Kawasaki Z300 ABS clutch

Kawasaki Z300 recalled over clutch issue

Kawasaki Australia has recalled the learner-approved 2018 Z300 over an issue with the clutch cable that could spark a fire. The official notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says “a deformed clutch cable clamp may contact the bottom plate of the fuel tank”. “Contact of the clutch cable clamp and bottom plate …

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Tom Cruise rides Kawasaki again in Top Gun 2

Tom Cruise is reprising his famous role as Maverick in the long-awaited Top Gun sequel and he’s again riding a Kawasaki, but this time it’s a supercharged H2R, not the GPZ900R he made famous in the original 1986 movie. Entertainment YouTube channel TMZ captured Tom riding the bike for the filming of the sequel, Top …

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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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Blind Ben Felten fastest blind man on two wheels

Ben is fastest blind man on two wheels

Blind Aussie rider Ben Felten is officially the fastest blind man on two wheels. Ben broke the previous Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider by just 1.355km/h at the 2018 World Speed Trials Australia at Lake Gairdner in South Australia last week. Click here to post your congratulations on his Facebook page. Ben …

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Kawasaki H2 SX

Blown away by supercharged tourer price

While the supercharged Kawasaki H2 costs almost $40,000, the touring version will blow you away at $34,999 ride away including panniers and centre stand. Kawasaki Motors Australia national sales and marketing manager Robert Walker says the reason for the comparatively low price is simply “global volume”. He says the H2, H2 Carbon and H2R track-one …

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2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 track tested

Kawasaki Motors Australia took to a Brisbane race track to prove that the new Ninja 400 is an exciting addition to their lineup. The bike replaces the Ninja 300 which was launched five years ago and has been among Australia’s top-selling bikes ever since, selling more than 11,000. Depending on your location, average ride away …

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Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth

Bleak future for Japanese motorcycles?

Since the 1970s, Japanese motorcycles have dominated the market, but times are tough and the four companies are changing their outlook for the future. Even though Yamaha Motor had record profits and strong sales growth last year, Yamaha President Yoshihiro Hidaka says he is “pessimistic” about the future. All motorcycle manufacturers face a bleak future …

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Kawasaki Z900RS cafe

Kawasaki announces Z900RS Cafe price

Kawasaki Australia has announced that the Z900RS Cafe is now available from $18,299 ride away. That compares with the standard Z900RS at $18,000. Click here to read our Z900RS review. Both bikes are styled as tributes to the original 1972-75 Z1 which featured in the cult 1974 Australian bikie movie, Stone. The Z900RS Cafe is even …

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2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R gears

Kawasaki big Ninjas recalled over gears

Kawasaki is about to issue a recall for the Ninja ZX-10 and Ninja ZX-10RR over issues with several gears during “high-impact” shifts. The official Australian recall says it affects 2016-18 Ninja ZX-10R and 2017-18 Ninja ZX-10RR models. Go to the end of this article to see the VINs of all 398 affected bikes in Austalia to check if …

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Kawasaki Z900RS worth every cent cafe motorcycle seat - crosby

Is Kawasaki Z900RS worth the money?

Whether the Kawasaki Z900RS tribute bike to the legendary Z1 is worth the money is the question that has been on everyone’s lips since the price was announced. At about $18,000 ride away (depending on where you live) it’s about $4000 than the Z900 on which it is based. But the RS is worth much …

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