Kawasaki 2023 Ninja and KLX Street Motorcycles

Kawasaki begins early production of 2023 street motorcycles.

Over the course of the past several years, the powersports industry has witnessed a significant increase in popularity with novice and experienced riders alike, turning to motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and personal watercraft. To continue to meet this growing demand, Kawasaki is moving up the production and introduction of its 2023 Ninja ZX-6R supersport, KLX300SM supermoto and KLX300 dual-sport motorcycles that will arrive in Kawasaki dealerships during the late spring months so that more riders have a chance to “let the good times roll.”


Ninja ZX-6R

The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R supersport motorcycle boasts a potent 636cc engine, advanced electronics and a lightweight chassis. The 636cc engine has been optimized for the street and the track, offering an exhilarating experience in a wide range of riding situations, allowing you to rule the track and run the streets. The Ninja ZX-6R features a 636cc in-line, four-cylinder, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) engine, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), sophisticated instrumentation, styling with twin LED headlights and taillight, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), selectable power modes combined with Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), class-leading SHOWA suspension, SHOWA SFF-BP fork, assist and slipper clutch, comfortable ergonomics with adjustable clutch lever, multi-function LCD screen and a pressed-aluminum perimeter frame.

For 2023, the non-ABS Ninja ZX-6R is available in a Metallic Matte Twilight Blue/Metallic Diablo Black colorway with an MSRP of $10,699 and Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Metallic Diablo Black with an MSRP of $10,999.


The 2023 KLX 300SM takes the fun to the streets in full supermoto style. Developed alongside the KLX 300 dual-sport, the KLX300SM shares a similar engine and chassis with its dual-sport counterpart. Where the models differ is over styling and use, as the KLX300SM receives a host of supermoto inspired components. This includes 17-inch front and rear wheels paired with street tires, supermoto tuned suspension and aggressive styling. These differences establish the KLX300SM as the ultimate lightweight supermoto. The KLX300SM will be offered in Neon Green and Ebony colorways with an MSRP of $6,299.


The KLX 300 is capable of being both a daily commuter and weekend play bike. The powerful 292cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine features an easy-to-use powerband, electric starter and cam profiles sourced from the KLX 300R off-road model. It comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, 21-inch wheel up front and 18-inch wheel in the back, and dual-sport tuned long-travel suspension for optimal ground clearance. The 2023 KLX300 can be found in both a Lime Green and Fragment Camo Gray colorway. The Lime Green has an MSRP of $5,899 and the Fragment Camo Gray an MSRP of $6,099.

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