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Kawasaki Motorcycles began production in 1954 and was originally named Meguro Works, but was later rebranded into Kawasaki Motor Sales. Motorcyclist Magazine cover the Kawasaki Motorcycles with the latest reviews, news, and updates from our Kawasaki experts.

  1. Ninja Bike Night At Kawasaki USA Headquarters

    Attention all race fans, coffee drinkers and Kawasaki owners... Kawasaki USA continues its celebration of the Ninja 30th Anniversary this Thursday, July 17th at Kawasaki Motors Corp USA headquarters in Irvine, CA. Meet and greet with Team Green riders including 2013 World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes and Pikes Peak record ...    Read more

  2. 30th Anniversary 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R ABS | First Look

    Following the official announcement of the 2015 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Limited Edition at the Laguna Seca round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, fans of Team Green’s flagship Ninja can order one of the 300 models on July 15, 2014 at 9:00am PDT. Orders must be taken by a Kawasaki dealer, ...    Read more

  3. Featured Letter: Flying Tigers Tribute

    Thanks for the article in the June issue of Motorcyclist on Glenn Curtiss (see A Man Of Wings and Wheels). It is a masterful look at a true pioneer and innovator on land and in the air. I have always found small aircraft and motorcycles inexorably linked in the psyche ...    Read more

  4. 2015 Kawasaki 30th Anniversary Ninjas | First Look

    Kawasaki has announced the release of two models for 2015: the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R standard (non-ABS) and ABS versions. Although no mechanical changes are noted, both models are available with a special 30th Anniversary graphics package that includes Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White paint and 30th Anniversary badges on ...    Read more

  5. Motorcyclist Magazine & Edelweiss Bike Travel Announce New European Roadster Adventure

    Ever wish you could live the glamorous rock star life of a Motorcyclist magazine editor? Would you sell an internal organ to get an in-depth tour of a famous motorcycle factory and see how motorcycles are built?  We have the perfect solution! Motorcyclist magazine and Edelweiss Bike ...    Read more

  6. Laverty/Voltcom Suzuki, Guintoli/Aprilia Racing Grab Wins at Phillip Island

    In Race 1, Eugene Laverty stormed to victory on his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki debut at Phillip Island in Australia, securing the first World Championship win for the Japanese manufacturer since 2010. Laverty fought back from a difficult start and made his way through from seventh to hunt down the leading ...    Read more

  7. Kawasaki USA Names Nakagawa As New President. Outgoing President Teranishi To Head KMC Japan

    Press release from Kawasaki Motor Corp. USA IRVINE, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2014)Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has announced that Masafumi “Masa” Nakagawa will succeed Takeshi “Tak” Teranishi as president of the company, effective April 1.  Nakagawa, who spent six years at KMC’s Irvine headquarters in the late 1990s, will ...    Read more

  8. Fastest Wheelie On Ice

    Mike Nightengale photos It was February of 2011 when Ryan Suchanek set his first Guinness World Record for fastest wheelie on ice at 95mph. An impressive feat in itself but what made it even more astonishing is that Suchanek made that run after having lost his left leg in an accident. ...    Read more

  9. Team Green’s Grom Alternative

    Before anyone gets too excited and starts calling out their Grom-owning buddies for a match-up, Kawasaki has yet to say whether the U.S. market will see the KSR Pro, a new mini-motard that would certainly make for an interesting MC Comparo with the popular Honda Grom. Perhaps the Grom’s surprise ...    Read more

  10. 2014 Kawasaki Motorcycles | FIRST LOOK

    Some riders fill the long winter months wondering which new bike to next year. But why wait? Kawasaki’s 2014 bike line is out now. We’ve already covered the Ninja 1000 ABS, but in case you missed it, there’s no non-ABS version in 2014. ...    Read more

  11. Fostering New Riders

    At a recent lunch meeting with BMW Motorrad Vice President Hans Blesse, the topic of new riders came up. He was concerned that we aren't attracting enough new faces, and we agree. If fewer people are entering the sport, Hans and the rest of the Motorcyclist staff agree why: It’s more ...    Read more

  12. Encouraging Signs at the Long Beach IMS

    PHOTOS: Andrea Wilson, Ari Henning Just as nature slowly restores itself after a cataclysmic event, our little corner of the motorsports landscape has green shoots inching up through the dark forest floor. Haven’t seen them? I have, most recently at the International Motorcycle Show that just rolled through Long Beach, CA. ...    Read more

  13. Zero Gravity® Product Release 2010-2012 Kawasaki Z1000 Windscreens

    Zero Gravity windscreens are made in the U.S.A. and now available for the 2010-2012 Kawasaki Z1000 in two distinctive styles. Make your new bike stand out and get better aerodynamic performance from this inexpensive upgrade! The stock replacement SR Series™ (20-227 shown in dark smoke) matches the size, shape and function ...    Read more

  14. 2013 Kawasaki Sportbikes | First Look

    WORDS: Marc Cook   PHOTOS: Kawasaki Kawasaki took the wraps off two new models today, the Ninja 300 and the ZX-6R, which actually displaces 636cc, marking a return of the “cheater” middleweight that debuted in 2003. The company also announced an ABS option for the mighty ZX-14R. First off, the ...    Read more


    Debut of 2013 sportbikes to highlight daylong celebration of motorcycling activities along Broadway from 45th to 47th Street. IRVINE, Calif. (Aug. 27, 2012)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is going big with its global debut of its 2013 line of iconic Ninja® motorcycles in New York’s Times Square, Sept. 13. The company will stream ...    Read more

  16. Early Release 2013 Kawasakis | FIRST LOOK

    That’s right, it’s still a bit early in the year to be hearing about 2013 bikes, but Kawasaki broken out with news of useful updates for the ZX-10R and Ninja 650, as well as confirmation that the KLX250R and KLR650 stay with us for another year. Kawasaki’s update for the blisteringly ...    Read more

  17. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green Takes Home Four Championships from Mammoth

    Irvine, Calif. (July 3, 2012) – After a week of exciting racing at the longest running motocross event in America, Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross came to a close with Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Dillan Epstein winning the 450 Pro championship. Earlier in the week saw Team Green’s Austin Forkner ...    Read more

  18. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green Puts the KX250F on the Podium in Mammoth

    Irvine, Calif. – Saturday at Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross featured a full day of great racing focusing on the 250 classes. In the 250 Intermediate class, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Nick Gaines got off the a top-10 start and battled his way up to finish second in the final, ...    Read more


    Even after Ryan Villopoto won the AMA Supercross Championship the last two years, Kawasaki has not slowed down one bit on KX series development. Team Green is hungry for another one, and its 2013 model lineup proves it. Kawasaki’s flagship motocross model, the KX450F, has seen modifications in both suspension ...    Read more

  20. Sykes quickest in testing on difficult day for Kawasaki

    Imola (Italy), Monday 2 April 2012 - Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) set quickest time in the official one-day Superbike test session at Imola, the day after the World Championship round dominated by Carlos Checa (Ducati Althea Racing). The day was marred by a serious crash for his Spanish team-mate ...    Read more

  21. Tom Sykes: Kawasaki Man Keeps Moving On Up

    The awesome amount of work that Kawasaki has put into its official racing programme in the past couple of years has already delivered results for the Ninja ZX-10R but the other half of the performance quotient is the rider. And in Tom Sykes Kawasaki has a competitor who has ...    Read more

  22. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto Commands Fifth Win of the Season in St. Louis

    Irvine, Calif. (March 5, 2012) - In front of a record-breaking crowd inside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto scored his fifth win of the season at Round 9 of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. Villopoto's teammate Jake Weimer got a mid-pack start and ...    Read more

  23. New Kawasaki Racing Team video now available!

    An impression of Kawasaki Racing Team at work during Round 1 of the 2012 World Superbike Championship, held at Phillip Island. Pre-season testing at Phillip Island: A small view behind the scenes of Kawasaki's KRT racing team, February 2012

  24. Podiums for Kawasaki in Atlanta Supercross event

    At the sold out Georgia Dome in Atlanta (Georgia) more than 70,000 fans watched Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto race to a second-place finish Saturday night at Monster Energy AMA Supercross. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett bounced back from a 15th place finish last week, to take second in ...    Read more

  25. Babbitt’s Monster Energy Amsoil Kawasaki’s Bowers Wins Second-Consecutive AMA Arenacross

    Irvine, Calif. – An exciting AMA Arenacross series came to a close on Saturday night at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., where Babbitt’s Monster Energy Amsoil Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers was crowned 2012 AMA Arenacross Champion. Although Bowers only needed to make the main event to earn his second-consecutive title, he ...    Read more

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