All about the Kawasaki range of sports motorbikes

All about the Kawasaki range of sports motorbikes

Tuesday, 6 September 2011 2:24 PM

The Kawasaki Ninja: great for all riders

The Kawasaki Ninja: great for all riders

The Kawasaki brand of motorcycles is renowned for its style and class in the biking community, with a range of vehicles suitable for all your needs.

Whether you want Kawasaki motorbikes for business or pleasure, you will be able to find a model that provides speed, comfort and handling.

Using the highest quality Kawasaki parts, these machines are the perfect option for those scouring motorbike sales for the best deals.

If you happen to be looking for a cost-effective all-round motorbike, the Kawasaki Ninja 250R is a good place to start, with a style and quality that is perfect for both beginners and more advanced riders.

Boasting a liquid-cooled, four-stroke parallel twin engine, the Ninja 250R is a bike that can handle both urban and countryside environments, offering a natural riding position for maximum comfort.

The bike also has wide rims that support low-profile tyres reminiscent of larger supersport models, allowing a smooth and easy ride at low speeds, along with neutral handling.

However, to really emulate the supersport look, you may want to purchase the ER-6f, with its responsive high-torque engine and enhanced suspension base.

This liquid-cooled, DOHC, eight-valve, 649 cubic centimere parallel twin engine vehicle has fuel injection features that boost performance, particularly in the low to medium rpm ranges.

Looking for your first bike? The engine is specifically refined to provide rider-friendly features for those just starting out, enabling you to build your confidence before moving up to a bigger machine.

New for 2011, the Kawasaki Z1000 is an updated version of the original Z1, which was released on to the market around 30 years ago.

Powered by a four-stroke In-Line 4 engine, the bike is an option for those hoping for increased torque and power performance, underpinned by an all-new aluminium twin-tube frame.

The Z1000 is styled aggressively, with a front-heavy design narrowing to a minimalist tail section, making it hard to miss on the open road.

Alternatively, you can opt for the ER-6n if you require a vehicle that is primarily for inner-city environments, with this fun addition to the range being perfect for commuters.

With rider-friendly ergonomics, including an intuitive spatial relationship between the handlebars, seat and footpegs, the ER-6n makes for a comfortable ride, regardless of your age or experience.

Furthermore, the dual 300 mm front petal disc brakes and 220 mm petal disc to the rear provide excellent braking power, which is ideal for the stop and start nature of manoeuvring through urban traffic jams.

The bike is also geared towards economical fuel consumption, a feature that makes it popular with those who ride to work every day.

For a blend of modern and traditional features, the W800 is a machine that will keep veteran bikers happy while still delivering the best technology available.

Built primarily from metal Kawasaki parts, the motorcycle forgoes plastic in an effort to create an authentic, quality ride with a solid feel and great aesthetics.

The instrumentation panel adds to the classic touch, with an individual speedometer and tachometer built in the traditional style.

However, this is supported with a multi-function LCD display with a tripmeter, clock and odometer, as well as a variety of indicators, including warning lamps, fuel level gauges and oil pressure figures.

A lot of work has also gone into the new air-cooled Vertical Twin engine, which is both lightweight and a blast from the past in terms of style and appearance.