2015 Kawasaki Ninjas AnnouncedTue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700
While we await full details on Kawasaki’s forthcoming Ninja H2, Team Green has announced the rest of its 2015 Ninja line up. Changes to these models are mainly comprised of minor styling tweaks or, as industry folk say, bold new graphics, but nonetheless, below are the returning 2015 Ninjas Kawasaki has announced so far.
The all-conquering ZX-14R is back again for 2015. With its 1441cc four-cylinder behemoth of an engine, launches down the quarter-mile, or just a spirited ride through the mountains can be enjoyed faster than anyone else on the road. ABS, K-TRC (traction control), power modes, a slipper clutch and a whole host of features make the 14R a formidable, yet manageable, bike for the skilled rider.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
One of our favorite “real-world” sportbikes, the Ninja 1000 ABS features a fun 1043cc inline-Four with fuel injection and three-position traction control (plus off). Radial-mount brakes provide great stopping power, while ABS makes sure you don’t lock up in rough terrain. The 28-liter saddlebags are a great feature for storing stuff away on short trips or on your commute, plus the tall sixth gear means easy cruising at speed. A remote rear spring preload adjuster makes it easy to tweak at a moment’s notice. The Ninja 1000 ABS comes in two new colors for 2015: Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Spark Black.
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS
A practical sporty bike for the intermediate-level rider, the Ninja 650 ABS has been a solid performer, and it’s back for another year. The 649cc parallel-Twin is a fan favorite, and is mighty competent for a variety of riding skills, wants and abilities. ABS ensures braking can be done as safely as possible for the conditions, eliminating one more element for the rider to worry about. For 2015, the Ninja 650 ABS will be available in new graphics.
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
If there’s one thing you can count on with Kawasaki, its that its small-displacement offering isn’t going anywhere. Sure enough, the venerable Ninja 300 ABS sportbike is back for 2015 and ready for new riders to start their two-wheel adventures. The 296cc parallel-Twin is a competent performer in the class, offering easily accessible power for new riders, yet is still entertaining enough for experienced pilots, too. The ABS models also add an element of safety so new riders can master the art of slowing a motorcycle down. Apart from receiving new graphics in 2015, the Ninja 300 will also be shod in new Dunlop TT900 GP tires, for added performance.
Learn more about all of these bikes at Kawasaki.com.
By Troy Siahaan
See also: Kawasaki KLR650 Returning For 2015, Kawasaki Announces 2015 Vulcans, Kawasaki Teases Ninja H2.