The Kawasaki Timeline
Would you like to sell your Kawasaki motorcycle? Well We Buy Any Bike would like to help.
We Buy Any Bike are the largest motorcycle buyers and bike traders in the UK. We buy pretty much all motorcycle manufacturers, new or old, but Kawasaki is one of our favourites. So if you are thinking, I want to sell my Kawasaki but don't want the hassle of selling privately..try We Buy Any Bike. We make it easy to sell a bike online!
We Buy Any Bike have researched the history of our much loved Kawasaki, here's what we discovered!..
Kawasaki is almost a household brand now, known as a manufacturer of motorbikes, heavy equipment, aerospace and defense. The company was founded in 1896 by Shozo Kawasaki and would be known as Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Motorcycles Kawasaki produce are only a small part of this huge company. Kawasaki motorcycles are manufactured by the Motorcycle and Engine section of Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan, USA, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.
In 1960 Kawasaki signed the agreement to take over Meguro motorcycles, and in 1961 Kawasaki produced its first complete motorcycle – the B8 125cc two stroke. Kawasaki’s first World Championship was achieved in 1969 in the 25cc class. Then the striking Kawasaki H1 (Mach III) a 500cc three-cylinder two-stroke is released. For the day this was a very powerful bike! Over the next few years bigger and smaller versions of the H1 were created, however Kawasaki knew the days of the Two stroke was coming to an end. The company planned to work on a four-stroke but were shaken when Honda released their 750-Four.
In the early 70s, they induced the 900cc Z1 offering more power and double overhead cams compared to Hondas bike.
They continued to release great bikes in the 80s and 90s, such as GPz550, GPz900R ‘Ninja’, ZX-11. Which were great successes and started creating a loyal following of customers. The championships started rolling in when Kawasaki hits the 2000s and more new exciting bikes were created. So even though motorbikes started as a small part of the business, Kawasaki is now one of the market leaders.
Read our "Bluffers Guide" for more info on the bike and company.
Do you want to sell your Kawasaki motorbike?
Value my bike! We Buy Any Bike are the UK's top bike buyers. We buy over 30 Kawasaki per month, according to our statistics over the last year the top 15 models we buy:
- NINJA ZX-10R
- VERSYS 650
- NINJA ZX-6R
- NINJA 250R
- VERSYS 1000
- ZZR 1100
- ELIMINATOR 125
- GPZ500 S
We want your bike!
Is it time to sell your Kawasaki? We want your bike! At We buy any bike we buy any bike but we especially like Kawasaki motorcycles. The following table illustrates the models we will value:
NINJA ZX-10RNINJA ZX-10R ABS
|1400GTR||1400GTR GRAND TOURER||AR50|
|D-TRACKER 125||EL250 (CUSTOM)||EL252|
|ER6F||ER6F - ABS||
|ER6N - ABS||GPX250 R||GPX600 R|
|GTR1000||J125 ABS||J125 ABS SPECIAL EDITION|
|J300||J300 ABS||J300 ABS SPECIAL EDITION|
|J300 SPECIAL EDITION||KE100 TRAIL||KH125 K|
|KLE 500||KLE 500 TRAIL||KLR250|
|KMX125 B||(NINJA) 250R||NINJA 250R SE|
|NINJA 250R SPECIAL EDITION||(NINJA) 250SL||NINJA 250SL KRT EDITION|
|(NINJA) 300 ABS||NINJA 300 ABS ANNIVERSARY EDITION|
|NINJA 300 ABS ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE EDITION||NINJA 300 ABS KRT EDITION||NINJA300 ABS KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION|
|NINJA 300 ABS PERFORMANCE EDITION||NINJA 300 ABS SPECIAL EDITION||NINJA300ABS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE EDITION|
|NINJA 300 ANNIVERSARY EDITION||NINJA 300 ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE EDITION||NINJA300 PERFORMANCE EDITION|
|NINJA 300 SPECIAL EDITION||NINJA300 SPECIAL PERFORMANCE EDITION||NINJAH2|
|NINJA ZX-10R ABS ANNIVERSARY EDITION||ZX-10R (NINJA) ABS KRT EDITION||NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION|
|NINJA ZX-10R ABS PERFORMANCE EDITION||ZX-10R (NINJA) ABS WINTER TEST EDITION||NINJA ZX-10R ABS WORLD CHAMPIONS EDITION|
|NINJA ZX-10R ANNIVERSARY EDITION||ZX-10R (NINJA) CHAMPIONS EDITION||NINJA ZX-10R WORLD CHAMPIONS EDITION|
|NINJA ZX-6R||ZX-6R 636 (NINJA)||NINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS|
|(NINJA) ZX-6R 636 ABS ANNIVERSARY EDITION||NINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS KRT EDITION||NINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION|
|ZX-6R (NINJA) 636 ABS PERFORMANCE EDITION||ZX-6R (NINJA) 636 ANNIVERSARY ED PERFORMANCE ABS||NINJA ZX-6R 636 ANNIVERSARY EDITION|
|NINJA ZX-6R 636 ANNIVERSARY EDITION PERFORMANCE||ZX-6R (NINJA) 636 KRT EDITION||NINJA ZX-6R 636 KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION|
|ZX-6R 636 (NINJA) PERFORMANCE EDITION||(NINJA) ZX-6R PERFORMANCE EDITION||VERSYS|
|VERSYS - ABS||ABS TOURER (VERSYS)||1000 GRAND TOURER (VERSYS)|
|1000 TOURER (VERSYS)||650 - ABS (VERSYS)||650 - ABS GRAND TOURER (VERSYS)|
|650 - ABS TOURER (VERSYS)||ABS GRAND TOURER (VERSYS)||TOURER (VERSYS)|
|VN1500 CLASSIC FI||VN1500 CLASSIC TOURER||VN1500 CLASSIC TOURER FI|
|VN1500 DRIFTER||VN1500 DRIFTER FI||VN1500 MEAN STREAK|
|VN1500 NOMAD||VN1600 CLASSIC||VN1600 CLASSIC TOURER|
|VN1600 MEAN STREAK||VN1700 CLASSIC||VN1700 CLASSIC ABS|
|VN1700 CLASSIC TOURER||VN1700 CLASSIC TOURER (TWO TONE PAINT)||VN1700 CLASSIC TOURER ABS|
|VN1700 VOYAGER ABS||VN1700 VOYAGER CUSTOM ABS||VN2000|
|VN900 CLASSIC||VN900 CLASSIC LIGHT TOURER||VN900 CLASSIC SPECIAL EDITION|
|VN900 CUSTOM||VULCAN 1700 NOMAD||VULCAN 1700 NOMAD ABS|
|VULCAN 1700 VOYAGER||VULCAN 1700 VOYAGER ABS||VULCAN 900 CLASSIC|
|VULCAN 900 CLASSIC SPECIAL EDITION||VULCAN 900 CUSTOM||VULCAN S ABS|
|W650||W800||W800 BLACK EDITION|
|W800 CAFE STYLE||W800 SPECIAL EDITION||W800 SPECIAL EDITION CAFE STYLE|
|Z1000||Z1000 ABS||Z1000 ABS SPECIAL EDITION|
|Z1000 BLACK EDITION||Z1000 SPECIAL EDITION||Z1000SX|
|Z1000SX ABS||Z1000SX ABS TOURER||Z1000SX TOURER|
|Z250SL||Z300 ABS||Z300 ABS PERFORMANCE EDITION|
|Z750||Z750 ABS||Z750 R|
|Z750 URBAN SPORTS||Z750S||Z800|
|Z800 ABS||Z800 ABS E VERSION||Z800 ABS SUGOMI EDITION|
|Z800 E VERSION||Z800 E VERSION PERFORMANCE||Z800 E VERSION PERFORMANCE ABS|
|Z800 PERFORMANCE||Z800 PERFORMANCE ABS||ZEPHYR 1100|
|ZEPHYR 550||ZEPHYR 750||ZL600 ELIMINATOR|
|ZRX1200 R||ZRX1200 S||ZX-10R NINJA|
|ZX-10R NINJA ABS||
ZX-10R NINJA PERFORMANCE EDITION
|ZX-6R NINJA||ZX-6R NINJA PERFORMANCE EDITION||ZX-6RR NINJA|
|ZX-7R NINJA||ZX-7RR NINJA||ZX-9R NINJA|
|ZZ-R1200||ZZ-R1400||ZZ-R1400 PERFORMANCE EDITION|
|ZZ-R1400 PERFORMANCE SPORT||ZZ-R1400 SPECIAL EDITION||ZZ-R600|
24 Mar 2017