Our mission is to give riders optimal control of the high-performance powersport vehicles we produce. We seek to deliver the joys and thrills of riding motorcycles, side x sides and personal watercrafts in a truly innovative way. With every machine we develop, we strive to set next-level industry standards while equipping riders with state-of-the-art performance advantages offered only by Kawasaki.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
From our first motorcycle engine in 1950, we have continually pursued new technologies with every high-performance engine since.
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ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) maintains the speed set by the rider, but adjusts the vehicle speed to maintain a suitable following distance from the vehicle in front.
Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.
Dual Injectors, each with a distinct role, operate at different rpm ranges, to deliver both quick response and increased high-rpm power.
Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.
The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favorable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.
Electronic Cruise Control allows vehicle speed to be fixed. Rider support technology that helps reduce rider fatigue on long trips and contributes to increased touring comfort.
Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.
Fuel Economy Assistance Mode is a rider selectable mode that switches the ECU to a leaner fuel map, prioritizing fuel economy to enable a longer touring range.
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control allows riders to set engine braking according to preference.
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) oversees multiple engine and chassis electronic management systems to facilitate smooth cornering.
KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) optimizes acceleration from a stop by electronically managing engine output to minimize wheel spin.
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Kawasaki's advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a wide range of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) offers rider reassurance by reducing rear wheel spin on various surfaces.
Launch Control Mode is a motocross-use start mode that helps riders get the holeshot by minimizing wheel spin off the start.
Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.
S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control) is a racing technology-based predictive traction control system designed to help riders push harder on the racetrack by maximizing acceleration.
Smartphone connectivity contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.
Sound tuning enhances the exhilaration a Kawasaki motorcycle offers by complementing the sensations the rider feels with a carefully crafted auditory component.
CHASSIS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Durable and long-lasting platforms are the direct result of our advanced engineering, exhaustive testing and continuous pursuit of superior reliability, safety and performance.
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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) modulates brake fluid pressure when wheel lock occurs, contributing to rider reassurance.
BSD (Blind-Spot Detection) monitors the bike’s surroundings and alerts the rider to presence of a vehicle approaching in the rider’s blind spot.
Cornering lights provide supplemental illumination when cornering, creating a wider illuminated path in the direction the bike is heading.
ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.
ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) causes the brake light to flash during hard braking, calling attention to the bike’s quick deceleration.
FCW (Forward Collision Warning) warns the rider when the system determines that continuing at the current speed may result in a collision with the vehicle in front.
Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralization.
Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling program, input from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.
K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS is an advanced brake system that links the front and rear brakes for stable braking.
KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension) adapts to road and riding conditions in real time, providing the ideal amount of damping called for.
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.
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.
Kawasaki SPIN is a smartphone-based infotainment app that enables various third-party applications to be downloaded and mirrored on the cockpit’s TFT display.
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.
Kawasaki’s original silver-mirror paint uses a layer of silver to create a highly reflective, glasslike metal appearance.
The Smart Regulator is a highly efficient regulator for small-displacement models, offering increased fuel economy by minimizing power drain to the generator.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continuously monitors tire air pressure while riding, adding to rider reassurance on long tours.