Been browsing the motorcycle For Sale as I ponder a possible second bike again. I’d like to pose this question to Kawasaki.
“Why are so many of your model’s called Ninja?”
Off the top of my head we have
- H2 / H2R
- Z800 / Z750
- Ninja 300 / 250
Seriously, this a sport orientated list, but some of these are very different bikes. Let’s compare with Honda
- Fireblade = CBR1000RR (I’ve never heard the 600RR called this?)
- Firestorm = VTR1000R, SP-1, SP-2 (also known as Superhawk I think)
- Interceptor = VFR800
- Cross Tourer = VFR1200X
- etc, etc.
With a Honda, there’s no confusion, but I asked someone which bike they rode and they said a “Ninja”, it could mean anything. Normally I would expect them to mean the ZX-10R, possibly the -6R, but it could be the supercharged H2R or the learners 300!
Now they don’t call all their bikes Ninjas, we have Vulcans and Versys and others. But their whole street/sport (not cruiser or dual sport or dirt bike range) are called Ninja.
Imagine Nissan called all their 4WDs the Patrol, not the Patrol, the Murano, the Pathfinder, the X-Trail, the Qashqui, and the Dualis! You can see how confusing that is.