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First Look: Kawasaki Electric Concept

First Look: Kawasaki Electric Concept

Is Kawasaki Teasing Us Yet Again With An EV Model?

Kawasaki hit 2019 EICMA with a number of interesting items, but I think the most notable entry may be the sleeper-hit of the year; the EV Project. That’s right sports fans, Kawasaki Heavy Industries is showing us that they are looking at displaced-carbon/electric motorcycles, and the “Electric Concept” gives us our first glimpse of what the concept is like moving forward.

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Kawasaki opened up their quota of electric powertrain technology

Kawasaki opened up their quota of electric powertrain technology

The Green Team showcases the Ninjas’ with electric power, 4-speed gearbox and regenerative braking control

Kawasaki has finally spoken up. For a long time, the Japanese Green Team has been silent about their electric plans, despite being poked by the media a gazillion times. OK, for a moment of honesty here. The manufacturer had unveiled an electric Tron-ish concept bike - the Kawasaki J-Concept back in 2014, and again in 2018. A truly far-fetched idea, but nothing for the current bunch of masses. Now though, they is something cooking up.

Tethered to the elements of a Ninja 300 and a Ninja 650, Kawasaki showcased an electric powertrain concept at the recently concluded EICMA, 2019. While they released a video featuring the Ninja 300 EV pacing on the tracks, the Ninja 650 EV’s bones bolted with the electric powertrain was the attractive element at the Kawasaki stall during the unveiling of six new machines for the 2020 lineup.

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Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki

Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki

This technological spectacle will feature top spec kit including a swingarm with hub center steering, dual rear shocks and more

It had been over a couple of weeks that we’d learned about the Japanese Green Team’s acquisition of the celebrated Bimota brand from Swiss-Italian entrepreneurs Marco Chiancianesi and Daniele Longoni. But little did we know that this hostile effort would turn out to produce a no-holds-barred hyperbike powered by most powerful motorcycle engine in production in a jiffy, and we’ll get to see it in the flesh.

Imagine the thunderous H2’s 998cc supercharged mill harnessed in a Bimota Tesi chassis with the state-of-the-art electronic wizardry. That, my friend, is what the Bimota Tesi H2 is all about. It is the best of Japanese engineering and Italian architecture the modern world is going to witness and was unveiled at the recently concluded EICMA 2019. The universe is so kind.

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Kawasaki Unveils New Models at 2018 EICMA

Kawasaki Unveils New Models at 2018 EICMA

Four New Models Headed For Our Shores

Kawasaki has been busy ahead of MY19, and it hit the 2018 EICMA show in Milan with a handful of exciting new machines that are headed for our shores sooner rather than later.

Continue reading for more on Kawasaki at EICMA.

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Kawasaki gives the Z900RS a café racer treatment

Kawasaki gives the Z900RS a café racer treatment

With a paintjob that sticks it out from the crowd

Kawasaki had already brought back the ethos of the famed Z1 of 1972 at the Tokyo International Motor Show with the Z900RS retro motorcycle. Now, the same guys have gone ahead and given it a headlamp cowl and dropped bars to get it running on the cafe-racer beeline.

Unwrapped at the ongoing EICMA show, the wardrobe change has made the standard RS the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja Z900RS Cafe.

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Kawasaki adds electronic suspension to its new member of the ZX-10R class

Kawasaki adds electronic suspension to its new member of the ZX-10R class

I mean, how serious are the Japanese Green Team really?

With their bikes dominating the WSBK championships, we can see the direct impact of this on their street products. With the integration of technology and electronics from their motorsport experience, they have continuously pushed the limits for better handling and a thrilling ride experience along with ground-breaking technology catering to the rider’s needs.

One such addition is the semi-active suspension unit that the folks from Kawasaki have equipped their new 2018 ZX-10R variant. Suffixed as ’SE’, the bike sits right in the middle of the ’R’ and the ’RR’, and is ready to slay the competition.

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After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table

After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table

The Japanese Green outfit’s third supercharged monster. And its a touring motorcycle

While we were still drooling over the radical H2 and H2R that can put any super sports to shame, Kawasaki decided to expand the overcharged family and give the same gut-wrenching soul to a biblical tourer.

Called as the ninja H2 SX, it was co-developed by Kawasaki’s motorcycle and aerospace division. This ‘world’s only’ supercharged hyper sport touring motorcycle will have the ultimate blend of power, performance, refinement, comfort and fuel efficiency.

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Kawasaki And Beemer Release New-for-2017 Adventure Bike Models at Milan

Kawasaki And Beemer Release New-for-2017 Adventure Bike Models at Milan

Kawasaki revealed its entry-level Versys-X 300 at the EICMA this week alongside the new “GS” configuration of BMW’s G310R, the G310GS. After years of stuffing bigger and bigger mills into adventure-type bikes, the industry is starting to look at smaller, more manageable powerplants that are not only cheaper to produce and operate, but they’re also lighter.

Continue reading for more on the new adventure bikes.

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