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Kawasaki Motorcycle Road Tests: Reviews on Kawasaki Motorcycles & Sportbikes

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – Road Test Review


My fiancée loves spontaneous adventure, but she’s had it with me proposing last-minute weekend getaways and showing up on a test bike she’s never ridden on before. I figured the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS, with its ample wind protection, cushy seating and generous luggage capacity, would be a slam-dunk. The first pang of disappointment came when I realized ...

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2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 – Rider Test


Gold is highly valued for its luster, purity and rarity, characteristics that also apply to motorcycles, to varying degrees. Our Kawasaki Ninja 1000 test bike in Candy Lime Green/Ebony certainly has luster, and from a technological point of view, it has purity. No throttle-by-wire, no riding modes, no traction control, no electronically adjustable suspension, not even ABS, though it is ...

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Retrospective: Kawasaki 350 S2 Mach II Triple: 1972-1973


Here was the successor to Kawasaki’s kick-butt A7 Avenger 350, a two-stroke twin using rotary valving. When the A7 appeared, the factory claiming some 40 horsepower, the quarter-mile fanatics were going through the lights in under 15 seconds. Not bad. But Kawasaki engineers understood that two-stroke power comes from porting and being able to cram more fuel into the combustion ...

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Rider Comparo: Honda NC700X vs. Kawasaki Versys vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS


Mid-size bikes make a lot of sense. Not only because they tend to be less expensive and lighter, but also because they have become so competent. Considering competence, this trio of liquid-cooled, 650cc-class twins each has a 6-speed transmission, chain final drive and some gravel-road pretensions (though we did not test them in that environment). Two have been around for ...

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