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Is Lifan KP250 a Kwasaki Z Knock-Off?

Italian designer Nico Butti shows a new bike created for the Chinese market dubbed the Lifan KP250.
Chinese bike Lifan KP250 Italian design 3 photos
Chinese bike Lifan KP250 shows serious Kwasaki Z stylingKawasaki Z-series
Nothing bad about new bikes, of course, especially as they come form Italian designers who, we must admit it, just rock! But the Lifan KP250 has a most strange resemblance to Kwasaki's new Z-series bikes. In fact if you look closer to the two bikes, you'd say they are really made by the same designer.

Butti declared that his creation brief requested a bike with European look with a price which the Chinese customers could afford. Indeed, the Lifan KP250 is expected to cost around $ 3,200 (€ 2,485) so if it will make it to Europe at this price, there will surely be a lot if customers willing to buy it.

Leaving the Z-series visual resemblance issue, the Lifan KP250 will be loaded with a 19 BHP engine, and this means a serious trade-off in performance. And we're also not sure whether this air-cooled engine is up to the EU specs in terms of emissions, so there may be some modifications to make... and they will not lower the final price, whatsoever.

 
 
 
 
 

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