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. The 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.

Kawasaki motorbike

Kawasaki’s History

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.

Kawasaki 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 are now one for the market leaders.

Read our “Bluffers Guide to Kawasaki” for more info on the bike and company

And find out what Paul Taylor’s favourite bike is. Could it be a Kawasaki?

Do you want to sell your Kawasaki motorbike?

Value my bike! We Buy Any Bike are the UKs top bike buyers. We buy over 30 Kawasaki per month, according to our statistics over the last year the top 15 Kawasaki’s we buy:

    1. NINJA ZX-10R
    2. VERSYS 650
    3. NINJA ZX-6R
    4. KLR650
    5. Z1000
    6. NINJA 250R
    7. VERSYS 1000
    8. ZZR 1100
    9. ZZR1200
    10. GTR1400
    11. ER6F
    12. ER6N
    13. ELIMINATOR 125
    14. GPZ500 S
    15. KLX

Read our “Bluffers Guide to Kawasaki” for more info on the bike and company

And find out what Paul Taylor’s favourite bike is. Could it be a Kawasaki?

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 Kawasaki’s we will value:

1400GTR 1400GTR GRAND TOURER AR50
D-TRACKER 125 EL250 (CUSTOM) EL252
ELIMINATOR 125 EN500 ER-5
ER6F ER6F – ABS ER6N
ER6N – ABS GPX250 R GPX600 R
GPZ1100 GPZ1100 ABS GPZ305
GPZ500 S GT550 GT750
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
KLR650 KLV1000 KLX125
KLX250 KLX250R KLX650
KMX125 B NINJA 250R NINJA 250R SE
NINJA 250R SPECIAL EDITION NINJA 250SL NINJA 250SL KRT EDITION
NINJA 300 NINJA 300 ABS NINJA 300 ABS ANNIVERSARY EDITION
NINJA 300 ABS ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE EDITION NINJA 300 ABS KRT EDITION NINJA 300 ABS KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA 300 ABS PERFORMANCE EDITION NINJA 300 ABS SPECIAL EDITION NINJA 300 ABS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA 300 ANNIVERSARY EDITION NINJA 300 ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE EDITION NINJA 300 PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA 300 SPECIAL EDITION NINJA 300 SPECIAL PERFORMANCE EDITION NINJA H2
NINJA H2R NINJA ZX-10R NINJA ZX-10R ABS
NINJA ZX-10R ABS ANNIVERSARY EDITION NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT EDITION NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA ZX-10R ABS PERFORMANCE EDITION NINJA ZX-10R ABS WINTER TEST EDITION NINJA ZX-10R ABS WORLD CHAMPIONS EDITION
NINJA ZX-10R ANNIVERSARY EDITION NINJA ZX-10R CHAMPIONS EDITION NINJA ZX-10R WORLD CHAMPIONS EDITION
NINJA ZX-6R NINJA ZX-6R 636 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
NINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS PERFORMANCE EDITION NINJA ZX-6R 636 ANNIVERSARY ED PERFORMANCE ABS NINJA ZX-6R 636 ANNIVERSARY EDITION
NINJA ZX-6R 636 ANNIVERSARY EDITION PERFORMANCE NINJA ZX-6R 636 KRT EDITION NINJA ZX-6R 636 KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA ZX-6R 636 PERFORMANCE EDITION NINJA ZX-6R PERFORMANCE EDITION VERSYS
VERSYS – ABS VERSYS – 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
VERSYS1000 VN1500 VN1500 CLASSIC
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
VN800 VN800 CLASSIC VN800 DRIFTER
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
ZR-7 ZR-7S ZRX1100
ZRX1200 R ZRX1200 S ZX-10R NINJA
ZX-10R NINJA ABS ZX-10R NINJA PERFORMANCE EDITION ZX-12R NINJA
ZX-6R NINJA ZX-6R NINJA PERFORMANCE EDITION ZX-6RR NINJA
ZX-7R NINJA ZX-7RR NINJA ZX-9R NINJA
ZXR400 ZXR750 ZZ-R1100
ZZ-R1200 ZZ-R1400 ZZ-R1400 PERFORMANCE EDITION
ZZ-R1400 PERFORMANCE SPORT ZZ-R1400 SPECIAL EDITION ZZ-R600

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