Ever since the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R came out, some keen riders have wondered if the brand plans to come out with a naked version. After all, even the powerful Kawasaki H2 has a naked version in the form of the Z-H2. A Z-25R wouldn’t be too hard to create using the current platform.
One designer from Indonesia has already gone ahead to envision what it could look like. Digital artist, Julak Sendie Design, from Indonesia has rendered a naked Z-25R based on the current ZX-25R and integrating the styling of the naked Z-line of motorcycles.
Julak Sendie Design has actually come up with two potential designs, the first based on the supercharged Z H2, while the second draws inspiration from the current parallel twin Z250. Both designs incorporate Kawasaki’s Sugomi design language that the brand uses for its Z series. They feature the new, angular and aggressively-style LED headlights. There are also muscular fuel tanks, low seats, and high pillions.
The main difference is really how much fairing is incorporated. The Z H2-based design opts to show more of the engine and frame, exposing more of the headers to be admired, as it should be being an inline-4. The Z250-based design uses more fairing on the lower half of the bike.
These renders certainly show that a naked ZX-25R could be an interesting idea. Unfortunately, Kawasaki has yet to confirm if a naked version will be made. Still, if the Z H2 is any proof, if could come in one or two years’ time. After all, there’s a Z version for practically every Ninja, from the Z250 to Z1000 and even Z H2. Of course, the Ninja’s with the ZX, like the ZX-6R, ZX-10R, and ZX-14R don’t have a naked version. It’s a shame though as it would be a real missed opportunity.