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The most expensive motorcycles currently in production

The most expensive motorcycles currently in production

For those who seek life-bending experiences on two wheels

Let’s just say you’ve made it big out there in the world, bought a billion-dollar mansion somewhere along the coast or up in the mountains, and you have enough space to indulge with all sorts of gadgetry and machines.

But for that whiff of pure unadulterated freedom, you know you need one motorcycle that can truly make sense of all of that. An experience no other motorcycle could possibly give. Which one’s going to be your tool?

Here’s our way of spoiling you for choices. A list of those breathtaking machines on two wheels you could buy right now that are truly made for opulence, opportunities, and most vividly, to make a statement.

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Kawasaki Launches New Limited Edition Ninja 400 For The Japanese Market

Kawasaki Launches New Limited Edition Ninja 400 For The Japanese Market

Kawasaki has announced a new special edition iteration of the Ninja 400 exclusive only to Japan, called the Ninja 400 Limited Edition.

The new limited edition version doesn’t stray too far away from the standard Ninja 400 sportsbike. In fact, it’s basically the same thing except for the the black and gold colors adorning the limited edition version. It’s a small change, but you have to admit that the new color scheme brings out a whole new level of sportiness and aggression to the overall look of the Ninja 400.

The black color does the majority of the work in giving the bike that stealthy appearance we secretly want in all of our bikes. Carbon-effect decals on the fairing and tank add a splash of luxury that blends well with the sinister look of the Ninja. The same can be said for the gold pinstripes that run on various angles on the fairing, matched with the golden wheels, brakes, and rear shock mount.

The overall look of Kawasaki’s latest limited edition bike fits perfectly with the Ninja name. The fact that only 300 units feels like a lot of interested buyers will be left out, not to mention interested buyers from the US and Europe.

Those people aren’t even going to get a sniff of the bike.

Continue reading to read more about Kawasaki’s newest limited edition version for the Ninja 400.

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Kawasaki celebrates Z anniversary with special edition Z40 Chronograph

Kawasaki celebrates Z anniversary with special edition Z40 Chronograph

Kawasaki is celebrating an important milestone in their company’s history, paying homage to the 40th anniversary of its Z family of motor bikes.

The Japanese motorcycle brand has released the Limited Edition Z40 Chronograph, which will be launched at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Germany on October 2, 2012. The watch bears some unique features, a lot of which were inspired by Kawasaki’s Z family.

The stainless steel composition of the Z40 Chronograph was made by Austrian manufacturer Hirsch. The design carries some inspiration from the 1972 Z1, complete with an iconic paint and graphic treatment. Even the face of the watch features Kawasaki’s original logo wit a Z1 DOHC side panel badge. On the other side, you’ll see a Z40 logo with the watch edition number, a true testament to its special edition designation. Last, the Z40 Chronograph also has a four-dial chronograph/tachymeter function and is water resistant up to 5 ATM.

Only 903 pieces of this watch will be made with each priced at €207.06 ($267.45 at current exchange rates). If you’re wondering why the ambiguous number, 903 represents the engine size of the Z1: 903cc. Each watch will carry a certificate of authenticity and will be made available exclusively to the European market.

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The French Connection by Deus Customs

The French Connection by Deus Customs

Deus Customs is a motorcycle tuning company based in Australia that specializes in building custom bikes for custom people. One of their recent creations is the French Connection, a custom-made bike that was built and designed specifically for Moto GP1 star, Randy De Puniet.

For this bike, De Puniet wanted something that could pass as a middleweight, 2-up, twin-type that is versatile enough to hit the city streets while having enough durability to last during those out-of-town trips.

To get the bike up-to-character, Deus painted the Kawasaki W650-based French Connection bike with an orange, white, and black paint finish. The tuning firm also dressed up the rims and hubs in a black satin film while fitting in a vintage style headlight that supports the tachometer.

Deus also tweaked the bike’s performance set-up, working around its 649cc engine and putting new K&N filters and a custom 2-into-2 system. The company also modified the forks before dressing up the front and rear guards in a pair of Firestone tires.

All in all, we think that Randy De Puniet enjoyed his new custom bike. As far as we’re concerned, the name by itself - the French Connection - is enough for us to notice it.

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