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TopSpeed's 2020 Kawasaki Streetbike Buying Guide

TopSpeed’s 2020 Kawasaki Streetbike Buying Guide

See what Kawasaki has for you in 2020

Kawasaki rolls into 2020 with a whole host of new models – some net new and some sophomore models that make it to U.S. shores for the first time – that are spread across the entire lineup.

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2019 - 2022 Kawasaki Z400 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2019 - 2022 Kawasaki Z400 - Performance, Price, and Photos

It’s a ’Z’ on the outside and a Ninja on the inside

Kawasaki needed to plug a hole in its super-naked lineup between the Z300 and the Z650, so it cooked up the new Z400 ABS to do the job. Aggressive Kawi styling dominates the look, but not necessarily the attitude, to make the Z400 an excellent commuter/first upgrade from whatever you cut your teeth on. The ergonomics are friendly to shorter inseams and conducive to relaxed riding, so this is a bike that should cover a range of body types.

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Top 10 Best Motorcycles of 2022

Top 10 Best Motorcycles of 2022

From the huge choice of new motorcycles on offer, how do you pick the best? Do you use your head or your heart?

There are literally hundreds of motorcycles on the market today, for all different purposes and wallets. How do you choose? Well, for a start, you read a list like this one - Top Ten Best Motorcycles in 2022 - to give you some inspiration. Then you completely disagree and make up your own list.

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3K-mile 2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Promises A Dopamine Rush Every Time You Take It For A Spin

3K-mile 2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Promises A Dopamine Rush Every Time You Take It For A Spin

Available at Iconic Motorbike Auctions and waiting for you to take it home

If you’re in the market for getting your hands on some stunning used motorcycles, there’s a high chance you’re already familiar with Iconic Motorbike Auctions. Staying true to its name, the popular reseller has put up a stunning Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R for auction and it’s one of the cleanest bikes from the OG supersport era. Interested? Then, carry on reading to know more.

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Top 10 Motorcycles for Beginners

Top 10 Motorcycles for Beginners

The choice is surprisingly large and all of them are great bikes

Whether you’re just starting out in motorcycling or returning to riding after a few years away, there is a great choice of small bikes out there that don’t look or feel like small bikes. They will all remain attractive once the first months of learning to ride are over.

Whilst the bikes in this list are great for beginners, they also make great choices as second bikes to use to buzz around town instead of your gas-guzzling car. All of them make perfect alternatives to big bikes, for example in the adventure bike or touring categories.

What do beginners want from a motorcycle? They want a bike that doesn’t look or feel like a bike for beginners: they want a real motorcycle that will gain the respect of their fellow riders. It must be light and easy to handle, with not too much power to be intimidating while they are learning but not so little that they will soon tire of it when they get more experienced.

A real win for the manufacturers is that none of these bikes are seen by seasoned riders as beginners bikes: a lot of fun can be had on any of them, no matter your skill level.

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Top Naked Streetfighter Motorcycles

Top Naked Streetfighter Motorcycles

Stripped of bodywork and power, can these naked streetfighter bikes be as much fun as out-and-out sports bikes? Here’s a list of top 10 naked streetfighters

At one point in history, all motorbikes were naked, but that all changed as the 1980s came around. Putting an aerodynamic fairing on was a good way of getting more performance without the costly development of the engine. Fast forward to the 2000s, and manufacturers are busy taking the fairings off their superbikes to create naked streetfighter models, which are much more practical and suitable for everyday use, while being just as dynamically impressive. This is our list of the top ten naked streetfighters available in 2022.

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Top 10 Sports Bikes Under $15,000 in 2022

Top 10 Sports Bikes Under $15,000 in 2022

There are a lot of sports motorcycles for not a lot of money just waiting to be ridden

Not all of us can afford high-end sports bikes but, equally importantly, not many of us could ride them properly, either. Lowering the asking price brings a lot more bikes into the equation and most of them are brilliantly user-friendly while still offering all the thrills you could wish for. Talking about sports bikes is quite difficult because what exactly is a sports bike? Is it a bike with a fairing or can a naked bike be a sports bike also? For the purpose of this list, we’re assuming the latter, just to make you think a bit.

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Kawasaki's First Electric Motorcycle Looks Super Fun, But You Can't Ride It

Kawasaki’s First Electric Motorcycle Looks Super Fun, But You Can’t Ride It

The Kawasaki Elektrode promises to a lot of fun..but for your children

After what seems like an eternity, Kawasaki has finally jumped aboard the EV bandwagon and launched its first of many electric motorcycles, the Elektrode. Sadly, though, this isn’t the “dream” Kawasaki electric bike everyone was hoping for, and there’s a high chance neither you nor us will be swinging a leg over this. It is, however, a step in the right direction.

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Top Bagger Motorcycles Available In 2022

Top Bagger Motorcycles Available In 2022

Lighter than a full touring cruiser, baggers are the perfect blend of style and practicality

A Bagger is a motorcycle that is equipped with panniers but is much leaner and lighter than a full-dress touring bike: it’s the best of both worlds - practicality alongside style and great riding dynamics helped by less weight. Here’s our list of the best baggers available in 2022.

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The Beloved Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Z400 Get Greener For 2023 (Literally!)

The Beloved Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Z400 Get Greener For 2023 (Literally!)

The update also brings with it new color options

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Z400 are two of the most popular motorcycles in the entry-level motorcycle space. However, back in 2020, Kawasaki had to axe these models for most markets (barring America) as the bikes fell prey to stringent Euro-5 norms. After a brief hiatus, though, Kawasaki is finally undoing its mistake and has taken the wraps off the 2023 Ninja 400 and Z400 with a few detrimental updates.

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The Fastest Production Motorcycles on the Planet

The Fastest Production Motorcycles on the Planet

Here’s a list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world

Speed: the one statistic that really gets peoples’ hearts racing, whether you can use it or not! Since the dawn of motorcycling, speed has been the only obsession worth talking about and the top speeds of production motorcycles have climbed steadily over the decades. At one point, the manufacturers were scared things were getting too fast and feared legislation would clip their wings, but that seems to have gone by the wayside since Kawasaki launched the H2. Here’s our list of the top ten fastest motorcycles, whether they are still in production or not.

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2022 Kawasaki Z900RS SE - Performance, Price, and Photos

2022 Kawasaki Z900RS SE - Performance, Price, and Photos

The retuned Z900 engine turns the Z900RS SE into a proper stoplight burner capable of solid holeshots

Kawasaki built upon the success of its Z900RS with the new-for-2022 SE trim package that adds significant modern rider-support technology with high-performance brake and suspension components to its retro-tastic platform. This bike is a rare treat for riders with an appreciation for late-’60-through-’70s UJM architecture, but are unwilling to compromise on performance and electronics.

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Top 10 Pocket Bike Motorcycles

Top 10 Pocket Bike Motorcycles

Small in size doesn’t have to mean small in fun factor - here’s a list of top 10 mini bikes

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a mini bike. The majority of them are designed to be practical transport for anyone, being light, nimble, cheap to run, and, as the name suggests, small. There’s a wide selection on the market, and, while Honda seems to dominate that market, there are alternatives that also have something to offer. This is our list of the top ten pocket bikes available in 2022.

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Turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa vs Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2: Which One's Faster In A Drag Race?

Turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa vs Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2: Which One’s Faster In A Drag Race?

The first-gen Hayabusa may be almost 20-year-old, but it still puts up an epic fight against the Ninja H2

The first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa was a game-changer in the motorcycle world, becoming one of the first bikes to breach the 299kmph (186mph) mark. Since its inception, though, things have progressed to new heights (and faster speeds), a prime example being the supercharged-but-road-legal Kawasaki Ninja H2.

Ever wondered how a drag race between these two would go? Well, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’re looking at today. Oh, and just so the stakes are equal almost, the Hayabusa in context has a few extra mods, as you’re about to find out.

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2020 - 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 650 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2020 - 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 650 - Performance, Price, and Photos

New styling and agile handling make it more ’Ninja’ than before

Kawasaki gave its Ninja 650 supersport a facelift ahead of MY2020 with aggressive new lines. Safety and visibility were increased through LED technology, and instrumentation moves into the 21st century with a TFT display to deliver the metrics. New tires and new networking technology round out the package along with the engine performance and handling that made the last generation a hit.

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Rendered: Kawasaki Z400RS In The Works; Here's How It Could Look

Rendered: Kawasaki Z400RS In The Works; Here’s How It Could Look

A potential entry-level four-cylinder naked bike that takes inspiration from the much-rumored (and much-awaited) Ninja ZX-4R

Pretty much every Kawasaki Ninja sportbike has had a naked motorcycle based on them, and it appears like the heavily rumored Ninja ZX-4R will be no different.

According to the Japanese magazine Young Machine, the H2-maker is working on introducing a 400cc, four-cylinder naked motorcycle based on the Ninja ZX-4R platform which will sit under the Z650RS. The publication, even went on to prepare a render for the same, which safe to say, looks rather promising.

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2017 - 2022 Kawasaki Z125 PRO - Performance, Price, and Photos

2017 - 2022 Kawasaki Z125 PRO - Performance, Price, and Photos

Experience the thrill of going balls-to-the-wall with abandon

“Cheap thrills” takes on a whole new meaning — or maybe just a revitalization of the old meaning — when it comes to the Z125 PRO from Kawasaki. It’s small and relatively fast for the thrills, good fuel economy, and a bargain-basement price. Sure, as a fun bike, it has that hands down. It’s also a commuter if you have to navigate congested thoroughfares because it’s small, lightweight, and narrow so filtering through traffic is a breeze. As a first bike for someone new to two wheels, this is a completely approachable bike, not intimidating at all and without the electronics that frequently get used as a crutch. On this bike, you learn how to ride.

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Most Expensive Motorcycles In 2022

Most Expensive Motorcycles In 2022

If money’s no object and you’ve got cash to burn, these two-wheeled exotics ought to be on your shopping list

Contrary to popular belief, money CAN buy happiness and, if you’re a motorcycling enthusiast like we are, chances are happiness equals adrenaline-pumping motorcycles. Now that we’re on the same page, we’re pretty sure you’ve wondered (at least once in your life) about the bikes you’d buy if money was not a factor (read limitation) and that’s exactly what this article will help you discover. So, here are the five most expensive motorcycles that money can buy in 2022.

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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Could Be The ULTIMATE Four-cylinder Entry-level Sportbike

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Could Be The ULTIMATE Four-cylinder Entry-level Sportbike

With the potential to produce more power than the twin-cylinder 500s the ZX-4R could even take on a couple of 650cc bikes

Love it or hate it, electrification is happening as we speak and it’s more a matter of when, not if, as we see the big guns jump aboard the EV train.

However, Kawasaki’s ideology seems a bit different than the rest, as the Japanese bikemaker is trying to whip up some flabbergasting internal combustion engines before it electrifies its portfolio.

A prime example of this is the four-cylinder Ninja ZX-25R and now, it looks like Kawasaki will soon back it up with a 400cc iteration, the Ninja ZX-4R.

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Kawasaki KLR650 Is All The Old-School Adventure Bike You'll Ever need

Kawasaki KLR650 Is All The Old-School Adventure Bike You’ll Ever need

35 years Old And Still Going Strong

Some bikes are so good right out of the box that they just don’t deserve to die. Kawasaki’s KLR650 might be a dinosaur, but it’s still the ride of choice for those who want a bike as rough and ready as the trails they are riding.

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Most popular kawasaki motorcycle models?

  • Kawasaki Ninja H2R
  • Kawasaki Ninja 650
  • Kawasaki Ninja Z1000
  • Kawasaki Ninja 300
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX – 10R
  • Kawasaki Ninja 400
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX – 10 "Tomcat"
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX – 9R
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX – 6R
  • Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R

How much is a kawasaki motorcycle?

The price depends on the model of the motorcycle: the price ranges from $ 4999 to $ 55000

Where are kawasaki motorcycles made?

Kawasaki motorbikes are made by the Motorcycle and Engine division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Motorcycles are produced in Japan, Michigan, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Thailand.

Who owns kawasaki motorcycles?

  • Manufacturer: Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI)
  • Founder: Shōzō Kawasaki
  • Founded: 15 October 1896