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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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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

La suspensión trasera con sistema de bieletas back-link horizontal tiene el amortiguador dispuesto en sentido horizontal, lo cual contribuye significativamente al uso eficiente del espacio y la centralización de la masa.

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Specifications

  • Engine

    Engine

    4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled

    Displacement

    948cc

    Bore x Stroke

    73.4 x 56.0mm

    Compression ratio

    11.8:1

    Fuel system

    DFI® with 36mm Keihin throttle bodies

    Ignition

    TCBI with electronic advance

    Transmission

    6-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Front suspension / wheel travel

    41mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability/4.7 in

    Rear suspension / wheel travel

    Horizontal back-link, stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/5.5 in

    Front tire

    120/70 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214F Z

    Rear tire

    180/55 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214Z

    Rake/Trail

    24.5°/4.1 in

    Ground clearance

    5.1 in

    Wheelbase

    57.1 in

  • Totals

    Overall length

    81.3 in

    Overall width

    32.5 in

    Overall height

    41.9 in

    Seat height

    31.3 in

    Curb weight

    463.1 lb**

    Fuel capacity

    4.5 gal

  • General

    Final drive

    Sealed chain

    Frame Type

    Trellis, high tensile steel

    Color Choices

    Pearl Mystic Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Flat Ebony/Metallic Spark Black, Candy Persimmon Red/Metallic Spark Black

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front brakes

    Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with four-piston calipers, ABS

    Rear brakes

    Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper, 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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