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Kawasaki Motorcycles

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Founded: 1896
Age: 126 years
Country: Japan
Website: www.kawasaki.com
Total series: 117
Active series: 18
Discontinued series: 99
The Kawasaki Company is the leader in the world power sports industry manufacturing the best motorcycles be it for sport, supersport, supersport touring, touring, dual purpose, cruises, off-road or motocross. The secret behind the success of the label is the outstanding performance it delivers along with high reliability, sophisticated design and incorporation of the latest technologies in the industry. The motorcycles manufactured by Kawasaki are perfect down to the last detail to give riders the best journey of their lives.

Active series

Series
Produced
Variations
2009 - 2023
3
2009 - 2023
4
1984 - 2022
5
1980 - 2023
17
1975 - 2023
13
1994 - 2023
25
2007 - 2022
4
2017 - 2023
1
1985 - 2023
16
2011 - 2022
1
1974 - 2023
17
2020 - 2023
3
2021 - 2022
1
2022 - 2023
1
2021 - 2022
1
2021 - 2022
3
2022
1
2021 - 2022
1

Discontinued series

Series
Produced
Variations
1972 - 1974
1
1972 - 1974
1
1972 - 2014
3
1971 - 1973
2
1974
1
1969 - 1974
1
1997
1
1978
1
1972 - 1974
1
1972 - 1974
1
1967 - 1971
1
1967 - 1971
1
2017
1
2009 - 2012
1
2005 - 2020
2
1970
1
1982
1
2010 - 2018
1
2020
1
1988 - 2010
2
1990 - 2002
2
2011 - 2014
1
1997 - 2006
1
2006 - 2017
1
2006 - 2017
1
1997 - 2018
1
1991
1
1975
1
1989
1
1972
1
1975
1
1986 - 1999
3
1981 - 2004
10
1995
1
2006
2
1990
1
1990 - 2017
2
1983
1
2014 - 2020
2
1986
1
1980 - 2006
4
1975 - 1983
3
1977
1
2009
1
2020
1
2020
1
1975 - 1980
4
1978 - 2003
1
1991 - 2007
1
2009
1
2009
1
2004 - 2008
1
2020
1
2020
1
1978 - 1981
1
1986 - 2001
2
1992
1
1975 - 1977
1
2016 - 2017
3
1989
1
2009 - 2014
4
2013
1
1977 - 2000
9
1978
1
1969
1
1969
1
2009 - 2014
1
2017
1
2020
2
2016
1
2012 - 2018
1
2009 - 2010
1
1989 - 1992
1
1986 - 2017
19
1987 - 1992
1
1998 - 2001
1
1999 - 2018
2
1965 - 1969
1
1965 - 1969
1
1976
1
1976
1
1991 - 1999
3
1985 - 1997
4
1984
1
1990
1
1999 - 2003
1
1997 - 2017
3
1988 - 2016
1
2000 - 2003
1
1995 - 2003
1
1996 - 2003
1
1994 - 2003
1
1989 - 2003
2
1991
1
1990 - 2020
5
2004
1

Brand timeline

1896
  • Company founded by Shozo Kawasaki dealing in ships, railroad and electrical plants
1960
  • Company takes over Meguro Motorcycles
1961
  • First motorcycle 125cc B7
1963
  • B8 takes 1-6th place in Aonogahara race
1964
  • Meguro merged into Kawasaki Aircraft Industry
1966
  • Company changes name to Kawasaki Autoby Hanbai
1968
  • US company changes name to Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
1969
  • First world Championship in the 125cc class
1970
  • Kawasaki Motors founded in Netherlands
1974
  • UK branch founded
1978
  • Kork Ballington wins Road Racing World Championship GP250 & GP350
1981
  • First ATV KLT200 released
1993
  • Name change to Kawasaki Motors Corporation Japan
1994
  • Release of Ninja ZX-9R
1997
  • Kawasaki Thailand founded
2009
  • Company suspends MotoGP racing
2016
  • 50th anniversary of Kawasaki US