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Intermot First Look: 2015 Motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Zero

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Held in Cologne, Germany, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, known as Intermot, is the first big international motorcycle show of the fall season, giving many manufacturers a chance to unveil new models for the upcoming model year. The 2015 crop of new bikes was a big one, with all-new or significantly updated models from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, ...

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Comparison Test: Honda CBR300R ABS vs. Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS SE

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It was only a matter of time. In the face of Honda’s 2011 CBR250R challenge to its long-lived Ninja 250, Kawasaki embarked on a top-to-bottom improvement program that resulted in a bigger, badder little Ninja. Touching almost half of the engine parts, Kawasaki added 50 more cubes by way of a 7.8mm stroke increase, plus long-awaited digital fuel injection to ...

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 30th Anniversary Limited Edition – First Look Review

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Kawasaki is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Ninja with a very limited edition of numbered 2015 ZX-14R ABS motorcycles. Only 300 ZX-14R Limited Editions will be available, all individually numbered and finished in exactly the same shade of Firecracker Red and Metallic Graystone paint as the 1984 Ninja 900—the motorcycle that helped start the superbike revolution. It even has ...

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and ZX-10R 30th Anniversary Editions – First Look Review

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Kawasaki is celebrating 30 years of its Ninja sportbike line with two special editions for 2015. The commemorative Ninja ZX-6R/ABS and Ninja ZX-10R/ABS models feature Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White paint and 30th Anniversary badges on the fairing. MSRP for the 30th Anniversary Ninjas is $11,999 for the ZX-6R and $14,599 for the ZX-10R (add $1,000 to either for ABS). Standard ...

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2014 Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition – First Ride Review

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Photography by Alfonse Palaima Kawasaki’s KLR650 has secured a place of honor in the pantheon of great motorcycles. Not because it’s the fastest or the most stylish or the most sophisticated in its class. In fact, it’s none of those things, though it does offer the best value. The KLR650 has built a peerless reputation as a versatile workhorse, as ...

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2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS – Road Test Review

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  Though called a streetfighter, the Kawasaki Z1000 ABS, which has been thoroughly reworked for 2014, is a far cry from battle-scarred sportbikes that have been ridden hard and wrecked, their mangled bodywork chucked into the dumpster and their clip-ons replaced with a motocross handlebar. Real streetfighters, like the pugnacious pugilists they’re named after, are often hideous, little more than ...

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2014 Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition First Look Review

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After chugging along with few changes and a distinctive tweet from its exhaust pipe for 21 years, Kawasaki’s legendary KLR650 dual-sport got a major update for 2008. Engine tweaks, suspension improvements, stronger brakes, new styling with better aerodynamics and a comfier seat are the major items on an even longer list of changes that improved the KLR’s on-road manners at ...

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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS – Road Test Review

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More than any other manufacturer, Kawasaki has all the sportbike bases covered, with its line of Ninjas ranging from 298cc to 1,441cc. If you’re in the market for a liter bike, Kawasaki gives you three options: the attack-the-track Ninja ZX-10R and, for the street, the naked Z1000 and the fully clothed Ninja 1000. We’ve tested the Ninja 1000 twice, when ...

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2014 Kawasaki Z1000 – First Look Review

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What’s the most important letter in Kawasaki’s alphabet? The mighty Z, of course. In 1973, Kawasaki’s Z1, a 903cc four-stroke in-line four capable of speeds up to 130 mph, helped usher in the era of modern era of performance. Four years later, Reg Pridmore earned his second AMA superbike championship on the Z1’s successor, the 1,015cc Z1000. The Z series ...

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New Kawasaki Z1000 to Debut on November 5th

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Kawasaki will unveil the next iteration of the Z1000 naked sportbike on November 5, 2013, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Reflecting a radical new design philosophy, the Z1000 is a result of Kawasaki’s unique “Sugomi” approach, which the company says has created a machine with the palpable energy and appearance of a predatory animal stalking its prey. Harnessing the ...

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