2022 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX and SE
A 200hp, supercharged touring bike was always going to get my vote. But now, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX isn’t just a 200hp supercharged touring bike, it is the most comprehensively specified sport-tourer ever created. Or so say Kawasaki. And they’re probably not far wrong, because now, as well... Read more
Kawasaki Z650RS | First Ride
According to the Kawasaki marketing material, they’re starting a ‘retrovolution’ with the new Z650RS. Or a retro evolution, in English. Although on paper the specs aren’t really anything to get too worked up about, it’s a model that’s based heavily on the Z650 (a bike I actually really like),... Read more
Kawasaki ZX-10R Termer | Good intentions
I’ve got some really, really good news. I’ve been put in charge of a new Kawasaki ZX-10R. It’s a long-term test bike that we’ll have for the next 12 months or so, and we’ve got some big plans for it. You can learn a lot about a motorcycle when... Read more
Retro Kawasaki | Back to the future
If you watched WSBK from Argentina at the weekend, you’ll have seen Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes on some fairly retro looking ZX-10RRs. If you didn’t see WSBK at the weekend, you still might have seen pictures of their bikes floating around social media. But it wasn’t just a... Read more
Kawasaki Hybrid Motorcycle Revealed
We’ve talked about the idea of a hybrid motorcycle here before, and the consensus of opinion is that it wouldn’t really work, not with today’s technology. But Kawasaki think that it can, with tomorrow’s technology, anyway. That’s why they’ve just revealed a prototype model sporting some very interesting hybrid... Read more
Kawasaki Z650RS | A Retro Revolution?
Kawasaki claim to have started a retro revolution – or a ‘retrovolution’ – with the introduction of this, the Z650RS. They reckon it’ll open up the mid-capacity class to ‘a wide range of riders’; although you’d probably have to say that it’s already open to most. Nevertheless, if you’re... Read more
Alex Lowes extends contract with KRT
Its just been announced that Kawasaki’s second fastest superbike rider Alex Lowes has signed a new multi-year contract to remain with the Japanese factory for another year at least. Despite getting off to a bit of a rocky start at the beginning of the year, missing a bunch of... Read more
Kawasaki return to Suzuka 8 Hours
If you’ve got a good memory, you’ll remember Kawasaki winning the 42nd Suzuka 8 Hours waaaaaaay back in 2019. They finished just 18 seconds in front of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team; who finished 48 seconds in front of Red Bull Honda. All after eight hours of racing. But... Read more
All you need to know about the 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R and RR
It might have won six out of the last six World Superbike Championships, with Johnny Rea onboard, but the Kawasaki ZX-10R (or RR) hasn’t been flavour of the year in the real world, for some time now. It wasn’t that it was too slow. It’s just that it seemed... Read more
Video: The Hottest Bikes of 2019 at EICMA
Budget Bike Battle | ZX-7R Update
While the SRAD lays dormant at JHS Racing awaiting further surgery, and I plan the next haemorrhaging of spondoolies, Chris has been, erm, busy doing nothing with the ZX-7R. Okay, that isn’t strictly accurate, but he’s adopted a far more frugal/lazy approach to the Budget Bike Battle and even... Read more
The Hottest Bikes of 2018 at EICMA
With steaming hangovers from a night of debauchery in Milan (thanks Tom), we rolled into the EICMA show feeling like a pair of Honda Deauvilles on a superbike grid. We needn’t have worried though, as the world’s largest moto-only show didn’t disappoint – a blend of fresh lines, wiz-bang... Read more