Kawasaki Ninja e-1 & Z e-1 Electric Motorcycles Unveiled

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Jan 16, 2016

Kawasaki has unveiled the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 electric motorcycles to signpost its entry into the EV two-wheeler market. The two new Kawasaki electric motorcycles are inspired by its popular gasoline entry-level models. The Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 electric motorcycles are scheduled to enter the market in 2024.


Styling is fairly familiar, as both look much like the original sport and naked bikes they were patterned after. What’s significant about the design here—apart from the EV badging on the sides—is the dominant silver colorway with black and green accents.

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Both models are built to compete with 125cc motorcycles. The pair is propelled by a brushless motor that’s “near silent” and is rated at 6.7hp but can supposedly churn out a maximum of 12hp and 40.5Nm of torque. Twin batteries provide power and enable a maximum range of up to 72km.

Multiple drive modes are available for both. There’s Eco and Road, both of which have ‘e-boost’ available. The Ninja does up to 64kph on Eco, 75kph on Eco + e-boost, 88kph on Road, and 99kph on Road + e-boost. The Z falls ever so slightly behind in top speed, as it’s capable of 62kph and 86kph on Eco and Road, respectively. Those two figures go up to 72kph and 99kph with e-boost.

The Ninja e-1 sits on 100/80-17M/C 52S front and 130/70-17M/C 62S rear tires, while the Z e-1 gets 100/80-17M/C 52S and 130/70-17M/C 62S rubber up front and out back. Both models have single-disc front and rear brakes and ABS for bigger 400cc bikes.


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