We’ve already told you about Kawasaki’s two hybrid motorcycles that were being shown at EICMA. Well now, Kawasaki has confirmed that the two hybrid motos will be available in the USA. The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja Z 7 Hybrid (link)  and the 2024 Kawasaki Z 7 Hybrid (link) are essentially the same bikes revealed in our EICMA coverage. Check out the links for our first take details.

With the US unveiling, Kawasaki offered a few more details for both machines:

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 7 Hybrid

  • Strong hybrid power unit: uses 451 cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine and a liquid-cooled traction motor rated at 7.0 kW (9.0 kW max) powered by a 48V lithium-ion battery pack located beneath the seat.
  • Three drive modes for three riding experiences (EV, Sport-Hybrid, ECO-Hybrid)
  • E-boost: increased performance and liter-bike level acceleration (available only in Sport-Hybrid mode, it temporarily (5 seconds) increases overall output to match a 650 cc class machine)
  • Walk mode with reverse: Once the motorcycle is stationary, pushing a dedicated button moves the bike forward or backward at 2 mph for easier parking and maneuvering
  • 6-speed automated manual transmission (full automatic (EV mode) manual button shift (Sport-Hybrid) and personalized settings in (ECO-Hybrid)
  • Idling stop function
  • Automatic Launch Position Finder (ALPF): when the motorcycle comes to a complete stop, ALFPF automatically returns the transmission to first gear)
  • Zero emissions, quiet running
  • Futuristic hybrid design
  • Sporty Kawasaki handling and styling
  • All LED lighting
  • Full-color TFT color instrumentation with smartphone connectivity: 4.3-inch full-color TFT with automatic background color change from white to black when ambient light is low. Display functions include: drive mode indicator, e-boost gauge, clock, connected device notifications (Bluetooth®, mail, telephone), gear position indicator (N, 1-6), speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, cruising range, and a host of indicators.
  • Rideology smartphone connectivity: features vehicle info, riding log, telephone notices, communication sharing, ranking, and maintenance log functions

Ninja Z 7 Hybrid specs

Ninja 7 Hybrid specs

Other Ninja Z7 Hybrid specs. Image: Kawasaki

2024 Kawasaki Z 7 Hybrid

As for the 2024 Kawasaki Z 7, specs are nearly identical to the Ninja Z 7 Hybrid.  So you can think of the Z 7 Hybrid as a naked version of the Ninja Z 7 Hybrid but with a more relaxed riding position and more comfort for the rider and passenger. The specs for the Z 7 Hybrid are nearly identical when compared to the Ninja Z 7 Hybrid, with seat height and kerb weight being omitted for the Z 7 Hybrid.

 

Kawasaki Z 7 Hybrid

Specs of the Kawasaki Z 7 Hybrid are nearly identical to those of the Ninja Z 7 Hybrid. Image: Kawasaki

Pricing

The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja Z 7 Hybrid and 2024 Kawasaki Z 7 Hybrid have an MSRP of $12,499.  Both are available now.

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