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As with all of the top cruiser bikes in the world, the name of the game has always been building a long, low, and wide bike with high-end custom touches and powerful performance figures to boot. For Kawasaki , the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero fits that bill to a tee - and then some.

With the word ’vaquero’ originating from a Spanish word meaning “cowboy” or “herdsman", the Vulcan 1700 is the perfect bike for the rugged and the adventurous. Its got a profile that’s undeniably cool and stylish and more than that, the extensive detail that came with the production of the bike’s overall performance system is unparalleled in the business, one that ensures the Vulcan 1700 of high-level awesomeness that other cruiser bikes would understandably be looking up to.

Looks, power, technology, and a general sense of bad-assery. That’s what you get with the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero. It’s exactly what bikers would want on a new cruiser bike.

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Every once in awhile, it’s good to push all worries out of your head and do something you enjoy just for the sake of enjoying it. Too many times, many of us get wrapped up in the trials and tribulations of everyday life and we just forget to sit back and take in all of the good things around us.

That being said, we could learn a lot from the gentleman in this video. This guy loves his motorcycle and decided that he wanted to explore the world around him. Thankfully, he brought his video camera along with him to capture his journey through the beaches and mountains of Panama, even catching a glimpse of the bridge of the Americas which crosses the Panama Canal.

This unknown man says, "I love riding motorcycles, any kind of motorcycle. It just so happens that right now I have a KLR650 , and in my mind that means it must be the best motorcycle in the world. In time I will get a different motorcycle, and it will become the best motorcycle in the world. This film is about loving, and riding what you have now. Stop worrying about not being able to afford your dream bike, and just enjoy this moment with whatever motorcycle you may have."

Now it’s time to take his advice, sit back, and enjoy his journey. After that, go out and enjoy your won journey.

The Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS is the flagship model of the Kawasaki ATV line and for the 2012 model year, it has been revised even further. The ATV has received a more powerful engine, an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system, a double-wishbone front suspension, six-spoke cast alloy wheels, and new bodywork featuring wide-stance styling cues. The model is on sale at a starting price of $9,999. The 2012 model has also received an SE version that features a premium quality Metallic Tungsten Gray automotive paint finish, unique graphics, and a bright silver machined finish on the face of its cast aluminum wheels. Prices for the SE version start at $10,349.

The Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS is powered by an upgraded four-stroke fuel injected 90-degree 749cc V-twin engine. For 2012, the engine has received new cylinder heads that provide a higher compression ratio, new camshaft profiles with revised timing and increased valve lift, a new stainless steel exhaust pipes feature revised lengths, and two additional pass-through holes inside the muffler to help boost engine performance.

The most impressive feature of the 2012 Brute Force 750 4x4i is the Electric Power Steering (EPS) that monitors inputs from the vehicle speed sensor and steering shaft torque sensor to determine the amount of power assistance required from the system’s electric motor.

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For those of you who like to spend time in the dirt, Kawasaki has improved the KFX 450R for the 2012 model year with a lightweight aluminum frame, long lower front A-arm suspension, and a fully adjustable rear shock. The ATV is on sale at a price of $8,099 and Kawasaki is offering the possibility to further customize the bike with a full line of Authentic Kawasaki Accessories.

The KFX 450R is powered by a 449 cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single engine fitted with a highly responsive 32-bit digital fuel injection system that automatically compensates for temperature or altitude. The engine is combined with a lightweight reverse gear system integrated with its five-speed manual transmission.

For 2012, the model has also received a two-tone seat featuring a smooth top surface for excellent rider mobility and slip-resistant sides for good grip when hanging off in corners, specially designed rear wheels, wide front bumper, and two-piece "lapped" front and rear fenders.

Press release after the jump.

The Kawasaki Ninja 650R is entering the 2011 model year with no major updates, just some minor tricks and some new exterior colors. It is powered by a compact 8-valve 649cc parallel-twin engine, which permits the use of a narrow, lightweight frame. The fuel injection and ignition settings are tuned to boost the liquid-cooled engine’s bottom-end torque, to smooth the low-to-mid rpm response and allow the engine to rev quicker. The engine meets stringent emissions regulations thanks to its precise fuel injection and a three-way catalyst system with a 300-cell catalyzer.

The 2011 Ninja 650R is defined by sporty styling. It gets integrated turn signals and a sharp tail cowl, MotoGP-inspired multi-function instrumentation and controls. Thanks to them, the rider will notice the slimness of the chassis, low seat height and minimal effort controls first before recognizing the true aim of Kawasaki’s design efforts – the rider.

Prices will be announced at a later date.

Press release after the jump.

After being totally redesigned last year, the Kawasaki Z1000 enters the 2011 model year with no major updates. The bike features a wide range of new-think moto technology, including an aluminum frame inspired by its Ninja cousins that curves over the engine, cradling it from above. The design allows a narrow mid-section, for a high degree of rider comfort and feedback in addition to keeping weight low and chassis rigidity high. Prices start from $10,599.

TheZ1000 is powered by a 1,043 cc Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four engine mated to a six-speed transmission. Suspension at both ends is thoroughly modern as well: a fully adjustable 41mm inverted fork up front and a spring preload and a rebound damping adjustable horizontal back-link shock is mounted above the swingarm to shield it from exhaust heat and foster an added degree of mass centralization. Both of which soak up almost anything you can throw at it.

Press release after the jump.

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Using a little girl as an eerie voiceover for a scary flick is not something new, however, using the same eerie little girl as voiceover for the new Kawasaki Z1000 ad, now that’s new!

You’ve got to give props to the guys behind this ad campaign for thinking out of the box. Who would’ve thought a 1000cc Jap bike, and a child, and some neat sound effects would create such a captivating advert? One thing is for sure – it makes, even us, want to get on one of these and wreak havoc during after dark escapades involving “bending” the law and disturbing the peace. Just looking at it after watching the video awakens the sinister side inside you – and it should. Priced at a reasonable $13 199, you get all the evil you can handle in the form of a 4-cylinder that summons 128BHP from the bowels of hell, belching it through a 4 –into-2 lightweight exhaust. Not-so-dark features include fully adjustable front forks and instrument binnacle and an equally dexterous windscreen. Making sure the nightmare comes to a halt when absolutely necessary are 300mm ventilated discs with 4-pot calipers. Long live the darkness!

Kawasaki has unveiled the first official video for the new Z750R superbike. The new motorcycle is powered by a 748cc engine that delivers 106 HP. It comes with new brakes and exhaust system, an improved chassis with fully adjustable front forks, revised rear shock on a new aluminum swing arm, radial front brakes with braded lines and ABS as an option.

It will be offered in two limited edition colors: Candy Lime Green and Flat Ebony. If you want to see it in all its glory, you will have a chance at the 2010 EICMA show in Milan.

A hit all over Europe and across the UK, the Z750 will be joined in the Kawasaki Street-fighter stable for 2011 by the new Z750R - set to get its UK public debut at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live event at the NEC in November.

Entering the exciting “R” arena, the latest super naked from Kawasaki adds a new level of handling and braking sophistication to the class and is sure to win favour with the growing customer base for versatile, mid-weight machines that handle and stop as well as they look.

With new 41mm highly adjustable front forks, matched by a stunning aluminium swinging arm and remote reservoir piggy-back rear shock, the handling package represented by the new Z750R will reward riders looking for true Supersport handling from a naked motorcycle.

The ante has also been upped in the braking department with beefy radial mounted front callipers gripping race inspired petal discs matched to an equally performance oriented radial mount brake reservoir.


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