Kawasaki’s tweaks for 2020 models

Kawasaki’s new Z Series flagship, the 200PS, 998cc supernaked Z H2, may be grabbing the headlines but there’s a host of 2020 techy tweaks for other key models.

Here’s our potted guide to what’s new.

Ninja 1000 SX

  • New name for fourth-generation sports tourer that replaces Z1000 SX.
  • Cleaner emissions, same great performance.
  • Sportier, more dynamic new styling, single-sided muffler, all-LED lighting.
  • Increased seat comfort, adjustable screen now has four positions.
  • Debut of electronic cruise control, Quick Shifter and four selectable riding modes combining traction and power.
  • 10.9cm all-digital TFT colour instrumentation with smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki Rideology App.
  • More dynamic sport riding with grippy Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres.
  • Three new colours - metallic graphite grey/metallic diablo black, emerald blazed green/metallic carbon grey/metallic graphite grey and pearl blizzard white/metallic carbon grey/metallic spark black.


  • Next step in aggressive, naked Z Sugomi styling.
  • Host of advanced new features include four riding modes with new traction and power settings.
  • New 10.9cm TFT colour instrument screen, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki Rideology App.
  • All-LED lighting.
  • Cleaner emissions and redesigned exhaust with sportier note.
  • Tyres now much-praised Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2.
  • New colour options - metallic graphite grey/metallic spark black, candy lime green/metallic spark black, pearl blizzard white/metallic spark black and metallic spark black/metallic flat spark black.


  • Fresh vision of popular naked middle-weight bike.
  • New multi-function colour 10.9cm TFT screen, Bluetooth Smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki Rideology app.
  • LED lighting front and rear.
  • Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres as standard.
  • New rear seat with deeper, wider padding for greater passenger comfort.
  • Three new colours - candy lime green/metallic spark black, metallic spark black and pearl blizzard white/metallic spark black.

Ninja 650

  • Lively supersport model gains a multi-function 10.9cm colour TFT meter and Bluetooth Smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki’s Rideology app.
  • The colour display can be switched between ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ displays while a built-in light sensor alters brightness intensity.
  • LED lighting front and rear.
  • Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres now fitted as standard.
  • Revised, comfier rear seat.
  • Three new colour options - lime green/ebony evocative of World Superbike Championship bikes, metallic spark black and flat stardust white/metallic flat spark black.


  • Recently-launched brace of W800s joined in 2020 by the final machine to create a three-model range.
  • W800 Street and W800 Café boosted by new W800, a modern take on the original 1966 W1.
  • New classically-styled W800 has 19” front wheel, deep chrome mudguards and a chrome handlebar.
  • The 2020 W800 benefits from more than 50 years of W heritage, reinterpreted for a new age of motorcycling while appealing to age-old biking virtues and style.