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June 22, 2015

2015 Kawasaki KLR 650 video review by Touratech

We see more and more dual-purpose and adventure bikes on the streets and that means that companies like Touratech don’t ignore such a large segment any more. The American aftermarket manufacturer has just revealed a series of aftermarket parts that make the KLR even more versatile. Touratech also released a video of the bike with a short review. It’s good to see that more and more companies are developing products for lower-priced adventure bikes. Read the full article »


June 13, 2015

Kawasaki Ninja H2R claims fastest closed TT speed with 331 km/h

Kawasaki rider James Hillier looks set to claim the fastest ever speed recorded for a motorcycle on closed roads at the Isle of Man TT after registering over 331.52 kph (206mph) on the famous Sulby straight riding a Ninja H2R in a parade lap. The Quattro Plant Kawasaki rider declared himself nervous but excited at the prospect of guiding the closed-course-only Ninja H2R around the 37 mile circuit complete with its integrated supercharger and 300+ horsepower. Read the full article »


June 3, 2015

Upgraded Kawasaki KX450F for 2015 hits the market

Kawasaki has just unveiled an all-new KX450F for the new model year. The manufacturer did a series of upgrades on the bike, including a skinnier chassis with greater rigidity, a lighter but more powerful engine, new suspension elements and new exhaust. The bike also comes with a handheld calibration kit that allows for easy fuel injection changes. The all-ew Kawasaki KX450F will retail for $8799. Read the full article »


June 2, 2015

2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Review – A Genuine Do-It All Motorcycle

All motorcycle enthusiasts must be excited to know that the new 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT includes some amazing features after being restyled and updated. Unlike its previous siblings, this new Versys boasts an updated look with new windshield, new versions of saddle bags and updated power modes. Here is a full review on the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT motorcycle. Read the full article »


May 27, 2015

A Bagless Baby Bagger: 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

With the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic motorcycle (model VN900B), Kawasaki is clearly looking to appeal to lovers of post WWII iconic American motorcycles. Designed with obvious influence from the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, the Vulcan 900 offers much of the handling and appeal of the Harley, as long as you are not looking for the sound. For those who understand true classic American motorcycles, there is also a taste of the Indian motorcycle in its styling. […] Read the full article »


December 15, 2014

Video: Kawasaki reveals one-off 300hp Ninja HR2 drag bike

At the New York International Motorcycle Show, Kawasaki has revealed a one-off Ninja H2R created specifically for eleven-time drag racing champion Rickey Gadson. The special Ninja is truly an amazing bike featuring a 998cc supercharged inline-four, winglets and spoilers and carbon bodywork. The seat is cupped to keep you from being sucked off the back of it. And why do you need modifications like this? Because the engine delivers nearly 300hp. Read the full article »


July 2, 2011

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R to get new graphics

The current Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was last revised back in 2009, when the bike got many tweaks and upgrades. The 2012 model however, won’t be receiving many changes. Kawasaki recently announced that the bike will only get updated colors and graphics. The MotoGP/WSBK-like graphics are featured for the first time on a Kawasaki production bike; the Ninja name now sits proudly on the fuel tank, while the Kawasaki name has moved to the side fairings. Read the full article »


June 14, 2011

Donate to the Hall of Fame and you might ride away with a Vintage Kawasaki Z1 and a modern Z1000

The coolest bike on the road in the early 1970s? The fire-breathing Kawasaki Z1, the machine that took the four-cylinder Superbike to new levels, with a 903cc dual-overhead-cam engine and pure muscle-bike styling. The Z1’s DNA lives on today in the Kawasaki Z1000 - a modern interpretation of the muscle bike, with a fuel-injected 1,043cc dual-overhead-cam motor that can take you anywhere you want to go. Read the full article »


May 30, 2011

Video: 2012 Kawasaki KX450F first look with Jeff Emig

Supercross Champion Jeff Emig as takes us through the big changes on the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F. Emig shows off the major advances that Kawasaki has made to the 2012 KX450F, including race-inspired Launch Control Mode, which is tuned to maximize traction out of the starting gate. With the advances on the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F, the green machines continue to stay on the leading edge oftechnology. Read the full article »


May 2, 2011

Kawasaki WSBK team lorries „found to contain drugs”

British newspaper The Telegraph reports that lorries belonging to the Kawasaki WSBK team were stopped by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) at Dover last month after arriving by road from Italy. On board of the trucks, officers allegedly found 18lbs of cocaine, 157lbs of amphetamine tablets and more than 220lbs of cannabis. A handgun and 35 rounds of ammunition were also found. Four technicians (Philip Roe, 40, mechanic and truck driver, Gary Matthews, 50, a truck driver and tyre technician; Mattia Fontana, 27, an Italian mechanic, and Daniel Swyer, 32, a mechanic) from Paul Bird Motorsport were arrested. Read the full article »