Ninja's 30th Anniversary
February 14, 2014
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Kawasaki’s iconic Ninja brand. During those thirty years
Ninja's have set the standards for high performance while creating an exciting product for decades of enjoyment.
The first Ninja, the GPz900R, debuted in 1984. This revolutionary machine was powered by a liquid-cooled, 4-valve,
DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder engine mounted in a diamond frame and featured a highly aerodynamic full fairing. Packed
with advanced Kawasaki technology it heralded a new era in high-performance sportbikes. This breakthrough machine
set new standards for power, handling and aerodynamics that made it a world-wide sensation. Since then the Ninja
name has continued to represent the ultimate in supersport motorcycles.
Featuring unique, state-of-the-art technology, that first Ninja established a new paradigm of value. Now, thirty years
later, the DNA from that epochal machine lives on in the Ninja of today: In the incredible Ninja ZX-14 (ZZR1400), our
flagship model offering unmatched performance, and in the brilliant Ninja ZX-10R, winner of the 2013 World Superbike
Championship. It is also found in the Ninja 300/250 — machines on which beginners and veteran riders alike enjoy
rider-friendly performance with Ninja attitude.