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:

1400GTR1400GTR GRAND TOURERAR50
D-TRACKER 125EL250 (CUSTOM)EL252
ELIMINATOR 125EN500ER-5
ER6FER6F – ABSER6N
ER6N – ABSGPX250 RGPX600 R
GPZ1100GPZ1100 ABSGPZ305
GPZ500 SGT550GT750
GTR1000J125 ABSJ125 ABS SPECIAL EDITION
J300J300 ABSJ300 ABS SPECIAL EDITION
J300 SPECIAL EDITIONKE100 TRAILKH125 K
KLE 500KLE 500 TRAILKLR250
KLR650KLV1000KLX125
KLX250KLX250RKLX650
KMX125 BNINJA 250RNINJA 250R SE
NINJA 250R SPECIAL EDITIONNINJA 250SLNINJA 250SL KRT EDITION
NINJA 300NINJA 300 ABSNINJA 300 ABS ANNIVERSARY EDITION
NINJA 300 ABS ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE EDITIONNINJA 300 ABS KRT EDITIONNINJA 300 ABS KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA 300 ABS PERFORMANCE EDITIONNINJA 300 ABS SPECIAL EDITIONNINJA 300 ABS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA 300 ANNIVERSARY EDITIONNINJA 300 ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE EDITIONNINJA 300 PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA 300 SPECIAL EDITIONNINJA 300 SPECIAL PERFORMANCE EDITIONNINJA H2
NINJA H2RNINJA ZX-10RNINJA ZX-10R ABS
NINJA ZX-10R ABS ANNIVERSARY EDITIONNINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT EDITIONNINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA ZX-10R ABS PERFORMANCE EDITIONNINJA ZX-10R ABS WINTER TEST EDITIONNINJA ZX-10R ABS WORLD CHAMPIONS EDITION
NINJA ZX-10R ANNIVERSARY EDITIONNINJA ZX-10R CHAMPIONS EDITIONNINJA ZX-10R WORLD CHAMPIONS EDITION
NINJA ZX-6RNINJA ZX-6R 636NINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS
NINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS ANNIVERSARY EDITIONNINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS KRT EDITIONNINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA ZX-6R 636 ABS PERFORMANCE EDITIONNINJA ZX-6R 636 ANNIVERSARY ED PERFORMANCE ABSNINJA ZX-6R 636 ANNIVERSARY EDITION
NINJA ZX-6R 636 ANNIVERSARY EDITION PERFORMANCENINJA ZX-6R 636 KRT EDITIONNINJA ZX-6R 636 KRT PERFORMANCE EDITION
NINJA ZX-6R 636 PERFORMANCE EDITIONNINJA ZX-6R PERFORMANCE EDITIONVERSYS
VERSYS – ABSVERSYS – ABS TOURERVERSYS 1000 GRAND TOURER
VERSYS 1000 TOURERVERSYS 650 – ABSVERSYS 650 – ABS GRAND TOURER
VERSYS 650 – ABS TOURERVERSYS ABS GRAND TOURERVERSYS TOURER
VERSYS1000VN1500VN1500 CLASSIC
VN1500 CLASSIC FIVN1500 CLASSIC TOURERVN1500 CLASSIC TOURER FI
VN1500 DRIFTERVN1500 DRIFTER FIVN1500 MEAN STREAK
VN1500 NOMADVN1600 CLASSICVN1600 CLASSIC TOURER
VN1600 MEAN STREAKVN1700 CLASSICVN1700 CLASSIC ABS
VN1700 CLASSIC TOURERVN1700 CLASSIC TOURER (TWO TONE PAINT)VN1700 CLASSIC TOURER ABS
VN1700 VOYAGER ABSVN1700 VOYAGER CUSTOM ABSVN2000
VN800VN800 CLASSICVN800 DRIFTER
VN900 CLASSICVN900 CLASSIC LIGHT TOURERVN900 CLASSIC SPECIAL EDITION
VN900 CUSTOMVULCAN 1700 NOMADVULCAN 1700 NOMAD ABS
VULCAN 1700 VOYAGERVULCAN 1700 VOYAGER ABSVULCAN 900 CLASSIC
VULCAN 900 CLASSIC SPECIAL EDITIONVULCAN 900 CUSTOMVULCAN S ABS
W650W800W800 BLACK EDITION
W800 CAFE STYLEW800 SPECIAL EDITIONW800 SPECIAL EDITION CAFE STYLE
Z1000Z1000 ABSZ1000 ABS SPECIAL EDITION
Z1000 BLACK EDITIONZ1000 SPECIAL EDITIONZ1000SX
Z1000SX ABSZ1000SX ABS TOURERZ1000SX TOURER
Z250SLZ300 ABSZ300 ABS PERFORMANCE EDITION
Z750Z750 ABSZ750 R
Z750 URBAN SPORTSZ750SZ800
Z800 ABSZ800 ABS E VERSIONZ800 ABS SUGOMI EDITION
Z800 E VERSIONZ800 E VERSION PERFORMANCEZ800 E VERSION PERFORMANCE ABS
Z800 PERFORMANCEZ800 PERFORMANCE ABSZEPHYR 1100
ZEPHYR 550ZEPHYR 750ZL600 ELIMINATOR
ZR-7ZR-7SZRX1100
ZRX1200 RZRX1200 SZX-10R NINJA
ZX-10R NINJA ABSZX-10R NINJA PERFORMANCE EDITIONZX-12R NINJA
ZX-6R NINJAZX-6R NINJA PERFORMANCE EDITIONZX-6RR NINJA
ZX-7R NINJAZX-7RR NINJAZX-9R NINJA
ZXR400ZXR750ZZ-R1100
ZZ-R1200ZZ-R1400ZZ-R1400 PERFORMANCE EDITION
ZZ-R1400 PERFORMANCE SPORTZZ-R1400 SPECIAL EDITIONZZ-R600

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