The Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 electric motorcycle will first launch in United Kingdom and it will get design inspiration from Ninja 400 and Z400.
It’s truly disheartening for avid enthusiasts to witness the transformation of those roaring, green beasts into silent specters. Nevertheless, the anticipation remains high as the thrill factor is expected to endure in these quiet electric marvels.
The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here, as the renowned Japanese manufacturer has officially unveiled its first pair of electric models: the Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Kawasaki Z e-1. While we’ve caught a glimpse of these machines through images, the manufacturer has been relatively tight-lipped about the specifications.
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Kawasaki electric motorcycle powertrain
Both the Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 boast a brushless electric motor capable of delivering 6.7 bhp, with the option to surge up to a peak output of 12 bhp when needed. The battery is a modular unit, conveniently split into two segments wired in parallel. This innovative design makes it a breeze to charge them off the bike and allows for easy swapping if necessary.
Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 design
Drawing inspiration from the Ninja 400 and Z400, these electric bikes retain the essence of their ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) counterparts while incorporating subtle updates to set them apart. Expect to see these models adorned in Metallic Bright Silver and Metallic Matte Lime Green liveries, a signature look expected to extend to forthcoming additions in the electric lineup.
Kawasaki’s e-bikes gets modern features
These electric bikes come equipped with a state-of-the-art digital TFT instrument console that seamlessly integrates with smartphones. They also feature ABS, offering enhanced safety on the road. Riders can choose between two distinct ride modes: Road and Eco.
A unique e-boost button, strategically placed beside the throttle, unleashes the full 12 bhp potential on demand, propelling the e-bike to a top speed of approximately 100 kmph.
Keep in mind that prolonged use of the e-boost will naturally reduce the range, a common characteristic of electric vehicles. Additionally, a Walk mode is included, facilitating slow-speed maneuvering in both forward and reverse directions, making parking a breeze.
Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 price and launch date
Unfortunately, the manufacturer has chosen to keep pricing details under wraps for now. However, the eagerly awaited launch is on the horizon, with an initial release planned exclusively in the United Kingdom.