There are quite a few motorcycle manufacturers in the world today and Kawasaki has long been a major player, not just in bike production, but also at the cutting edge of motorcycle racing. The four big Japanese motorcycle manufacturers have all contributed to the state-of-the-art machines we now have and, in this article, we will take a closer look at the premier bikes in the Kawasaki family.
Kawasaki Ninja Series
The super-sports member of the family, the famous green Ninja series has constantly been developed using MotoGP research, with machines ranging from 125cc to 1,200cc. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 2021, which is available from Wheels Kawasaki Motorcycles, who offer great deals on new and used bikes. This mid-range superbike has many hi-tech gadgets to offer a smooth and safe riding experience and booking a test ride is the only way appreciate the speed, power and handling of these superb bikes.
The Ninja ZX10RR 2021 edition is now available, with an in-line 4-cylinder engine and a slick six speed gearbox, this bike is something else! You could place an order and your bike would be ready for the UK summer, which will be your favourite season for many reasons. The 147kW power is very addictive and for the serious speed freak, this is the bike for you.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX Performance Tourer
The ultimate bike for touring, this 2021 edition produces 104 kW and the 4-cylinder power unit can handle motorway speeds all day long, which is essential for touring. This bike is a combination of the traditional tourer and the sports machine, giving you speed and comfort. If you would like to learn more about this model, search online for the website of a leading bike dealership, where you can read the tech stuff and book your test ride. Click here for information about motorcycle accidents and how to avoid them.
The off-road section of the Kawasaki family has a long and illustrious history, building amazing dirt bikes and enduro machines, such as the reliable Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS, which is an on/off-road bike that ticks all the boxes. The Versys 650 mid-range tourer is the perfect bike for the small guy, as it is not heavy and has great torque, making for the perfect all-weather tourer. Indeed, many women own this versatile bike and wouldn’t swap it for the world.
This rugged style was invented by the Japanese, with no fairing, leaving the huge engine exposed, the Kawasaki Z H2 is the perfect machine for an urban environment. The liquid cooled, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke power unit is supercharged delivering 147kW at 11,000 rpm and there are lots of hi-tech features that are incorporated into this sleek street machine.
Kawasaki W800 Street
This model was introduced in 2020, with a 773cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder engine that is very economical and if you prefer the traditional upright seated position, this is the bike for you. A lightweight of the 750cc class, weighing in at just over 220kg, the W800 Street is both stylish and fun to ride; perfect for the urban guy who loves to ride a stylish bike.
The Modern Classic
The timeless style of the Kawasaki Z 900 RS is still very popular and with more than 82 kW, there’s more than enough power to get you out of a tight spot. While Kawasaki have a wide range of new designs, the tried and trusted classic style is still very much in demand and if you would like to book a test ride, search online for a UK dealership that has the new 2021 model in stock. Disc brakes front and rear provide great stopping power and the smooth, 6-speed electric gearbox makes for slick delivery of the power.
Booking a Test Ride
If you are interested in becoming the proud owner of a Kawasaki superbike, the first thing to do is source a leading UK bike dealer, who would have a diverse range of new and used bikes and once you have narrowed down your choice, book a test ride and talk to the dealer about finance terms, which are always available.
Of course, riding any motorcycle means you need to be street legal and this link will help you discover which bikes you are legally allowed to ride in the United Kingdom. You will also need to take out comprehensive insurance and if the bike is older than 3 years, it will need MOT certification, to ensure roadworthiness. You should enrol in a basic motorcycle riding course, which will teach you to control the bike in all weather conditions, and let’s not forget the protective clothing and gear that you will need.