Kawasaki Estrella Review
Kawasaki Estrella has been the quintessential city bike by this Japanese manufacturer for decades. Kawasaki first launched Estrella in 1992, with a retro-classic charm. This design element has been carried forward by Kawasaki in all Estrella variants. It's lightweight, nimble range, top performance, classic styling and high fuel-efficiency makes Kawasaki Estrella an ideal commuting bike. Estrella is powered by an advanced air-cooled, fuel-injected single cylinder long-stroke engine which offers strong low and mid-range torque. Along with its class-leading quality and classic good looks, Estrella is a great commuting bike, unlike any other.
With a retro look and modern touch, Kawasaki Estrella looks quite unique on the road. A classic daily commuter, Estrella sports a slim and compact chassis. A bold round headlamp, encircled by a chrome ring adds a touch of class to the bike. The steel-made front and rear fenders with thick chrome plating give a macho appeal to the bike. The bike also features a thick cushion padded seat with longitudinal ribbing, contributing to classic, sporty looks. In the rear, the bike gets a peashooter-style silencer with a slim chamber and long tailpipe adds a vintage touch. The dimensions of the bike have been kept well-proportioned, at 2,075 x 755 x 1,055 mm, with a wheelbase of 170mm. In Indonesia, Kawasaki also offers numerous accessories, which enables the customer to customize their Estrella.
Engine, Economy & Performance
Kawasaki Estrella is powered by a progressive 250cc air-cooled fuel-injected 4-stroke Single engine significant 18Ps at 7500rpm and a peak torque of 18NM at 5500 rpm. The engine is mated with an advanced five-speed transmission which delivers uninterrupted power output, smoother gear shuffle and more durable clutch. The new air-cooled engine offers great street riding performance thanks to its strong low-end torque and good acceleration performance, and a great feel-good pulse thanks to its long-stroke design. The fuel-injection technology ensures stable, smooth power delivery. The bike also gets an easy button push electric start.
Being a daily commuter, Estrella offers superb handling during both long hauls and city riding. Kawasaki Estrella features a lightweight slim chassis. The sleek, compact package created by its single-cylinder engine and lightweight steel semi-double cradle frame offers nimble handling, especially in a jam-packed traffic. The bike has been meticulously designed to offer a relax, up-right riding position. The handlebar, seat, and footpegs have been strategically positioned at a 40° steering angle, which allows easy control of the bike and facilitates low-speed maneuvering. The seat of Estrella has been kept low at 735mm a seat that tapers at the front makes it easy to reach the ground with your feet.
Safety, Braking, and Miscellaneous:
Kawasaki has ensured to equipped Estrella with adequate safety measures, to make it an apt daily use, city bike. Kawasaki Estrella gets its stopping power through a 300 mm disc brakes in the front and 160 mm drum brakes in the rear. Kawasaki has bestowed the Estrella with advanced 39 mm Telescopic front suspension and Double Shock rear suspension, which compliments its lightweight frame and re-tuned fork and provides great road holding ability, and absorbs shocks and prevents vibrations.
The Kawasaki Estrella is a great commuting bike, loaded with plenty features. With a potent engine, classic retro styling and agile handling, Estrella is a complete value for money bike, that is apt for new bike riders.