Tag Archive for Kawasaki

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The Hottest Bikes of 2018 at EICMA

With steaming hangovers from a night of debauchery in Milan (thanks Tom), we rolled into the EICMA show feeling like a pair of Honda Deauvilles on a superbike grid. We needn’t have worried though, as the world’s largest moto-only show didn’t disappoint – a blend of fresh lines, wiz-bang technology and Milanese ladies awaited.   After the Euro4 floodgates opened… Read more →

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Video: EICMA Highlights

44T was live on the frontline at EICMA in Milan – the world’s biggest dedicated motorcycle exhibition – and spent a few days capturing 2017’s finest machinery and a feast of juicy, dubplate gossip for you guys to dribble over. We could have devoted an entire channel to what was displayed but here are some of our highlights. I think… Read more →

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Video: 44Tour – A Day To Forget – EP03

If you haven’t already subscribed to our YouTube channel, then why not? You’re missing out on dubplate video releases on the UK’s fastest-growing channel and, with reviews like, “the motorcycling equivalent of Porn Hub,” and “what a pair of hoofwanking bungletwats,” what are you waiting for? Anyway, here’s the latest episode of our 44Tour series: Yamaha’s R1 versus Kawasaki’s ZX-10R. In… Read more →

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Video: R1 v ZX-10R – 44Tour Episode 01

There isn’t a better, more thorough method of testing sportsbikes than riding 1000 European road miles in every possible condition followed by two days of balls-deep circuit appraisal – garnished with mates for the full flavour. Here’s the first episode of our eagerly anticipated Yamaha R1 v Kawasaki ZX-10R: several hundred miles from the UK to Limoges ruined by torrential… Read more →

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Video: Enduro with Mick Extance

Other than a last-minute trek to Spain for a trackday and spanking a grand in the process, there aren’t many ways to enjoy two wheels at this time of year in the UK. Save for minimotos (the less said about that the better), pit biking or other child’s toys that can be ridden indoors, only off-roading is a viable two-wheeled… Read more →

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Kawasaki Concept SC 01

Not content with bragging the world’s most powerful production bike in the H2R, Kawasaki has today unveiled this Concept SC 01 at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show. The Big K has also unwrapped fresh supercharged technology for 2016, and something tagged the ‘Rideology’ strategy aimed at the future. It certainly sounds like forced induction is a concrete path for Kawasaki.… Read more →

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MOTOBUM, CLUBNEXT or Y’s distraction Dog House?

That is the question. It’s that time of year again when us Westerners trawl though the Suzuka 8hr entry list, pick out our favourite team names and try not to induce a hernia. Team Hooters, TEAM FRONTIER, Honda Blue Helmets and OTOBUM with Ishigaki Island Tuna Racing join the headliners in entertaining squad names. 84 teams are lapping for qualifying… Read more →

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When 326bhp isn’t enough…

Hidden amongst the plethora of talent displayed at the NEC last week was this stealth beauty. To celebrate 30 years of Ninja, Kawasaki UK has been working with Jarrod ‘Jack’ Frost and his Holeshot Racing armoury to create a turbocharged ZX-10R. The H2R and its dyno spectacle may have stolen the limelight at Motorcycle Live, but the £50,000 blower would… Read more →

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GANNET Kawasaki H2

  The internet is rife with shoddy renderings of concept bikes and innovative, bastardised stylisations, but there is the occasional gem: like this GANNET-designed Kawasaki H2. The supercharged, trellis-framed monster blew everyone’s back door off when Kawasaki unveiled it in Cologne, and GANNET has added another flavour. Ulfert Janssen is GANNET Design. “The idea was to create a “de-Batman-ized” design,… Read more →