2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE

Versatile Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE review

The 2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE adds a vast array of electronic aids and wizardry plus ergonomic comforts that make it a truly versatile motorcycle. While the base Versys 1000 costs $16,100 (ride away based on Brisbane delivery), the SE adds almost $8000. That puts it closer to some European bikes with comparable features. The …

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Kawasaki electric Ninja patent battery swap

Kawasaki proposes battery swap

Kawasaki appears to be joining Kymco in proposing a battery that can the owner can swap quickly to recharge their electric motorcycle. The company filed a patent for an electric version of its baby Ninja in 2013, but the patent has only now been published. In the main photo above, the battery and motor are shown …

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Kawasaki W800 Cafe

Kawasaki lists retro W800 Cafe price

Kawasaki Motors Australia has listed the neo-classic W800 Cafe online at almost $3000 more than the currently discounted W800 SE. The Kawasaki website lists the 2018 W800 SE at about $12,400 ride away in Brisbane which is a discounted price to clear stock and the 2019 Cafe model is listed at $15,246. Prices may vary depending on your …

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Kawasaki-Meguro B8 125cc

Kawasaki trademarks retro Meguro name

Kawasaki has filed trademark applications for the retro name Meguro in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, and the Philippines. The trademark application seems to point to the development of more retro models such as the successful Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe and the new W800 Cafe (pictured above). Meguro history Meguro invested in Harley-Davidson during the Wall …

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Kawasaki Z400

Kawasaki adds W800 Café and Z400

Kawasaki Motors Australia has confirmed the new W800 Café and Z400 (above) will be added to their 2019 line-up along with updated models such as the new Versys 1000 SE. Spokesman Murray Sayle says they don’t have pricing or full specifications yet for the retro W800 Café yet as production is not until mid-2019. “Our …

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2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja updated

The supersport segment refuses to die with Kawasaki announcing a substantial update to their Ninja ZX-6R Ninja after six years of little change. Sales of supersport bikes have dwindled in recent years sparking claims the segment would be killed off. However, there are now rumours that Honda and Suzuki will update their supersport models and …

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R power boost season

Kawasaki boost power on ZX-10R models

A power boost across a wider rev range and more torque are the features of the coming Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R range. The improvements are due to a new finger-follower valve actuation system replacing the tappet system to reduce mass by 20%. What that means is that it revs faster and has less stress at high …

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Kawasaki Z900RSA Cafe - Graeme Crosby

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe rekindles Graeme Crosby

Riding the Kawasaki Z900RS rekindled images of cult 1974 Australian bikie movie Stone, while the Cafe version had me imagining I was Kiwi racer Graeme Crosby on his Moriwaki Kwaka in the late ‘70s. Nostalgia flows when you get on board either of these desirable motorcycles. Yet the ride, handling, power, feel and finish is …

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