Keeping it green…

It’s been an incredibly busy few days at EICMA with every manufacturer unveiling some stunning new machines at the annual event’s centenary celebration.

Tuesday saw the turn of the green meanies, as Kawasaki impressively launched five new models – the new and improved 1400 GTR, the world’s first 300cc Supernaked – the Z300, a new entry level Supersport machine in the form of the Ninja 250L, its sister machine – the Z250SL Supernaked and…. the jewel in their crown, the supercharged road going Ninja H2.

Kawasaki 1400GTR2015 1400GTR

Characterised by impressive Supersport credentials and comfortable long-distance touring potential, the 2015 model builds on its predecessor to offer maximum comfort along with engine and chassis improvements for increased riding pleasure.

The new model comes equipped with a powerful VVT in-line four engine – with a superb spread of immense torque and power. A new aerodynamically optimised wind-screen plus an ergonomically sculpted supportive seat and some great additional genuine accessory options further enhance the comfort of this stunning machine.

Enhancing the rider friendly character of the GTR further, a Keyless ignition, KTRC advanced traction control, Tyre Pressure Monitors, power mode settings an Economical Riding Indicator and adjustable heated handlebar grips offer massive adjustability. A 12V DC outlet allows you to charge a mobile phone or GPS on the go and the handy glove box with an electromagnetic lock offers safe storage of small items.

Kawasaki Z3002015 Z300

The latest addition to the green family is the Z300, the world’s first 300cc Supernaked and destined to be a significant contender in the entry-level class.

Based on the success of the Ninja 300, the Z300 fills a void in the growing motorcycle segment as it combines both Z style and Ninja performance. At the heart of the machine is the same highly-regarded fuel-injected 296 cm3 Parallel Twin power plant that features in the Ninja 300. Other key features include the dual throttle valves which deliver strong power and torque at all rpm and an Assist and Slipper Clutch that reduces clutch lever effort and facilitates slicker down changes.

The dynamic riding potential of the new Z300 offers maximum urban excitement, while a flat and wide handlebars facilitates active rider control to deliver superb ride comfort in the city and smooth, stable handling when sport riding.

Ninja 250SL

2015 Ninja 250SL

This 4-stroke single cylinder engine in a trellis frame is Kawasaki’s latest entrant to the Supersport arena. With competitive performance, quick, nimble handling and aggressive ergonomics, it is a lighter, approachable alternative to physically larger and heavier machines in its class. The sporty suspension works in harmony with the optional ABS braking system for safety and confidence.The instrument panel is easy to read and complements the racing look of the Ninja 250SL.

Z250L2015 Z250SL

Powered by a 249cc 4-stroke Single cylinder engine mounted in a trellis frame, the newest Z is designed for the sports-minded urban commuter. A new entry level Supernaked, it appeals to those who crave excitement with its sharp and aggressive Sugomi styling.  At the heart of the Z250SL is a single cylinder 4-stroke engine with great power delivery.

Ninja H22015 Nina H2

Arguably the most media focused launch of the year, the stunning Ninja H2R Supercharged track-only motorcycle has been followed up with the street focused Ninja H2 model. With the vast majority of engine and chassis components common to both machines, the road-ready Ninja H2 uses an entirely “in-house” designed and constructed centrifugal type supercharger.

With a power figure rated at 200bhp for the Ninja H2, it is capable of class leading levels of hyperbike performance. Delivering a considerable advantage in terms of phenomenal acceleration across the power range from tick-over to the red line, the supercharger has been tuned to offer the widest spread of available power at any revs and in any gear. A whole host of electronic rider aids such as KTRC traction control, advanced KIBS anti-lock brakes and even switchable engine braking functions make this one of the most exciting machines ever to grace a showroom floor.

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