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Articles for Kawasaki Sportbike Motorcycle Review

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS First Ride

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Kawasaki gives its more sport-oriented touring bike a once over for ’14. We go on a 500 mile ride to see if Team Green got it right.

Kawasaki Ninja Ride Day

Monday, March 11, 2013
In one day, MotoUSA rides four Kawasaki Ninja models on the track to find out what type of rider each machine is best for.

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R First Ride

Monday, October 15, 2012
After a 10-year hiatus Kawasaki brings back its 636-powered Ninja ZX-6R. But will it be enough to jumpstart the middleweight sportbike market? Road Test Editor Adam Waheed calls it from California’s Thunderhill Raceway.

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 First Ride

Monday, September 24, 2012
Kawasaki responds to its entry-level sportbike challenge from Honda and Motorcycle USA takes the new Ninja 300 for a first ride evaluation.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R First Ride

Monday, December 26, 2011
Motorcycle USA takes a spin on the redesigned ZX-14R. This 200-horsepower Ninja takes dead aim at the Hayabusa, but does it measure up?

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Ride

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Kawasaki gives the 2012 Ninja 650 a major overhaul to provide a sportbike that's full of comfort and performance at an affordable price.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Ride

Monday, November 22, 2010
We test ride Kawasaki’s latest Ninja ZX-10R Superbike. Find out what it’s like to ride around the racetrack in this motorcycle first ride review.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 First Ride

Friday, October 29, 2010
The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 claims to be a purpose-built sportbike for the street. But does the new Ninja live up to the hype?

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Review

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Motorcycle USA gets its first sampling of the revised Ninja 650R, Kawasaki's popular mid-displacement sportbike.

MotoUSA Goes Kawasaki Ninja 250 Racing

Thursday, January 7, 2010
MotoUSA races the Kawasaki Ninja 250 Cup at Willow Springs and realizes that one doesn’t need large displacement Superbikes to have big fun and epic racing

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R First Ride

Sunday, November 2, 2008
Motorcycle USA heads to Japan and Kawasaki’s very own Autopolis circuit to sample the high-performance capabilities of the 2009 ZX-6R supersport.

2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R First Ride

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
We sample Kawasaki's best-selling sportbike. In fact, the Ninja 250R is Kawasaki's best-selling motorcycle period.

2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R First Ride

Friday, January 4, 2008
MotorcycleUSA grabs its passport to sample the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike at Qatar's 16-turn Losail circuit.

2008 Kawasaki ZX-14 First Ride

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
To keep the ZX-14 at the top of the world of 200 horsepower superbikes, Kawasaki has transformed its flagship Ninja.

2007 Kawasaki ZX-6R - First Ride

Monday, December 18, 2006
The Ninja's blade gets sharpened to race-readiness, boasting a completely new mill for the first time in a decade and being the best handling ZX ever.

2006 Kawasaki ZX-14 First Ride

Friday, March 31, 2006
Evolution of the Ninja has hit a new high with the release of the biggest motorcycle Kawasaki has ever created, the ZX-14.

2006 Kawasaki ZX-14 - Dragstrip Test

Friday, March 10, 2006
In a world where 9s are better than 10s, we take Kawasaki's new ZX-14 to the strip to find out if it's the new quarter-mile king among streetbikes.

2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R First Ride

Monday, February 6, 2006
With its new Superbike contender, Kawasaki shows us how to make a heavier bike with the same power even faster than before.

2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R First Ride

Thursday, December 16, 2004
The mission of any sportbike engineer is to make the latest machine faster, better handling and more attractive. The boys at Kawasaki have delivered.

2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R Quick Ride

Friday, March 14, 2003
An extra 37cc may not sound like much, but the new 636cc Kwacker provides a dose of power that will likely surpass the other contenders in the class.