The 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX

Pictures have surfaced on-line of the great looking Kawasaki Z1000SX.

A very road focused sports-bike with great, why don’t we see more of this, options such as an adjustable screen.  Very much a sports-bike for everyday use, most likely plenty powerful and fun to ride, but not the in the road-going missile class.

With so many fantastic bikes out there at the minute or just on the horizon, why the hell do people buy cars!

For more images head over to Italian web site


2011 Kawasaki Z750R Official Video

Kawasaki’s new Z750R, due to arrive in 2011, has a lot of good things going for it.  The ‘R’ version has some design tweaks and new fully adjustable forks, a new revised rear shock bolted to an aluminium swing arm, a blah blah blah.  You don’t need to know any of this to start saving your $/£/€, all you need is the video, and damn kawasaki make good videos!

Kawasaki says of the bike “The Z750R is an impressive package. It has been designed to take the handling, braking and overall specification of the hugely popular Z750 to a totally new level, justifying the exclusive R status of our new mid-weight naked contender for the coming year,” and in case you do want some more information the spec for the new Z750R includes;

  • High-grade, sharper front cowl
  • Multi-piece cowl construction
  • Sharper, more aggressive, multi-facet design
  • Luxurious two-tone colouring
  • Front fender with new fork guard portions
  • Sharper turn signals
  • Sporty R-model instrumentation
  • Front suspension offers more precise adjustability
  • Both sides feature rebound adjustability (vs only one side on Z750)
  • 41 mm inverted fork
  • Preload adjustable
  • Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with piggyback reservoir also offers increased
  • cooling performance
  • High-quality sculpted aluminium swingarm
  • Radial-mount 4-piston calipers
  • Radial-pump brake master cylinder
  • Steel-braided brake lines (front and rear)
  • Thicker front petal discs

The New Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Teaser

Kawasaki has launched a teaser web site for the newest version of its Ninja ZX-10R.

The site features a brief promo movie and a sketch of the World Super Bike model, and if the road version looks anything like it we’re in for a treat.

The bike looks so sharp you could cut yourself on it!  Keep an eye on the for more developments by clicking here

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Featured Club – Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club – Bangor Section

We’ve already added them to the UK Bike Club section of the site earlier in the week, but a bigger shout-out is due for the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club – Bangor Section.  RTWW Editor Nick met the club at the Fallen Heroes event last Sunday which VJMC had stopped at during their ride out to the Ards Peninsula.   You’ll find their web site at where the club has tech sections, contact details, and news of ride outs.  RTWW wishes them all the best for the future and if you are the owner of a vintage Japanese machine RTWW would highly reccomend you seek out VJMC.

VJMC’s next meeting is on May 10th 2010 at the Byransburn Inn, Bangor, Co.Down, at 8pm.  New members always very welcome.

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Kawasaki Day! Part 2 – The Versys 2010

Our second Kawasaki offering for today
is the restyled Versys, again due in early 2010. The ‘jack of all
trades’ bike falls into the sports tourer category and is already
highly regarded as a consummate all rounder.

The well thought of commuter, tourer,
and simply get on and go bike, gets reworked body panels and
headlights for the new year as a simple refresh of the existing
model. The basic bike spec isn’t being altered it would seem but
then the old adage, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ would apply.

This blogger is hoping for a lower seat
option as he unfortunately is a member of the short-arse biker club,
and would definitely consider the Versys as a ‘work’ bike… if my
feet aren’t dangling.

Check out the Kawasaki Versys promo
video below..

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It’s Kawasaki Day! Part 1 – The Z1000

We’re having a bit of a Kawasaki day
today here on the Ride The Wild Wind Blog, and are going to give you
some video teasers for two upcoming models from the Japanese company.

First up is the new Z1000 which will be
making an appearance in 2010. This newly engineered model is
promising a lot of fun, and if the video is anything to go by looks
like it will deliver. Aggressive styling, great noises, and suitably
high-tech readouts make for a mouthwatering package, hopefully test
rides will confirm the hype the video delivers.

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