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2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 Road Test

Concurs

Rider Magazine
December 18, 2009

photography by Rich Cox [This 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 Road Test was originally published in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 Comparing a fast motorcycle to a rocket ship is a common metaphor. Rockets conjure images of the eyeball-flattening acceleration and yahoo... Read more »

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE and Classic LT Road Test

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Classic LT

Rider Contributor
October 9, 2009

by Lance Oliver; photography by Alfonse Palaima [This 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE and Classic LT Road Test was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Classic LT A demo ride on the new Voyager was the hardest ticket to get at the Kawasaki... Read more »

2009 Kawasaki ER-6n Road Test

2009 Kawasaki ER-6n

Rider Magazine
July 17, 2009

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n Road Test was originally published in the September 2009 issue of Rider magazine] The 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n The first question that popped into my head when I heard the name of Kawasaki’s newest Candy Plasma Blue sportbike is, “Who in the world came... Read more »

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 Road Test

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700

Clement Salvadori
May 19, 2009

Head out on the highway, and this new Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 will take you to the ends of the continent, fully equipped to keep you happy as the miles roll up on the odometer. There is an exceptional sweet spot at around 75 mph, and you can imagine doing a thousand-mile day with ease. This Kawasaki... Read more »

2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Road Test

Me in leathers is like 10 pounds of rice in a 5-pound bag. But the new Ninja did not protest and propelled me quickly around the track.

Greg Drevenstedt
February 24, 2009

[This 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Road Test was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Rider] As time passes, people tend to get slower and heavier, and their mass becomes less centralized. In contrast, sportbikes slim down, firm up and have more energy. If I could reinvent myself every two years,... Read more »

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Road Test

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

Rider Magazine
January 15, 2009

photography by Scott Hirko [This 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Road Test was originally published in the March 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R in action. Test motorcycles come and go here frequently, except certain models we have trouble letting go. Our shop will only hold so many,... Read more »

Rider’s 250-class Dual-Sport Motorcycle Comparison

250 Dual-Sport Comparison

Arden Kysely
September 15, 2008

photography by the author, James Norris, Roger Eggers and Kail Wathne [Rider's 250-class Dual-Sport Motorcycle Comparison including the 2008 HONDA CRF230L, 2009 KAWASAKI KLX250S and 2009 YAMAHA XT250 was originally published in the October 2008 issue of Rider magazine] 2008 HONDA CRF230L, 2009 KAWASAKI... Read more »

2009 Kawasaki KLX250S Road Test

Kawasaki’s 2009 KLX250S takes on the Death Valley back country. The updated dual-sport has excellent manners both on and off the pavement.

Arden Kysely
September 15, 2008

[This 2009 Kawasaki KLX250S Road Test was originally published in the September 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Have plate, will travel–that’s dual-sporting in a nutshell, and nowhere is that description more appropriate than in Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada, where miles... Read more »

2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Road Test

Kawasaki gave the liquid-cooled, 249cc, DOHC parallel twin new heads with reshaped intake and exhaust ports, and more compact combustion chambers, all in the interest of enhanced midrange.

Bill Stermer
July 9, 2008

[this 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R road test review was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider] Motorcycles are amazing. Can you imagine, in the highly competitive world of automobiles, that a company could bring out a particular model and continue to sell it, virtually unchanged (except for... Read more »

2008 Honda VTX1300T, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Suzuki Boulevard C50T, Star V Star 1100 Silverado Motorcycle Comparison

Windscreens, backrests, bags and V-twins: Beyond that, they’re all different.

Bill Stermer
July 8, 2008

[this middleweight touring cruiser comparison review features the 2008 Honda VTX1300T, 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, 2008 Star V Star 1100 Silverado and 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C50T, and was originally published in the May 2008 issue of Rider] You’re a cruiser rider, and you like to travel,... Read more »

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