Kawasaki has revealed five new models for its 2021 stable. These range from a street-friendly trail bike to some adrenaline-pumping WSBK winning new supersport models. Noticeably absent is the KLR model.
Two New Race-Pedigree Ninjas
Topping the list is Kawasaki’s Ninja line of liter class superbike motorcycles that have been crushing the competition in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) with an amazing seven championship wins since 2013.
The new 2021 Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja ZX-10R KRT Edition and Ninja ZX-10RR feature an all new aerodynamic body with integrated winglets, small and light LED headlights, TFT color instrumentation, and Smartphone Connectivity plus high-tech updates derived right from the racing team. Kawasaki engineers have also made several changes to the engine and chassis for added performance. Prices range from $16,300 for the base model to $28,000 for the 10RR track edition.
KLX 300 Dual Sport
The all-new 2021 Kawasaki KLX 300 motorcycle starts at $5,799, and is said to provide unlimited on-and off-road fun for riders of all skill levels. The new engine on the KLX300 features a power band that Kawasaki says increases rider comfort while delivering strong torque at higher revs. The KLX is equipped with a 21-inch front wheel, off-road tires and upgraded suspension. It’s meant to be equally at home navigating city traffic or traversing wooded trails.
The $5,999 KLX 300SM is a street-focused lightweight supermoto motorcycle which has upgraded power delivery and throttle response. Kawasaki says the upgrades will help riders maneuver through stop-and-go city traffic, navigate country back roads or try their hand at supermoto on their local track. The KLX300SM receives a host of supermoto inspired parts including 17-inch front and rear wheels paired with street tires, supermoto-tuned suspension and aggressive styling.
Upgrades for ’21 Z H2 SE include Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS). The new electronic suspension also features Showa’s Skyhook technology, delivering a smoother ride, which again is said to contribute to increased comfort and enjoyment. Complementing the high-tech suspension are premium Brembo front brake components, for greater stopping power and control. The new H2 is priced at $19,700.