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The Return of the Two-Stroke Could be Mighty Two-stroke motorcycles are typically off-road motorcycles these days, and we don’t see many of them. Four-stroke machines have taken over, but not everyone has left two-strokes behind. I keep one in my garage, and there’s something special about the engine design. Kawasaki knows this well, and the …

250cc, Four-Cylinder, and Totally Awesome Everyone has likely seen images or videos of the Kawasaki ZX-25R sportbike at this point, but not all of the details of this machine are yet known. That will change on July 10th, which is when Kawasaki Indonesia has said it will be officially revealing the motorcycle, according to Asphalt …

Automatically Adjusting Systems on Your Bike Kawasaki wants to have a system that can predictively adjust the settings and systems on your bike. It patented some technology recently that would use data collected from cameras, lasers, satellite navigation, and sensors to make adjustments to your motorcycle, according to MoreBikes. The cameras are looking at the …

“New” Old Cylinder Heads The legendary Kawasaki Z1, KZ900, and KZ1000 motorcycles remain loved and admired by many riders. The bikes are now reaching their 50, year anniversary. Finding parts for these bikes has proved difficult in some cases. So, Kawasaki decided to reproduce cylinder heads for the Z1, KZ900, and KZ1000. The original part …

Kawasaki’s Electric Bike Project Continues Kawasaki has teased the EV Endeavor project several times now, but this is the 10th time, according to Motorcycle News. The company put out a 20-second teaser video on its YouTube channel showing the bike in action and without all its body panels on it. When it’s all wrapped up, …

Time to Get Dirty If you’re a fan of riding the dirt, then you should take a gander at the 2021 Kawasaki lineup that was just announced. The company has a full list of KX and KLX models that are confirmed for 2021 already. Kawasaki put out a press release with the tagline “get out …

A Supercharged Power Cruiser Kawasaki has the Ninja H2 and the Z H2 now, but it could keep things going with its supercharged powertrains and offer an H2 cruiser. According to Moto Revival, the company is working on a Vulcan H2 that would essentially have the powertrain of the Ninja H2, but stuffed into a …

Polaris Could Have Some Competition The Polaris Slingshot is a unique three-wheeled vehicle, but I’m not sure it really qualifies as a motorcycle. Still, it’s an extreme machine and without a doubt a lot of fun. Now it seems Polaris may have some competition coming from Kawasaki. In a report by Motorcycle.com, patents were revealed …

Far From Finished, but Still Cool I reported not long ago about the KB4 retro sportbike that Bimota is working on. There have been renderings and then some blurry teasers. Well, now some spy shots have emerged thanks to the good folks at Motociclismo who appear to have gotten them from the Japanese publication Young …

There have been a lot of really great sportbikes released in this last year, but a lot of them are high dollar. When I say that, I mean more than $15,000. Even many of the new middleweight sportbikes come with a pretty high price tag.  I’m not saying that means they’re overpriced. These machines are …

Retro Style, Modern Japanese Engineering Bimota and Kawasaki are working together. The rumor was that Kawasaki actually bought Bimota, but I’ve since learned Kawasaki owns 49 percent, according to Moto Station. All you really need to know is that Bimota will be using Kawasaki engineering to create unique, Italian-styled motorcycles. The Tesi H2 is one …

Another Brand Offering This With few people coming out to dealerships right now due to the Coronavirus, it makes sense to do home delivery. Several companies have started to do so and now Kawasaki is one of them. The company recently announced its home delivery program. This will be done through the current dealership network.  …

That’s an Angry-Sounding Motorcycle Small 250cc motorcycles don’t usually have four-cylinders so, Kawasaki’s new Ninja ZX-25R is a unique machine. Unfortunately, at this time it is not going to be a North American model, but I hope that changes. Recently, the folks at Kawasaki Indonesia posted a video of the ZX-25R doing its thing on …

Watch and Listen The Kawasaki ZX-25R is a new model from the company, and it’s one of the most interesting. The bike is a 250cc sportbike but it’s a four-cylinder inline engine. The tiny four pot’s cylinders get 62.5cc of displacement each. That’s like four little scooter engines working together. Yes, please. The motorcycle engine …

Kawasaki Is Copying Bimota’s Homework Kawasaki and Bimota are in bed together. This is good news. I just recently reported on the Bimota Tesi H2 and how it’s coming to fruition. Now it seems that Kawasaki is experimenting with a front-end suspension set-up a lot like the one seen on the Tesi H2. In a …

The Project Is Nearing Completion Bimota and Kawasaki showcased the wild Tesi H2, a supercharges sportbike designed to put to shame most other sportbikes on the road or the racetrack. The project wasn’t in its production form when it was shown off, but I knew it would inch that way. It’s a bonkers machine, and …

Kawasaki’s Return to the ADV Market? Kawasaki discontinued the beloved KLR 650 a while back. That move essentially removed the brand from the ADV conversation. The motorcycle company makes some killer dual-sport motorcycles and it has wonderful off-road bikes. So, there is no question that Team Green could make an awesome ADV. Now there’s a …

Team Green, Bringing the Green for Charities In 2019, Kawasaki supported several local and national charities and raised nearly $100,000, according to a recent report. The company’s efforts were focused on cash donations, product donations, and providing experiences at Monster Energy Supercross. Some of the charities included in Kawasaki’s efforts include the Boys and Girls …

The Kawasaki Motorcycle Lineup Just Keeps Getting Better Supercharged motorcycles, dual-sport machines, wicked-fast sport bikes and more. That is the Kawasaki lineup for 2020. The company has always made fantastic motorcycles, but 2020 looks like it’s one of the better lineups in the last several years for the company. The lineup is diverse and there’s …

2020 Kawasaki W800 & W800 Cafe Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki W800 is a sport heritage motorcycle designed to replicate the look and feel of the 1960’s Kawasaki W1. Using a 773 cc SOHC air cooled vertical twin, the W800 produces 51 crank HP and 44 lb-ft of crank …

2020 Kawasaki KLX230 & KLX230 ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 KLX230 is Kawasaki’s latest, all new dual sport motorcycle, and is aimed squarely at new riders wanting an easy to use dual sport or at experienced riders wanting to venture into their first dual sport or off-road motorcycle. Using …

2020 Kawasaki KLX250 & KLX250 Camo Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki KLX250 is the latest in a long line of dual sport motorcycles, with the first generation being released in 1979. Powered by a 249 cc liquid cooled DOHC single producing 24 crank HP and 15 lbs-ft of crank …

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Versys-X 300 is Kawasaki’s city adventure motorcycle, designed mostly for city roads and internal freeways, with some light ability to do some adventure touring outside of the city limits. Powered by a 296cc DOHC liquid cooled parallel twin, the Versys-X 300 …

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS – USA Only Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Versys 650 ABS is Kawasaki’s base model middleweight adventure tourer for the US market. Using a 649cc liquid cooled DOHC parallel twin based on the engine from the Ninja 650, the Versys 650 produces 68 crank HP …

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT – USA Only Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Versys 650 ABS LT is the highest spec of the Versys 650 available in the US market. It uses the same 649cc liquid cooled DOHC parallel twin as the Versys 650 base model, producing 68 crank …

2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 – European Model Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 for Europe is very close to the Canadian Versys 1000 LT model. They both use the same 1043 cc liquid cooled DOHC inline 4 producing 118 crank HP and 75 lbs-ft of crank torque, the …

2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 ABS LT (Canada Only) Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 ABS LT is designed to be a sport adventure touring motorcycle, able to cruise long distances on paved roads while also being fun when you want to twist the wrist a little. Powered by …

2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 ABS LT SE+ (USA only) Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 ABS LT SE+ is the top of the line adventure touring model of the Versys model range. Using the same 1043 cc liquid cooled DOHC inline 4 producing 118 crank HP and 75 …

2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 ABS LT SE (Canada only) Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Unlike its base model brother, the 2020 Kawasaki Versys ABS LT SE is the highest spec Versys available in Canada. Using the same 1043 cc liquid cooled DOHC inline 4 producing 118 crank HP and 75 lbs-ft of …

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Concours 14 ABS is Kawasaki’s entry into the long-range sports touring category. Utilizing a 1352 cc DOHC liquid cooled inline 4, the Concours 14 produces 158 crank HP and 11 lbs-ft of crank torque, which is easily enough to accelerate …

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan S and Vulcan S Cafe Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan S is an interesting take on a cruiser, being designated as a sport cruiser in official documentation. Powered by the 649cc DOHC liquid cooled parallel twin found in the Ninja 650, it has been retuned …

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom differs quite a bit from its other Vulcan 900 series brethren. While the engine, a 903 cc SOHC liquid cooled V-twin with 50 crank HP and 57 lbs-ft of crank torque, is the same, the rest of …

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic & Classic LT Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Links The 2020 Vulcan 900 Classic is Kawasaki’s city cruiser model, designed to be comfortable yet powerful for city commutes or some light touring riding. Using a 903 cc SOHC liquid cooled V-twin, the 900 Classic produces 50 crank HP and …

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Links The 2020 Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is Kawasaki’s top-of-the-line touring cruiser model. Powered by a 1700 cc SOHC dual cooling (liquid and air) 52 degree V-twin engine producing 72.5 crank HP and 100 lbs-ft of crank torque, the Vulcan 1700 Voyager easily …

2020 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS is a mid-range touring cruiser designed not to cross continents, but more for a day trip up the California coastal highway. Powered by the same smooth 1700 cc SOHC 52 degree V-twin engine as the Voyager, …

2020 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Z125 Pro is the second youngest member of the Z model range, introduced in mid-2018 as a 2019 model year motorcycle. Powered by a tiny 125 cc air cooled DOHC single cylinder, the Z125 Pro nonetheless produces 14.5 crank HP …

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 & 400 KRT Edition Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 is a relatively young model line, only being launched officially in 2018. Using a 399cc DOHC liquid cooled parallel twin engine, the 400 produces 49 crank HP and 28 lbs-ft of crank torque. As …

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 & 650 KRT Edition Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 has been in production since 2006, although back then it was known as the 650R. Powered by a 649 cc DOHC parallel twin engine, the 650 produces 67 crank HP and 49 lbs-ft of …

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX is a motorcycle that has not changed much since 2011, however this is more a case of Kawasaki making minor adjustments and upgrades on a spectacularly successful model instead of trying to reinvent the wheel. Powered …

2020 Kawasaki Z650 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Z650, much like its bigger brother the Z900, is a very young model, having been introduced only in 2017. Powered by a 64cc DOHC liquid cooled parallel twin, the Z650 produces 68 crank HP and 48.5 lbs-ft of crank torque. That …