A2

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
1993 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250A-035001 to ZR250A-055000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-A3

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
1994 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250A-055001 to ZR250A-062000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-A4

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
1995 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250A-062001 to ZR250A-075000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-A5

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
1996 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250A-075001 - / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-A6

Kawasaki Balius 250
1997 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-000001 to ZR250B-007000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B1, ZR250-B1A

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
1998 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-007001 to ZR250B-014000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B2

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
2000 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-014001 to ZR250B-017000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B4

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
2001 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-017001 to ZR250B-021000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B5

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
2002 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-021001 to ZR250B-025000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B6

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
2003 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-025001 to ZR250B-028000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B7

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
2004 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-028001 to ZR250B-032000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B8

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
2005 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-032001 to ZR250B-035000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B9

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
2006 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-035001 to ZR250B-038000 / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B6F

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
2007 Japan Name: Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2)

Frame/Engine: ZR250B-038001 to ZR250B-040XXX / ZX250CEXXXXXX

Code: ZR250-B7F

Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250
Kawasaki Balius 250

Specifications

Kawasaki Balius 250 (ZR250, ZR-2): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2070 mm / 81,5 in
Overall width 735 mm / 28,9 in
Overall height 1090 mm / 42,9 in
Seat height 745 mm / 29,3 in
Wheelbase 1400 mm / 55,1 in
Ground clearance 141 mm / 5,1 in
Dry weight 151 kg / 333 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 163 kg / 359 lbs
FRAME Type Tubular (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 39 mm
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm (uni-trak) with mono-shock – A1-A6

Swingarm (uni-trak) with dual-shock – B1-B7F

Front tire size 110/70-17(54H)
Rear tire size 140/70-17(66H)
Front brake Single disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 230 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 15 l / 4,0 US gal – A1-B6

14 l / 3,7 US gal – B7-B7F

Trail
Fuel economy 1,94 l / 100 km (60 km/h)
ENGINE Type Water-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4 cylinders in line
Bore & Stroke 48,0 x 34,5 mm – A1-B4

49,0 x 33,1 mm – B5-B7F

Displacement 249 cm³ (15,2 cu in)
Compression ratio 12.2:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 45 hp (33,1 kW) / 15000 rpm – A1, A2

40 hp (29,4 kW) / 15000 rpm – A3-B4

39,5 hp (29,0 kW) / 14000 rpm – B5-B7F

Max. torque 25,49 Nm / 11500 rpm – A1, A2

23,53 Nm / 10000 rpm – A3-B4

20,59 Nm / 13000 rpm – B5-B7F

0 to 100 km/h 6,0 sec
Top speed 170 km/h
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetors, 4x Keihin CVKD 30 mm

Carburetors, 4x Keihin CVKD 30 mm (with K-TRIC) – B1-B7F

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 3.291
Final reduction 3.428
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.600

1.789

1.409

1.160

1.000

0.892

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator
Battery capacity 12V-6AH

Images

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Videos

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