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A New Versys Kawasaki is set to unveil a whole slew of new motorcycles for the 2021 model year, and the onslaught of new models may have just begun. The company revealed a new Versys 1000 S in Europe. This new higher-spec Versys 1000 S is available in a few different variations, including Tourer, Tourer …

Really Filling Out the Lineup Recently, it was revealed that Kawasaki was going to add some new models to its lineup in November. Now the company has put out a video that says it will be adding even more motorcycles to its lineup in October, too. The November date is the 23rd. The October date …

Some Great Additions, We Expect Recently Kawasaki updated its 2021 lineup, but the company left off six motorcycles that it still plans to release for the 2021 model year. Kawasaki just sent out a teaser of the six new models. These models will help fill some holes in the company’s lineup.  According to the video …

Get The New Color You Want The Z900, Ninja 1000SX, and Vulcan S are all fantastic motorcycles, and now they’re getting some minor changes and paint upgrades for 2021, according to MoreBikes. The Kawasaki Z900 is mostly an unchanged motorcycle. It’s sill the naked bike we’ve all come to know and love. For 2021, the …

Ready to Cruise Around? Cruisers aren’t the massive sellers they used to be. However, manufacturers still sell a lot of them, which is why the cruiser style is still a big part of the industry. A lot of these machines are high-dollar bikes, but they don’t have to be. You can get a wonderful cruiser …

Looking Fresh Kawasaki’s Ninja 400 is one of those bikes that everyone seems to agree is a fantastic motorcycle. Now Kawasaki is adding some color variations into its lineup. There are a total of 15 different liveries available in 2021.  Previously, the company only sold the Ninja 400 with a few color options. You had …

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 …

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 …