The Kawasaki ZX-25R Race Edition gets full-factory race bike treatment with carbon fiber bodywork, a carbon frame, and swingarm protectors and Showa suspension.

CarAndBike, By Preetam Bora

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Kawasaki has unveiled a new race edition model of the Kawasaki ZX-25R, built to compete in a Japanese one-make series in 2021, and sporting a host of performance parts, including lightweight carbon fiber components and bodywork. The frame and swingarm have carbon fiber cover lending the custom race edition a high-quality finish and premium look. The race-spec model also loses street components like all lights, as well as number plates and mirrors. A gloss black paint across the bodywork, complemented by lightweight carbon fiber fairings will certainly make the quarter-liter sportbike light, agile and fast, and promise to be quite an entertaining package on a racetrack.

The fuel tank, airbox, subframe, seat unit, fairings are all custom units, as well as the carbon covers on the frame and swingarm. Dunlop race-spec tyres adorn the wheels, and a free-flow custom exhaust completes the race-ready machine. The suspension is expected to be upgraded as well, along with rear-set footpegs and adjustable clutch and brake levers.

So far, no technical specifications have been released. So, we still don't have a handle on what the power output of the race-spec ZX-25R is. While specifications of the stock ZX-25R have not been revealed yet, the 250 cc engine is expected to be a high-revving unit, with a redline of over 17,000 rpm. We can expect the street-legal model to have around 40 bhp, so the race-spec model is expected to have a slight bump in power as well. We're expecting to get more details soon of the Kawasaki ZX-25R, but with the Indonesia launch of the stock, ZX-25R postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the wait for more details will likely be a little bit longer now.

This article was originally published by CarAndBike.
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