Starting at $9,199 MSRP
Finding pleasure in your daily commute. Kawasaki offers electrified excitement with its new pure EV motorcycles. Charge your day with the Z e-1.
Rated at 5.0 kW (9.0 kW max), the clean and quiet motor produces quick response and strong low-end power, facilitating control and contributing to quick acceleration from a stop.
Powered by an electric motor, the Z e-1 creates no emissions when being operated. Its motor does not produce as much heat as a gasoline-powered engine. Silent, electric operation further contributes to the approachable package.
In addition to normal operation (ROAD), riders may also choose speed-limited operation (ECO). Top speed in ROAD Mode is 85 km/h, while top speed in ECO Mode is limited to 62 km/h.
With e-boost, riders can access increased power for approximately 15 seconds. When activated, acceleration is stronger and top speed is increased: 62 km/h >> 72 km/h (ECO), 85 km/h >> 101 km/h (ROAD).
This convenient mode assists with manoeuvring in a parking lot. When engaged, opening the throttle moves the bike forward at walking speed. Closing the throttle past the “zero” point moves the bike in reverse.
Kawasaki’s first roadgoing EVs are powered by a compact brushless electric motor offering strong off-the-line acceleration and low-end response. Rider-selectable power levels contribute to rider confidence, while unique EV features like e-boost and WALK Mode add to the fun experience. The rider-friendly electric motor is also clean and quiet.
The batteries can be removed by unlocking and opening the storage box cover, unlocking and opening the battery cover, and pulling them out.
There are three charging options available:
1. Charging directly without a charging dock (batteries removed)
2. Charging with a charging dock (batteries removed)
3. Offboard* charging with the batteries in place
Charging time per battery is approximately 3.7 hours for a full (0% >> 100%) charge, or 1.6 hours for a partial (20% >> 85%) charge. (Note: charging time per battery for a typical (20% >> 100%) charge after use is approximately 3 hours depending on conditions.)
All the charging methods require an accessory charger, which can be plugged into an ordinary household power outlet. When charging with batteries removed, the charger can charge one battery at a time. If a second charger is used, two batteries could be charged simultaneously.
When offboard charging with the batteries in place, an accessory adaptor (to join the charger and the bike) is required. The batteries are charged together, which means there is no need to manually switch from one battery to the next. Giving both batteries a full charge takes 7.4 h (3.7 h x2) max.
Thanks to the regenerative system, when the rider rolls off the throttle the energy of deceleration is recycled back to the batteries. This contributes to a longer cruising range.
Instead of single heavy battery, two removable lithium-ion batteries are used. Each battery weighs 11.5 kg, contributing to portability. The batteries are located below the storage box, mounted in parallel.
A chassis based on Kawasaki’s Z 400 delivers sure-footed handling that riders will find reassuring. Built by a motorcycle manufacturer highly acclaimed for their reliability, the Z e-1 offers the same solid build quality as all Kawasaki motorcycles.
At only 135 kg, the light weight of the Z e-1 contributes to a rider-friendly package.
A frame with carefully tuned rigidity balance coupled with motorcycle suspension components with optimised settings give the Z e-1 light, predictable handling and rider-friendly response.
Front and rear disc brakes provide sure stopping performance, while ABS adds a measure of reassurance.
A relaxed rider triangle accommodates a wide range of rider sizes and riding situations, contributing to the rider-friendly character. The relatively upright riding position and slightly foot-forward footpeg position put the rider in a position to control the bike while also offering rider comfort.
Having no clutch to operate—riders need only twist the throttle—greatly simplifies operation and contributes to a rider-friendly package.
Although the Z e-1 is primarily a commuter model, Kawasaki engineers worked hard to ensure that it offered the riding excitement for which Kawasaki motorcycles are famous. A carefully crafted balance of confident handling and light manoeuvrability will have even new riders looking forward to their daily commute.
The new Z e-1 balances the aggressive styling of Z Supernaked models with a fresh, futuristic expression of Kawasaki EV models. Where ICE Supernaked models highlight the engine and exhaust as key styling elements, the more compact motor and lack of an exhaust system creates a much higher ground clearance, which is balanced by a lower “fuel tank.” All-LED lighting contributes to a modern, high-tech image.
4.3” all-digital TFT colour instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance.
Connect your smartphone RIDEOLOGY THE APP* to view your vehicle information, detailed riding logs, telephone notifications and general display settings. Share your rides with friends and compare your riding stats. You can even keep track of routine maintenance.
In place of a fuel tank, the Z e-1 features a handy storage box. Lifting the storage box cover reveals 5 litres of easy-access space for small items like gloves or rain gear.
Do you prefer the lightweight, nimble look of a Z Supernaked? Kawasaki’s Z e-1 offers attractive motorcycle styling complemented by new colour and graphics designed to it a distinct image. And with a number of utility features, this new EV commuter seamlessly blends sporty performance and daily convenience.