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A Series Of Kawasaki Returning Models In 2023


Kawasaki has announced the return of Sport, Retro Sport, Naked, Cruiser, Adventure Tourer and Dual Sport models to its motorcycle lineup. These 2023 motorcycles are expected to arrive at Kawasaki motorcycle Philippines dealers during the summer months. Here is a list of some return models. 

The models included in this list are Ninja 1000SX, Ninja 400 and 400 ABS, Z H2 and H2 SE, Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe, Z400 ABS,  Vulcan S and Vulcan 900 series, 1700 Voyager ABS, Versys-X300 and Versys-X300 ABS and  KLR650 range. 

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX returns with refined sporty handling, combining the power of a supersport with the feel of an upright sportbike and familiar Ninja styling. 

Ninja 1000SX has a liquid-cooled 1043cc in-line 4-cylinder engine, Kawasaki traction control, Kawasaki intelligent anti-lock braking system “KIBS”, Kawasaki quick gearshift, 4-speed TFT color meter fully 3 inch and electronic cruise control. 

Ninja 1000SX includes driver aids such as electronic cruise control and integrated ride modes that combine traction and power control, and it is compatible with the Kawasaki RIDEOLOGY THE app. 

This 2023 model will be offered in Matte Emerald  Green / Diablo Metallic  Black / Graphite Metallic  Gray colors starting at $13,199

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 vs 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS

Ideal for both experienced riders and new riders looking to upgrade from a low-displacement bike, the 2023 Ninja 400 sportbike offers the largest displacement in its class. 

Ninja 400 2023 has a 399cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine, power/assist clutch,  lightweight trellis frame, rear Uni-Trak suspension, semi-petal disc brakes 310 mm float and 2-piston calipers at the front and 220 mm petal-shaped discs and 1-piston calipers at the rear. 

The low seat height (30.9″), dual LED headlights and high-quality multifunction instrumentation make the Ninja 400 the perfect choice for riders looking to get into the sport. 

For 2023, the Ninja 400 and  Ninja 400 ABS are available in  Carbon Gray Metallic /  Matte Carbon Gray Metallic, Blizzard White Pearl / Carbon Gray Metallic  and  Magnetic Dark Gray Metallic / Matte Twilight Blue Metallic. The Ninja 400 starts at $5,299 and the Ninja 400 ABS is $5,699. 

Ninja 400 ABS KRT Edition is painted in Green/Ebony tones and starts at $5,899. The non-ABS Ninja 400 KRT version will be available in the same colors starting at $5,499. 

2023 Kawasaki Z H2 and 2023 Kawasaki Z H2 SE

The flagship model of the Kawasaki Z series, the 2023 Z H2 is equipped with a 998cc supercharged liquid-cooled, 6-speed liquid-cooled balanced transmission, a sliding / power-assisted clutch, a lightweight trellis frame and a power steering system. High-performance Showa suspension. Brake parts and brake calipers Brembo monobloc. 

The motorcycle also offers an electronic package based on IMU, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), electronic cruise control, integrated riding modes, fully digital TFT color device, smartphone connection via RIDEOLOGY THE APP and LED light. 

For 2023, the Z H2 is available in  Phantom Silver Metallic /  Carbon Gray Metallic and starts at $18,500. The Z H2 SE offers the same features as standard on the Z H2, with the addition of the Kawasaki Electronically Controlled Suspension System (KECS) with Skyhook EERA technology, which adapts to road conditions and driving in real-time, providing the ideal amount of damping by combining premium mechanical components with the latest electronic control technology and giving the driver a smoother ride as it continuously adapts to the pavement in real-time. 

For stopping power, the 2023 Z H2 SE will once again feature Brembo Stylema monobloc brake calipers,  Brembo front brake cylinders and steel braids. 

2023 Z H2 SE will be offered in Matte Graphene Steel Gray Metallic  / Ebony / Mirror Coated Black starting at $20,700. 

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe

Classic sports bikes Kawasaki Z900RS revive the classic style of the original Z1 900 motorcycle. 

Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe 2023 have 948cc, liquid-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder engines, power/assist clutch, rear-link horizontal rear suspension, authentic classic styling, iconic teardrop fuel tank, refined stainless steel exhaust system,  LED Headlight ring and bullet analog dial. 

For 2023, the Z900RS is offered in  Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Imperial Red paint colors starting at $11,949. The Z900RS Cafe adds cafe-racer styling with a front hood, special saddle and drop-down handlebars, and is available in Metallic Diablo Black with a starting price of $12,399. 

2023 Kawasaki Z400 ABS

Described in the 2018 Rider First Ride review as  “Ninja 400 with flat handlebars and no paddles”, the Kawasaki Z400 ABS naked bike features a liquid-cooled parallel twin engine, power-assisted clutch/ 399cc power, streetfighter styling,  lightweight chassis,  upright seating position,  low seat height (30.9 in) and standard ABS. 

For 2023, the Z400 ABS is available in Graphene Gunmetal Matte Metallic  / Sparkle Black Metallic and  Robotic White Pearl / Graphene Gunmetal Matte Metallic starting at $5,399.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S, 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS, as well as 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe

The Kawasaki Vulcan S sports cruiser is designed to accommodate a wide range of riders not only due to the reported initial curb weight of just under 492 lbs, but also the proprietary Ergo-Fit sizing system, which includes Includes 18 possible configurations for handlebars, footrests and seats. 

Both bikes have a  liquid-cooled DOHC 649cc tandem chassis and sports car-derived suspension. The 2023 Vulcan S Cafe is also equipped with tri-color paint, the iconic tank emblem, sporty stripes and a dark windshield spoiler. 

For 2023, the Vulcan S comes in  Metallic Flat Spark Black starting at $7,349, the Vulcan S ABS  in Pearl Matte Sage Green / Metallic Flat Spark Black starts at $7,899, and the Vulcan S Cafe is available in Pearl Storm Gray / Ebony starts at $8,099. 

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT and 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom  

In our “Mid-Class Passenger Car” comparison test, which includes the Vulcan 900 Classic LT,  EIC racer Greg Drevendstedt wrote, “Courses are all about style and feel. The look of a cruiser is just as important as its sound and feel. 

All three  2023 Vulcan 900 cruiser models have a 903cc V-twin engine, fuel injection, liquid cooling, and a low  (26.8 inch) saddle. 

Vulcan 900 Classic features a rider footpeg with heel/toe shifter, tank mount and 180mm rear tyre. The Vulcan 900 Classic LT includes a standard passenger seat with a backrest, leather saddlebags and a height-adjustable windshield. The Vulcan 900 Custom features wide towbars and front-mounted footpegs, a low center of gravity for easy handling, custom styling with a teardrop fuel tank, slanted parallel pipes and striped wheels. 

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