Buckle up, fellow riders, because Kawasaki is about to “Change the Game” with the all-new Ninja 7 HEV, a hybrid motorcycle that’s set to revolutionize the two-wheeled world.
Unveiled in Europe, this futuristic marvel is the first of its kind to hit mass production* and is slated to grace showroom floors in January 2024.
At the heart of the Ninja 7 Hybrid lies an ingenious blend of a cutting-edge 451cc parallel-twin, water-cooled four-stroke engine – complete with manual or automatic gear selection – and a traction electric motor paired with a battery.
This fusion of traditional and electric power sources catapults the Ninja 7’s engine to 43.5 kW, surging to a remarkable hybrid net power of 51.1 kW thanks to the impressive “e-boost” feature.
Size-wise, the Ninja 7 Hybrid packs a punch, delivering 650cc to 700cc class performance with lightning-quick acceleration that rivals even 1,000cc-class supersport models, thanks to Kawasaki’s e-boost technology.
Plus, it sips fuel like a 250cc-class bike, all while offering sporty button-shift riding. Riders can also toggle between three distinct riding modes – SPORT-HYBRID, ECO-HYBRID, and EV – catering to a wide range of riding scenarios.
But that’s not all; this bike is a game-changer in terms of innovation. It boasts an idling stop feature that shuts off the internal combustion engine at stops to conserve fuel and reduce emissions.
In addition, the Automatic Launch Position Finder (ALPF) automatically selects first gear when at a standstill, and it even has a “walk mode” for effortless low-speed maneuvers and parking.
The Ninja 7 Hybrid’s chassis design is a work of art, carefully packaging the gasoline engine and a 9 kW max traction motor, with a 48V lithium-ion battery strategically placed for optimal weight distribution.
And when it comes to looks, this bike is a stunner, flaunting a unique HEV design with a matte lime green under cowl, complemented by silver and black bodywork that’s sure to make it stand out from the crowd.
Hop on, and you’ll discover a comfortable yet sporty riding position, guiding you to a high-grade cockpit equipped with intuitive switchgear. The full-color TFT instrumentation includes smartphone connectivity, enhancing your overall riding experience.
As the pioneer in the world of hybrid motorcycles, the Ninja 7 Hybrid sets the bar high. It seamlessly combines the best aspects of traditional and electric models, effortlessly tackling both city streets and country roads.
With its thrilling character and a plethora of groundbreaking features waiting to be explored, the Ninja 7 Hybrid ushers in a new era of motorcycle riding.
*Based on research by Kawasaki Motors, Ltd., the Ninja 7 Hybrid is the first mass-produced hybrid motorcycle (excluding scooters) from a major power sports manufacturer as of October 6, 2023.