May 11, 2020

KAWASAKI’s monstrous, mental, mind-blowing, mean, magnificent Z H2 Supercharged naked

Article by Dave Cilliers / ZA Bikers There was another Kawasaki H2 once. The year was 1974 and the H2 model name hung on a 750cc, three-cylinder 2-stroke triple that first made its appearance in 1972. Cycle magazine in the US referred to the original H2 as “a rooster with a fire in its tail […]

May 4, 2020

Kawasaki Z900 – The legend lives on!

Article by Dave Cilliers / ZA Bikers The Z900 story began a long time ago. Kawasaki stunned the world back in 1972 with the introduction of the meanest motorcycle ever made when they launched their legendary Z1. As was the custom back then, manufacturers came to market with something raw and untamed, then toned it […]

May 3, 2020

Kawasaki Z650 [ABS] – The spirit of Z gets even better

Article by Dave Cilliers / ZA Bikers Prior to lockdown, we were on a serious “green” diet. First up we sampled the new “SUGOMI” styled and spirited Z900, then we got to spend some time with the upgraded Z650. To cap it all we then put the all-conquering Z H2 through its paces. All these […]

February 21, 2020

First Ride: The 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 Hyper-Naked

Article by Philippe Guillaume / ZA Bikers Kawasaki has a long history of mad, powerful and politically incorrect motorcycles. Back in the day, bikes like the Z1, H2 Mach IV, GPZ750 Turbo and ZZR1100 were the ones to have—for any rider who actually had the guts to ride them. As the 21st century brings with […]

February 18, 2020

Chief Accountant – the 2019 Kawasaki ZX-10R

Article by Braam Smit / ZA Bikers You may look at the title to this story “Chief Accountant” and wonder what it means. Well, for one thing, accountants love numbers and statistics. They love to look at the bottom line and draw conclusions from that. In this regard, the Kawasaki ZX-10R story makes for some […]

April 18, 2019

Kawasaki Z400: The Green Hornet

Article by Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers On the dark side of Japan, there’s a group that rule the streets and they go by the name of “The Z Gang”. This notorious group of street fighters live and breathe the Sugomi lifestyle, which translates to something wild, something fierce and ready to pounce on its […]

July 24, 2018

The 2018 Ninja 400 SE – The Ninja Family is Getting Bigger

The smallest member of the Ninja family started it’s life as a 250cc, grew to 300, and now, with styling inspired by the championship-winning ZX-10R and the Ninja H2, enter the new Kawasaki Ninja 400 SE. The Ninja 400 is not a face lifted Ninja 300. It has received new brakes, suspension, chassis, rider geometry, […]

July 2, 2018

Super Charged Dexterous

Back in 1971, when I was still very much in Bag-dad, Kawasaki set the world ablaze with the introduction of the fastest production motorcycle ever; the H2. A two-stroke (those smokey engines) with a 7 500 rpm redline, which was high for the time, and a 1:1 horsepower-to-weight ratio. It would send inexperienced riders wheelie-ing […]

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