In addition to the Voyager, Kawasaki introduced several other additions to its RUV and motorcycle lineup at the national dealer meeting in Dallas. Following are brief glimpses at some of the company’s 2009 model unveilings. For a complete overview of Kawasaki’s 2009 lineup, visit www.powersportsbusiness.com.
TERYX 750 FI 4x4 SPORT
The Teryx 750 FI 4x4 Sport features a digital fuel-injected (DFI) V-twin engine into the wide-body chassis of its Teryx, along with fully adjustable, high-performance suspension components and cast aluminum wheels. Kawasaki also incorported the Teryx family’s efficient variable transmission into the 750 Sport, along with increased ground clearance, useful cargo capacity and a fuel-injected, mid-mounted 749cc 90-degree V-twin engine.
Other features include ignition timing, a new fuel tank with a fuel pump and a high-grade belt that is highly durable and designed to handle the high output of the engine. MSRP is $11,899.
Based on Kawasaki’s KLX250S dual sport, the new SF model is specifically tuned to deliver maximum on-road fun. The bike is equipped with 17-inch wheels, radial sportbike tires, a large front brake rotor and lowered suspension.
Other features include reduced wheel travel at both ends, a fully adjustable suspension, lightweight aluminum swingarm with a rigid D-shaped cross section and KX racing-type chain adjusters for precise chain adjustment.
The KLX250SF also employs convenient electric-starting for its compact, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine. MSRP is $5,299.
Building upon the Ninja 650R, Kawasaki added an adjustable-height windscreen, a longer “gull” shaped swingarm, adjustable, long-travel rear shock, long-travel inverted 41mm forks and provided it with a roomy cockpit to create the Versys. The resulting motorcycle is ready to excel at almost any task its rider needs, from gridlock traffic jams, to canyon carving, to long-distance touring.
The bike has an updated and compact liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 649cc parallel-twin engine.
Other features include an advanced Showa rear shock; a fully adjustable, 41mm tapered-tube inverted fork, which provides for a more comfortable ride and easy control of the chassis’ running angle; a cockpit that features a stepped seat; and an easy-to-read and informative instrument panel allows; and an adjustable windscreen. MSRP is $7,099. psb