Kawasaki ZZR250 Review from United States of America

2003 Kawasaki ZZR250

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Ninja 250

Summary:

I really enjoy this motorcyle!

Faults:

So far nothing has gone wrong with this motorcycle.

General Comments:

I had owned a 600cc that was just too big and heavy for me. I wanted a smaller bike that handled well, looked sharp and was comfortable to ride. This one fills those needs!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2009

13th Oct 2009, 21:57

The bike is about 145 kgs, and a 600 is not much more than that? Why would the 600 be too heavy for you? The only time that such a small weight difference would really make a difference would be if you were not using the counter-steering technique and were trying to steer by using your weight shift. If this is the case, I would recommend that you learn counter steering ASAP - it makes the world of difference to your ability to control the bike.

As a guide, steer slightly to the right if you want to go left, and vice verse. Let the bike move under your body, instead of having your body move all over the bike. If you already knew this I apologise. I just thought I should say something (for safety's sake).

Cheers.

15th Sep 2011, 05:16

It depends on where the weight is at, and the reviewer never mentioned the model of the 600cc bike neither. It's not always a gixxer or a CBR :).

That said - old gixxers / CBRs were pretty heavy by today's standards.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review