Australia’s top-selling motorcycle, the Kawasaki Ninja 300, has just become $500 cheaper and the Ninja 1000 $1000 cheaper, while all other models stay the same, despite the falling Australian dollar.
The price drop is for the ABS models ($6399 +ORC) and non-ABS model ($5699) in all colours of the Ninja 300.
It follows the recent introduction of competitor models such as the new Yamaha YZF-R3 ($6999) and the much-cheaper Honda CBR300 ($4999 and $5488 ABS model).
This 250-300cc sector of the LAMS market is becoming very busy with models from all the Japanese, plus Benelli, KTM and Hyosung.
There are also tips that Royal Enfield, Triumph and even BMW will introduce commuter bikes less than 500cc.
The only other price reduction is the updated 2016 model Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS which is $1000 cheaper at $15,999.
All other Kawasaki models remain the same price, despite the falling Australian dollar.
Meanwhile, Kawasaki is hosting its first track ride day in Queensland for Team Green Australia members.
It will be held at Queensland Raceway on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, for just $50, which includes 6 x 15 minute sessions if you are riding a Kwaka. They also get a $25 food and drink voucher.
Kawasaki technicians will be on hand to assist with Kawasaki bike set-up and adjustments.
Non-Kawasaki riders will be charged $145 to participate in the event, but It is free to join Kawasaki Team Green Australia, so get cracking.
Riders will have a choice between novice/intermediate (slow/medium pace) or advanced (medium/fast). An additional fee for a day licence may apply.
(Prices correct at June 2015, but can change without notice)