Introducing the new 2021 Kawasaki Motorcycle Guide.
New Bike Reviews, Huge Photos, Full Specifications. Get it all at Total Motorcycle with the 2021 Kawasaki Motorcycle Guide.
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R KRT Edition – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 650 – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS KRT – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki Z650 (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 ABS LT SE – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX300 – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX300R – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX300SM – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KX450X – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KX250X – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX140R – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX140RL – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX140RF – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX110R – New model
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX110RL – New model
Discontinued Kawasaki Models for 2021
I am sure you will all agree 2021 is very odd year, thus we have quite a few (30!) discontinued models from Kawasaki at the time of writing our guide. (which I will add later when/if they are released):
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R KRT
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS
– 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX SE (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 650 KRT (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS SE (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS SE (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS SE2 (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 KRT – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki W800 Street – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki W800 Cafe
– 2021 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Z900RS SE – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Z900 ABS SE (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Z650 ABS SE (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS SE – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 ABS LT – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE – (Canada)
– 2021 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 – (USA)
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX250 Camo
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX250
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX140
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX140L
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX140G
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX110
– 2021 Kawasaki KLX110L
From the Manufacturer – 2021 Kawasaki Motorcycle Guide
KAWASAKI RETURNS IN 2021 WITH A MOTORCYCLE FOR EVERY RIDER
The Kawasaki 2021 line of motorcycles has a motorcycle for various types of riders with a wide range of options covering hypersport, supersport, sport, naked, adventure, touring, dual-purpose and cruiser models.
The development of the Ninja H2R goes beyond the boundaries of any other Kawasaki motorcycle. ‘Built Beyond Belief’ and crafted by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) Aerospace Company, the world’s only limited production supercharged hypersport model represents the unbridled pinnacle of Kawasaki engineering, with astonishing acceleration and mind-bending top speed suitable only for the track. Featuring a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine, proprietary supercharger, lightweight trellis frame, compact superbike dimensions, carbon fiber aerodynamic devices, fully adjustable high-performance racing suspension and a rigid single-sided swingarm. This track-only motorcycle also features Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, Öhlins rear shock, highly durable self-healing paint and sits at the head of the class in advanced electronics and technological development.
Ninja H2 and H2 Carbon
The Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 Carbon motorcycles amount to pure street legal hypersport
performance. Featuring a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine, proprietary supercharger, lightweight trellis frame, compact superbike dimensions, aerodynamic bodywork, and a rigid single-sided swingarm. Both models feature high-spec Brembo Stylema brake calipers, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC-9 modes) and Kawasaki’s highly durable self-healing paint. In the cockpit, a TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation display with four selectable display modes, as well as Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*). Bringing all this power and technology to the pavement are Bridgestone RS11 tires. The Ninja H2 Carbon was developed as a special, limited edition model that features beautiful, strong and lightweight carbon fiber front bodywork and special insignia.
Ninja H2 SX SE+
Kawasaki’s Ninja H2 SX SE+ is where luxury and performance reach stunning new heights. The balanced supercharged engine was developed for everyday street-riding situations for relaxed long-distance riding, thrilling acceleration and superb fuel efficiency. Enjoy your exhilarating ride with premium features that make the supercharged bike stand apart as an icon of sport performance, luxury, and style. Supercharge your journey. The 2021 Ninja H2 SX SE+ features a 998cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder balanced supercharged engine, and advanced electronics and features such as: Electronic Cruise Control, Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), High-tech instrumentation, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), full color LCD display, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS), Integrated Riding Modes, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Brembo Stylema calipers, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP*, and touring capability and ample wind protection.
The latest Ninja ZX-6R motorcycle boasts a potent 636cc engine, advanced electronics and a lightweight chassis. The 636 has been optimized for the street and the track, offering an exhilarating experience in a wide range of riding situations, allowing you to rule the track and run the streets. The 2021 Ninja ZX-6R features a 636cc in-line four-cylinder DOHC engine, Kawasaki Quick Shifter, high-grade instrumentation, styling with twin LED headlights and taillight, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Selectable power modes combined with Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Class-leading SHOWA suspension, SHOWA SFF-BP fork, Assist & Slipper Clutch, updated ergonomics with adjustable clutch lever, Multi-function LCD screen, and a pressed-aluminum perimeter frame.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R supersport will continue its reign as “King of the Quarter Mile”. Featuring a powerful 1,441cc DOHC inline-four engine that can deliver and a unique monocoque aluminum frame for balance, performance and responsive handling. Premium onboard electronics and uncompromising refinement allow the rider to take on the track and the backroads with sophisticated ease. It is equipped with two power modes and a three-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) system that can easily be turned on or off with switches. Also featuring back-torque limiting Slipper clutch, stainless steel braided clutch and brake lines, Bremo 4-piston monobloc calipers paired with large floating front discs and a high-grade dash meter.
Ninja 400 ABS
The Ninja 400 offers the largest displacement in its category at 399cc with the sophistication of twin-cylinder engine. Approachable power, superb ergonomics and class-leading performance offer a smooth, manageable ride that’s ideal for new riders while also alluring experienced riders, setting a new standard for everyday epic sport riding. A low seat height and aggressive styling with LED headlights make the Ninja 400 the ideal choice for riders looking to enter the sport-riding scene. The 2021 Ninja 400 features a compact 399cc twin cylinder engine, Assist & Slipper Clutch, lightweight trellis frame, Uni-Trak rear suspension, 310mm semi-floating petal front disc brake, twin LED headlights, and high-grade multifunction dash instrumentation.
Reinvigorated to further embody Ninja sportbike lineage, the 2021 Ninja 650 motorcycle comes packed with a sporty 649cc engine, next-level technology advancements and sharp styling updates. Unmistakable sport performance is met with an upright riding position for exciting daily commutes, while a supreme level of attitude reminds you of its legendary heritage. The Ninja 650 also features sharper Ninja styling, Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, twin LED headlights, upper cowl and windshield, passenger seat, and Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires.
Small on size but big on fun, the Kawasaki Z125 PRO motorcycle is a nimble streetfighter that makes a statement wherever it goes. Featuring a 125cc engine, low seat height, upright riding position and responsive street tires, it’s your invitation to the rebellious side of fun. The 2021 Z125 PRO also features four-speed manual transmission, smooth power delivery, lightweight chassis, offset laydown single-shock, digital LCD screen with analogue tachometer and gear position indicator, 12-inch cast wheels, and aggressive Kawasaki Z styling.
A fiercely authentic supernaked, the Kawasaki Z400 ABS exudes fresh street style and is immediately recognizable in a crowd with its compact chassis and aggressive styling. Comfortable, balanced and capable, the Z400 ABS offers a visceral riding experience that’s sure to turn heads. The 2021 Z400 ABS features a parallel-twin 399cc engine, Assist & Slipper Clutch, aggressive streetfighter styling, lightweight chassis, upright riding position, and a low seat height.
Aggressive meets supernaked with this ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. Featuring next-level technology and a strong 649cc engine, the Z650 naked sportbike is a compact middleweight without equal. The 2021 Z650 features a parallel-twin 649cc engine, lightweight trellis frame, Sugomi-inspired Z styling, LED Headlights, TFT color instrumentation, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires, and increased passenger comfort.
The Z900 ABS motorcycle receives a host of advanced features and epitomizes Kawasaki’s belief of what the ideal supernaked should be. At 948cc with an ultra-lightweight chassis, every ride is met with exceptional power, responsiveness and excitement. The 2021 Z900 ABS features a 948cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine, strengthened frame, improved front and rear suspension settings, Sugomi-inspired Z styling, Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode and Integrated Riding Modes selection, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, TFT Color Instrumentation, LED headlamp, position lamp & license plate lamp, and Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 Tires.
Reigniting the classic style of the original Z1 900 motorcycle, the Kawasaki Z900RS ABS motorcycle calls upon timeless design elements with minimal bodywork and no fairing for a pure retro-style look. The Z900RS ABS line is completed by a 948cc engine and modern technology for a classic yet modern ride. The 2021 Z900RS ABS features a 948cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine, Assist & Slipper Clutch, horizontal back-link rear suspension, authentic retro styling, iconic teardrop fuel tank, tuned stainless steel exhaust system, round LED headlight, and bullet shaped analogue dials.
Kawasaki’s legacy of creating motorcycles that have unrivaled performance, excitement, and Sugomi styling continues with a flagship model of the Kawasaki Z line of naked motorcycles, the 2021 Z H2 supercharged hypernaked. With the arrival of the hypernaked Z H2 and its powerful, balanced supercharged engine, the second chapter of Z history is about to begin and marks the beginning of a new era. The 2021 Z H2 features a 998cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder balanced supercharged engine, effortless dog-ring transmission, specifically designed lightweight trellis frame, IMU electronics package, high-performance Showa suspension components, Brembo Monobloc brake calipers, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Electronic Cruise Control, Integrated Riding Modes, Assist & Slipper Clutch, all digital TFT Color instrumentation, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, and all LED Lighting.
The 1960s spirit runs deep in the Kawasaki W retro-classic lineup with class-leading authentic styling, sound and feel. A true throwback to the iconic W1, modern W800 motorcycles are meticulously crafted to pay homage to the past, all while thoughtfully incorporating modern technology and features. The 2021 W800 features a 773cc air-cooled vertical twin engine, Assist & Slipper Clutch, traditional exhaust system, authentic W1 inspired styling, disc brakes with ABS, chrome-plated steel fenders, large round turn signals, a standard handlebar, large 19″ front wheel and 18″ back wheel, a relaxed riding position, silver alumite rims, tuck & roll seat, and a Kawasaki Advanced Dynamic Analysis Designed Frame.
Based on a compact and responsive 296cc twin-cylinder engine, the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is a nimble-handling lightweight motorcycle that’s ready to take on any size adventure. Whether you’re commuting or touring, the Versys-X 300 is a willing companion, it’s your ticket to adventure. With a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension, the possibilities are endless. The 2021 Versys-X 300 features a Ninja-derived 296cc twin cylinder, DOHC, DFI engine, lightweight chassis, a low seat height, front cowling and tall windshield, and a convenient rear carrier.
Versatility is the foundation of the Versys 650 LT and Versys 650 ABS motorcycles. Whether you’re navigating city streets or tackling mile after mile of open highway, the Versys 650 LT and Versys 650 ABS are built for comfort and making it easy to tackle mile after mile. The 2021 Versys 650 LT and Versys 650 ABS feature a compact 649cc parallel-twin engine, slim upright riding position, windscreen with two inches of tool-free adjustment. The Versys 650 ABS is equipped with a gear position indicator and GPS mount accessory available, the Versys 650 LT is equipped with hard saddlebags featuring KQR mounts and hand guards for increased wind protection.
Versys 1000 SE LT+
Open-road adventure awaits when you ride the Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle. With a 1,043cc engine, nimble chassis and comfort at its core, versatility and functionality is central in every facet. Confidently take on any road at any time, with a motorcycle that’s as reliable as it is fun. The 2021 Versys 1000 SE LT+ features a 1043cc in-line four-cylinder engine, upright riding position, Integrated Riding Modes, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), all-LED lighting including cornering lights, multi-function TFT color LCD screen, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, Electronic Cruise Control and heated grips. For 2021, the Versys 1000 SE LT+ benefits from an update to its KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension) to incorporate Showa’s Skyhook EERA (Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment) technology. Showa’s Skyhook software was carefully fine-tuned by Kawasaki engineers to ensure the sporty riding character of the Versys 1000 SE LT+ was preserved, delivering a smoother ride as it continually adapts to the road surface in real time and reduces pitching under braking, especially when riding two-up. Steering remains light when riding on the highway and the bike feels more planted when riding in wet conditions, contributing to increased rider confidence.
The Kawasaki Concours14 ABS motorcycle gets the soul of a Ninja ZX-14R sportbike and adds superior performance, advanced technology and premium features for the ultimate sport touring experience. And to top it off, the Concours14 ABS comes with the confidence of a 36-month limited warranty. The 2021 Concours14 ABS features a 1352cc in-line four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), Kawasaki Advanced Coactive Braking Technology (K-ACT) ABS system, electrically adjusted windshield, standard hard saddlebags, and a rigid monocoque frame.
Unlike any other cruiser, the Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS and Vulcan S ABS CAFE are geared to fit a wide range of riders with its exclusive ERGO-FIT sizing system that includes 18 possible configurations. Never taking away from its vintage styling, this cruiser takes comfort, adjustability, Ninja-derived power and performance to the next level. The 2021 Vulcan S ABS and Vulcan S ABS CAFE feature a 649cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin engine, sportbike-derived chassis and suspension find your fit with ERGO-FIT technology, and sporty handling. The 2021 Vulcan S ABS CAFE also comes equipped with three-tone paint, signature tank badging, sport striping, and a dark-tinted windshield deflector.
The 900cc V-twin powered Kawasaki Vulcan 900 motorcycle has all the style and attitude of a one-of-a-kind build. From the detailed paint job to the intense exhaust, the Vulcan 900 is an artful expression of individuality. Enjoy the dynamic fusion of hand-built design and premium fit and finish of the Vulcan 900 tantalizing combination that could only come from Kawasaki. All three of the 2021 Vulcan 900 models feature a 903cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, V-twin engine and a low seat height. The Vulcan 900 Classic features rider floorboards with heel/toe shifter, tank-mounted instrumentation, and a 180mm rear tire. The Vulcan Classic LT features a comfortable seat with standard passenger backrest, studded seat, leather saddlebags and backrest, height adjustable windscreen, and comes with a 24-month limited warranty. The Vulcan 900 Custom features wide drag bars and forward mounted footpegs, low center of gravity for easy handling, custom styling with teardrop tank, parallel slash cut pipes, pinstripe wheels.
Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
It may look like a custom V-twin bagger, but the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS cruiser is in a class of its own, where power and luxury peak. A roaring 1,700cc engine featuring advanced Kawasaki technology offers a smooth, reassuring ride. The blacked-out engine, distinct bodywork styling and select chrome accents create a unique and bold appearance. The 2021 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS features a 1,700cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 52-degree V-twin engine, Electronic Cruise Control, Kawasaki Advanced Coactive Braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS, stylish frame mounted fairing, AM/FM/WB audio system with SiriusXM radio compatibility, and sealed saddlebags.
Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
The Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS motorcycle is the king of Kawasaki cruisers, with showstopping style and performance. A 1,700cc digitally fuel-injected V-twin engine plus Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS and electronic cruise control help make the Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS the pinnacle of power and luxury on the open road. The 2021 Vulcan Voyager ABS features a 1,700cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 52-degree V-twin engine, stylish frame-mounted fairing, intercom-headset compatible audio system, and integrated luggage.
Manufacturer Websites – 2021 Kawasaki Motorcycle Guide