The Concours is returning for yet another year at the top of Kawasaki’s sport-touring segment. Armed with its 1,352cc inline-four engine with variable valve timing, it channels the Ninja ZX-14R’s athleticism into a more travel-friendly persona.
Kawasaki Concours14: $15,599
Kawasaki Ninja H2 Lineup
Kawasaki’s own Godzilla is back for 2020. The supercharged model introduced in 2015 carries over to 2020 with no significant changes. Last year, the company added a few techs to the “tamer” H2 SX SE+, however everything else from the chassis to the 998cc supercharged engine steps into the new model year unchanged. The H2, H2 Carbon, and H2 SX SE+ are now compatible with Kawasaki’s new Rideology app.
Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE+: $25,000
Kawasaki Ninja H2: $29,000
Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon: $32,500
Kawasaki Ninja H2R: $55,000
Kawasaki Ninja 400
Strangely, the Ninja 400 is listed on its own as a returning model for 2020. Of course, its big brother the Ninja 650 deserves its own mention considering it received a few upgrades for the new model year, however, the Ninja 1000’s absence is conspicuous. With the Tokyo Motor Show and EICMA only a few weeks away and a few obvious gaps left in the lineup, one could suppose Kawasaki will unveil an updated if not fully overhauled Ninja 1000 in the upcoming weeks.
The successful baby Ninja moves into the new year with the same features that make it such a popular choice, including its tiny 366lb curb weight, hauled around by the 399cc parallel-twin mill.
Kawasaki Ninja 400: $4,999 (Non ABS), $5,199 (Non ABS, KRT Edition), $5,299 (ABS), $5,499 (ABS, KRT Edition)
Kawasaki Versys Lineup
With the disappearance of the rugged KLR 650 from its lines, Kawasaki currently relies on the Versys-X 300 as its only offering in the ADV segment—though I’m sure the gap left by the KLR won’t be left empty for long. The capable small-displacement uses the same engine as its former stablemates, the Ninja 300 and Z300, a 296cc twin mill producing 39 horsepower.
In the sport-touring segment, the Versys 650 and 1000 are back for 2020. The only change for the 650 is a new selection of colors with a choice of Pearl Blizzard White or Metallic Carbon Gray now offered. The 1000 SE LT+ was upgraded in 2019 with a new electronic suspension and is now compatible with the Rideology app.
Kawasaki Versys-X 300: $5,499 (Non ABS), $5,799 (ABS)
Kawasaki Versys 650: $8,299 (ABS), $9,199 (LT)
Kawasaki Versys 100 SE LT+: $17,999
Kawasaki Vulcan Lineup
In the cruiser segment, Kawasaki has a wide selection of road-trip friendly options. The Vulcan S leads the way as the entry-level models, offered in three trim levels, all propelled by a 649cc parallel-twin.
The mid-range Vulcan 900 is also offered in three flavors, using the 903cc V-twin—one of the only two Vs produced by Kawasaki at the moment. Finally, the other V-twin,a 1,700cc block which is also the biggest engine available in the modern-day Kawasaki lineup underlines the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero and Voyager, the very top of the traveling baggers.
Kawasaki Vulcan S: $7,099 (Non ABS), $7,499 (ABS), $8,099 (Café)
Kawasaki Vulcan 900: $7,999 (Classic), $8,999 (Classic LT), $8,499 (Custom)
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero: $16,799
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager: $17,499
Kawasaki W800 Café
The other vintage-looking bike Kawasaki has to offer is the new W800 Café which was reintroduced in the United States for 2019. This model is based on the W800 sold only in Europe, upgraded with a bubble fairing, clip ons, and twin peashooter exhausts à la café racer.
Considering the model is brand-new for the current model-year, it carries over to 2020 unchanged, offered in the same black, chocolate brown, and silver paint scheme.
Kawasaki W800: $9,799
Kawasaki Z Lineup
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new Z to the family, one expected to rank at the very top of the lineup. In the meantime, there’s a small lineup of Zs coming back for 2020, two of which seem to be missing. The lineup opens up with the smallest bike Kawasaki has to offer at the moment, the Z125 that’s both adorable by its size, and mean-looking thanks to its “dark side” design that matches the rest of the lineup.
The Z400 was introduced last year, based on its fully-faired twin, the Ninja 400. It uses the same 399cc parallel-twin, packaged into a lightweight streetfighter. Topping the list of Zs coming back in 2020 is the Z900RS, the Z with a vintage flavor, propelled by a 948cc four-pot mill.
As things currently stand, the Z650 and Z900 are the notable absentees on this list.
Kawasaki Z125 Pro: $3,199
Kawasaki Z400: $4,999
Kawassaki Z900RS: $11,199
Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE: $11,799
Kawasaki Ninja ZX Lineup
In the supersport segment, the Ninja ZX-6R, 10R, and 14R bring track-ready performance to the street.
The mid-range ZX-6R significantly upgraded for 2019, is propelled by the same 636cc inline-four engine, cradled by a race-spec chassis optimized for the street. Move up in the ranks and you get on the ZX-10R, the WSBK-based model, using Kawasaki’s famed one-liter inline-four. Finally, at the top of the family sits the biggest Ninja currently offered on the market, the ZX-14R armed with its 1,441cc inline-four mill.
All three models are available with ABS and feature Kawasaki’s up and down Quick Shifter system. They carry over from 2019 without any changes.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R: $9,999 (Non-ABS), $10,999 (ABS), $11,299 (KRT Edition)
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: $15,399 (KRT Edition, Non ABS), $16,099 (ABS), $16,399 (KRT Edition, ABS)
Kawasaki ZX-14R: $14,999 (ABS)
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