In recognition of the introduction of the Kawasaki Ninja 4 a long time in the past, Kawasaki is releasing the 2024 Ninja fortieth Anniversary Version bikes. A particular Ninja ZX-7-inspired colorway will probably be obtainable on the Ninja ZX-4RR ABS, Ninja ZX-6R ABS, Ninja ZX-10R ABS, and Ninja ZX-14R ABS. All bikes will probably be obtainable in winter 2023.
Kawasaki stated that within the 40 years for the reason that bike’s inception, “the Ninja moniker has turn into probably the most recognizable motorbike names within the trade. Since first arriving on the scene in 1984, and formally rebranding the well-known GPz900R, the Kawasaki Ninja model of bikes proceed as an example the pursuit of excessive efficiency in each displacement class.”
Embracing Kawasaki’s pursuit of innovation on the racetrack, the Ninja ZX-7 turned the model’s flagship within the FIM Endurance World Championship, discovering its method to the highest step of the rostrum in 1991, 1992, and 1993. Within the U.S., Kawasaki continued its championship run in AMA Superbike, including 4 further titles in 1990, 1992, 1996, and 1997 to make 9 total championships within the sequence. In 1993, Kawasaki rider Scott Russell captured the WorldSBK Championship aboard his Ninja ZX-7R.
A specifically reproduced three-color livery will probably be discovered on every fortieth Anniversary Version mannequin, with a big “Kawasaki” emblem on the fairings. All logos featured on the motorbike are reproduced from unique drawings, and the varied different parts have been specifically designed to convey again recollections of the Ninja ZX-7 sequence’ checklist of wins.
A particular fortieth Anniversary emblem designed to resemble a championship sticker will be discovered on the highest of the gasoline tank, and the displacement numbers featured on the tail cowl are primarily based on the fonts used within the ’80s and ’90s. Finishing the enduring throwback look are specifically painted lime inexperienced wheels on all fashions; a silver-painted body and swingarm on the Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja ZX-6R, and Ninja ZX-4RR; and gold-painted entrance fork outer tubes on the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS fortieth Anniversary Version
The 2024 Ninja ZX-14R supersport will return to dealership flooring only for this particular fortieth anniversary celebration. The bike contains a liquid-cooled 1,441cc inline-4 with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder, a 6-speed gearbox, and a slip/help clutch. It’s geared up with two energy modes and a three-mode Kawasaki TRaction Management (KTRC) system that may simply be turned on or off with switches.
The Ninja ZX-14R additionally options stainless steel-braided clutch and brake strains; Brembo 4-piston monobloc calipers paired with twin 310mm floating entrance discs; a 43mm inverted fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression, and 15-way rebound damping adjustment and providing 4.6 inches of journey; and a completely adjustable bottom-link Uni-Trak and gas-charged shock with 4.9 inches of journey.
The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS fortieth Anniversary Version will begin at $17,249.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS fortieth Anniversary Version
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R supersport has carried Kawasaki to seven FIM Superbike World Championships (WorldSBK) since 2013. The Ninja ZX-10R has a 998cc inline-4 with 4 valves per cylinder and paired with Kawasaki Cornering Administration Operate (KCMF), Bosch IMU, Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Management (S-KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Management Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Clever anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Engine Brake Management, Kawasaki Fast Shifter (KQS), Öhlins digital steering damper, and energy modes.
An aluminum twin-spar body, Showa Stability Free Entrance Fork (BFF), and horizontal back-link rear suspension with a Showa Stability Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock have been developed with expertise straight from Kawasaki’s WorldSBK manufacturing facility racers and contribute to the Ninja ZX-10R’s cornering efficiency and light-weight dealing with. Colour TFT instrumentation with smartphone connectivity through Rideology the App and digital cruise management additional add to the comfort.
The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS fortieth Anniversary Version will begin at $19,149.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ABS fortieth Anniversary Version
For the 2024 lineup, Kawasaki welcomed the return of the class-leading Ninja ZX-6R ABS supersport motorbike, which contains a 636cc inline-4 with DOHC engine, a 6-speed gearbox, and a slip/help clutch. Revised cam profiles provide higher low-rpm efficiency and assist meet stricter emission requirements. One other replace to assist meet emission requirements is a revised structure for the header pipes.
The brakes stay twin 310mm entrance discs with twin radial-mounted 4-piston monoblock calipers up entrance with a single 220mm disc within the rear. New for mannequin 12 months 2024 are the spherical disc brakes changing the petal discs. The suspension additionally stays unchanged, together with the 41mm Showa SFF-BP fork and Uni-Trak shock which can be adjustable for preload, compression, and rebound damping.
Different options embrace the Kawasaki Fast Shifter (KQS), Kawasaki Clever anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), selectable energy modes mixed with Kawasaki TRaction Management (KTRC), a multifunction LCD display, and a pressed-aluminum perimeter body.
We examined the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R at Ridge Motorsports Park close to Olympia, Washington, and referred to as it “an extremely well-balanced machine for unwinding twisty roads and racetracks. It has sufficient energy to excite however not overwhelm.”
The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ABS fortieth Anniversary Version will begin at $12,649.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR ABS fortieth Anniversary Version
The Ninja ZX-4R boasts a brand new liquid-cooled 399cc inline-4 with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder. It has a light-weight, compact trellis body, a quickshifter, 4-piston radial-mount monoblock entrance calipers squeezing 290mm semi-floating discs, a 37mm inverted Showa SFF-BP (Separate Operate Fork – Massive Piston) fork with adjustable preload and 4.7 inches of journey, and a completely adjustable horizontal back-link Showa BFRC (Stability Free Rear Cushion) Lite shock with 4.9 inches of journey.
We examined the 2023 Ninja ZX-4RR at Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California, and our reviewer stated: “It’s value reiterating how a lot of a gigglefest it’s to hammer a modestly powered however light-weight sportbike round a racetrack, even for riders with a long time of expertise on high-powered literbikes. And for many who could be taking to the monitor for the primary time, a sporting motorbike just like the ZX-4RR is a perfect device to discover ways to do it correctly.“
The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR fortieth Anniversary Version ABS will begin at $10,299.
For extra info, go to the Kawasaki web site.