Classic Kawasaki middleweights of the 80’s

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Kawasaki Z250C 1980-

One year after the introduction of the Kawasaki Z250 Twin came the Z250C. A single cylinder, overhead camshaft engine designed to offer riders a less expensive insurance class.

With an electric starter motor, easy to ride comfort, and a low weight with full tank of 132 kg. To keep costs down the Z250C also came with integrated drum brakes front and rear with cast wheels. The single cylinder engine was derived from the KL250 Trail Bike but had point ignition rather than the CDI unit on the KL

1980 Kawasaki Z250C (Europe) Specifications

Engine type, Displacement: 1 cylinder, 246 cc

Power 13 kW (17 hp) at 8000 rpm

Torque 19 Nm at 4000 rpm

Empty Weight 132 kg

Top speed 126 km / h

Z250C short road test from Which Bike June 1980