Kawasaki has a long history of producing industry-leading motorcycles that are designed to be fun to ride, and for 2024, the Team Green is taking it a step further with the addition of two all-new Kawasaki EV models – Ninja e-1 and Z e-1.

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The Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 offer a light-hearted solution to urban commuting and give riders the chance to experience the joy of transforming the grind of the work commute into a ride that they can look forward to.

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The Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 are powered by a brushless electric motor that is rated at 5.0 kW with a max rating of 9.0 kW. This clean and quiet power unit produces strong low-end power with a quick throttle response, facilitating control and contributing to quick acceleration.


Removable dual lithium-ion batteries with a nominal voltage of 50.4 V and total nominal capacity of 30 Ah x2 rating can be found on both the Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1. The batteries weigh in at 25.3 lbs. each, which is significantly lighter than if powered by a single battery. The charging time is approximately 3.7 hours per battery for a full charge (0% >> 100%) and 1.6 hours for a partial charge (20% >> 85%).


In addition to the normal operation (ROAD Mode), riders may also choose speed-limited operation (ECO Mode) on the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1. Top speed in ROAD mode is approximately 52 mph (83 km/h) for the Ninja e-1 and approximately 49 mph (78 km/h) for the Z e-1, while top speed in ECO mode is limited to approximately 37 mph (60 km/h) for the Ninja e-1 and approximately 35 mph (56 km/h) for the Z e-1.


The e-boost function allows riders to tap into increased power for stronger acceleration and a higher top speed for up to 15 seconds. The e-boost is limited to 15 seconds to maximize range and battery temperature. When e-boost is activated on the Ninja e-1, top speed is increased from approximately 52 mph (83 km/h) to approximately 65 mph (104 km/h) in ROAD mode and from approximately 37 mph (60 km/h) to 45 mph (72 km/h) in ECO mode. On the Z e-1, e-boost increases top speed from approximately 49 mph (78 km/h) to approximately 65 mph (104 km/h) in ROAD mode and from 35 mph (56 km/h) to approximately 42 mph (67 km/h) in ECO mode.


WALK Mode conveniently assists riders with maneuvering their Ninja e-1 or Z e-1 motorcycles in parking lots and driveways. When all conditions have been met, which includes the bike stopped and throttle off, it’s activated by pressing and holding the mode button on the left side of the handlebar. Once activated, the screen background turns red so that it can be clearly distinguished from normal operation. When engaged, opening the throttle allows the bike to be moved forward at a walking speed of approximately 3.1 mph (4.98 km/h). By closing the throttle past the “zero” point, the bike can be moved in reverse at a speed of approximately 1.8 mph (2.89 km/h).

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