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CARB certification tips off arrival of Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the US in 2018

Is the Kawasaki Ninja 400 coming to the United States? There has been no official confirmation from Japanese motorcycle maker Kawasaki, but there have been indications that such a cool bike would be soon arriving in America.

The most obvious clue could be the fact that, according to motorcycle.com, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has already published certification forms for the 399cc engine of Kawasaki Ninja 400. According to the document, CARB certified two model codes for Kawasaki -- the EX400GJ and EX400HJ. Since the bike maker’s previous small-displacement Ninja motorcycles employ the EX designation, the models certified by CARB are certainly the Ninja 400.

Furthermore, the G and H letters may refer to color options -- green (G) and white (H) while the J stands for the 2018 model year.

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Kawasaki showcases Supercharger technology and Rideology strategy in Tokyo

At the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015, Kawasaki has unveiled its new Supercharger technology and the Rideology strategy that will underpin its future product development. Speaking to the press, Kenji Tomida, President of Kawasaki’s Motorcycle and Engineering Company, talked about Kawasaki’s global strength as well as it environmental responsibility. He also highlighted the division’s achievements in the past five decades.

He announced that the highly sought Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R motorcycles would still be produced in limited number for 2016, adding that these sleek monsters would come with a new color and paint finish as well as upgrades to their ECU settings.

He also disclosed that the Kawasaki Ninja H2 will be installed with an assist and slipper clutch.

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Pipe Werx introduces new exhaust for the 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400

Pipe Werx has introduced a wide range of bolt-on cans for the 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400. The 200bhp machine underwent heavy revisions for this year. It makes use of a huge 13kg twin silencer set-up as standard. The stainless option (which is the heaviest one) from Pipe Werx replacement cans represent savings of 6.9kg.

The use of carbon fibre cuts the weight by slightly more than 8kg. The two cans are priced at only £290 (additional £10 delivery). The ZZR is available with 35 performance and weightsaving options to choose from. The British performance motorcycle exhaust company aims to provide for most rider preferences and budgets. The three can models available are SL (street legal), GP3 and Race.

These are all produced in round, oval or tri-oval shapes. There are five sleeve choices: stainless steel, powder black (stainless), carbon fibre, titanium or colour titanium.

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2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R: official details, photos, specs and price

The 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R (known as 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 abroad) was recently unveiled. Kawasaki improved on its hyperbike and now confirms that the ZX-14R will receive a displacement bump to 1,441cc, together with a cosmetic makeover and other basic elements. The highlights of the Kawasaki ZX-14R include the traction control, and ride-by-wire throttle control system.

Kawasaki has yet to announce the complete details of the new ZX-14R but it’s expected to deliver more than 200hp at the crank with ram-air.

Do you remember the speed wars in the 90′s? Kawasaki aims to do that as it puts the ZX-14R directly against Suzuki’s Hayabusa. No top speed was given but the company describes the Kawasaki ZX-14R as “the world’s fastest accelerating production motorcycle.” The ball is now on Suzuki’s side.

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Owners of Kawasaki road bikes can now go to their nearest dealer to view the 2011 Kawasaki genuine accessory sports clothing range. This range includes both practical and fashionable items such as the weather-beating rainpack foldaway anoraks, a windstopper soft shell neoprene jacket with a warm fleece lining and a stylish fleece scarf embossed with the Kawasaki logo for the grueling winter. Kawasaki updated the polo shirt range for the new season.

There are also more sizes available for the tailored fit woman's polo. Another very popular item is the Kawasaki branded hoody that now has a dedicated MP3 pocket. For those who want to keep their feet warm, Kawasaki offers a pair of new branded socks in a wide range of sizes.

For those who want their kids’ clothing to match their own, Kawasaki has a "junior hoody" for the younger street-cred conscious Kawasaki fan. Tim Holden, the Clothing and Accessory coordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, said that they put a lot of effort into creating the items for the new range.

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When Kawasaki Heavy Industries suspended the public launch of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R because of a technical issue, it left many people wondering what went wrong. But recently, Kawasaki has disclosed what initiated the investigation and what it has done to resolve the problem.

When testing some units of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R, Kawasaki found out that the intake valve springs could surge when they were operated at high rpm under unique riding conditions such as on a racetrack.

The company said that this is a remote possibility but when it does, it could lead to one or more intake valves failing to seat properly, resulting in poor engine performance.

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Details of the new Kawasaki ZX-14 have finally been revealed. The new hyperbike, which has a price tag of $15,399, is perfect for those who didn’t think that the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R is fast enough. Set to rival Suzuki’s Hayabusa, the 2011 Ninja ZX-14 is powered by a 1,352cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four engine.

This power is channeled through a hydraulic clutch and six speed transmission, down to the 190/50 ZR17 rear tire. Each piston in the calipers has its own brake pad, which enhances cooling efficiency and reduces the risk of deforming due to heat.

Kawasaki refers to its all-new anti-lock system as the Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS). This is a multi-sensing system.

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Kawasaki has recently unveiled what it hails as the most powerful jet ski ever built -- the 2011 Kawasaki Ultra 300X. Kawasaki has also just launched the new 2011 Ninja ZX-10R superbike but this time, the Japanese manufacturer is causing a stir among jet ski enthusiasts.

The Ultra 300X is powered by a 300hp 1,498cc inline-four DOHC engine and it features a deep-V hull for enhanced stability and cornering performance. Kawasaki completely redesigned the Ultra 300X jet ski for 2011.

It is equipped with an all-new supercharger and Kawasaki's Electronic Throttle Valve system. The 300X jet ski is available in a range of riding modes such as the Smart Learning Operation mode, which enables new riders to learn how to ride the 300X jet ski at a more relaxed pace.

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If you’ve been looking for true Supersport handling from a naked motorcycle, your wait is over. The new Z750R is set to debut in the UK at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live event at the NEC this November.

In 2011, it is expected to join the Kawasaki Street-fighter stable and appear next to the Z750, which is already a success in Europe and throughout the UK. Many are excited for the arrival of the Z750R in the “R” arena due to what it offers to the class – a new level of handling and braking sophistication.

The Z750R is expected to appeal to customers who are looking for versatile, mid-weight machines that look great and handle extremely well too. The new Z750R is equipped with new 41mm highly adjustable front forks, matched by an aluminum swinging arm and remote reservoir piggy-back rear shock.

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Kawasaki’s final version of its latest Ninja racebike has been revealed at the Nurburgring circuit, in Germany. Two months of teasers have whet the appetite of the fans who couldn’t hold back their excitement as the all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R racer was unveiled before the full launch of the production machine in early October at the Intermot show.

The Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team has been preparing the bike to make its racing debut in the 2011 WSB Championship.

Steve Guttridge, the Race Planning Manager from Kawasaki Motors Europe, told reporters that the new race bike is eagerly anticipated by everyone involved in the Superbike racing project.

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