The Kawasaki ZX-25R officially broke cover in Indonesia last week, and there’s two pieces of good news: The motorcycle will have more power than expected, and it will cost less than expected.

Kawasaki’s Indonesian website tells us the bike makes “37.5 kW {51 PS} / 15,500 rpm (with Ram Air).” In other words, put the bike on a dyno, and it won’t make quite as much jam, but when you’re at speed, Kawi says it’s good for 50 horsepower. That’s impressive for a four-stroke 250. Max torque is less impressive, mind you—Kawi says it makes 16.9 pound-feet of torque at  14,500 rpm.

As well, the ZX-25R is surprisingly heavy. The Indonesian website says it weighs 182 kilograms, or 401 pounds. By comparison, the 2017 edition of the Asian-market CBR250RR weighed 165 kilograms (363 pounds) at the curb (although making approximately 10 horsepower less). In North America, the Yamaha R3 weighs 167 kilograms (368 pounds) at the curb and makes roughly 42 horsepower. Kawasaki’s own Ninja 400 weighs 166 kg (366 lb.) and only makes 45 horsepower.

So, while the ZX-25R makes more jam than the competition, it’s also a bit heavier. What about pricing? Convert the ZX-25R’s 112,900 IDR price tag into USD, and you come up with an MSRP around $7,800 in the US, if this bike ever actually makes it to North America. That’s very interesting, as it means this thing is potentially a reasonably-priced track bike. Still, an R3 or even a Ninja 400 would be less money. They make less power, but they’re lighter, and the difference in money could go towards some race fairings and other trackday bits.

The Japanese are super-keen on sharing their tech between various bike styles (for instance, Kawasaki’s 300/400 parallel twin engine powers naked bikes, adventure bikes and sport bikes). However, given the ZX-25R’s high-revving nature, it’s hard to imagine an ADV version anytime soon, although it would be unsurprising to see a naked version.

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