All-new Kawasaki Ninja E-1 and Z E-1 e-bikes heading to the UK

All-new Kawasaki Ninja E-1 and Z E-1 e-bikes heading to the UK

The Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 electric motorcycles are officially heading to the UK, igniting fervent anticipation, thanks to their eye-catching aesthetics and remarkable performance. Making an official declaration, Kawasaki announced its inaugural foray into the electric motorbike (e-motorbike) realm with the imminent entry of the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 models in the UK market. Given the two e-motorbikes’ distinctive form factor and enticing power attributes, the anticipation surrounding them hardly comes as a surprise.

However, the announcement seems like a teaser than an official launch revelation, which left e-motorbike enthusiasts craving for more information.

Both of the two upcoming e-motorbikes get their propulsion from a brushless electric motor (e-motor), which produces a consistent 5 kilowatts (equivalent to approx. 6.7 hp) and can unleash a peak performance of 9 kW (approx. 12 hp). Furthermore, both e-motorbikes bikes employ a detachable twin-battery setup wired in parallel, featuring additional convenience through effortless off-bike charging capability.

In alignment with the standard practice within the domain of e-motorbikes, both the Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 boasts a clutch-less operational system. Riders get the simplicity of just twisting the throttle to start their journey. Additionally, the two motorbikes come equipped with two distinct ride modes, viz. the "Road" mode and the "Eco" mode. Unfortunately, the intricate particulars of these two mode configurations remain secret, awaiting their full revelation ahead of their official release.

The impressive 9-kW of power capable of instant activation in the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 is harnessed through a dedicated e-boost button that comes nestled conveniently beneath the twist grip of the right handlebar. As per the manufacturer’s claims, this energy infusion can propel these e-motorbikes to a top speed of 99 km per hour (approx. 61.5 mph). However, sustained use of this feature results in a decline in the electric two-wheelers’ overall range.

Additional noteworthy features of the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 includes a vivid full-color TFT dash, seamless smartphone connectivity, high-tech ABS and braking system derived from the manufacturer’s esteemed 400cc lineup. A walking mode on both the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 is an especially appealing feature for novice riders. This function aids in moving the e-bike both forward and in reverse at low speeds, which helps a lot during parking. An array of accessories, with a focus on enhancing accessibility for a broader spectrum of riders through Kawasaki Ergo-Fit seat options, can also be expected.

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