Ninja Named "Bike of the Year"
The Ninja rocks the world when it is released. The new model is equipped with Kawasaki’s first liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 4-cylinder engine mounted in a light, compact chassis. With its phenomenal top speed and quarter-mile times the Ninja rewrites the motorcycle record books. When sales start in 1984, it is named “Bike of the Year” by magazines around the world. Its side-drive cams, diamond frame, unique full fairing and other features that distinguish it from competing models earn it great popularity.