The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R has develop into the undisputed darling of the small-displacement sportbike world throughout Asia. It’s a disgrace, actually, that the bike by no means made it, and can possible by no means make it, to the western world, because it’s really a hoot of a machine with a sound that’ll make anybody look twice. It’s a reincarnation of quarter-liter sportbikes of many years passed by, with a tiny, inline four-cylinder engine that revs all the way in which to 17,000 RPM.
At its very core, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R has been designed as a grassroots monitor machine. In Japan, fairly a couple of racing sequence devoted solely to the ZX-25R have popped up. The similar goes for different components of Asia the place the quarter-liter supersport is presently being distributed. As a end result, a fully huge aftermarket from identify manufacturers each massive and small has emerged solely for this bike. Everything from easy slip-in exhaust techniques, ergonomic enhancements, ECU tunes, and suspension upgrades can be found en masse, throughout all worth factors.
That being mentioned, even essentially the most tricked out ZX-25R gained’t be capable to match the efficiency of 1 fitted with Japanese aftermarket specialist Trick Star’s latest innovation. You’ve all heard of a Turbo ‘Busa, or even the Kawasaki H2 series that comes equipped with forced induction out of the box—but what about a turbocharged 250cc inline-four screamer? Yup, that’s precisely what Trick Star has provide you with: a turbo package for the Ninja ZX-25R. Meticulously engineered for peak efficiency, in its most excessive state, Trick Star’s turbo package doubles the sportbike’s energy output to 100 horsepower. In this state of tune, the bike is ready to hit a prime velocity of 240 kilometer per hour (150 miles per hour).
For these with a extra conservative mindset—each by way of velocity, in addition to the lifetime of the bike’s engine internals, Trick Star has a extra subdued model of the turbo package. Limited to 0.6 bar of enhance, it pumps energy as much as a good 60 horsepower, leading to a way more balanced unfold of energy and torque throughout the rev vary. Needless to say, it is a reasonably excessive improve to do on such a small bike, and a motorcycle whose tolerances are engineered reasonably tightly at that. Certainly, given the extra enhance, and the bike’s predisposal to being revved past the moon, abusing this machine can lead to some critical complications.
At the top of the day, it’s apparent that this turbo package is extra of a celebration trick, or an enormous flex for individuals who need to make their little Ninjas stand out from the group. Even in a racing perspective, a 100-horsepower ZX-25R will nonetheless battle to maintain up with a bone-stock Ninja ZX-6R—each within the straights and within the corners. That mentioned, the turbo package unsurprisingly voids any emission and noise compliance options of the ZX-25R, and is meant for present or competitors use solely.