The President of Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Mr Hiroshi Ito, revealed a range of new and prototype Kawasaki models as well as a company-wide vision focused on Carbon Neutrality at the 2022 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan.
As part of the battery-electric Z family machine, shown as a prototype at Intermot, Mr Ito unveiled a Ninja style machine with the same dual battery motive power and a capacity of 3.0 kWh. In 2023, both machines will be on sale that comply with European A1 vehicle license regulations.
During the European preview of Kawasaki’s first ever hybrid motorcycle, Mr Ito highlighted Kawasaki’s research and development into other innovative vehicle types. This HEV machine can switch between internal combustion and electric motive power quickly and easily. It’s scheduled to be released in 2024.
Demonstrating that Kawasaki is considering the full breadth of urban mobility from multi-cylinder machines to those based on familiar cycle technology and configuration, the Kawasaki booth at EICMA also hosted displays including an electric tricycle called “Noslisu” plus an experimental hydrogen powered display engine based on the Supercharged Ninja H2 using direct injection and compressed gaseous hydrogen as fuel plus the Elektrode, a child’s off-road style electric bike already on sale in North America.
The European preview of Kawasaki’s first hybrid motorcycle in prototype form highlighted Kawasaki’s research and development into other innovative vehicle types. It will be able to switch between its internal combustion engine and electric motive power easily and quickly in 2024.
Watch the full press conference here.