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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R Modifications

 Kawasaki is indeed one of the manufacturers that is consistent with the type of motor sport products. Ninja's name, even became one of the species that never disappeared from the sheet portfolio. Since the 2-stroke Ninja, Ninja RR, Ninja 250 cc, now they are trying to innovate with a compact 4-cylinder engine through the Ninja ZX-25R.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R Modifications

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R stole the attention when it appeared at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS). How not, the 250 cc Ninja figure, which has been known as 1 or 2-cylinder configurations, is now loaded with 4-cylinders. It promises impressive performance, especially when applied to a quarter liter engine.

Not entirely new, considering that in 1989 the Green Gang released the Kawasaki ZXR-250. One of the competitive iron horses at that time. Thanks to its DOHC 4-cylinder mechanical heart, it is capable of producing 45 hp/15,000 rpm and 25 Nm/11,500 rpm of torque. Broadly speaking, that DNA also flows in the Ninja ZX-25R. Both are armed with the same type of engine and cylinder.

Although there is a common thread, in fact that's all that can be found in the two. Embedding a variety of innovations makes the 4-cylinder Ninja more savage than its predecessor. Imagine, bursts of energy alone reach 50.2 Hp. Meanwhile, the maximum torsional moment is 22.9 Nm, reached at 15,500 rpm engine speed.

Such performance can also be felt by consumers in the country. Even the offer is quite attractive, because it is sold at prices starting at Rp. 96 million, for non-ABS types. As for the most expensive type equipped with ABS, it is pegged at 112.9 million. Pre-orders for the ZX-25R unit have also been opened from 11-12 July 2020, specifically for buyers in the Jakarta, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi and Serang areas.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R is present in Indonesia with two choices of standard (non-ABS) and Special Edition (ABS SE). The SE type has additional color graphics as well as several features and accessories. These include: ABS brakes, two-way KQS, pillion seat cover / single seat cover, smoked windshield, frame slider, and wheel rim tape. Also in terms of color choices, this type is varied with the availability of Lime Green/Ebony, Metallic Spark Black/Pearl Flatdust White and Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Spark Blue options. The price was released at Rp. 112.9 million. That option cannot be found on the standard ZX-25R which only provides one color (Metallic Spark Black) only. Only minus ABS and accessories, consumers can ask for her hand with a much cheaper tag of only Rp. 96 million.

At first glance it looks like the Ninja 250 2-cylinder version. Call it the application of a tapered LED type dual headlamp. The difference is that the ZX-25R lighting system gets DRL at the bottom corner of the lamp housing. The striking difference is also seen due to the presence of ram water (air pipe) at the top of the lighting system, then the shape of the windshield which is more sloping and the mirrors are short. Emphasizes its sporty character. In addition, the aerodynamic body cover under the main lighting and the alignment of the sharp front fender forms.

On the side, the body of the ZX-25R is not completely closed. Obviously, the manufacturer deliberately wanted to exploit high tensile steel trellis frames. Including the selection of underbelly exhaust to highlight the banana swingarm model. Even so, it seems there is no significant change in the driving position. Like the 2-cylinder Ninja, the 4-cylinder version also uses clip-on handlebars, motor sport-style foot steps and multi-level seats. The difference is, the gas tank cover belonging to the ZX-25R feels easy for racing purposes. That's because of its flat shape to support the rider's chest and helmet.

It's just that it's very heavy. The total ZX-25R is as fat as 182 kg (ABS type), not to mention if the tank is supplied with a maximum volume of 15 liters of gasoline. But in terms of dimensions: 1,980 x 750 x 1,110 mm (W x W x H), the ZX-25R is still ideal when compared to other 250 cc sports competitors. He is also the lowest fighter because he has the lowest distance (ground clearance) of 125 mm. Again, competitors at the same level are still higher than him. Such a design must be friendly to Indonesian motorists, especially with a seat height of 785 mm

In order to control the dimensions, weight and performance beast, the ZX-25R is equipped with a steel trellis chassis. Claimed to support the character like a supersport. In fact, specifically the ingredients such as the center of gravity, swingarm pivot position, engine axis, caster angle, were inspired by the chassis of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R - one of Kawasaki's flagship mounts in the World Superbike (WSBK) arena.

As a support, infiltrated shock absorbers upside down (USD) with a diameter of 37 mm in front. SFF-BP (Separated Function Fork - Big Piston) technology. Kawasaki calls the suspension specs from the Showa suitable for use on the race track, but also ideal for daily use. Its performance is in synergy with the 110/70-17 wheel circumference of the Dunlop GPR300-style radial tires. For the rear wheels, use size 150/60-17. Then to dampen the stern area, a single horizontal back link shock absorber was appointed.

Regarding the speed stop, the ZX-25R uses disc brakes with monobloc radial calipers at the front and a large disc circumference at the rear. In the top type there is an ABS braking system. This is one of the differentiators with non-ABS units. Because it does not have an anti-lock brake system, the standard ZX-25R has a lighter weight of 180 kg (2 kg difference from the ABS SE type).

During the launch, PT KMI for the first time released technical data regarding the engine. The ZX-25R is written using a DOHC 4-cylinder inline 16 valve engine with a capacity of 249.8 cc. Overbore type, identical to the existing Ninja (2-cylinder version). But the Ninja ZX-25R has a bore x stroke: 50 x 31.8 mm and a compression ratio of 11.5:1. This concoction produces 49.3 hp/15,500 rpm and 22.9 Nm/14,500 rpm of torque. However, that record could change if the Ninja ZX-25R's water ram is active (speed 100 kph). It is claimed that power can be boosted up to 50.2 HP/15,500 rpm or 51 PS (50.9 PS rounding).

Thanks to that machine, the ZX-25R is able to reach a top speed of up to 187 kph. The nick, which is also the result of the translation of the application of a quick shifter (upshift and downshift), is integrated into the 6-speed transmission which has been infiltrated by Assist and Slipper Clutch. However, the device is only found in the highest type (ABS SE type). Even so, that doesn't mean non-ABS unit buyers can't fully experience the ZX-25R's performance. Because both models are equipped with Power Mode in the form of full power or low power mode options. Through this selection, the power and response of the gas opening will be adjusted automatically. If you want to feel the maximum scream, you can select the 'F' mode. Instead, try the 'L' mode if you want to drive more relaxed.

Especially for low power, it can be used when driving the ZX-25R in unfavorable weather conditions, such as rain. Plus, there is also Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC). For information, the Ninja ZX-25R is the first 250 cc motorcycle to apply this system. And there are three settings (three rider selectable mode) to suit the driving situation and rider preferences. The use of these features is supported by the presence of Electronic Throttle Valves (ETV), which are equipped with a high-spec ECU. That way, the engine can control the supply of fuel (via fuel injectors) and air (from throttle valves) sent to the combustion chamber.

Popular Modifications Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R

Most buyers of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R really cult the sporty aura on their vehicles. Maximizing by following the original nuance, is an orientation that is often used as a benchmark for owners.

There are various ways, by adding a variety of performance support devices to hook a more savage sensation. There are also those who focus on modifications to the appearance, to strengthen the impression of the motor racing they covet. However, not a few who only modify it in a minimalist way, to maintain its originality as much as possible, because they are very satisfied with what is offered. 

Modif Body Part

Even since the Ninja ZX-25R has not been sold, Kawasaki Motor Indonesia has introduced a version wrapped in carbon fiber material. No kidding, Japanese tuner A-Tech was asked to prepare this super lightweight body part. Materials like this can be used for fairing components, chassis, chassis cover, chain cover, and even swing arm. The purpose of this type of modification, of course, is none other than to reduce weight and improve performance.

Minimalist Engine Upgrade

For minor modifications in the performance sector, Ninja ZX-25R owners can choose to maximize combustion. You do this by increasing the air supply to the cylinder chamber, or simply optimizing ignition. To increase the supply of air, consumers can choose an air filter with stainless steel material with a density that is more tenuous than the standard. Outwardly, there are two models we found, density 45 micron and 70 micron. This is much more tenuous than the standard which is only 15-25 microns.

ECU Tuning

Manipulating the ECU system is often an option for owners who want to improve the performance of their motorbike without changing a lot of innards first. The trick is to install a piggy back so that you can manipulate the data and set it further. Usually this device is sold together with tuning services on the dynamometer, so that the desired output can be directly felt.

Accessories for Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R


Because the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R is a promising motorbike in its class, aftermarket brands are also competing to prepare a variety of accessories to complement the needs of the owners.

If you are still having trouble finding it in Indonesia, don't worry, many brands from abroad also have a variety of accessories collections. Because this bike is intended for the global market.

Carbon Single Seater

In standard conditions, the Ninja ZX-25R is already using a seat cover to cover the passenger seat. However, the material prepared is still made of ABS plastic. If you want a more luxurious material such as carbon, there are those that are sold in the market with a price tag of Rp. 1.2 million to Rp. 2 million. The fun thing is that these components are arranged with original ZX-25R spare parts, so they are plug and play.

Tire

The standard wheel rubber of the Kawasaki ZX-25R is the Dunlop Sportmax GPR300. This tire has a radial wall configuration with sizes of 110/70 (front) and 150/60 (rear) on 17-inch alloy wheels. The option for the ZX-25R of course we recommend competitive sports models from well-known brands, such as the IRC Fasti Pro or if the orientation is daily RMC 810 (Rp 2-3 million a pair). If you want a more prestigious brand, you can choose Bridgestone with the Battlax BT39 or S22 model (Rp 2.5-3.5 million a pair). Another option is the Michelin Pilot Power 5 series or RS series. Just prepare a pocket of IDR 3.5-4 million a pair to redeem it.

Slider Frames

The standard variant of the ZX-25R is priced at IDR 98 million, not yet using a frame slider. This component is considered important to protect your motorcycle. Not only the fairing is protected, but also engine components and other vital parts. The price of the original part touches Rp. 2 million, but don't worry, there are aftermarket brands with no less good quality with a price tag of around Rp. 1 million.

The Electric-Powered Vespa 50 Special Appears at Milan Design Week 2022

 The Vespa 50 Special, a special edition like never before, was revealed at Milan Design Week 2022. The unit, called the Vespa 50 Special-e, was born from a concept designed by Garage Italia. So this is not a mass product, but an innovation. Interestingly, the conventional powertrain was removed and replaced with electric power.

With a contrasting ivory white color, this Vespa is the creation of Lapo Elkann and Sergio Esposito. Lapo's custom workshop has been around since 2015. He does a lot of restomod work, but so far he's only focused on cars. Lapo is a member of the Agnelli family, grandson of former Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli. His brother John Elkann is the boss of Ferrari, Stellantis and CEO of Exor, the parent company of the two automakers.

The Electric-Powered Vespa 50 Special Appears at Milan Design Week 2022

The headquarters of Garage Italia is located in the Piazzale Accursio in Milan, where the debut took place. Meanwhile, the Vespa 50 Special-e represents Garage Italia's first entry into the world of two wheels. The unit took the stage alongside the Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto Hybrid which also debuted at Milan Design Week.

The reason they made this electric-powered Vespa was for one thing, namely the latest entry in the Italian ICON-E Garage series which turns the classic Italian design into an electric version. The point is of course, their work will become a Vespa design icon. Previous projects in the ICON-E series include the Fiat 500 Jolly and the Fiat Panda Integral-e.

“I am very happy to present Garage Italia Customs Special-e because for me the Vespa is not just an icon of style and design. In fact, I am very attached to Piaggio by a deep affection because my cousin Giovanni Alberto Agnelli was the President of the company in the 1990s. It is to him that I dedicate this latest creation of Garage Italia,” said Lapo Elkann.

According to the CEO of Garage Italia, Sergio Esposito this work is not a demonstration vehicle and is not a one-off version. He said that this unit will soon be available for pre-order through the official Garage Italia channel.

“Our Vespa 50 Special-e is dedicated straight to the hearts of Italian turtleneck lovers, through continuous design with great success. Vespa amplifies its storytelling even more, and presents itself in summer with our freshness, color and all-Italian touch. The Vespa 50 Special-e can be ordered directly through the official Garage Italia Customs channel," said Sergio Esposito.

The Vespa 50 Special-e from Garage Italia is painted in a contrasting ivory white color. Various details still survive with the original form. But of course with a new touch from the cold hands of Lapo and Sergio. Front and rear luggage racks are added, but in an optional package. The short-stemmed mirrors have rectangular dials reminiscent of the shape of headlights. Of the many changes, the single seat model is his trademark. Packed with innovative techniques. Use leather material with diamond texture.

Not much information is available about the electric powertrain involved. But the electrification kit replaces the gasoline combustion engine in the side compartment. With a power of 7kW and the range is said to be around 100 kilometers on a single charge. If the performance created is that big, it means that it is superior to the latest technology on the market today

Have a Yamaha Fazzio, this is a simple touch that makes it look so classy

 Yamaha Fazzio is one of the most popular scooters because of its unique design. It's just that because it is too popular, many people get used to its unique appearance.

But if you want a different look for your Yamaha Fazzio, this simple method can be followed. Like Fadel's Yamaha Fazzio who tried to modify the scooter with a color combination. The 26-year-old young man tried to fuse the sporty tricolor concept into his favorite Yamaha Fazzio NEO Red.

The trick is to repaint the scooter's color to candy red which can be seen to be a different color when viewed from a certain angle. Fadel said that basically the Yamaha Fazzio looks cool and classy. It made it easier for him to make it even cooler.

Have a Yamaha Fazzio, this is a simple touch that makes it look so classy

"For that I changed the basic color to be more unique, with a tricolor concept. My Fazzio will look different in color when viewed from a different side or angle. Coupled with a gold color accent, it will be more eye catching, "said Fadel. Similar to Fadel, Albert is a a private employee who uses the Yamaha Fazzio NEO Black for his daily work, he chose to modify his motorbike with a neo retro concept, which still prioritizes comfort when driving on the road.

Albert changed the appearance of his Fazzio Neo Black to a more luxurious Italian style. With basic chrome effect painting, plus a scratch effect on the body like from a famous brand helmet concept, then it is given an Italian flag graphic to give the impression of a European concept motorbike. For convenience for the rider and passenger, Albert changed the seat on the motorcycle. The seats are made in a double model with brown leather and don't forget to accent the Italian flag.

“Broadly speaking, there are no difficulties in modifying Fazzio. Made with any concept Yamaha Fazzio is sure to fit and stay cool. Because I use this motorbike every day, so apart from thinking about the concept of a display that can attract the attention of many people, I also think about comfort when I ride, “explained Albert.

How To Attract Yamaha To Sell Fazzio Hybrid To Consumers

 Yamaha Fazzio is a 125 cc automatic motorcycle with hybrid technology. To introduce and sell this bike to consumers, Yamaha has its own way. One of them is by holding the Yamaha Fazzio Exhibition in the atrium of Aeon Mall, Tanjung Barat, South Jakarta, 6-12 June 2022.

Various attractive programs and prizes are served to potential consumers. Exciting activities were also displayed including the Photography Competition, Breakdance Competition, Rap Competition, and Fazzio Runaway.

How To Attract Yamaha To Sell Fazzio Hybrid To Consumers

Interestingly, Photo Competition participants at the Yamaha booth had the opportunity to win 1 unit of Fazzio & Ovo Voucher worth Rp. 200,000.

The way to participate is very easy, namely by expressing yourself at one of the Fazzio booths that have been provided. Then, upload as creative a photo as possible on the Instagram Feed. Hashtag #ColorUpJakarta #ClassyYamaha #YamahaFazzio.

Then follow @yamahaindonesia and @yamahajabodetabek.id, and tag 3 friends. Participants must write the caption "Why I Love Fazzio".

Participants are also required to register via barcode at the Fazzio booth. Other prizes are available, namely Exclusive T Shirts and the chance to get a Costume Helmet from Trooper. Promo for purchasing Yamaha Fazzio during the exhibition, of course, with terms and conditions apply.

 

Rare Yamaha Fazzio, Secondhand Starts to Appear in e-Commerce

 In addition to the very long pivot of the new unit, the Yamaha Fazzio is rare in a number of used motorcycle dealers in Jabodetabek

Officially enlivening the country's automotive market, Yamaha Fazzio has succeeded in attracting consumers' attention since its inception. No wonder the hybrid motor pivot reached three months.

If the new unit of Yamaha Fazzio is rare, what about the used motorbike. Seeing this, TrenOto tried to visit a number of used motorcycle dealers in the Greater Jakarta area.

Rare Yamaha Fazzio, Secondhand Starts to Appear in e-Commerce

Rudy, the owner of the Rudy Motor showroom in the West Jakarta area, said that he had never sold a Yamaha Fazzio. This is inseparable from the vehicle model which is still relatively new.

"Not yet, if you want to sell it, someone will definitely buy it, only the goods are not available. Maybe because it's still new," he said.

When asked about the price range of the Japanese manufacturer's motorbike, Rudy admitted that he still had to see when the used units were available. He also doesn't know for sure whether the motorbike has high consumer loyalty.

"When it comes to price, you must first look at the condition of the motorbike. But if there are a lot of people who are interested, the price for the used units is still high," he said.

In line with Rudy, Simon, the owner of the Lu Minta Motor dealer, admits that he has never sold a used Yamaha Fazzio until now.

"There are no units, so I still can't talk much about the price and availability of the motorbike," he said

Although Yamaha Fazzio has not been found in some used motorcycle showrooms. However, we found one unit that was marketed on an online buying and selling site with a used status.

It becomes interesting because the price tag offered by the seller is cheaper. The new motorbike covers a distance of 1,000 kilometers.

As a scooter with a 125 cc engine, 1 cylinder, SOHC, air cooling, and injection foggy, the power that the vehicle can produce reaches 8.3 hp at 6,500 rpm and 10.6 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. This motorbike is also equipped with a Blue Core Hybrid system.

The way the Yamaha Fazzio hybrid works focuses on 2 sources of power because they are interrelated. The first is the power from a conventional engine so that the driving sensation continues to run optimally.

The next interesting thing is the Electric Power Assist Start (EPAS) technology. This technology serves to provide additional power in the first 3 seconds so that the initial acceleration is more maximal and smoother.

Targeting the energetic and dynamic youth market share, Yamaha Fazzio is equipped with various modern technologies such as LED headlights, full digital speedometer, Smart Key System, an advanced keyless key system with the Answer Back System feature to make it easier for owners to find motorbikes in their homes. parking area.

 

Here's How To Get A Yamaha Fazzio For Free

 Yamaha Indonesia provides an opportunity for the wider community who want to get a free Yamaha Fazzio through the Fazzio Festival event. This event itself takes place in five (5) cities, including Semarang, Bali, Kediri, Jakarta, and Bandung, from May to June 2022.

Here's How To Get A Yamaha Fazzio For Free

"We provide a variety of attractive prizes such as 5 units of Yamaha Fazzio Hybrid-Connected (for 5 areas where the Fazzio Festival is held) and prizes with a total of tens of millions of rupiah for all Indonesian people who visit the Fazzio Festival," said Antonius Widiantoro, Public Relations Manager of PT Yamaha. Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) in its official statement.

Semarang is the opening city for the Fazzio Festival. The event will run from 12 to 18 May 2022 at Ciputra Mall Semarang.

According to Zaldiansyah Perdana, Promotion Coordinator of PT YIMM DDS 3 Central Java-DIY, the way to get a free Yamaha Fazzio is very easy. Just take a photo and upload it on social media.

"So taking and uploading photos applies to all levels of society. Just come and take photos at the Yamaha Fazio booth at our event, the Yamaha Fazio Festival at Mall Ciputra Semarang, May 12-18, 2022," explained the man who is familiarly called Zaldy.

To participate in this activity there is a mechanism that must be followed. First, visitors must visit the FAZZIO booth during the Fazzio Festival exhibition.

Then, visitors create the most interesting and creative photo content according to their respective styles.

After that, upload a photo on Instagram Feed by including the hashtag ColorUp City (eg #ColorUpSemarang) #ClassyYamaha #YamahaFAZZIO, Follow and tag Instagram @yamahaindonesia, and Tag 3 friends in the photo.

In addition, make an interesting caption maybe as an answer "Why I love FAZZIO" / "Why I love Fazzio".

According to Zaldy, the next procedure is, after uploading, participants scan the QR Code to complete the competition registration or via the BIT.LY/LOMBAFAZZIOFESTIVAL link.

Indent Yamaha Fazzio Hybrid up to 3 Months

 Consumers have to be patient to ask for a new motorbike from Yamaha, namely Fazzio. Because Fazzio's scooter pivot is up to three months.

A number of employees of Yamaha dealerships in South Jakarta and Depok, West Java who were met by CNNIndonesia admitted that this condition had occurred since the motorcycle was first launched in January 2022.

Pemintaan Yamaha Fazzio membeludak membuat masa inden hingga 3 bulan.

"For now, the goods are not ready, so there is an estimated three-month pivot," said a Yamaha dealer salesperson in South Jakarta, Thursday (21/4).

A salesperson at a different dealer who asked not to be named also mentioned a similar problem. He said that Fazzio's fans were quite high, so the pivot was snaking. Prospective consumers also have to place an order in advance to avoid a longer indent.

"For example, if it's from color. For example, the buyer wants red, but later if the item is not ready in the middle of the pivot period, we will let you know the item is not available. If you still want red, the wait will be longer. If you want it, then continue," he said.

He suspects Fazzio's high demand is not accompanied by an increase in Yamaha Fazzio's production.

Social media groups have pretty much discussed Fazzio's pivot period. A number of netizens complained that their orders did not come and were asked to be patient by Yamaha salespeople.

A number of Yamaha Indonesia officials who were contacted for information on the scarcity of Fazzio at the dealer have so far not provided information.

Production disrupted due to semiconductor chips


Yamaha had complained about the lack of supply of semiconductor chips which disrupted the production of Yamaha motorcycles in Indonesia.

"That (chip crisis) has an effect, especially for motorbikes that use semiconductors. Last year it felt really bad, we had some products with shortages, we couldn't meet consumer needs," said Public Relations Manager, YRA & Community PT Yamaha Indonesia. Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) Antonius Widiantoro quotes detik.

At that time, Anton did not explain Fazzio's status as he was affected by a shortage of component supplies. However, this Fazzio Hybrid is one of the products that uses semiconductors.

On the other hand, Fazzio said that YIMM Technical & Education Aji Handoko could be a signal for the recovery of semiconductor supply. Because the product was launched when the crisis problem began to be resolved even though it was not normal. 

On the other hand, Fazzio said that YIMM Technical & Education Aji Handoko could be a signal for the recovery of semiconductor supply. Because the product was launched when the crisis problem began to be resolved even though it was not normal.

"There are several parts (using chips) in Yamaha Fazzio. Hopefully this product will be launched when the supply has recovered, hopefully these problems will not happen again," said Aji.