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Crouching Panther, Hidden Ninja

Greg Drevenstedt
April 12, 2011

Rider February 2011 On the cover of our February 2011 issue is the new 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000, a fully faired version of the Z1000 that features roomier ergonomics, an adjustable windscreen and touring accessories. Few motorcycle model names have been as enduring as Ninja. The name invokes images... Read more »

California Sport-Touring Loops on the Kawasaki Concours 14

We are in Big Sur, looking north from Hurricane Point with Bixby Bridge, built in 1932, in the background.

Clement Salvadori
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori The road unrolls rapidly before me, the endless ribbon of two-lane blacktop smoothing out the hills and curves, disappearing around an oak tree, straightening briefly, then angling left and up. As it crests it slides right and down, and I drop a gear and apply... Read more »

Five 2010 Kawasaki Motorcycles Under $8,000: KLR650, Versys, ER-6n, Ninja 650R, KLX250S

2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

Rider Magazine
August 6, 2010

photography by Kinney Jones [This Five 2010 Kawasakis Under $8,000 feature was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Kawasaki’s flagship bikes such as the Concours 14, ZX-10R and Voyager top many a wish list, but when it comes to parting... Read more »

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Road Test

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

Donya Carlson
August 6, 2010

Riding the 892-pound Kawasaki Voyager around town is a little like taking a Carnival Cruise ship across a pond. Once on the open road, though, the big touring cruiser transforms into a comfy companion, with 10 gallons’ worth of lockable packing space in each saddlebag and a top trunk that will hold... Read more »

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700 Road Test

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700

Rider Contributor
March 29, 2010

story and photography by Rich Cox [This 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700 Road Test was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700 in action. Bike testing for me is most pleasurable in small doses. For touring bikes, my favorite venue is the weekend overnighter.... Read more »

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 Road Test

2010 Kawasaki Z1000

Mark Tuttle
March 1, 2010

photography by Adam Campbell and Kinney Jones 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 in action. Contemporary high-end sportbikes typically offer all of the best stuff in a single package. Trick fully adjustable suspension, radial brakes, aluminum perimeter chassis, engines with freakish power output per pound, even the... Read more »

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 »

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