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Rise & Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 400 SE Long Term Test

When you hear the name ‘Ninja’, two words come to mind: green and fast. 37 years down the line, Kawasaki’s favourite assassin has grown into a family name—one that describes a rather sporty range...

Track Test: Riding the 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R at Circuit Dijon-Prenois

Alongside MotoGP, WorldSBK racing showcases the very best in production superbikes. You can buy on Monday the machine that won on Sunday, and that’s the best way for motorcycle manufacturers to show off their...

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 SE is the nimblest Ninja of them all

I rode the littlest Ninja for the first time back in 2018. It was at the Pirelli Bike of the Year event, and the venue—the dynamic handling track at Gerotek—was absolute Ninja 400 territory....

Kawasaki Z650 [ABS] – The spirit of Z gets even better

Prior to lockdown, we were on a serious "green" diet. First up we sampled the new "SUGOMI" styled and spirited Z900, then we got to spend some time with the upgraded Z650. To cap...

KAWASAKI’s monstrous, mental, mind-blowing, mean, magnificent Z H2 Supercharged naked

There was another Kawasaki H2 once. The year was 1974 and the H2 model name hung on a 750cc, three-cylinder 2-stroke triple that first made its appearance in 1972. Cycle magazine in the US...

Kawasaki Z900 – The legend lives on!

The Z900 story began a long time ago. Kawasaki stunned the world back in 1972 with the introduction of the meanest motorcycle ever made when they launched their legendary Z1. As was the custom...

First Ride: The 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 Hyper-Naked

Kawasaki has a long history of mad, powerful and politically incorrect motorcycles. Back in the day, bikes like the Z1, H2 Mach IV, GPZ750 Turbo and ZZR1100 were the ones to have—for any rider...

Chief Accountant – the 2019 Kawasaki ZX-10R

You may look at the title to this story "Chief Accountant" and wonder what it means. Well, for one thing, accountants love numbers and statistics. They love to look at the bottom line and...

Kawasaki Z400: The Green Hornet

On the dark side of Japan, there’s a group that rule the streets and they go by the name of “The Z Gang”. This notorious group of street fighters live and breathe the Sugomi...

Riding Kawasaki’s Z900RS Café

Back in April, I tested extensively the Z900 RS (Kawasaki Z900 RS – The legend Returns!), and every since then I have been keen to ride their “Cafe” version, to see how they compare. Kawasaki...

Kawasaki H2-SX – Ballistic Cruise Missile!

I believe that the supercharged motor that Kawasaki rocked the world with a couple of years ago in the manic H2 has come home. The H2-SX is Kawasaki’s Sports Touring version of the Sports...

The 2018 Ninja 400 SE – The Ninja Family is Getting Bigger

The smallest member of the Ninja family started it’s life as a 250cc, grew to 300, and now, with styling inspired by the championship-winning ZX-10R and the Ninja H2, enter the new Kawasaki Ninja 400...
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Kawasaki Z900 RS – The legend Returns!

It is hard to explain to the modern generation of bikers what an impact the launch of the original Z900, called the Z1, had when it exploded onto the scene in December of 1972. The...

The 2018 Kawasaki H2 SX – First Ride Impressions!

In 2004, a film-maker called Morgan Spurlock released a movie called: Supersize Me! The target, to eat as many burgers as possible. In 2018, a motorcycle manufacturer called Kawasaki released a touring bike: Supercharge Me! The...

First Ride: Kawasaki Z 900 RS

35 years after the iconic Z1, this new 900 Kawasaki will warm the hearts of biking enthusiasts and stir up plenty of nostalgia for the good old times. But is the Z 900 RS...

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 – Long-term Report

We initially rode the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 when it was first launched back in April 2017. At the time we only got to test the bike for a few days, so we went back...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z1000SX

Sometimes a bike is so good at what it does that you wonder why the manufacturer bothers to try and improve it. Such a bike is the Kawasaki Z1000SX. It’s been around for a...

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

Kawasaki’s ZX10 Double R is Kawasaki’s homologation special. The bike to take on the likes of Yamahas R1M and Honda’s Fire blade SP or more specifically SP2. These are all breathed on versions of...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

At last years EICMA motorcycle show, we witnessed the emergence of a small engine capacity ‘Adventure’ bike class. Honda’s CRF 250 RALLY, BMW’s 310 GS and Suzuki’s V-Strom 250, all debuted, together with the...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z900

When Kawasaki launched the Z800 back in 2013, it didn’t exactly set the world alight. Absolutely nothing wrong with it whatsoever, you understand. In fact, it was a lovely bike with a lot of...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z650

The Zed is back - long live the Zed. Way back in the 1970’s, Kawasaki re-wrote the original superbike rules with their legendary 903cc, 4 cylinder Z1. Back then, ‘Z’ bikes became synonymous with...

First Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 650

Almeria, South of Spain, is definitely the place to be these days. Within a couple of hours after the launch of the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, a group of bike journalists were invited to...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z800

800 is the New 750 Seven-hundred-and-fifty cc has been a popular motorcycle engine capacity for decades. It was 1969 that Honda introduced its CB750, rivalling such mainstay models as the Triumph Trident and, later, the...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R 30th Anniversary Edition

Kawasaki’s Ninja turns 30 in 2015, which means that the Ninja brand has been around for as long as what I have. Unlike me the Ninja has definitely become better looking with age…. Thanks to...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Versys 650

The Kawasaki Versys has undergone a significant change for 2015. So much so that it would be doing the bike a serious injustice by speaking of the changes as a “facelift”. The changes are...

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