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2014 Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition – First Ride Review

Stiffer suspension and a new seat have transformed Kawasaki's venerable KLR650.

Greg Drevenstedt
April 14, 2014

Stiffer suspension and a new seat have transformed Kawasaki’s venerable KLR650. Photography by Alfonse Palaima Kawasaki’s KLR650 has secured a place of honor in the pantheon of great motorcycles. Not because it’s the fastest or the most stylish or the most sophisticated in its class. In fact,... Read more »

2014 Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition First Look Review

KLR650 New Edition

Greg Drevenstedt
January 31, 2014

2014.5 Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition in Candy Lime Green/Ebony After chugging along with few changes and a distinctive tweet from its exhaust pipe for 21 years, Kawasaki’s legendary KLR650 dual-sport got a major update for 2008. Engine tweaks, suspension improvements, stronger brakes, new styling... Read more »

2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS First Ride Review


Greg Drevenstedt
December 30, 2013

The 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 is almost completely new from nose to tail. Knock-down, drag-out streetfighters aren’t supposed to look good. The earliest ones were sportbikes that had been ridden hard and wrecked, their mangled bodywork chucked into the dumpster and their clip-ons replaced with an upright... Read more »

Kawasaki’s Ninja Times Square Takeover Goes Big

The latest Ninja models were unveiled in New York City's Times Square on Thursday.

Heather Reinhart
September 13, 2012

Kawasaki likes to do things big. This time, they went all out. Enormous video billboards in the middle of New York City’s Times Square helped count down the final minutes until Kawasaki unveiled its latest Ninja sportbikes this afternoon. The Pearl Stardust White 2013 Ninja 300 was driven on stage... Read more »

Kawasaki ‘Ninja Times Square Takeover’ Planned to Reveal Newest Motorcycles

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 650

Press Release
August 27, 2012

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is going big with its global debut of its 2013 line of Ninja motorcycles in New York’s Times Square, on Sept. 13, 2012. The company will stream a live feed of the reveal of their latest motorcycles during the “Ninja Times Square Takeover” from 10 a.m. to... Read more »

Kawasaki ZX-14R Video

August 10, 2012

Rider Magazine went to Las Vegas to test the all new 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R. We spent a day with Rickey Gadson at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway perfecting the quarter mile. Then we took the bike for a road ride later that afternoon.

2012 BMW ­­G 650 GS Sertão vs. 2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Comparison

These rugged, capable dual-sports will take you and your gear anywhere on the map, gates or snow notwithstanding.

Greg Drevenstedt
June 4, 2012

What would you do with an extra $2,351? Even at today’s high prices, you could fill your gas tank hundreds of times. You could buy new gear from head to toe, a wish list of accessories, or you could fund an open-road odyssey for months. If you’re in the market for a new 650cc dual-sport single, would... Read more »

Kawasaki Good Times Street Demo Days headed to AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference

Press Release
May 16, 2012

Kawasaki Good Times Street Demo Days will be part of the demo ride program at the sixth American Motorcyclist Association International Women & Motorcycling Conference which will be held in Carson City, Nevada, on July 26-29. “Kawasaki motorcycles have a reputation for being sporty, trendy... Read more »

2012 Kawasakis – First Look

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

Rider Magazine
October 10, 2011

Even though the leaves are turning brown, the season is green…Kawasaki green. The company has pulled the covers off its new-for-2012 street models, which includes three sportbikes and its flagship touring cruiser. 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R For 2012, the mightiest Ninja has been reworked from stem... Read more »

2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe vs. 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Road Test

2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe vs. Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero left side action

Rider Magazine
June 21, 2011

photography by Rich Cox [This 2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe vs. 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Rider Comparison Test was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Above: A larger fairing and standard fairing lowers give the red Vaquero more wind protection than the Stratoliner Deluxe.... Read more »

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