Kawasaki Electrifies the Iconic Ninja Brand: Introducing Electric Entry-Level Bikes
Kawasaki's First Electric Ninja Models Designed for Novice Riders
When you mention the Kawasaki Ninja, motorcycle enthusiasts typically conjure images of extraordinary performance, World Superbike Championship victories, and heart-pounding laps at the Isle of Man TT circuit. The Ninja, first introduced in the 1980s, has been synonymous with cutting-edge sports bike performance, with modern variants, particularly the H2R, generating a mind-boggling 310hp and revving to 14,000rpm from a supercharged engine. These are machines for the bold.
However, it may come as a surprise that Kawasaki is expanding the Ninja family with its first range of electric motorcycles. But before you get too excited, these two models are 125cc-equivalent bikes designed for entry-level riders and boasting a top speed of 51mph.
So, what’s the story here? Kawasaki has equipped these electric city-slickers with 5kW permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, which can be boosted to 9kW using a special e-boost function activated by a button on the handlebars.