EICMA 2023: Kawasaki Debuts New Twin-Powered Ninja 500 / SE, Z500 / SE

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It’s November, EICMA 2023 ’s in full swing, and Kawasaki has formally lifted the covers on a brand new twin-cylindered duo: A Ninja 500 / SE for the supersport vary and a Z500 / SE for the bare sector. 

These new middleweight “twins” stick with it the “Z” moniker, the definition of final – and now, Group Inexperienced intends to hold ahead the identical pleasure as when the two-stroke, 500cc Mach III broke cowl. 

In line with Kawasaki’s press launch, the Ninja 500 and Z500 carry the identical engine as that of the brand new Eliminator (which is offered in American markets); as such, the discover of A2 compliance comes with specs ranking the bikes to 450cc, or 44.7hp @ 9,000rpm and 31.4lb-ft of yankee @ 6,000rpm. This new coronary heart is housed in a slim trellis chassis, which is wearing model new bodywork – the entire package harkening again to Kawasaki’s 400 platform. 

A view of Kawasaki’s new 2024 Z500 / SE. Media supplied by Kawasaki.

A wider saddle stays the identical 30.9” peak for each bikes, and new LED lighting accompanies the neat KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Clever Proximity Activation Begin System) in addition to a Excessive-Grade Full Color TFT Show for the Ninja 500 and a liquid crystal show (LCD) for the Z500.

Suspension duties are carried ahead with a telescopic fork on the entrance and a Backside-link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with spring preload adjustability on the rear. 

A view of Kawasaki's new 2024 Z500 / SE. Media provided by Kawasaki.
A view of Kawasaki’s new 2024 Z500 / SE. Media supplied by Kawasaki.

Add Help & Slipper Clutch, Smartphone Connectivity, ERGO-FIT, Economical Using Indicator, a USB-C outlet, the compulsory ABS, and semi-floating entrance disc brakes with the identical disc dimension because the Ninja ZX-14R, and also you’ve acquired a neat journey that guarantees additional perks if it’s the Particular Version (SE) variant. 

A view of Kawasaki's new 2024 Ninja 500 / SE. Media provided by Kawasaki.
A view of Kawasaki’s new 2024 Ninja 500 / SE. Media supplied by Kawasaki.

Right here’s what Kawasaki says you MIGHT get with the SE

  • SEKIPASS keyless ignition as customary
  • Smoke-style instrument panel cowl
  • Radiator display screen
  • Crash sliders
  • Pillion seat cowl
  • Tank pad & knee grip pads
  • Giant windshield (in clear or smoke) – GENUINE ACCESSORY UNIT
  • ERGO-FIT excessive seat (+30 mm) – GENUINE ACCESSORY UNIT
  • Tank bag – GENUINE ACCESSORY UNIT
  • Wheel rim tape – GENUINE ACCESSORY UNIT
A view of Kawasaki's new 2024 Ninja 500 / SE. Media provided by Kawasaki.
A view of Kawasaki’s new 2024 Ninja 500 / SE. Media supplied by Kawasaki.

We don’t but know if the Ninja 500 and the Z500 / SE will probably be out there within the US… although if the Eliminator’s growth throughout the pond is something to go by, we’re optimistic.  

Count on the Ninja 500 / SE and Z500 / SE to return within the following liveries: 

2024 Kawasaki Z500 mannequin liveries: 

Z500

  • Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Grey (BK1)

Z500 SE 

  • Sweet Persimmon Purple/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Grey (RD1)
  • Sweet Lime Inexperienced/Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Grey (GN2)

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500 mannequin liveries: 

Ninja 500

  • Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Uncooked Graystone (BK1)

Ninja 500 SE 

  • Lime Inexperienced/Ebony (GN1)
  • Metallic Matte Darkish Grey/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Moondust Grey (GY2)
A view of Kawasaki's new 2024 Ninja 500 / SE. Media provided by Kawasaki.
A view of Kawasaki’s new 2024 Ninja 500 / SE. Media supplied by Kawasaki.

What do you consider Kawasaki’s new 500 fleet?

*All media supplied by Kawasaki UK*

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