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.

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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.


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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.

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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.