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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with the clutch hub working together or apart from the operating plate. Under normal operat

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.

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Top Features

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Specifications

  • Engine

    Engine

    4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled

    Displacement

    296cc

    Bore x Stroke

    62.0 x 49.0mm

    Compression ratio

    10.6:1

    Fuel system

    DFI® with 32mm throttle bodies (2)

    Ignition

    TCBI with digital advance

    Transmission

    6-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Rake / trail

    24°/4.3 in

    Front suspension / wheel travel

    Telescopic fork/5.1 in

    Rear suspension / wheel travel

    Uni-Trak® swingarm/5.8 in

    Front tire

    100/90-19M/C 57S

    Rear tire

    13/80-17M/C 65S

    Ground clearance

    7.1 in

    Wheelbase

    57.1 in

  • Totals

    Overall length

    85.4 in

    Overall width

    33.9 in

    Overall height

    54.7 in

    Seat height

    32.1 in

    Curb weight

    385.9 lb**

    Fuel capacity

    4.5 gal

  • General

    Final drive

    Sealed chain

    Frame Type

    Tubular, diamond

    Color Choices

    Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Graphite Gray, Passion Red/Metallic Flat Raw Graystone

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front brakes

    Single Disc, ABS

    Rear brakes

    Single Disc, ABS

  • Guarantee

    Warranty

    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2018 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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