Kawasaki Teases New ZX-10R

Sep 17, 2015 View Comments by

The Super Bike Arms Race Continues – One of the most tell tale signs of a healthy motorcycle industry is raging battle amongst the major OEMs over who can produce the fastest, highest horsepower, and most technologically advanced super bikes. During the world wide financial doldrums that followed 2008’s recession motorcycle manufacturers yanked their R&D […]

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2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R 30th Anniversary Edition

Jul 15, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re a big fan of team green and want to get your hands on a piece of motorcycling history, then you better act fast! Starting on July 15th (today) buyers can place their orders for a special 30th anniversary version of Kawasaki’s superbike, the ZX-14R. Only 300 of the anniversary models will be made, […]

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Kawasaki’s Ninja Turns 30

May 11, 2014 View Comments by

It’s hard to believe that it has been 30 years since Kawasaki’s quintessential sportbike came on the scene, but here we are. The first motorcycle to bear the Ninja name was the revolutionary GPZ900 (or simply Ninja 900), which featured the world’s first 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four cylinder motorcycle engine. The Ninja also claimed the […]

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2014 Kawasaki Z1000

Nov 05, 2013 View Comments by

In Japanese, the word sugomi implies “someone or something that inspires awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect.” It is also Kawasaki’s design theme for the 2014 Z1000, which was intended to invoke the looks of “a predatory animal stalking its prey.” And if that’s what they were […]

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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Preview

Oct 11, 2013 View Comments by

With some skillful and well-chosen changes, Kawasaki has transformed the sporty 1000cc Ninja into a high performance sport-touring model that’s both good-looking and very capable. It didn’t hurt that the new Ninja version’s press launch was held in conjunction with the World Superbike races at California’s Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. Kawi’s top rider, Tom Sykes, […]

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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS

Sep 06, 2013 View Comments by

Rolling in with a host of upgrades, Kawasaki’s Ninja 1000 looks to be even better in 2014. The list of improvements is long (several pages, in fact) and starts with an unspecified increase in power and torque from the 1,043cc inline-four. Next on the list is new three-mode KTRC Traction Control and selectable power modes […]

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Kawasaki and Hollywood Join Forces

Jun 19, 2013 View Comments by

In a stroke of what may be cross marketing genius, Kawasaki has teamed up with the forthcoming big budget remake of The Lone Ranger (staring Johnny Depp as Tonto) to create their “Live the Legend” ad campaign. The video, which you can see below, likens the modern Kawasaki rider, whether it’s a KX, Ninja, or […]

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New Corbin Front and Rear Saddles for Kawasaki Ninja 300

Mar 03, 2013 View Comments by

Kawasaki certainly made a splash in the motorcycle market when they introduced the Ninja 300. With substantially more usable power than rest of the traditionally 250cc entry-level class, the little Ninja definitely stands out. Accordingly, Corbin has released a new set of saddles for the baby Ninja that should dramatically increase rider comfort while adding […]

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2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R (ABS)

Sep 13, 2012 View Comments by

Kawasaki’s redesigned 2013 Ninja ZX-6R is sporting an extra 37cc over the previous year’s model … again. From late 2002 to 2006, the ZX-6R was powered by a 636cc inline-four, which was later been replaced by a 599cc version of the engine. During a lively chat with one of the Kawasaki folks, it was explained […]

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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 (ABS)

Sep 13, 2012 View Comments by

It is no secret that the 250r has been Kawasaki’s best-selling Ninja, and is commonly viewed as the perfect learner’s bike that provides an ample fun factor. I’m sure we would all enjoy an agile Ninja 250r to the fullest on some twisty backroads. However, many of us (and let’s be honest here) would not […]

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