Kawasaki is a brand able to excite every year. The Japanese brand will do it even this year at 2016 EICMA. With many new motorcycles. I fell in love with the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R, but I’m sure that in Milan I could forget it for a while.
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
For those not familiar the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R is a medium-sized motorcycle very popular since 2006. The 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R was so loved that the Japanese brand decided to create two other “brothers”, the Versys 650 and the ER-6N. During all these years, Kawasaki has never forgotten the basic Ninja, handing always something in future models.
The 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R’s engine is an 8-valve 649cc Parallel Twin. But the new EFI settings improve the bottom-end torque. Also, they allow the engine to rev quicker with better response to low mid range. The engine produces 61.7 CV and 41.4 NM of torque. On the street, the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R is very pleasant, exciting for beginners, but funny enough even for the expert pilots.
Kawasaki Z650 my 2017
Kawasaki presents the new Z650 at EICMA 2016. It resembles the new Ninja 650, introduced at 2016 Intermot. The two models have some features like the trellis frame, the tail and tank. And also the 649 cm3 parallel twin-engine, DOHC, 8-valve, liquid-cooled, modified to meet the requirements of driving a naked. In addition, fuel consumption is lower.
The new models could replace the ER family (ER-6n and ER-6f). Like her older sister Z900, the Z650 has an aggressive Sugomi style. We have already watched it on the Z1000. The Kawsaki Z650 my 2017 promises to be an easy bike, thanks to the low weight (187.1 kg) and low seat (790 mm above ground). The Z650 will be available in the Pearl White-Metallic Flat Spark Black Stardust, Candy Lime Green-Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Flat Spark Black-Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Raw Titanium-Metallic Spark Black colors.
Kawasaki Z 1000 R Edition
Kawasaki at EICMA will also present a special new version of its Z 1000. The Kawsaki Z 1000 R Edition shares the engine and chassis with the “basic” model. But it changes its suspension. In fact, there are an adjustable Öhlins S46DR1S, the fork is the same Showa of the base version, but sportier. The new Kawasaki Z 1000 R Edition also has a new pair of 310 mm floating discs, Brembo calipers M50 coupled with braided steel tubing.
There are some changes in the control unit, to make the flow smoother and shinier. In addition, the R has a gearshift indicator that alerts the driver when to change gear. The R will be available in black/grey color with yellow/green graphics and will arrive in dealerships in early 2017 at a price yet to be determined.