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Kawasaki Z1000SX updated for 2014

Phil West, 06 September 2013 16:00

Kawasaki’s popular sports-tourer, the Z1000SX, is to receive a host of significant updates for 2014, the Japanese firm has announced. Not only does it get a new, bespoke, colour-coded optional pannier system, there’s also a raft of metal finish updates and the addition of three-way traction control and two switchable power modes. Other changes include the addition of a remote ...

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New Kawasaki Z1000SX spied

Andy Downes, 20 August 2013 09:37

This is the updated 2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX which was scooped while filming a video in Norway ahead of the official launch of the bike at the end of September. We have no official information on the bike but changes to the current model include redesigned hard panniers and subtle changes to the shape of the front lights and top fairing. ...

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New Kawasaki Ninja 250R unveiled

Liam Marsden, 02 August 2012 09:43

The Kawasaki Ninja 250R gets a significant update for 2013, with a whole new look as well as modifications to the engine and optional ABS. The 249cc parallel twin engine gets new pistons and crankcases and the cylinders will be diecast. The new bike is expected to weigh 171kg without ABS, making it 6kg heavier than the current model which was ...

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All new 2012 Kawasaki ER6f

Ben Purvis, 10 October 2011 14:00

Kawasaki's ER-6f has been given a complete makeover for 2012 – but you might have to look hard at these pictures to spot the difference. Despite similar styling to the current version, the budget middleweight gets its biggest round of changes since its launch six years ago. Updates include a completely new tubular steel chassis, a 'banana' shaped twin-tube swingarm, adjustable-height ...

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New ZZR1400: “Fastest accelerating production bike”

Ben Purvis, 10 October 2011 14:00

The 2012 ZZR1400 will be the fastest production bike in the world off the line, according to manufacturer Kawasaki. Specifications haven’t been officially revealed but sources in Japan say power is in excess of 200bhp. Kawasaki said in an official statement it would be "the world’s fastest accelerating production motorcycle".  Professional drag racer Rickey Gadson has already managed a 1/8th ...

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New 1440cc Kawasaki ZZR1400 teaser video

Andy Downes, 16 September 2011 14:10

A new official Kawasaki teaser video has been released which shows what the front of the new ZZR1400 will look like and also reveals capacity has increased to 1440cc. Kawasaki has already shown several teaser videos of the bike as it builds up excitement ahead of the official launch of the bike on October 10. The latest video shows designers ...

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Kawasaki's supercharged ZZR1400 plans

Ben Purvis, 10 August 2011 14:11

Kawasaki is working on a supercharged four-cylinder bike as a replacement for the mighty ZZR1400. A flurry of new patent documents from the company show enough detail to suggest the idea of supercharging a new high-performance machine is far more than just an engineering exercise. Recent power increases in 1000cc superbikes, exemplified by the 190bhp BMW S1000RR, have created a ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R owners confident despite recall

Dan Aspel, 12 January 2011 12:51

The ZX-10R recall that required the replacement of valve springs, camshafts and valve retainers hasn't put off MCN readers who have already placed deposits on the new 197bhp superbike.   Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale Despite the recall, the £11,699 ZX-10R is still due to appear in dealers on 27 January. Here's how the new owners feel about the recall. ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R keeps 197bhp despite recall mods

MCN, 04 January 2011 09:28

New camshafts, valve springs and valve retainers needed to fix the 2011 ZX-10R will not alter the bike's 197bhp performance, say Kawasaki. 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R problem diagnosed - valve springs A Kawasaki spokesman told MCN the claimed maximum power figure of 197bhp will remain unchanged despite major engine modifications needed to remedy a fault which provoked a worldwide recall.   Find ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R: "high rpm problems"

Trevor Franklin, 21 December 2010 13:30

A Kawasaki insider has revealed that the new ZX-10R has been recalled because "on some engines, at very high RPM and in harsh operating conditions, ie on a race track, there have been some problems."  There is still no official statement from Kawasaki about what it refers to as 'a technical hold' on the ZX-10R. The Kawasaki insider, who does ...

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