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Kawasaki Technology

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Sound Tuning

Sound tuning enhances the exhilaration a Kawasaki motorcycle offers by complementing the sensations the rider feels with a carefully crafted auditory component.

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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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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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KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control) (1-Mode)

When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for rear wheel to break loose. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin (when the rear wheel turns faster than the front) that could result in the loss

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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

    10.8:1

    Fuel system

    DFI® with Keihin 36mm throttle bodies

    Ignition

    TCBI with electronic advance

    Transmission

    6-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Front suspension / wheel travel

    Inverted telescopic fork with (10-way) adjustable compression and rebound (12-way) damping, spring preload/4.7

    Rear suspension / wheel travel

    Horizontal back-link swingarm with stepless adjustable rebound damping and spring preload/5.5 in

    Front tire

    120/70 ZR17

    Rear tire

    180/55 ZR17

    Rake/Trail

    25.0°/3.9 in

    Ground clearance

    5.1 in

    Wheelbase

    57.9 in

  • Totals

    Maximum Torque

    72.3 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

    Overall length

    83.1 in

    Overall width

    34.1 in

    Overall height

    46.5 in

    Seat height

    32.9 in

    Curb weight

    471.9 lb**

    Fuel capacity

    4.5 gal

  • General

    Final drive

    Sealed chain

    Frame Type

    Tubular, diamond

    Color Choices

    Candytone Brown/Candytone Orange

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front brakes

    Dual 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. ©2019 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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