Kawasaki Motors Europe unveiled its latest addition to the Ninja family, the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja 7 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), marking a significant milestone in the world of motorcycle innovation.

  • While initially showcased as a prototype during EICMA 2022, the production version has undergone substantial refinements and enhancements over the past year.
  • As its nomenclature suggests, the Ninja 7 HEV incorporates a pioneering hybrid powertrain, blending traditional combustion and electric propulsion technologies.
  • The motorcycle is poised to challenge conventional perceptions of hybrid motorcycles, distinguishing itself as the world’s first mass-produced two-wheeler of its kind.

Powering the Ninja 7 HEV is a newly developed 451cc parallel twin combustion engine, offering riders the option of manual or automatic gear selection. In conjunction with this conventional powerplant, Kawasaki employs a 9-kilowatt traction motor powered by a 48-volt battery pack, forging a robust hybrid system.

This harmonious fusion of elements delivers a combined power output of 43.5 kilowatts (58.3hp), which can be further bolstered to a peak of 51.1 kW (68.5hp) when engaging the e-Boost feature, also featured on the fully electric 2024 Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 models.

Kawasaki emphasizes that the Ninja 7 HEV’s physical size and performance closely mirror that of a typical 650cc to 700cc combustion motorcycle, prompting the designation as the Ninja 7.

This nomenclature choice serves as a noteworthy departure from Kawasaki’s established naming conventions, underscoring the distinctive nature of this hybrid motorcycle while retaining its familial association.

In an effort to optimize handling and balance, Kawasaki has strategically centralized the mass within the motorcycle’s frame, as visually demonstrated in an accompanying animated diagram.

Although complete specifications are yet to be disclosed, Kawasaki has provided a glimpse of key features to expect on the Ninja 7 HEV:

  • Idle Stop Function: The combustion engine automatically halts when the motorcycle is stationary to conserve fuel, a feature that has been relatively uncommon in the motorcycle industry.
  • Automatic Launch Position Finder: This feature intuitively selects first gear when the bike comes to a standstill, ensuring readiness for immediate acceleration.
  • Walk Mode: Borrowed from the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1, Walk Mode offers a low-speed Reverse and Forward option, enhancing maneuverability.
  • Full-Color TFT Dash: The Ninja 7 HEV incorporates a full-color TFT dashboard, reminiscent of the layout found in the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1.
  • Ride Modes: Riders will have the flexibility to choose from three distinct riding modes: EV, Eco Hybrid, and Sport Hybrid.
  • Clutch-Less Operation: The motorcycle eschews a traditional clutch lever in favor of push-button shifting on the handlebar, enhancing ease of use.

As of the October 9, Kawasaki is yet to announced the official pricing for the Ninja 7 Hybrid.

Kawasaki Germany is releasing a specially built Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR WorldSBK Edition in its respective country.

  • Available in just 10 units, the ZX-10RR WorldSBK Edition not only feature Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) paint and graphics but also equipped with KRT’s variable air intake system similar to the current race bike ridden by Jonathan Rea. 
  • the main feature is the variable air intake currently used by KRT at the WorldSBK. 


Furthermore, the 998cc inline-four powertrain also received significant upgrades by KRT, including lightweight pistons and titanium connecting rods from Pankl Racing Systems. The engine is also fitted with racing camshafts, piston pins with DLC (diamond-like coating) and lightweight valve springs. In addition, KRT also threw in a set of Marchesini forged wheels. 

However, the piece de resistance is the variable air intake system used by KRT in the WorldSBK. The system allows greater airflow into the combustion chamber at determined high RPMs. 

As usual, the WorldSBK Edition will feature full KRT graphics including a numbered plaque on the tank. Customers will also received a special WorldSBK box filled with extra goodies including a laser-etched illustration of the bike and a customised key fob. 

According to Kawasaki Germany, the Ninja ZX-10RR WorldSBK Edition is priced at EUR33,145 (RM166k). 

Kawasaki kembali mencapai populariti di pasaran global sejak membuat langkah berani dengan memperkenalkan jentera 4-inline 250cc, Ninja ZX-25R. 

*Ninja ZX-25R

Pengeluar motosikal Jepun itu tidak berhenti disitu apabila turut mengembangkan barisan model ‘4-dapur’ apabila melancarkan Ninja ZX-4R secara rasminya pada awal tahun ini.  Selang beberapa bulan kemudian, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R itu turut diperkenalkan di pasaran Thailand dengan dua varian, Standard dan SE. 

Malaysia pula masih ketandusan model sulung menerusi Ninja ZX-25R namun kami tidak risau kerana pengedar rasmi, Edaran Modenas Sdn Bhd (EMOS) akan memperkenalkan motosikal tersebut tahun ini yang dijangka berlaku antara hujung bulan Ogos atau awal bulan September. 

*Ninja ZX-4R

Dalam perkembangan terbaru, kami difahamkan Ninja ZX-4R akan turut dibawa ke pasaran Malaysia. Berdasarkan info yang kami perolehi, Ninja ZX-4R itu dijangka akan diperkenalkan sekitar Suku Ketiga tahun depan (2024). 

Untuk rekod, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR ini dikuasakan enjin 399cc 4-stroke DOHC dengan penyejukan cecair yang menawarkan ‘rev limit’ lebih 15,000rpm. Kuasa enjin pula disalurkan kepada tayar belakang menerusi transmisi 6-kelajuan dengan bantuan klac basah. Platform tersebut berupaya menghasilkan 79.1hp dengan bantuan Ram-Air. 

Perkembangan terbaru ini pastinya merancakkan lagi pasaran motosikal tempatan dengan kehadiran motosikal 4-inline 400cc itu. 

Namun, sementara menanti ketibaan model tersebut, kami lebih teruja dengan pelancaran Ninja ZX-25R yang akan berlangsung tidak lama lagi. Ini kerana motosikal tersebut akan dipasang sepenuhnya disini dan akan dijual dibawah lencaran Modenas. 

*Versys 650

Terbaru, EMOS juga telah merasmikan pelancaran tiga model CKD 650cc menerusi Modenas Versys 650, Ninja 650 dan Z650. Ketiga-tiga model ini dijual dengan harga bawah RM40,000 sekaligus menghadirkan berita gembira buat peminat tempatan yang mahu merasaik jentera Jepun dengan harga lebih mesra. 

Apa pun, kita nantikan pengumuman rasmi dari pihak EMOS mengenai pelancaran model akan datang itu. 

Sejak pelancaran sulung di Indonesia, ramai yang masih ternanti-nanti akan ketibaan model itu disini.

Sebelum ini, Ketua Pegawai Operasi Edaran Modenas Sdn Bhd (EMOS), Roslan Roskan, telah pun memaklumkan bahawa Ninja ZX-25R akan dipasang di Malaysia dan akan dijenamakan sebagai Modenas.

Untuk rekod, EMOS telah beberapa kali mempamerkan Ninja ZX-25R kepada umum ketika di MotoGP Malaysia 2022 dan terbaru di Malaysia Autoshow 2023.  

Ketika itu, kami diberitahu Ninja ZX-25R akan dipasarkan sekitar pertengahan tahun ini. Terbaru, kami difahamkan bahawa Ninja ZX-25R itu akan dilancarkan secara rasmi sekitar September tahun ini. 

Sebelum ini juga kami dimaklumkan bahawa Ninja ZX-25R akan datang dengan dua varian, ZX-25R SE dan ZX-25RR dan akan dijual pada harga antara RM33k dan RM40k. 

Apa pun, nantikan pengumuman rasmi dari pihak EMOS sendiri. 

Kawasaki is preparing to launch an updated version of its Ninja ZX-6R in 2024, according to a recent listing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved road-going motorcycles list. 

  • the updated model will offer less power than the previous generation to meet the strict emission standard. 
  • expected to feature a longer final-drive gearing to accommodate the lower-revving engine.

While the new model will be less powerful than its predecessor, it will feature more advanced technology and improved emissions performance, making it more attractive to riders in Europe and other parts of the world that have seen the existing ZX-6R removed from the market due to emissions regulations.

The EPA document reveals that the new model, internally coded as “ZX636J” and “ZX636K,” will have a peak power output of 122 hp and a rev peak of 13,000 rpm, which is down from the 127 hp and 13,500 rpm of the previous model. 

The change in power is likely due to Kawasaki’s efforts to meet the latest Euro 5 emissions standards, which require a specific limit on “non-methane hydrocarbons” that is difficult for high-revving bikes to achieve.

To meet these standards, Kawasaki has likely reduced the engine’s outright revs and peak power, without compromising on its performance. 

The new model is expected to feature a longer final-drive gearing to accommodate the lower-revving engine, but will weigh around the same as the current model. This suggests that there won’t be wholesale alterations to the chassis, but rather more up-to-date styling and electronics upgrades, such as a color TFT instrument panel, IMU-assisted cornering ABS, wheelie control, launch control, and stability control.

The updated Ninja ZX-6R will face tough competition in a market that has shrunk considerably since its peak in the 1990s, but Kawasaki is hoping to leapfrog its aging Japanese rivals in terms of technology. 

While the drop in power may disappoint some riders, the new model’s improved emissions performance and advanced technology could make it a more attractive option for those looking for a high-performance supersport bike that meets the latest environmental standards.

On March 27, 2023, Kawasaki Indonesia finally launched the ZX-4RR, revealing claimed power figures of 79.1hp at 14,500 rpm (with Ram-Air). The bike also boasts listed torque of 37.4Nm at 12,500 rpm. 

  • the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR is the most powerful 400cc machine ever built. 
  • powering the ZX-4RR is a high-performance, in-line four-cylinder 399cc engine with advanced racing-inspired technology.

While it’s not uncommon for OEMs to tune the same model differently for different markets, the Indonesian version of the ZX-4RR has a slightly higher peak torque figure than the US version.

In a latest video, Kawasaki Indonesia showcased how the new Ninja ZX-4RR  is enough to get any adrenaline junkie’s heart racing. In the teaser video, titled “Top Speed Dyno Run,” features the ZX-4RR being tested on a dyno, reaching a top speed of 253 kilometers per hour in sixth gear.

Overall, the release of the ZX-4RR has been generating excitement among motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide. 

The bike’s high-revving engine and affordable price point make it an attractive option for riders looking for a high-performance motorcycle that won’t break the bank. 

Barisan model RS keluaran Kawasaki sememangnya cukup popular ekoran pengeluar motosikal Jepun itu mengekalkan DNA klasik yang pernah popular pada era 70an hingga 80an.

Hasilnya, model seperti Kawasaki Z900RS yang diinspirasikan daripada model Z1 kekal popular sejak diperkenalkan.

Populariti Z900RS juga membawa kepada Kawasaki menghasilkan Z650RS dalam usaha menembusi pasaran yang lebih luas terutamanya dalam memikat penunggang muda. 

Kawasaki juga sebelum ini didakwa bakal memperkenalkan Z400RS namun tiada perkembangan lanjut mengenai model itu setakat ini.

Bagaimanapun, laporan terbaru di Jepun mendakwa Kawasaki bakal memperkenalkan sebuah motosikal yang diilhamkan daripada GPZ900R.  Menurut laporan Young-Machine, model tersebut diberi nama GPZ900RS Ninja. 

Dijangka mengguna pakai platform 948cc 4-inline DOHC dengan penyejukan cecair yang sama pada Z900RS, GPZ900RS Ninja menawarkan reka bentuk yang mirip dengan jentera ikonik, GPZ900R yang dihasilkan Kawasaki dari 1984 hingga 2003. 

Bagaimanapun, berbanding enjin 908c empat-silinder yang terdapat pada GPZ900R menghasilkan 115hp dan 85Nm, enjin moden yang digunakan pada Z900RS menawarkan 111hp pada 8,500rpm dan 98Nm. Namun, belum dapat dikenal pasti sama ada Kawasaki akan menala semula enjin tersebut untuk digunakan pada GPZ900RS Ninja.

Tinjaun imej ‘render’ yang dikongsikan Young-Machine juga memaparkan beberapa komponen daripada Z900RS dikekalkan termasuk rim, suspensi dan kerangka.

Untuk rekod, Kawasaki GPZ900R turut dikenali sebagai model terawal Ninja dan turut dipopularkan filem Top Gun yang ditayangkan pada 1986. 

Meskipun pendedahan terbaru ini cukup menarik namun tiada kenyataan rasmi dibuat pihak Kawasaki setakat ini. Namun, mengambil kira dakwaan Young-Machine jarang sekali tersasar selama ini, kami menjangkakan projek GPZ900RS Ninja ini sedang giat dijalankan ketika ini. 

Tiga tahun lalu, sebuah syarikat aksesori motosikal di Jepun, DOREMI Collection pernah menghasilkan kit GPZ900R bagi model Z900RS. – Young-Machine

After months of speculation, Kawasaki has officially announced its latest sports bike line-up with the all-new Kawasaki ZX-4R. 

  • The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R is the latest inline-four screamer to join Team Green. 
  • The Ninja ZX-4R features the same high-tensile steel trellis frame as the ZX-25R. 

Available in three variants, ZX-4R, ZX-4R SE and ZX-4RR is powered by the firm all-new 399cc inline-four, water-cooled 4-stroke with DOHC unit that’s capable of pumping 79.1hp with Ram-Air. 

Similar to the ZX-25R, the 400cc screamer also offers a generous rev limit of over 15,000rpm and is fitted with the same trellis (high tensile steel) frame. 

Power is fed from the bike’s 15-litre fuel tank and is regulated by a 6-speed manual transmission with a final chain drive.

The suspension comes from Showa with SFF-BP forks at the front and a horizontal back-link at the rear. However, the suspension package is what sets the three variants apart, with the base model getting the SFF-BP forks as mentioned above, while the SE and RR feature front forks with preload adjustment. The RR is also equipped with Showa BFRC-lite rear shock similar to the one found on the ZX-10R. 

Braking is done via radial-mounted callipers mated to a dual 290mm front brake disc and a single 220mm disc at the rear. 

Electronic-wise, the Ninja ZX-4R features all-around LED lighting, Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), 4-power modes (Sport, Rain, Road and Rider), a two-way quickshifter (SE and RR) and a 4.3-inch LCD colour display with integrated ‘Track Mode’. 

According to Kawasaki USA, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R is confirmed for release in mid-2023 with an official selling price of USD 9,699 (RM41.3k). 

The all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R will make its way to the US as confirmed by latest type approval documents filed in the USA. 

  • The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R is due for launch in February. 
  • The 400cc inline-four is expected to makes 70hp. 

More importantly, the NInja ZX-4R is likely to be launched on February 1st, 2023 based on the latest teaser shared by Kawasaki USA, recently. 

While the documents don’t disclosed the bike’s styling in general, it is widely reported that the bike will look similar to the Ninja ZX-25R currently on sale in Asia. 

The documents also denotes ZX400PP and ZX400SP which possibly refers to the model type, in this case with and without ABS as claimed by

One thing for sure, we don’t have to wait for too long as the official launch is happening soon. 

The talk of a 400cc inline-four screamer has been around for some time, particularly after the introduction of the high-revving ZX-25R in 2020. 

There is no talk regarding how much power the ZX-4R might produce but reports suggest that it could hit around the 70hp mark, putting it on par with the Yamaha R7.

MODENAS buat julung kalinya menerima penarafan lima bintang MyMAP daripada Institut Penyelidikan Keselamatan Jalan Raya (MIROS) bagi motosikal MODENAS Ninja 250 ABS dan Z250 ABS.

Penarafan itu diberikan susulan kedua-dua model tersebut berjaya mencapai standard keselamatan yang ditetapkan MIROS termasuk sistem ABS, fungsi klac assist/slipper serta chasis yang ringan. 

Menurut MODENAS, MyMAP secara rasmi memberi penarafan

lima bintang kepada kedua-dua model ini sebaik proses penilaian dan audit selesai dijalankan pada Oktober lalu. 

Pada masa sama, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MODENAS, Roslan Roskan, kongsi rasa teruja dengan penarafan tersebut.

“Kami di MODENAS amat berbangga dengan pengiktirafan yang telah dianugerahkan pada kedua-dua model Modenas Ninja 250 dan Modenas Z250 versi ABS. 

“Kedua model ini merupakan motosikal pertama yang menerima penarafan 5 bintang MyMAP bagi segmen Naked Bike dan Sports Bike bersasaran 250cc. 

“Dengan itu, kami amat berharap para pembeli akan lebih cakna dalam membuat keputusan ketika membeli motosikal dana lebih mementingkan teknologi keselamatan yang ditawarkan pada setiap motosikal mereka,” jelasnya.

Untuk rekod, MODENAS Ninja 250 ABS dan Z250 ABS antara model yang dijenamakan semula daripada Kawasaki dan dipasang sepenuhnya kilang MODENAS di Gurun, Kedah.

MODENAS Ninja 250 ABS dan Z250 ABS dikuaskan platform ‘parallel-twin’ 249cc DOHC, dengan penyejukan cecair yang menghasilkan 36hp pada 12,500rpm dan 23Nm pada 10,000rpm.

Kedua-dua model ini dipasarkan pada harga RM20,500 dan RM19,500

Launched in 2020, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R was an instant hit in neighbouring Asian countries. 

  • Currently, the ZX-25R is only available in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
  • The Ninja ZX-25R makes 51hp and 22.9Nm of torque. 

Last year, the quarter-litre screamer got a new colourway in Indonesia, including Lime Green, Passion Red, Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Grey and Metallic Spark Black. 

Unfortunately, all other specifications remain unchanged. 

However, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R gets new equipment and electronic package for 2023, including a new RR trim, announced by Kawasaki Indonesia.

Priced at IDR129,900,000 (RM39k), the Ninja ZX-25RR features a new fully adjustable Showa SFF-BP 37mm front fork and adjustable horizontal back-link BFRC lite gas-charged shock. 

Also new on the 2023 model year is a new TFT instrument cluster replacing the semi-digital meter on the previous model. Thanks to the new dash, riders can now connect the bike to their smartphone via the Kawasaki Rideology app. 

In addition, Kawasaki also introduced a new exhaust system that now meets Euro 4 emission standards.

Other notable features include:

  • assist & slipper clutch
  • economical riding indicator
  • electronic throttle valve
  • KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)
  • KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)
  • power modes

Powering the 2023 Ninja ZX-25RR is an inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC mill displacing 249.8cc that produces 51hp @ 15,500rpm (with Ram Air) and 22.9Nm @ 14,500rpm.

Power goes through a 6-speed transmission with a claimed max speed of 197km/h. 

Kawasaki has introduced the traction control function on the 2023 Ninja 650 and Z650.

  • 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Z650 gains traction control.
  • Retains the same 649cc parallel-twin engine. 

While the same features are regarded as industry standard, this is the first time that traction control function is equipped on the Ninja and Z650.

The two motorcycle will feature three diferent Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) settings to meet the rider’s need.

In Mode 1, the KTRC system is more preserve while Mode 2 the intervention sets in earlier to deal with lower-traction situation especially riding on wet roads.

Also, users can turn off the traction control system entirely, allowing more fun factor especially on the track.

Riders can also access their preferred KTRC setting via the Bluetooth-enabled TFT instrument colour.

Nonetheless, the Ninja 650 and Z650 runs on the same 649cc parallel-twin engine capable of producing 67hp and 65Nm.

The bike is suspended by a non-adjustable 41mm telescopic fork and a horizontal back-link rear shock.


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