The two electric motorcycles are also said to have bodywork similar to the brand’s 400cc counterparts
Kawasaki showcased two electric motorcycles at last year’s EICMA show in Milan. Now, according to reports, both electric bikes are ready for launch.
The reports state that the pair of electric motorcycles from the Japanese brand has begun their homologation process in Australia, indicating it could be one of the first international markets to receive the Kawasaki e-bikes. The homologation filings have designated the two bikes as Ninja e-1 and Z e-1.
The two electric motorcycles are also said to have bodywork similar to the brand’s 400cc counterparts, the Ninja 400 and Z400. While the prototypes showcased last year had a power output of around 15 BHP, the homologation filing in Australia lists a power output of 9 kW (12 BHP). It also reveals that the Z e-1 could weigh around 135 kg, while the Ninja e-1 tips the scale at 140 kg
Kawasaki is yet to reveal whether or not the two e-motorcycles would come with removable batteries. However, earlier reports suggested the bikes could be offered with two removable battery packs, each weighing 12 kg and having a combined output of 3 kWh. If this holds true, both electric motorcycles could come with limited range and top speed, making them the brand’s first mass-market electric street bikes.
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