2021 Ninja ZX-25R

The 2021 Ninja ZX-25R is an incredibly exciting new model unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motorcycle Show which revitalises a genre that disappeared from the motorcycling world for over 20 years.

The famous 250cc inline screamers of the 90s were a popular import from the Japanese domestic market that provided spirited riding from a small, high-revving inline 4 engine.

The 2021 Ninja ZX-25R is intended for the Indonesian and Japanese markets, therefore it is not confirmed that it is possible to road-register in New Zealand.

The Ninja ZX-25R was never intended to be a learner motorcycle or carry a price point in mind. It’s a pure adrenaline machine developed to satisfy the Kawasaki principles of rideology. The ZX-25R is not designed for convenience and comfort. Neither is it a soulless machine that behaves the same way no matter who is at the controls. The ZX-25R is designed for riders, to treat all 5 senses and reward the rider with precise response to offer a fun and rewarding experience. The ZX-25R carries the same ZX-6R and ZX-10R DNA to deliver on our promise to Let the Good Times Roll.

Kawasaki New Zealand would like to gather your feedback on this exciting new model and what our customers expectations are. The feedback so far has been unprecedented.

Your feedback will be used to ascertain the demand and interest from potential buyers. This helps us ensure feasibility on a model that carries a premium price point that enters uncharted territory in the small-capacity category.

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2021 Ninja ZX-25R details

Production begins late 2020 – available early 2021*

Will NOT meet LAMS requirements

Showa SFF Big Piston USD forks

Monobloc calipre with dual piston front brakes

250cc inline 4, 4-stroke fuel injected engine with redline over 17,000rpm

Traction control

Electronic fly-by-wire throttle

Quick shifter

Trellis style chassis

Power mode selection


*dependant on compliance data that meets New Zealand regulations

2020 Hampton Downs Motofest Gallery


New Kawasaki Dealer in Tauranga

Kawasaki New Zealand is proud to announce the return of Kawasaki to the Tauranga area. General Manager Mike Cotter says “After an absence of the Kawasaki brand in the area we are excited to return to Tauranga”, “we remained patient to partner with a well established and reputable dealer and we are looking forward to working with Makz Gear to provide Kawasaki customers with the best possible service and support.” Makz Gear officially opens it’s door on their new premises on the 15 February at 52 Second Ave, Tauranga.

Read the official release from Makz Gear below:


Founded in 2000 and brought by Serge in 2017 with KTM motorcycles and has been building up to this since and taking on Kawasaki and Suzuki motorcycles in 2020.

Makz Gear supports local events such as the Otamarakau School fundraiser trail ride and the Tauranga motorcycle club along with riders over the years such as Mason Phillips, Ben Townley, Madoc Dixon, Flynn Watts, Jayden Wyber (+ many more) and Jeff Scott Electrical Race Team.

We are all excited to be bringing Kawasaki back to Tauranga and to our customers!


Serge (Director & Mechanic) with over 35 years’ experience and having owned motorcycle shops since 1986 in both France and the Réunion Island, a small French speaking island off the coast of Madagascar (the country not the movie lol) in the Indian ocean. He enjoys off road and road riding.

Colin (Manager & Mechanic) having 20 plus years working and riding both road and off road, Colin is an experienced Vet MX rider and usual can be seen competing at the Tauranga motorcycle club rounds.

Danny (Mechanic) 6 year’s experience with working on motorcycles and jet skis. He also loves racing motocross and most Sundays be found at an MX track around the region and often on the podium too.

Aaron (Sales, Parts & Accessories) With 14 years experience with Kawasaki parts having come from a multi franchise dealership last year. Aaron rides everything on 2 wheels including road riding, road racing (Ninja 650 ProTwin) , trail riding and adventure riding.