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Kawasaki Announces Three Returning Models for 2024

2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R KRT Edition

Kawasaki’s 2024 model lineup is taking shape as the brand announces more new, updated, and returning motorcycles. We’ve already shared news on the all-new 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator cruiser, the updated KLX300 dual-sport and KLX300SM supermoto, and the updated Ninja ZX-6R supersport

Joining the lineup is the return of the Ninja ZX-10R, Z900 ABS, and Z900 SE ABS models. 

2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 

2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in Metallic Flat Spark Black / Ebony

The Ninja ZX-10R returns for model year 2024 with power, performance, and technology proven to excel in its category. As evidence of the model’s prowess on the track, the Ninja ZX-10R has carried the brand to seven FIM Superbike World Championships since 2013. 

Powered by a 998cc inline-Four DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder, the ZX-10R produces a claimed 203 hp at 13,200 rpm and 82.5 lb-ft at 11,400 rpm. The air-cooled oil cooler was introduced in 2021 and boosts engine performance. 

Related: 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR | First Ride Review 

The chassis consists of an aluminum twin-spar frame, a fully adjustable 43mm inverted Showa Balance Free Front fork, and a fully adjustable Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion shock. Brembo radial-mounted 4-piston calipers and 330mmm discs provide stopping power up front, and rear braking comes from an aluminum 1-piston caliper with a 220mm disc. 

The Ninja ZX-10R also comes equipped with a full slate of rider aids, including Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, Bosch IMU, Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control, a launch control mode, engine brake control, a quickshifter, Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper, power modes, and electronic cruise control. The TFT color instrumentation allows for smartphone connectivity though the Rideology app. 

The 2024 Ninja ZX-10R is available in Metallic Flat Spark Black / Ebony, and the KRT Edition comes in Lime Green with Kawasaki Racing Team graphics. The version without ABS is available for $17,799, and the ABS version is available for $18,799. 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS in Candy Persimmon Red / Ebony

The Z900 ABS naked sportbike also returns to the model lineup and features a liquid-cooled 948cc inline-Four DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder, which produces a claimed 114 hp at 9,710 rpm and 67.3 lb-ft of torque at 7,990 rpm. 

The Z900 ABS features a steel trellis frame with a 41mm KYB inverted fork with and a horizontal back-link KYB shock, both with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability. Front brakes consist of 4-piston calipers biting on dual 300mm petal-style discs in the front and a 1-piston caliper with a 250mm petal-style disc in the rear. The Z900 ABS rides on Dunlop Sportmax RoadSport 2 tires. 

Related: 2020 Kawasaki Z900 ABS | Road Test Review 

Technology on the Z900 ABS includes Kawasaki TRaction Control, power modes, Smartphone connectivity through the Rideology app, a TFT color display, and LED lighting. 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS i in Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Matte Dark Gray

The 2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS comes in Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Matte Dark Gray for $9,799. The Candy Persimmon Red / Ebony colorway brings the price to $10,099. 

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2024 Kawasaki Z900 SE ABS 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 SE ABS in Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Candy Lime Green

The Z900 SE ABS shares features with the Z900 but includes additional up-spec components for improved handling and performance, as well as more aggressive styling. 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 SE ABS (left) and Z900 ABS (right)

Some details that separate the Z900 SE ABS from the Z900 ABS are an upgraded Brembo front brake package, a large-diameter inverted fork with added compression damping adjustability, and an Öhlins S46 rear shock with a remote preload adjuster. 

The 2024 Kawasaki Z900 SE ABS comes in the Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Candy Lime Green colorway for $11,299. 

Visit Kawasaki’s website for more information. 

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