2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Jun 30, 2020 View Comments by

The Ninja 1000 has been one of the best values in the high-performance sport-touring class since it was introduced in 2014. But what it wasn’t, especially relative to the latest offerings from Europe, was sophisticated. Revisions for 2017 included monoblock brake calipers and an inertial measurement unit for uprated traction and braking safety controls, bringing […]

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Kawasaki To Reproduce Cylinder Heads for 1970s Z1 Motorcycles

Jun 17, 2020 View Comments by

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. just announced that it will now offer reproduced cylinder heads, manufactured in Japan, for the legendary Z1, KZ900 and KZ1000 motorcycles. Introduced in 1972, the original Z1 was one of the first models designed with the US market in mind and went on to solidify Kawasaki’s position as a global leader […]

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2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

Sep 10, 2019 View Comments by

Since Kawasaki first brought the Versys 1000 to market in 2012, the bike has seen a few changes. With the 2019 SE LT+ model, the Japanese manufacturer is upping the ante across the board, offering improved performance, new suspension, more aggressive styling, and loads of high-tech wizardry. What’s New Electronic throttle valves replace the mechanical […]

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Kawasaki JAMS: From Two-wheels to Watercraft

Apr 10, 2019 View Comments by

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Kawasaki?” For many of us, it’s something related to motorcycling. Maybe it’s one of their legendary machines, like the venerable Mach III, or it’s the ever-popular Concours or the KLR650, one of the original adventure bikes. From One, Comes Many Back in […]

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2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

Sep 24, 2018 View Comments by

In 1972, Kawasaki set the pace for performance when it introduced the H2, a 750cc, 60-hp, two-stroke bullet that notoriously earned its “Widow Maker” nickname. The age of the Hyperbike is still upon us, and Kawasaki’s new H2 touring motorcycle, based on that simple ’70s two-stroke, hits the highways with 200 hp, saddlebags, a supercharger, […]

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2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Pricing Announced

Dec 18, 2016 View Comments by

Combining the fuel-efficient 296cc parallel-twin from the Ninja 300 with the structure of the Versys 650, Kawasaki has created an entry-level model to the Versys family: the 2017 Versys-X 300. And pricing has just been announced: $5,399 for the standard non-ABS model, and $5,699 for ABS. Compact and responsive, with a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension, […]

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MotoMojo: Electronic Suspension

Oct 07, 2016 View Comments by

Electronics have gotten into almost everything, and we can expect even more integration of microchips into our daily lives in the future. Light weight, instantaneous response, compact size, and relatively low cost have driven this revolution. Motorcycle manufacturers have followed the auto industry, introducing electronic controls for ignition systems, electronic fuel injection, ABS, and now […]

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Kawasaki Developing AI for Motorcycles

Sep 02, 2016 View Comments by

Kawasaki recently announced that it’s working on an artificial intelligence system for motorcycles. Not only is the AI being designed to talk and adapt to the rider, advanced technology (the Kanjo Engine, or “Emotion Engine”) would allow it to react to the rider’s speech, tone, and emotions—possibly even have its own personality. Developed by Cocoro SB, […]

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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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2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS

Jun 11, 2015 View Comments by

The Z1000’s Little Brother Comes to the U.S. – The Z800 isn’t really a new bike since it’s been available in Europe for a while now. Still, it’s good news that Kawasaki has announced the mid-displacement naked bike will be crossing the pond for the 2016 model year. Californians, however, will still have to look […]

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2015 Kawasaki Versys Models: More Versatile than Ever

Oct 30, 2014 View Comments by

Kawasaki’s do-it-all street bike lineup gets a number of updates and improvements across three distinct models. First up is the base Versys 650 ABS. Beginning the long list of “news” for the Versys is revised styling on the bike’s front end. The look is certainly more aggressive with the likeness of a somewhat angry, alien […]

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R: A New Era of Speed

Oct 09, 2014 View Comments by

Kawasaki’s marketing team has been working overtime for the past few months making sure that everyone knew Big Green was working on something big. Even with all the hype, the newly unveiled Ninja H2R still comes as a bit of a shock. We don’t have many details about the new bike, but we do know […]

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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 Usurps Ducati’s Throne

Jul 02, 2014 View Comments by

Ducati rules no more. Last weekend Jeremy Toye piloted a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R to take first place in the Open Class motorcycle category at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The win for Kawasaki ends a four-year run of Ducati victories, though the overall Pikes Peak motorcycle record still belongs to Carlin Dunne who set […]

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Review: Touratech Stainless Steel Headlight Guard, GD Hand Guards, and Handlebar Risers for Kawasaki KLR650

Jun 16, 2014 View Comments by

The Kawasaki KLR650 is one of the most versatile motorcycles ever produced, but it does have some off-road weaknesses that need to be addressed. Touratech, a world leader in touring and adventure-oriented aftermarket accessories, offers an extensive array of products for many motorcycles including the KLR. I selected three Touratech items: the headlight guard, hand […]

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