Kawasaki was kind enough to invite us up to Laguna Seca to watch its current ZX-10R tear up the track under Tom Sykes—who won Race 1 in World Superbike—and nobody can deny what a brilliant motorcycle the 10R is. But I think we can all agree that for getting to Monterey from SoCal, its racy [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS – First Look Real-world sportbike gets TC, power modes and accessory saddlebags.
Irvine, CA — When Kawasaki launched the updated naked Z1000 in 2010, we fell in love, naming it Best Standard that same year. But not everyone wants a naked-style sportbike, so, the following year, Kawasaki introduced the Ninja 1000. Although closely related to the Z1000, the Ninja offered full-wrap bodywork, an upright riding position, good [...]Read Full Post | Comments(14)
New for 2012: Kawasaki – First Look Is the ZX-14R the most-powerful and fastest-accelerating production motorcycle on Earth? Plus, a new frame for the Ninja 650R, KAMS for the Vulcan 1700 Voyager and optional ABS for the Ninja 1000.
Blame the liability lawyers, but “massively more powerful” is as descriptive as Kawasaki is willing to get regarding the performance of its new-for-2012 ZX-14R. No peak horsepower or torque numbers have been released. Claimed top speed? Forget about it. Considering its specification sheet, this new machine should be even more of a beast than its [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)