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Team Green just released at this year’s EICMA that they are on track to show three EV machines for next year. This bid for an electric future is right up the alley with the company’s recently released goals to be fully electric by 2035. It’s also a goal that matches up nicely with the EU’s …

They’re finally here, folks. After nearly two years of hush-hush, Bimota’s new four-cylinder looker  – the KB4 – has debuted on the floor of this year’s EICMA, accompanied closely by its naked equivalent, the KB4RC.  Featuring the same heart housed in Kawasaki’s Ninja 1000SX, the KB4 and KB4RC “borrow a page from the Harley-Davidson Project …

It’s been a while since we heard that motorcycle manufacturers were tinkering with the concept of radars for bikes – and motorcycle safety, in general, has been harder now that technology is ramping up to the point where we’ve got autonomous vehicles ready to share the road.  To that effect, CycleWorld tells us that Kawasaki has …

When it comes to presenting new bikes, every company does it differently. Ducati goes big with their World Premiere Series, KTM plunks their entire 2022 RC range out of nowhere, and Damon Motorcycles leads us on with tantalizing tidbits of new information on the weekly. Team Green, however, has been keeping pretty quiet about what …

Yesterday, Kawasaki punched out a little teaser video in commemoration of the Z1’s 50th anniversary (see above).  While this seems like the standard sneak-peek to a new machine, RideApart argues that we may very well have something a little bit…bigger on our hands. And bigger is always better, right? The clue is in the stylized …

Kawasaki has been busy. On top of announcing that they will be releasing a slew of bikes on November 23rd of this year (with the updated MotoCross range released May fourth of 2022), Team Green has just given us an upgraded version of their championship-proven KX™450 platform – the MotoCross flagship of Kawasaki’s lineup -, and it’s …

Kawasaki has just teamed up with Adidas to create some lean, mean, green shoes based on their Ninja line – and I want them reinforced for riding. As a green girl, I’m as much a fan of playing matchy-matchy with motorcycle gear as the next. But quality counts in a world of risks, and good …

Kawasaki has just flipped the cover on their all-new middleweight naked – and she’s got a couple of surprises under the proverbial hood.  Kawasaki’s original Z650, produced between 1976 and 1983, was a 652cc, 64-horsepower inline-four machine that looked up to its older sibling, the Z900.  Now, as of 2022, the beastie is set to …

Thanks to Yamaha’s boldness in producing the three-wheeled Niken, we now have a relatively small corner of Powersports dealerships worldwide that houses multi-wheel technology…but on a track? Kawasaki says hell yes – and Ben Affleck should have totally asked to have it as his Batmobile in the new motion picture “The Flash”, set to come …

The last couple of years haven’t been easy on the automotive industry due to obvious reasons. But, as the world eventually comes back to order, manufacturers have started to report an upward trend in sales numbers. More and more people are getting back on their bikes and riding, and people are looking to buy new …

You know we couldn’t just ignore this little smidge of science that Edmunds performed last week.  On September 3rd, an American online resource for automotive inventory and information – known as Edmunds.com – answered the following question:  What would happen if the world’s fastest stock car was matched against the world’s fastest stock motorcycles? Their …

When it comes to giving the masses a pretty penny to play with, almost all the major motorcycle manufacturers have come through with sportbikes and their naked alternatives. For Yamaha, it was the sporty R-series and the more naked MT-series, with the newest addition being the grungy, track-oriented R7; for Honda, it was the CBR …

Japanese Manufacturer Kawasaki has released a series of models to be recalled for faulty rear bearings and engine oil pressure relief valves.  The report from AVDRider states that Kawasaki dealers were notified as of August 18, with over 2,380 bikes affected by the recalls.  The first of two recalls involves a total of 1,523 bikes …

Next up on our voyage through the decades, we arrive at the 1990s. While the 80s was a decade of innovation and excitement, the party really got started in the 90s. If you were a young and impressionable youth with a taste for high-speed thrills, jaw-dropping lean angles, and a penchant for general mischief, then …

Of all the Japanese Motorcycles ever produced, the Honda CB750 epitomizes the effect that they had on the British Motorcycle Industry. Total technical supremacy. And volume…the Brits could never hope to produce motorcycles in the sheer volumes of the combined might of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki & Yamaha. Just when the American market was heating up …

KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLES – A BRIEF HISTORY Kawasaki Heavy Industries got its start in 1878 building Western-style ships in Hyogo, Japan. By 1906 they had expanded into building locomotives & railroad cars. By World War II, Kawasaki Aircraft Co. was building planes for the Imperial Navy. After the war, this vast, diversified company continued to expand …

Riders Share is a motorcycle rental company that offers rentals to riders from all walks of life – and now their diverse showroom has expanded to include off-road motorcycles. According to Guillermo Cornejo, owner of Riders Share, the rental program not only offers the newest models (for all terrains) from giants such as BMW, Ducati, …

As one of the Big Four Japanese manufacturers, Kawasaki has had a storied history in the world of motorcycling. From their classic UJM W1 to their nearly indestructible KL series of dirt and off-road bikes, they have always been there to ruffle the feathers of the other three of the Big Four and always in …

Kawasaki Heavy Industries is planning a squeaky entry when it comes to future plans – and they don’t like to put all their eggs in one basket.  According to a report from RideApart, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the parent company of Kawasaki Motorcycles, has just laid out a plan on how to tackle the next handful …

While every decade has its icons, the 1970s have so many good models to choose from. It was a time when the Japanese were really stamping their authority over the scene, flexing muscles and cylinders with each other, and driving once-mighty international brands into obscurity. Despite the changing landscape, the 70s created some of the …

Meet Raceward Studios. They’re Italian, they’re curators of state-of-the-art virtual racing games, and they’re about to welcome home their newest brainchild: RiMS Racing. If you’ve ever played Grand Theft Auto or iRacer, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that the huge list of options available to customize and pimp out a virtual …

Represent the Green Electric green can be a hard color to pull off unless it’s in the context of racing-related apparel. For our die-hard Team Kawasaki-loving readers, the company now has an apparel collection to support the KRT WSBK racing squad. The collection features shirts and sweaters that have a visual appearance that looks like …

The 2021 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe: Retro cafe vibes, modern cafe technology Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Kawasaki’s 2021 Z900RS Cafe is a throwback to the lightweight, four-cylinder road rockets that raced between cafe stops in the 1960s and 1970s. A lowered seat height, raked back clip ons, and the aerodynamic headlight cowling …

Is A New Category Of Motorcycle Emerging? Yamaha just pulled the sheets on the official naming for their upcoming “R7” – a two-cylinder sport-bike with up-right ergonomics and parts shared from the highly successful naked Mt-07… To make things short, just imagine it to be an MT-07 with fairings. Why did Yamaha do this? Well, …

Middleweight Adventurer: The 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KLR 650 Adventure is the top-spec KLR model in the 2021 Kawasaki line-up. It’s an impressive motorcycle that takes everything that we already love about the newly revived KLR 650 but fuses it with a shopping list of …

The 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler: A US Exclusive Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KLR 650 Traveler variant is exclusive to the US 2021 Kawasaki line-up. It’s not available in Canada, sadly. This model is almost identical to the base model KLR 650, though it features a number of accessories that …

The Dual-Sport King Returns: The 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Despite being a part of the 2021 Kawasaki line-up, the famously green Japanese manufacturer has decided to badge up the new KLR 650 as a 2022 model. Don’t worry though, it’s very much available in 2021! The arrival …

The 2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS: Designed For Long-Distance Sports Touring Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is the latest model of the Japanese manufacturer’s entry into the long-range sports touring category. Utilizing a 1,352 cc DOHC liquid cooled inline-four, the biggest four cylinder in the entire …

The 2021 Kawasaki KX450: Super-Class Motocross & Cross Country Agility & Power Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KX450 and KX450X are two versions of the same model by Kawasaki for the 2021 model lineup. The KX450 is designed to be taken from the dealership floor to supercross competition without passing go …

There’s no doubt that the motorcycling landscape is changing. Over a relatively short period of time, we’ve seen a bigger focus on emissions regulations, the development of affordable electric models, and unexpected new trends. While we know that many governments across the globe have ambitious plans to phase out the production of new internal combustion …

Radar For The Future What’s arguably cooler (or just as cool, I guess) than a supercharged race bike? A supercharged sport touring bike, of course, geared more towards comfort and long-distance riding! Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 lineup has seen a size increase since the first H2 was released back in 2015. We now have a naked …

The 2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X: Motocross & Cross Country Power Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KX250 and KX250X are two versions of the same model by Kawasaki Motorcycles in the 2021 model lineup. The KX250 is designed from the get-go to be a fully competition ready, strong motocross bike, while the KX250X …

The 2021 Kawasaki KX 100: Bridge To The Big Bikes Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KX 100 is designed by Kawasaki to be a bridging motorcycle, that is, to be able to give a young rider age 10+ their first feel of a top spec motocross racer. This 2021 off …

The 2021 Kawasaki KX 85: An Amateur Motocross Bike For The Young Rider Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki KX 85 is the Japanese company’s official race bike for the amateur 85cc competition class. Featuring an 84cc liquid cooled two stroke single, it is intended to provide the grunt and …

The 2021 Kawasaki KX 65: The Perfect Beginner Motocross Bike Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki KX 65 is the Japanese company’s introductory motocross bike for youth in their 2021 lineup. Featuring a 64cc liquid cooled two stroke single with a reed valve, it makes the same noise, produces the …

The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 300SM: A Full-On Race Bike For The Streets Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 300SM is a brand new model from the venerable Japanese brand. Based on the KLX 300R platform, the 300SM takes the off-road bike and wraps it in full street gear. It …

The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 300: A Dual-Sport Masterpiece Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 300 is one of two brand new models from the venerable Japanese brand. Based on the KLX 300R platform, the KLX 300 takes the off-road bike and gives it a more street friendly stance. It …

The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 230 ABS: A Subtle, Competent Dual-Sport Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KLX 230 ABS is designed by Kawasaki to be a trail bike with number plates. Unlike it’s bigger brother the KLX 300, the 230 is much more at home on the trail than the road. …

The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 300R: The Bridge Between Trail Bike & Race Bike Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 300R is the top of the line trail bike from the Japanese brand. Using knowledge gained from Kawasaki’s motocross and supercross racing programs, a liquid cooled, super-lightweight, four stroke 292cc …

The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 230R: A Trail Rider In Motocross Clothes Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 230R is the first of the Japanese brand’s full sized trail bikes, designed exclusively to conquer dirt trails while hopping over tree roots, scramble over rocks, and generally get you where you’re …