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post #1 of 97 Old 09-16-2019, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Supercharged Kawasaki Z for 2020?

Earlier today, Kawasaki Italia leaked this video teaser for a new Z-series machine with supercharger, thought to be a naked literbike.

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post #2 of 97 Old 09-16-2019, 06:17 PM
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I remember someone making this picture , back when the h2 was released. I wonder if we will see something like this? It would also be cool if they downsized it...maybe 600cc and 125 hp.

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A 130 hp and 70 tq 600 with real would streetable power close to our N1Ks I think..... would sale. The insurance savings (for some of us) would be worth trading in for a new bike IMO.
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No details yet, but expect a premium product with performance (and price!) to match.
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post #5 of 97 Old 09-17-2019, 07:54 AM
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I dont thing were in a spot to view a 600, or 800cc bike as "premium", so that small idea probably doesn't work with "premium" in mind.
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Kawasaki lacks an entry in the highly competitive (and lucrative) open-class naked bike market, and they have lacked one for quite some time now. I think that's about to change, especially if they produce a highly effective backroad weapon.
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Up until now, all of Kawasaki's supercharged motorcycles have been physically large machines. I'm curious to see if they can implement this technology in a more compact package.
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I hope it's something like that and not an h2sx with high bars.
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post #9 of 97 Old 09-18-2019, 01:38 PM
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I saw one foreign site speculating this to happen with the Z1000 SX, which is called Ninja 1000 here in the Americas. This could get interesting.
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post #10 of 97 Old 09-18-2019, 01:39 PM
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I like the speculation of a new 750 with this.
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