I have been riding since 1986. My first bike was a Kawasaki ZR750, a bike I just loved. In fact, I promised myself I wouldnt trade it in unless I found one that was liquid-cooled and that I had to have. I had to have the 2003 Kawasaki Z1000.
The press office steers me toward its Concours 14 supersport touring model instead of the smaller bike I had asked for. “Its the most comfortable bike youll ever ride,” Im told, and an hour later Im cruising Highway 5 wondering how 1352cc and 650 pounds could feel so … well, so darn light and nimble.
Kawasaki offers a wide variety of models in its sportbike category, including the only 250cc sportbike on the market, the Ninja 250R, a popular choice for entry-level riders. The companys newest model is the naked Versys, a street fighter thats very different from the other Kawasaki models in that it almost defies description.
Kawasakis supersport models are for riders who like to have the ability to go fast. The three bikes in the lineup for 2008 all feature technology thats used or tested on the racetrack. The ZX-14 is one of the fastest production sportbikes on the market. All these bikes possess serious power and should be ridden by those confident in their riding abilities.