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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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Fuel Economy Assistance Mode

At the push of a handlebar-mounted button, riders are able to activate the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode, switching the ECU to a leaner fuel map in which ignition timing and fuel injection prioritize fuel economy. Rather than engine

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K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS

K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS is an advanced brake system that links the front and rear brakes for stable braking.

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KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System)

KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) is a master key system that allows remote activation of the bike’s main switch and steering lock.

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KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) (1-Mode)

When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for rear wheel to break loose. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin (when the rear wheel turns faster than the front) that could result in the loss

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Monocoque Frame

The Kawasaki-original monocoque aluminum frame is a hollow box-style structure that travels over the engine to achieve a slim chassis design, and uses the engine as a fixed member to ensure the ideal rigidity balance.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continuously monitors tire air pressure while riding, adding to rider reassurance on long tours.

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  • Engine


    4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    84.0 x 61.0mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    DFI® with 40mm throttle bodies (4)


    TCBI with digital advance



  • Suspension

    Rake / Trail

    26.0°/4.4 in

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    43mm inverted, telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload/4.4 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Tetra-Lever with stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster/5.4 in

    Front Tire

    120/70 ZR-17

    Rear Tire

    190/50 ZR-17

    Ground Clearance

    4.9 in


    59.8 in

  • Totals

    Overall Length

    87.8 in

    Overall Width

    31.1/39.4 wo/w saddlebags

    Overall Height

    52.9 in/57.7 in (windshield down/up)

    Seat Height

    32.1 in

    Curb Weight

    690.2 lb (672.5 w/o saddlebags)

    Fuel Capacity

    5.8 gal

  • General

    Final Drive

    Tetra-Lever shaft drive

    Frame Type

    Monocoque Aluminum

    Color Choices

    Metallic Carbon Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, or 36 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Dual floating 310mm petal-style rotors with four-piston calipers, ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 270mm petal-style rotor, single-piston caliper, ABS

  • Guarantee


    36 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2020 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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