October 31, 2001
|Date of creation||1896|
|Famous riders||James Stewart Jr.|
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese company famous for making motorcycles, among other things. The company is famous both for its entry level sportsbike, the Ninja 250R, as well as having the reputation for breaking world records, such as the Mach III (Fastest production bike at that time), the GPZ900R (Which was the most powerful production motorcycle at that time), the Z1 (Most powerful 4 cylinder 4 stroke engine when it was new.), the ZX-11 (Which was the fastest production motorcycle for 6 years), the ZX-14 (Most powerful production bike when it was released), and the Kawasaki H2 (Most powerful production bike). The color green became a signature color for the company, which was initially used for its racing models. James Stewart Jr., the current World and National AMA Supercross champion, rides for Kawasaki, and in 2007, the champions of the Supercross, Supercross Lites West, and Supercross Lites East championships all rode for Kawasaki.
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Dual Purpose/Off road
Entry level sportsbikes
- Ninja 250R (Current)
Mid level sportsbikes
- Ninja ZX-6R (Current)
- Ninja ZX-10R Ninja ZX-10R (Current)
- Ninja ZX-14 (Current)
Cruiser and touring motorcycles