The two Kawasaki’s first electric motorcycles They are a real reality. We are talking about the new Kawasaki Ninja e-1 y Z e-1 two battery-powered models where their most important specifications and features have been published.
The Japanese company, one of the most famous in the world of two wheels, thus became one of the first traditional manufacturers to launch two electric motorcycles that are not scooters on the market. It is made of two models belonging to two families, Ninja and Z, with a long tradition and an established name.
These two new motorcycles were created for customs A1/B that is, they equal to a 125 fuel and, therefore, its power and maximum speed are limited by law. Something that does not exempt them from having reliable daily benefits.
Both models have the same engine. They have an electric motor with a nominal power of 5 kW (6.8 HP) and 9 kW (12 HP) maximum power redirect 40.5 Nm of engine torque from stopped. The approved autonomy reaches 72 kilometers per charge.
Electric Kawasakis use a dual battery setup, connected in parallel and removable separately. Each of the batteries weighs 11.5 kilograms, an acceptable weight to move it easily. It can be recharged in two ways: by plugging the motorcycle into a household outlet (via the plug under the seat) or by removing the batteries and charging them at a charging station. she loading time of each battery is approx 3.7 hours for full charge or 1.6 hours for a partial load of 20 to 85%.
Despite carrying the batteries, Kawasaki has left a small compartment, located above the batteries, with a 5 liter capacity and allowing you to store gloves or rain gear (up to a maximum of 3 kg) . A helmet, however, is not appropriate.
there two driving modes: Road (normal mode) and Eco, in addition to an “e-boost” function that provides a maximum of 9 kW of power and increased speed. The maximum speed can only be achieved in Road mode and by pressing the “e-boost” button, which is located on the right handlebar under the grip.
Under normal conditions, the maximum speed in Road mode is 85 km/h (79 km/h in Z e-1), while the maximum speed in Eco mode is limited to 60 km/h ( 56 km/h. for in Z e-1).
They also have a Walk mode that helps the pilot perform parking maneuvers. When the throttle is activated and opened, the motorcycle moves very slowly. If the throttle is turned forward to the Zero Throttle position, the motorcycle will move backwards.
Both models will be offered in a two-tone configuration in Bright Silver Metallic and Matte Lime Green Metallic, which will be a different image of the future electric models of Kawasaki. To distinguish them, it is enough to know that the Ninja is completely faired, while the Z is a type. naked. The instrument panel is the same in both cases, with a TFT screen that informs about range, speed, availability of the “e-boost” function, the selected driving mode and smartphone connection, etc.
Basic specifications of electric Kawasakis
Below are the main specifications of the Ninja e-1 and the Z e-1. On the engine level they are the same, as well as on the cycle side (same tires and brakes). The differences are in size and weight.
Kawasaki Ninja e-1
- Motor: permanent magnet synchronous, air cooled.
- Maximum power: 9 kW (12 CV) @ 2,600-4,000 rpm.
- Maximum torque: 40.5 Nm @ 0-1,600 rpm.
- Nominal power: 5 kW (6.8 CV) @ 2,800 rpm.
- Maximum speed: 99 km/h (limited).
- Battery capacity: 3.02 kWh (1.51 kWh x 2).
- Range: 72 km (WMTC cycle).
- Chain transfer.
- Length x width x height (mm): 1.980 x 690 x 1.105.
- Wheelbase: 1,370 mm.
- Seat height: 785mm
- Curb weight: 140 kg (including batteries).
Kawasaki Z e-1
The technical specifications of the Z are the same as the Ninja E-1, both in terms of engine performance and battery capacity, autonomy and wheel size. Only the type of chassis, the dimensions (small) and the weight of the motorcycle change:
- Length x width x height (mm): 1.980 x 730 x 1.035.
- Wheelbase: 1,370 mm.
- Seat height: 785 mm.
- Curb weight: 135 kg (including batteries).
Both bikes will arrive in the UK next month and prices will be confirmed shortly. For the Spanish market, the landing dates have not yet been announced.