Kawasaki marks 40 years of Ninja with unique anniversary edition colors
Japanese brand Kawasaki unveils a special edition collection celebrating 40 years of the Ninja, featuring nostalgic throwback paint schemes.
Kawasaki, the iconic Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, has just announced a special treat for motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Kawasaki Ninja range, the company is set to roll out a special edition collection featuring retro paint schemes and other exclusive features. This exciting announcement is bound to fuel the nostalgia of fans and captivate a new generation of riders.
A Nostalgic Tribute
The 40th-anniversary celebration of the Kawasaki Ninja range goes beyond a mere paint job on a single model. While the Kawasaki ZX-10R will indeed receive a special edition paint scheme, the festivities extend to other motorcycles in the Ninja family as well. Among the highlighted models are the Kawasaki ZX-4RR and the Kawasaki ZX-6R. Notably, the ZX-4RR had only been announced in its standard version earlier this year, making this special edition even more special for enthusiasts.
A Flashback to the '90s
The highlight of these special editions is the retro paint schemes that harken back to the '90s. The bikes will be adorned in the iconic green, white, and blue color palette that Kawasaki enthusiasts remember fondly from that era. This scheme has historical significance, as it was famously donned by Kawasaki in the 1990s, and more recently, in unique race schemes. The factory Kawasaki team in World Superbike (WorldSBK) featured this iconic color scheme during the 2022 Argentinian round. Furthermore, the official Kawasaki UK team in British Superbikes, FS-3, embraced these classic colors in the past two years.
Nostalgic Flair and Exclusive Badging
The retro paint scheme isn't the only nod to nostalgia. Each of the 40th-anniversary edition bikes will proudly display exclusive 40th-anniversary badging on the fuel tank. This emblem serves as a symbol of the enduring legacy of the Kawasaki Ninja range and pays homage to its four-decade-long journey.
While the '90s-inspired paint scheme remains consistent across the collection, there are subtle variations in the livery of each model. These differences are designed to complement the distinct bodywork of the different Ninja models, enhancing their individual character and appeal.
Pricing and Availability
The 40th-anniversary special edition motorcycles will be showcased for the first time later this year at the EICMA show in Milan, where enthusiasts can get a firsthand look at their captivating designs. As for the pricing, here's what you can expect for each of these special editions:
- Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR: £8,899
- Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R: £10,849
- Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: £17,749
These special editions not only commemorate the rich history of the Kawasaki Ninja but also showcase the brand's commitment to innovation and excellence.