Kawasaki ZZR250 Review from Spain

2001 Kawasaki ZZR250

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres


Perfect Starter Bike


Nothing went wrong with this bike at all... only slight carb icing on very cold mornings and it disliked cheaper brands of gasoline.

General Comments:

I purchased this motorcycle as my first bike. As I was limited to 25 KW for my first 2 years of having a bike license in Spain, it was perfect for learning on.

I could keep up with larger engined sports bikes through the curves and filter through traffic easily as it was quite narrow.

One can still purchase a ZZR 250 brand new in Spain for 5000 Euros including tax and registration, which is a bargain. As it goes, I paid 3000 Euros for mine.. I used it for a year and then sold it on for 3500 Euros!!

Highly recommended!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2004

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review