This is one of the most masculine bike I have ever seen. It looks real Japan-style too. The big fuel tank, aggressive forward stance and naked engine chassis makes this bike completely desirable. Available in 3 colours; black, orange and white. Whatever colour you choose, you have choosen wisely since all the colour are nice.
We have seen earlier that Yamaha is tuning Toyota and Lotus car. To my surprise, Kawasaki also has it own 4-wheel history in 1970s with the green machine equipped with 440cc 2-stroke 2-cylinder sourced from its snowmobile engine with 13-inch wheel.
VN-II gives an impression that is much bigger than what it actually is and that is exactly what the designer want us to think when we look at it. The design and stance are carried from its larger siblings that is the Vulcan 750, while it itself is only fitted with 250cc of displacement. That’s why I’m calling this bike ‘the big small bike’. It looks big, but small in displacement. With the displacement is only at 250cc, we can get good fuel economy with great low-to-mid torque. Also, the maintainance it much lower compared to other big bikes.
2009 Kawasaki VN-II is price at RM25,989 (excluding road tax, insurance and registration)
I think this is the comparison that 250 riders are looking for and thankfully Motorcycle Consumer News have compiled this comprehensive comparison which is in my opinion is the best comparison ever written for these 3 bikes.
Let me spills the beans here, 2011 Honda CBR250R wins.
The image of Kawasaki Z1000 stills lingers in my mind after the visit to Kawasaki Fun Carnival on 24th April. The actual live view of this bike shows it is much more beautiful than what you see in pictures.
Kawasaki Z1000 is one of the most popular naked superbike other than the Aprilia Tuono 1000R, Ducati Monster, Triumph Street Triple and BMW K1200R. I personally like this Kawasaki Z1000 since it is just pure beauty, pure simple and pure Japanese style. The design looks sharp with nice beast looks from its headlamp.
Since I’m just moped rider (I think most of MM reader is moped rider like me), this Kawasaki Z1000 will just something that I can dream of since the price for it is at RM81,100 as I look in mudah.my sales page.
Check out the technical specification below:
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves
Displacement 1,043 cm³
Bore and Stroke 77.0 mm x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Performance: Continue reading “2010 Kawasaki Z1000”
I’ve found this interesting read from Kawasaki website while browsing for their bikes lineup for 2011.
This PDF file of Kawasaki Ninja Story 1984-2009 tells how Ninjas has evolved and undergo revolution for lighter weight, better handling and greater design. My favourite Ninja is the ZX-6R. For me, this bike has the balance of lightweight and power which I can say feels like a pocket rocket. Small but fast. But nowadays even the 1000cc bike has weight that almost as light as the 600cc bike with the introduction of aluminium chassis and lighter plastic fairing.