Friday News - 17 November


17 November

Kawasaki doubles its Hybrid offer with new Z model

Kawasaki adds original Ninja colourways to 2024 model line

WIN a set of Kawasaki Christmas decorations!

Kawasaki doubles its Hybrid offer with new
Z model

Harnessing the same innovative, unique* and ground-breaking technology as its fully faired sibling, the 2024 Z7 Hybrid is a naked style bike – or should that be bikes? as it is effectively three machines in one thanks to electric power allied to hybrid and internal combustion technologies.

With two power sources, a 43.5kw max power 451cc water-cooled four-stroke twin cylinder internal combustion engine and a 9kw maximum rated electric traction motor, the latest (and most technically advanced) – Z is ready for what the city, the suburbs and countryside can challenge it with … plus come back for more!

Calling out its strong hybrid** credentials, the Z7 Hybrid can operate in three ways. As a full EV with automatic transmission, the machine is suitable for zero emission zones and can operate for up to 12kms on electric only before the internal combustion engine seamlessly provides battery charge – remember this is a true Hybrid so the machine recharges itself.

In Eco-Hybrid mode, the electric motor works in harmony with the internal combustion engine providing a “best of both worlds” solution offering the choice of either six speed automatic transmission or manual gear selection via “up and down” paddles on the left handlebar – which, naturally, features no clutch lever. A “walk mode” is also a feature for ease of manoeuvring and parking plus selectable auto engine stop at standstill reflecting current automotive thinking. 

Finally, sports mode unleashes the full performance potential of both the electric and gasoline motors with the addition of an “E-Boost” function (via a paddle switch on the right handlebar) that effectively harnesses all the potential power available in a short five second burst for litre class acceleration from a standing start or truly impressive thrust while riding. Matched to a potential for fuel economy in the 250cc class category, the Z7 Hybrid truly represents the best of both worlds and looks set to change the game.

Relying on the same trellis type chassis layout and running gear as the Ninja 7 Hybrid, the 'Sugomi' styled Z7 Hybrid opens up a new world in the naked class sector while doubling the Strong Hybrid offer from Kawasaki in the market from one to two machines. Expected to be on sale during the Spring of 2024, the Z 7 Hybrid moves Kawasaki firmly to centre stage in the constantly evolving universe of powered-two-wheeler technology.

Colours Z 7 Hybrid:

  • Metallic Bright Silver/Metallic Matte Lime Green/Ebony
  • Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Grey/Ebony/Metallic Graphite Grey

*1 Mass production models (excluding scooters) from a major power sports manufacturer as of October 6, 2023, per Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. research. 
**2 Strong hybrid systems combine an internal combustion engine (ICE) with an electric motor for powerful riding, and because of their large battery capacity they are able to run on electricity alone.

Kawasaki adds original Ninja colourways to 2024 model line

Reimagining the famous 1985 Ninja 900 colours for a today's riding generation, the new season line will now include 40th Anniversary Editions of the Ninja 1000SX and Ninja 650, resplendent in black, silver and red livery redolent of early USA market Ninja models retailed in Europe under the GPz brand name.

The unmistakable two-tone Firecracker Red and Ebony colours are inspired by the 1985 Kawasaki GPZ900R with the colour of the silver line separating the red and ebony panels carefully selected to match the brightness of the original.

Additionally, on top of the fuel tank, a 40th anniversary emblem sit proudly. Designed in a style similar to a championship sticker and reminiscent of the 1980s racing scene, the outline of the “Ninja” logo was reproduced using the original designs while the “Liquid-Cooled” logo used elsewhere symbolises the transition from air-cooled to liquid-cooled engines in the late 80s.Attention to detail abounds with the eye-catching addition of silver-coloured wheel rim tape representing the texture of the machined wheels of the 1980s.

Predicted to be a highly popular and collectable iteration of the Ninja family, all 40th Edition models will be available in showrooms alongside a vibrant range of standard colourways for the 2024 season.

Making the future a feature of today, Kawasaki hopes that a new generation of riders will enjoy and celebrate four decades of Ninja in the nest way possible; on the open road at the controls of an iconic sports machine. 

Club November Competition

To help get you into the Christmas mood, we're giving away a set of Kawasaki Christmas ornaments to one lucky member who can tell us the answer to our November Club Competition question... Which product ranges are these Kawasaki Christmas ornaments based on?

A ) Motorcycle, Jetski and ATV

B ) Mule, Jetski and Motorcycle
C ) Motocross, Jetski and ATV

If you think you know the answer, submit your answer via the Club Kawasaki online forum to be in with a chance of winning. The November competition is open from 17th November until 30th November where one winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries. The winner will be emailed and their username will be announced in the Friday News email on 1st December. Hint... if you're not sure what the answer is, check out our full range of Christmas products here:

Club Magazine

You should have received the latest copy of the Club Magazine in the post this week. This issue includes an array of exciting articles such as:

  • The new 2024 model range
  • The top voted biker-friendly cafes in the UK
  • 40th Anniversary celebration models ahead of their unveil at Motorcycle Live tomorrow - Club member exclusive! 

As always, we value your feedback on our magazine and its content, please get in touch and let us know your thoughts - your opinion matters to us!

Motorcycle Live 2023

Motorcycle Live 2023 returns to The NEC tomorrow, the show is open from the 18th November until 26th November from 10am - 5pm each day and we can't wait to see you there! 

Visitors will be able to see the complete range of 2024 motorcycles. This includes the new Ninja ZX-4RR, ZX-6R, and Eliminator alongside popular models such as the entry-level Ninja and Z 125, the retro-inspired Z650RS and Z900RS, and the Versys 1000 range. The exciting Z e-1 and Ninja e-1 electric machines will also be on display, with more new announcements ahead of the Show.

Race fans are going to be well-catered for once again, with racing announcements and interviews being conducted throughout the nine-day event while the FS-3 Racing British Superbike duo of Jason O'Halloran and Max Cook will be revealing their 2024 livery live on the stand. Fresh from announcing the exciting new Kawasaki British Superteen Championship, we have teamed up with Moto Trainer Simulator to create the “Kawasaki Superteen Challenge”. Using four Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RRs, the simulator will let visitors go head-to-head, with daily prizes on offer for our winners! 

If all that wasn't enough, we'll also welcome our wide range of experience partners, including the California Superbike School and Kawasaki MX Experience, to the stand, showcasing their machines and chatting with guests. Official Kawasaki clothing and merchandise will be available from our shop where all Club members will be able to enjoy a 10% discount, perfect for those looking for a special Christmas present for the bikers in their life. 

Once again, we are looking forward to welcoming our Club Kawasaki members to our stand. All members and their guests are invited to join us in our hospitality suite to escape the hustle and bustle of the Show and enjoy our free refreshments.

Lastly, don't miss out on an opportunity to top up your Challenge points... if you take a selfie on the stand and submit it for the Club Challenge you will gain 30 points!


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