The at-the-limit performance of bikes like the Suzuki Hayabusa may seem a touch irrelevant. Power figures nudging 200bhp just aren’t within the exploitable realm of mortal men, right? But this is America, damn it, and not only is bigger better, … Continued
Just back from Kawasaki’s annual dealer conference in Orlando, Florida, here’s photos I shot of the two biggest news items unveiled there. The 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R is a mild facelift of the existing bike, but thanks to a larger stroke … Continued
The 2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R is identical to the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R in every way but color. The black/red actually looks really nice and restrained, solid color panels > tribal ghost flames.
Guess who’s mostly-new for 2012? The oft-forgotten Ninja 650 is getting a new frame, new bodywork and practical features like an adjustable windscreen. This thing is pretty damn sexy now, especially for $7,499. Am I wrong? Update: Now with video
Already a little lighter and a little more powerful than the arch-rival Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki has stroked the ZX-14R’s motor out to 1,441cc and fitted traction control and a three-mode, ride-by-wire throttle. The result of all this is a bike … Continued
As I sit here in the Orlando, Florida press conference, waiting for the 9am (est) embargo, the 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R has already leaked on YouTube courtesy of Ricky Gadson. At risk of offending my hosts, I’ll let you watch the … Continued
For 2012, MV Agusta is taking the 198bhp motor out of the F4 RR, sticking it in the regular F4, knocking 5bhp off and calling it the F4 R. Don’t worry, there’s new colors and a few other spec upgrades … Continued