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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 …

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.  …

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 …

Some Odd-Looking Patents Three-wheeled motorcycles are some of the weirder machines out there. Kawasaki wants in on the game, apparently. The company recently filed patent paperwork for a three-wheeled motorcycle that utilizes one of the weirdest front suspension systems I’ve seen.  Instead of up and down forks, the design uses horizontal links. The motorcycle should …

Missing No More Kawasaki released its lineup for 2020 and the Ninja 1000 was missing from it. Now it isn’t. The company unveiled a new Ninja 1000SX. The bike has been mostly reworked to provide riders with an even better experience on two wheels. The addition of this bike fills a hole in the Kawasaki …

How Many Times Can You Tease It, Kawasaki? Kawasaki is on a teasing rampage with this new Z H2 bike. The company has a new Z supercharged motorcycle that is about to come out in case you missed the last two teasers. The third teaser video, which I’ve included below actually shows the motorcycle or …

Kawasaki’s Getting Weird During a pretty typical interview with the Italian publication Motociclismo, Sergio Vicarelli, the sales and marketing director at Kawasaki, and Giavanni Poli, the technical director at Kawasaki, let slip some pretty big news about future projects Kawasaki is working on. The first was more or less about a removable battery patent that …

The Ultimate Z? Kawasaki recently shared a new teaser of its upcoming Z model. This comes on the heels of a previous teaser that first let us know that the bike existed. Now, you get a bit more about this bike. The bike will officially unveil on October 23 of this year. It will indeed …

It Is Possible but Unknown It seems the rumor this morning is that Kawasaki bought Bimota. However, these rumors are as of yet unsubstantiated. According to MoreBikes, Kawasaki purchased Bimota from Swiss entrepreneurs Marco Chiancianesi and Daniele Longoni. MoreBikes isn’t the only publication reporting on these rumors, and that suggests there may be some validity …

Supercharge All the Things! I love superchargers. I love them on cars and motorcycles. I love the look and sound and result of a supercharger, so more supercharged motorcycles from Kawasaki is just the kind of thing that will get me fired up in the morning. Recently Kawasaki released a teaser video on its YouTube …

Two Power Variants? Why Not A while back I reported on the fact that the Kawasaki ZX-25R could gain two cylinders. That information came from the publication Young Machine. Now it seems that the model has been confirmed for the Indonesian market and will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, according to RideApart. That’s not …

Is Hybrid a Smart Move? Kawasaki recently patented a design for a hybrid motorcycle, according to Motorcycle.com. This suggests that it’s now only fully electric motorcycles that will be a big part of the motorcycling future. Hybrid motorcycles are something that has been discussed a bit but not something that has really materialized. Most manufacturers …

Four Pots, 250cc, Plenty to Love The demise of many of 250cc motorcycles from the market has confounded me for a while now. There seems to be plenty of small 125cc machines out there and even more machines with displacements over 300cc, but the 250cc size that served so many riders well has somewhat fallen …

A Good-Looking Lineup With the death of the venerable KLR recently, we’d hoped that Kawasaki would have a replacement, and the rumors are that it likely does. However, that bike will not be making it to production for 2020. Kawasaki recently announced all of their dual-purpose and off-road bikes. It’s a good lineup, and we’re …

Getting Higher Tech The motorcycles of the future will need to be as advanced as the high-tech cars out there to make sure they’re easily spotted on the road by autonomous and semi-autonomous car technology. This means you’re going to start seeing more radar and sensors on motorcycles. According to MoreBikes, Ducati and KTM are …

Is Kawasaki Getting Close? Kawasaki patents of an electric motorcycle have surfaced before. Now more details are coming out thanks to more recent patent filings. The latest patents focus on the actual cooling of the batteries that will be used on the bike. It seems that Kawasaki is focusing on some kind of liquid cooling …

New Patent Drawings Reveal Progress It would seem that Kawasaki has an electric motorcycle it’s working on. Visordown nabbed some patent drawings that show how the bike is progressing. In short, Kawasaki’s getting closer. There are two drawings that show some interesting things about the bike. The first shows a mostly complete motorcycle, or rather …

Back From the Dead? If you don’t recognize the name Meguro, don’t worry. It hasn’t really been a thing since the 1960s. It was a motorcycle gearbox company in the 1950s, then a motorcycle company, and then Kawasaki acquired the company and continued to use the name for a bit on a bike. Eventually, the Meguro …

The KLR650-A was unveiled in 1987, replacing the smaller KLR600 and becoming the monster of the Japanese dual sports. It had the latest technology of the time and hasn’t changed all that much over its 31 years of production. It is amazing to think that it’s production life spanned such a long time considering there …

More W800 Versions are Welcomed Kawasaki has already committed to selling the W800 Cafe in the U.S., but not the W800 Steet. With that said, Motorcycle.com reported on some California Air Resources Board paperwork that suggests Kawasaki will sell the Street version of the bike in the States. It is a slightly more laid-back version of the …

The Revised 2019 Model Gets New Aftermarket Equipment For 2019, Kawasaki added some new tech, revised the styling, and upped the list of features on its mid-level bike, the ZX-6R. The 636cc machine is a bonafide killer in the middleweight segment. The 600cc market has been slashed considerably in the last few years. Kawasaki has managed …

#TeamGreen The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS is a sport touring bike that I was wanting to review for a while. I like the aggressive styling of the bike and after sitting on it in the showroom, I know I wanted to take this Motorcycle for a test drive. I really like the way the bike …

Part 4: Evolution of a Relationship The Kawasaki Versys Story Part 1: Kawasaki Versys Introduction and Review Part 2: Luggage and Accessories Part 3: Windscreen Part 4: Accessories for the Versys Part 5: New Tires for the Versys Part 6: Oxford HotGrips on the Versys Gear: Zeta Handguards and XC Deflector Kit Gear: FAMSA 260 Tank Bag & Pannier Set Versys Specs: Kawasaki Versys …

Handlebar Riser and GPS Holder Combo for the Versys 650 This is a “Quick Look” at the Motowerx GPS Mount and Handlebar Riser Combo. This one is for the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT Project Bike (Blog). It’s part number V650LT KV650LT-UMNT-RSR-COMBO. Motowerk also makes handlebar risers for the 650 cc and 1000 cc Versys …

The All-Around Sport Tourer Here’s the latest webBikeWorld Project Bike: the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. Be sure to read the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT review for more information. This blog will serve as the homepage for the various accessories, tips and tricks for making a more enjoyable owner experience. As always, feedback and questions are …

First Impressions: The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 A few weeks ago, in April (2016), I had the unfortunate circumstance of experiencing a lowside crash on my 2006 Triumph Sprint 1050. It was one of those instances where you just don’t anticipate the likelihood of a crash. I assume there is always the possibility of a crash …

Another Quality SW-Motech Accessory SW-Motech comes to the rescue once again, with a solid center stand offering for the new 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 (the LT in this case). The kit is complete (always the case with SW-Motech in our experience) and the hardware is better quality than Kawasaki OE. You’ll have to study the …

EICMA 2010 Live Report The Kawasaki W800 UPDATE (January 26, 2011): Kawasaki releases photos of new W800 Café Racer Special Edition!  See below for pics… November 13, 2010 – Kawasaki has a surprise release in store for 2011, the W800, which I guess could be called a revival of a revived retro…or something like that. …

2010 Kawaski Z1000 Custom Motorcycles by WARM-UP I receive many press releases but only publish those that I find most interesting. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Kawasaki, starting with the Mach III 500 cc two-stroke screamer back in the ’60’s. The new Kawasaki Z1000 piques my interest, so when this …

Windscreens for the Versys Motorcycling is unique in its ability to bring the rider (and passenger) closer to the elements – a sense of freedom as the rider and machine move as one through the air. Each individual has their own opinion on just how much of that air should be felt while riding. Which …

The Kawasaki Versys The Kawasaki Versys Story Part 1: Kawasaki Versys Introduction and Review Part 2: Luggage and Accessories Part 3: Windscreen Part 4: Accessories for the Versys Part 5: New Tires for the Versys Part 6: Oxford HotGrips on the Versys Gear: Zeta Handguards and XC Deflector Kit Gear: FAMSA 260 Tank Bag & Pannier Set Versys Specs: Kawasaki Versys Info and Specs …