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2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Review

Editor Score: 76.5% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 7.5/10 Brakes 6.0/10 Instruments/Controls 2.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.5/10 Appearance/Quality 7.5/10 Desirability 6.0/10 Value 8.0/10 Overall Score 76.5/100 The last time I rode a Kawasaki KLR650 was fifteen years ago, in San Francisco as a photo op for a story about the Motorcycle EmergencyRead More

Rea and Sykes Ready to Let the Lap Times Roll: Kawasaki WSBK 2016

Wow, World Superbike kicks off in just two weeks, Round 1 in Phillip Island, Australia Feb. 26-28. PRESS RELEASE: Irvine, Ca  (February 11, 2016) – The FIM Superbike World Championship Kawasaki Racing Team has been abuzz this off-season with championship cheer and the unrelenting pursuit of speed. The first glimpse ofRead More

Church Of MO First Ride: 2002 Kawasaki ZX-12R

When the hyperbike wars were taking off at the start of the new millennium, Kawasaki was caught with its pants down, so to speak, as Suzuki had lit the field on fire with its Hayabusa. Team Green’s response? No, not the ZX-14R we know today, but the ZX-12R. A fast bikeRead More

Church Of MO: 2006 Suzuki SV650S vs 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

To celebrate the imminent return of Suzuki’s beloved SV650, as well as to prepare for similar upcoming shootouts betwixt the SV and its modern counterparts, we bring you this 2006 shootout pitting the SV650 against its Kawasaki Ninja 650R nemesis. The Ninja 650 has been updated since this shootout ten years ago, and Honda now hasRead More

2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R Review and Dyno Test

The chance to review an all-new motorcycle prior to the bike’s world launch is about as rare as a Vincent White Shadow, but that’s the opportunity our Australian correspondent, Jeff Ware, received late last November when he got to spin laps aboard Kawasaki’s all-new ZX-10R. Because the new 10R isRead More

2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R Project Leader Interview

The most exciting new sportbike of 2016 is Kawasaki’s ZX-10R, and Motorcycle.com readers have been able to read our review of it for the past six weeks, well in advance of our competition who have yet to catch up. 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First First-Ride Review + Video Now weRead More

Church Of MO 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager/Nomad Review

In 2009, when it came to burning away mile after mile in long-distance, big displacement touring comfort, certain motorcycles came to mind. Motorcycles like the Honda Gold Wing and Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic were obvious choices, but another motorcycle deserving inclusion in the conversation was the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager/Nomad, the topic of this week’s ChurchRead More

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT vs. Star V Star 950 Tourer Comparo

and Evans BrasfieldPhotos by: Evans Brasfield File this one in the “They still make that?” file. We’ve been bombarded with so many cutting-edge sportbikes and go-anywhere, do-anything adventure-tourers lately that it’s easy to forget about the cruiser segment of the market. And even among the cruising set, the sub-liter middleweightRead More

Gentleman’s Hooligan Comparo: 2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS vs. 2016 Suzuki GSX-S750

Us MOrons enjoy the luxury of working from home offices, but imagine an alternate world where we actually had an office to go to everyday. Clearly, this scenario won’t be hard for many of you to imagine as it’s your reality. And if you’re also the type to take theRead More

Kawasaki Posts Details On Its $2 Million Road Racing Contingency

For 2016, Kawasaki is posting a total of $ 2 million in road racing contingency. The program will support 14 racing associations across the United States, covering 177 events including 48 WERA races and all 41 races in the Championship Cup Series. The majority of Kawasaki’s contingency rewards – $Read More

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First First-Ride Review

Our Australian correspondent, Jeff Ware, was blessed with the jackpot of motojournalist opportunities: testing an important new superbike-class contender ahead of its official world launch event. Ware, author of our recent 1980s Turbo Bike Shootout and the test of a Cagiva 500cc Grand Prix racer, is one of just fiveRead More

Kawasaki Announces 2 Million Dollars In 2016 Road Racing Contingency

Kawasaki is leading the way in road racing contingency in 2016, offering $ 2 million in payouts, covering various series and four different models: ZX-10R, ZX-6R, Ninja 650 and Ninja 300. See the full press release below for details.  Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has announced today a $ 2 million roadRead More