Kawasaki Technology


Ever since manufacturing the first motorcycle engine in 1950, Kawasaki has been continually pursuing new technologies in the creation of our high-performance engines.
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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with th...
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Dual Injectors

Kawasaki's KX™250F was the first mass-production motocross bike to feature Dual Injectors. One injector is located downstream of the throttle valve (where injectors are located on standard FI systems) and a second is lo...
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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly twists the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything bu...
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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements unde...
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Electronic Cruise Control

Electronic Cruise Control allows the rider to maintain a desired speed (engine rpm) with the simple press of a button. Because the rider does not have to constantly maintain the throttle position, this system allows rel...
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Electronic Throttle Valves

Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and thro...
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Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. ERGO-FIT is an interface system designed to allow riders to f...
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Fuel Economy Assistance Mode

With the press of a handlebar-mounted button, riders are able to activate the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode. This switches the ECU to a leaner fuel map in which ignition timing and fuel injection prioritize fuel economy....
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Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

The Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system allows riders to select the amount of engine braking they prefer. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on ...
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Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM)

Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheelspin when moving off. With the clutch lever pulled in and the system activated, engine speed...
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KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) ABS

Using the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modeling software and feedback from a compact IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that gives an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation, KCMF monitors engine a...
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KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)

Designed to help riders maximise their acceleration on the circuit by enabling clutchless upshifts with the throttle fully open, KQS detects that the shift lever has been actuated and sends a signal to the ECU to cut ig...
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KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)

KTRC, Kawasaki's advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Multiple rider-selectable modes (the number of mode...
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KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) (1-Mode)

When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for the rear wheel to break loose. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin (when the rear wheel turns faster than the front) that could result in the loss of control o...
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Launch Control Mode

In motocross racing, getting a good start is critical. A few tenths of a second can make the difference between getting the holeshot or getting buried in the pack. In slippery conditions, getting the maximum drive from ...
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Power Modes

Power modes offer riders an easily selectable choice between Full and Low Power. While Full Power is unrestricted, in Low Power mode, maximum power is limited to approximately 75-80% of Full. Throttle response is also m...
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Power Modes (with Variable Middle Mode)

Power Modes allow available power and throttle response to be selected to suit conditions. On the supersport Ninja® ZX™-10R, three modes are available: Full, Low (which limits power to about 60% of Full) and Middle mode...
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S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control)

S-KTRC, Kawasaki's original predictive traction control, uses the same base technology as the Kawasaki works machines that competed in MotoGP, the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. This technology continually controls the ...
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Smart Regulator

Smart Regulator: The electric power used for lights and fuel pumps is produced by a bike’s generator. The regulator takes this power and maintains the voltage at a constant level. The Smart Regulator Kawasaki developed ...
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Sound Tuning

Kawasaki has long had a reputation for building great-sounding bikes – a characteristic inherent in Kawasaki’s engine architecture – but it is only recently that effort has been put into crafting a specific auditory exp...
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Supercharged Engine

Drawing on the know-how and technology possessed by the KHI Group, Kawasaki’s supercharged engine delivers high engine output while maintaining a compact design. The key to achieving this incredible performance lies in...
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