Kawasaki
Technology

Our mission is to enable riders to more completely control high-performance machines, and enjoy the pleasure of riding.
Helping riders realise this simple and innate desire is the goal of Kawasaki technology

Engine management technology

Ever since our first motorcycle engine in 1950, Kawasaki has been continually pursuing new technologies in the creation of our high-performance engines.

KLCM - Kawasaki Launch Control Mode

KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) optimises acceleration from a stop by electronically managing engine output to prevent wheelspin.

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Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

Kawasaki Engine Brake Control allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. 

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Electronic Cruise Control

Electronic Cruise Control allows vehicle speed to be fixed. Rider support technology that helps reduce rider fatigue on long trips and contributes to increased touring comfort.

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Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

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Dual Injectors

Dual Injectors, each with a distinct role, operate at different rpm ranges, to deliver both quick response and increased high-rpm power.

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KTRC (3-mode)

3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki's most advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

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KTRC (1-mode)

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control) offers rider reassurance by preventing rear wheel spin on various surfaces.

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Launch Control Mode

Launch Control Mode is a motocross-use start mode that helps riders get the holeshot by minimising wheel spin off the start.

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Power Modes

Three selectable Power Modes, including one mode in which power delivery varies according to throttle application.

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Fuel Economy Assistance Mode

Fuel Economy Assistance Mode is a rider selectable mode that switches the ECU to a leaner fuel map, prioritising fuel economy to enable a longer touring range.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

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Power Modes

Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

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S-KTRC

S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control) is a MotoGP-based predictive traction control system for sport riding.

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IMU

Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

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KQS - Kawasaki Quick Shifter

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless up- and downshifts.

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KTRC - Kawasaki TRaction Control (9-mode)

9-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki’s most advanced traction control system, offers both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.

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Supercharged engine

Designed completely in-house, the immense potential of the highly compact, highly efficient supercharged engine is a testament to the technology possessed by the KHI Group.

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Electronic Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.

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KCMF

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis pnarameters throughout the corner.

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KEBC - Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

KEBC (Kawasaki Engine Brake Control) allows riders to select their preferred amount of engine braking.

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Chassis management technology

The result of our advanced engineering, exhaustive testing and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance.

ABS

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

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Monocoque Frame

The Kawasaki-original monocoque aluminium frame is a hollow box-style structure that travels over the engine to achieve a slim chassis design, and uses the engine as a fixed member to ensure the ideal rigidity balance.

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KIPASS

KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) is a master key system that allows remote activation of the bike’s main switch and steering lock.

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K-ACT ABS

K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS is an advanced brake system that links the front and rear brakes for stable braking.

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KIBS

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continuously monitors tyre air pressure while riding, adding to rider reassurance on long tours.

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

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Smart Regulator

The Smart Regulator is a highly efficient regulator for small-displacement models, offering increased fuel economy by minimising power drain to the generator.

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ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.

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Silver-Mirror Paint

Kawasaki’s original silver-mirror paint uses a layer of silver to create a highly reflective, glasslike metal appearance. 

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