A red 2019 Honda CB1000R next to a green-and-white 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe next to a red-and-white 2020 Yamaha XSR900
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2020 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe vs. Yamaha XSR900: Going Beyond Nostalgia

Aping the classics is a common theme in the motorcycle world today. You have café racers, bobbers, scramblers, and bikes like the Trail 125 and Monkey. However, with improvements in bike technology, even though the 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS Café and Yamaha XSR900 recall their predecessors, they offer more than design alone. But which one of …

Kawasaki Ninja 400 Performance Edition at ExCel on February 14, 2020, in London, England.
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The Kawasaki Ninja 400 Was Voted the Best Motorcycle for Beginners

Today’s motorcycles offer plenty of new technology. They’re also designed for various functions and types of riders. There are standard/retro, adventure, cruiser, superbike, supermoto, electric, and mini versions. But some people are looking for a motorcycle for beginners. The top pick of the bunch is the Kawasaki Ninja 400, according to Popular Mechanics. The best …

A camo-colored 2018 Kawasaki KLR650
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Is Kawasaki Bringing Back the Legendary KLR650?

Dual sports are some of the best motorcycles for off-roading. They combine the simplicity and capability of dirt bikes with just enough comfort for on-road travel. And one of the best and most iconic models is the Kawasaki KLR650. Unfortunately, it’s been off the market for several years now. But new rumors suggest the Japanese …

A gray-purple 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan S rides down a wet city street
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The Best Cruiser Motorcycles Under $10,000 on Sale Today

While a standard motorcycle, like the Street Triple R, is a good all-around bike, it’s not the best for every situation. For relaxed, long-distance riding, a cruiser motorcycle makes a bit more sense. And, while some cruisers come with large price tags, you don’t need to break your budget to afford one. There are a …

Patent diagram showing a potential Kawasaki hybrid motorcycle
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Kawasaki’s Supercharged Hybrid…2-Stroke Motorcycle?

Increasingly-tougher emissions regulations make for interesting, and high-performance, motorcycle tech. For example, Yamaha’s getting back into turbochargers, for one. And Kawasaki is working on putting a manual transmission in an electric motorcycle. However, that’s not the only new bike the Japanese company seems to be developing. There are already rumors about the brand’s 200-hp supercharged …

Red 1976 Kawasaki KZ900 LTD in a parking lot
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The Kawasaki KZ900 LTD Was the First Power Cruiser

Even before the supercharged 200-hp Ninja H2, Kawasaki offered some pretty powerful motorcycles. And that includes cruisers. Today, the idea of a ‘power’ or ‘muscle cruiser’ isn’t that unusual. Harley-Davidson, Ducati, and (arguably) Triumph offer bikes that fall into those categories. But the 1976 Kawasaki KZ900 LTD was the first. How the Kawasaki Z1 led …

a red BMW leaning deep into a chicane
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2020 Motorcycles: The Leading Liter Bike

When it comes to 2020 motorcycles, liter bikes are the most exciting. Each of these superbikes boasts a powerful 1 liter-displacing engine and trickle-down race technology. But we already know all of these sportbikes are fast. Which ones are the fastest and baddest of all? Here are the leading liter bikes of 2020. Everyone has …

White 1983 Yamaha XJ650 Seca Turbo in front of a fence
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Yamaha Is Getting Back Into Turbocharged Bikes

High-RPM redlines and more cylinders are usually how motorcycle companies increase performance. But Yamaha is going to use something that, while common in cars, isn’t really seen in bikes: forced-induction. Not a supercharger, like on the Kawasaki Ninja H2, though. Instead, Yamaha is re-introducing turbocharging to its motorcycle lineup. The Yamaha turbocharged bike news Performance …

Used 2013 BMW F 800 GS motorcycle with saddle bags
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The Best Used Off-Road Motorcycles Under $10,000

There are a number of excellent affordable motorcycles that you can take off-road. However, some may be nervous about bringing a brand-new bike to get banged up off-pavement. However, as is the case for most beginner bikes, the simple solution is to get a used motorcycle. It’s likely already been beat-up a bit. Plus, buying …

Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R motorcycle
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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R: 250cc, 4 Cylinders, 17,000 RPM

Though it makes a motorcycle with a 200-hp supercharged engine, Kawasaki also offers bikes with engines better-suited to newer riders. Bikes like the Z125 Pro, and the Ninja 400 sportbike. And as bikes like Honda’s RC166 show, sometimes the smallest engines are the most impressive ones. That’s a sentiment the upcoming Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R clearly …

a sparkly green ninja zx-14r raging down the road at high speed
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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R: New vs. Used

The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is a top performer among others in its class. The ZX-14R motorcycle enjoys a loyal and loving fan base––and for good reason. This Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle is a powerful machine and buying it new is all too tempting. But if you want to save some money, you are probably already …

Side-rear view of a black-and-gold 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan S, parked in front of the setting sun
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The Kawasaki Vulcan May Be Getting the Ninja H2’s 200-Hp Engine

Harley-Davidson isn’t the only motorcycle company with cruisers. While Kawasaki may be better known for sportbikes and dual sports, it also offers café racers, touring bikes, and cruisers. In fact, the Kawasaki Vulcan is one of the quickest cruisers on sale today. But it may be getting even quicker. New rumors suggest Kawasaki may be …

Eli Tomac's green dirt bike on the stand
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Eli Tomac’s Dirt Bike

Over the last three seasons, we’ve watched Eli Tomac achieve a ton of wins and podium finishes aboard his Kawasaki KX450F motorcycle. Now, he’s won his first 450SX championship title. Obviously, he’s a fantastic rider with grit and determination. He also puts on a show every race with passes and crashes for the books. But …

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 vs. 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 400
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The Best Affordable Sport Bikes That You Shouldn’t Overlook

Although there are plenty of exciting, stylish, and fast motorcycles on the market, some are priced more like cars. And considering how affordable used cars, even sports cars, can be, it can be difficult justifying a bike purchase. Especially for something like a sport bike. The Suzuki Hayabusa may be fast, but it’s not exactly …

Kawasaki Ninja H2R
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Busa Flies, Ninja Dies

After an absolute rollercoaster ride of whether or not Suzuki would discontinue the Hayabusa or unveil a new touring speed machine, we’ve been over here sort of scratching our heads. The Kawasaki Ninja hung on and produced a new 2020 ZX-14r even after rumors of Hayabusa’s retirement which began in 2018. Though the Busa has …

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Hayabusa vs. ZX-14r: Which is the Superior Sportbike?

Since the 1990s, sportbikes have brought something to the motorcycle industry that is all their own. Sheer speed and incredible power to weight ratio is the name of the game and neither of these beasts is playing around. Not recommended for the inexperienced rider, the Hayabusa and the ZX-14r are motorcycles designed to maneuver long …

Kawasaki Endeavor prototype
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Kawasaki Will Make an Electric Motorcycle With a Manual Transmission

Although the lack of extensive fast-chargers limits their long-distance capability, electric motorcycles can be excellent urban commuters. In addition, the lack of clutch makes them good for beginning riders, or those without manual experience. However, the EV conversion market shows that electric cars and trucks, at least, can still use manual transmissions. And now, Kawasaki …

2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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The Fastest New Modern Café Racer Motorcycles

There’s a whole host of neo-classic motorcycles available today. Customers can choose from scramblers, bobbers, cruisers, a modern Honda Cub, and hand-built carbureted models based on 50s British bikes. Arguably, though, what kick-started this trend was the rise in café racers, previewed by the Ducati Sport 1000. Even Harley-Davidson is working on such a bike. …

2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour
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Fastest Touring Motorcycles by 0-60 Time

Motorcycles are ridden every from dirt trails to paved roads. For the latter, standards and cruisers tend to be popular choices. Cruisers in particular offer an attractive combination of relaxed riding with casual speed. Quite a few cruisers can actually out-accelerate some high-end sports cars. However, over long stretches of road, touring bikes are the …