Some weeks back, Kawasaki announced the launch of six new models to be unveiled in a digital launch. We’ve even speculated on what these new models could be. Now, there’s no more guesswork needed as we have the full list of new models.
Headlining the launch is the new Ninja ZX-10R. The new Ninja comes with an “aero-package” featuring Integrated Winglet Technology that can add seventeen percent more downforce compared to the current model. It also comes with new all LED lighting, all- digital TFT color instrument panel, and Ohlins electronic steering damper.
A redesigned rear seat contributes to an area of low pressure behind the rider while a new foot-peg positioning, a 40mm higher screen and handlebars were adjusted according to KRT rider input.
Kawasaki has updated the throttle-by-wire system offering new Integrated Riding Modes, Power Mode Selection, and Engine Brake Control. Naturally, it also comes with convenience features like cruise control and smartphone connectivity via the Rideology App.
The ZX-10R is available in green, black, and the standard Kawasaki Racing Team optional livery.
Exclusive to the RR is the addition of Pankl lightweight pistons and matched piston pins mated to Pankl titanium connecting rods. These are paired with Marchesini wheels, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires, braided brake hoses, and a redline that is 400 rpm higher than the standard ZX-10R.
Z H2 SE
One new model we hadn’t anticipated is the all-new Z H2 SE. This touring-oriented version of the Z H2 takes everything that makes the Z H2 great and brings it up a notch.
It’s instantly recognizable thanks to a new color and graphic treatment. These are paired with the already strong, muscular presence of the Z H2 and trellis-type chassis.
It comes with an LED headlamp with cowl and TFT meter. It rides on Showa’s advanced Skyhook suspension technology. Bringing it to a stop are Brembo Stylema calipers and a Brembo radial master cylinder chosen to match the performance of the Z H2 SE.
The KLX 300 is designed to be a versatile, lightweight dual-sport machine,ideal for both paved roads and trails.
It’s powered by a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 292cc engine, designed for broad low-end and mid-range power. It’s built on a perimeter frame and rides on 21-inch wheels in front and 18-inch wheels in the rear. It’s fitted with electric start and all-digital instrumentation.
The KLX 300SM offers the same, versatile but lightweight performance tuned for supermoto riding. It boasts of quick acceleration paired with light, agile handling. Kawasaki has optimized the suspension, wheels, and brakes for supermoto, with ggressive styling to match.
It comes with the same features as the KLX 300 but instead rides on 17-inch front and rear wheels with road tires.
Sorry. No KLR650. Instead, we got the 2021 Versys-X 300. It’s powered by a Ninja-derived 296cc parallel twin. Despite being a light adventure bike, it boasts of a low seat height, making it accessible for most riders. It also comes with a front cowling and tall windshield. It also coems with a rear carrier as standard.
The virtual launch was hosted by both Kawasaki Motors Europe and Kawasaki Motors Corporation in America. Naturally, some of the models shown here (like the KLX300 and 300SM) may not necessarily be made available in the Philippines.