Kawasaki is one of the oldest Japanese motorcycle manufacturers and most of the company’s models were received with great interest by the riders. And there is no wonder why as they had a bullet proof built quality and offered top notch performances as well.
From the original Z-1 to the ZZR1200, Kawasaki’s do-it-all motorcycles combined the power, handling, comfort and aesthetic appeal that repeatedly dominated their categories. The same facts are also true for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS, which is one of the best models in its segment.
The 2012 version delivers a dominating mix of power, handling, looks, technology and rideability. The bike is powered by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four, 1,043cc engine which is paired with a six speed gearbox.
For those who want a faultless stopping power, Kawasaki also offers an ABS version of the Ninja 1000 for 2012.
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Kawasaki’s motorcycles have become a benchmark in the industry and with every year that passes, they become better and better.
One of the most appreciated models in Kaswaski’s lineup is the Ninja 1000, a motorcycle that combines power and sporty handling with comfort and modern design. Kawasaki is also offering an ABS version of the Ninja 1000 for 2012. This system offers confidence-inspiring braking action on all types of surfaces.
The motorcycle is propelled by a 1,043cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine mated on a six speed gear box. As far as suspensions go, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 rides on a front 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and a rear horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping and adjustable spring preload.
The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is available in four color combinations namely Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Flat Micron Gray, Candy Lime Green and Ebony.
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The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS was built using the latest technologies developed by the Japanese manufacturer and is ready to hit both the race tracks and city streets.
The motorcycle is powered by a compact, narrow and lightweight engine which comes with large intakes valves, chromoly camshafts and strong connecting rods. Moreover, the Intake and exhaust valves are titanium to reduce reciprocating weight and stress at high rpm. The engine has a displacement of 998 cc and is paired with a six speed transmission.
Needless to say that the ride is kept in check by a set of sporty suspensions. The Shock and linkage are positioned above the swingarm, a layout that offers excellent road-holding, smooth suspension action, and stability and feedback when cornering.
The Ninja ZX-10R is equipped with Kawasaki’s Intelligent anti-lock Braking (KIBS), which is combined with front dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers and a rear single 220mm petal disc paired with an aluminum single-piston caliper.
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Put your helmet on, jump on the saddle and grab the gorgeous handlebars. As you fire up the engine you start to hear its mighty roar filling your ears and then a rush of blood starts pumping through your heart making you feel like the king of the road. This is exactly how the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic makes you feel.
Its four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 52-degree V-twin engine doesn’t reward you only with a spectacular sound, but is also one of the most powerful units in its class, developing a maximum torque of 108 lb.ft at 2250 rpm.
Then, there is the bad-boy design language which has all it needs to take your breath away. The slightly raised handlebar, the custom looking fuel tank and refined saddle are combined with a set of front 130/90x16and rear 170/70x16 tires mounted on classy 16 inch wheels.
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The 2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 EPS Luxury Edition (LE) is packed with a long list of features which make it a luxury, comfortable and modern RUV.
The exclusive features offered by the Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 RPS LE include beautifully machined, 12-spoke cast aluminum wheels that are lighter than the steel wheels they replace, and a cab roof/sun top that protects driver and passengers from weather and sun, maximizing the comfort factor and adding a bit of aesthetic appeal in the process.
The vehicle is powered by a liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin engine which offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,300 lbs and is mated on a continuously variable belt-drive transmission with high and low range, plus reverse and wet centrifugal clutch.
You also get the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system which helps you move with agility on fast trails and in tighter situations.
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With its ergonomic design and practical character, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT was especially designed for those who search for a big yet affordable tourer.
Among the comfort features offered by the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT are an adjustable windshield, a passenger backrest and the stylish saddlebags. Talking about saddlebags, they are carefully crafted to minimize flaws and deep-dyed to prevent scraping off the finish. The ideally sized bags feature a slant-top opening held shut by two 1.5-inch wide leather straps fitted with chrome buckles and stealth quick-release fasteners.
As far as power goes, the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT is packed with the same fuel-injected 903cc engine as the Vulcan 900 Classic. The engine rewards you with a maximum torque of 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm and is mated on a five speed transmission.
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There is no other bike like a Ninja. This model has become an icon of sportiness and adrenaline from the instant it was launched for the first time on the market.
When it arrived on the big-bore sportbike stage in 2006, the big Ninja blew everyone’s minds with its power, sport-tourer comfort, agile handling and aerodynamic full-coverage bodywork. Since then, the motorcycle received a lot of upgrades and the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R raised the bar even higher.
The R-designated 2012 Ninja ZX-14R is stronger, better looking and smoother than ever, thanks to the numerous upgrades received from Kawasaki’s technicians.
Big power delivered smoothly has always been a big Ninja hallmark, so the changes for 2012 begin in the new ZX-14R’s engine bay. First off, there’s more displacement via a 4mm stroke increase; to 65mm (up from 61mm), with displacement now registering 1441cc (up from 1352cc). Combustion chamber shapes are newly optimized for 2012, and they’re surface-milled now, not cast. Moreover, intake ports are reshaped and polished for maximum flow while working in concert with longer and more durable intake valves.
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The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero puts practicality and comfort on the first place. The motorcycle features an aggressive and muscular style and is powered by a strong 1,700cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin engine. The engine’s features include an overhead cam design, high compression and a long-stroke dimensional design. The unit rewards you with a maximum torque of 108 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm and is mated on a six speed gearbox with overdrive and positive neutral finder.
Apart from its powerful engine, the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero is also offered with a tasty exterior design which includes blacked-out detail, a beautiful Candy Plasma Blue paint on the abbreviated fairing and a sculpted tank. Moreover, the luxurious chrome accents provide a beautiful counterpoint to the glossy paintwork.
The bike is kept in check by front dual 300mm discs grabbed by dual twin-piston calipers and a rear single 300mm disc combined with a twin-piston caliper.
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Combining impressive power and a sensible price, the Brute Force® 650 4x4 ATV offers outstanding value. The fact that its well-balanced V-twin, capable 4x4 system and nimble handling are offered for about the same price as the 500cc crowd makes it a favorite with practical minded riders who demand premium performance.
The 633cc 90-degree V-twin engine gives the rider industry-leading torque and a smooth power delivery that’s unrivaled by the competition. Dual 32mm Keihin carburetors draw fresh air from a snorkel intake located high in the frame near the steering head, reducing the amount of contaminants entering the intake.
The robust V-twin engine is mated to the Kawasaki Automatic Powerdrive System (KAPS) continuously variable transmission (CVT). With low and high range, neutral and reverse, this dependable transmission functions seamlessly, providing excellent control for both low- and high-speed work or recreational riding. Additionally, the Brute Force 650 4x4 can be started in any gear, as long as one of the brakes is applied.
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The old motorcycles continue to inspire today’s designers and one of the models that offers a perfect blend of classic and contemporary lines is the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom.
As far as styling goes, the 2012 Vulcan 900 Custom features a flat handlebar, forward footpegs and stylish cast wheels, including a solid-look rear wheel. Moreover, the motorcycle also comes with the 180-series rear tire which is the largest in its class.
The Vulcan 900 Custom is not only a shiny good looking motorcycle. It’s also packed with one of the most capable engines in its class, a fuel-injected 903cc unit that cranks out 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm and is paired with a five speed gearbox. Though, the really good news is that the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is offered at a pretty affordable price tag ($8,309).
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