First Look: 30-Year Anniversary Kawasaki Ninjas

Cycle News Staff | May 8, 2014
  The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10 special edition 30th year anniversary model.

The 2015 Special-Edition ZX10-R.
Kawasaki has introduced 30-year anniversary models of its Ninja ZX-6R and ZX-10R with both featuring styling changes to celebrate the anniversary of the iconic Ninja brand.

The 30th Anniversary Ninja ZX-6R model features Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White paint, green pinstripe decals on the wheels, and 30th Anniversary badges on each side of the fairing.

If you’re looking for changes to the 636 version of the ZX-6R, you won’t find any in the new model. This is a case of what you see is what you get for the bike that made its return in 636 form last year (after a two-year hiatus). The ZX-6R in the special livery will sell for $12,999 (ABS) and $11,999 (non-ABS).

There’s also not much in the way of changes for the ZX-10R either. Not that we should expect changes to a bike that won the 2013 World Superbike Championship last year in the capable hands of Tom Sykes.

But an anniversary is an anniversary and with the Ninja brand turning 30, Kawasaki also opted to produce a special-edition ZX-10R. This one also gets the Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White (and commemorative fairing badge) look like its little sibling and will carry a suggested retail price of $15,999 (with ABS). The standard, non-anniversary ZX-10R will sell for $15,299 (with ABS); non-ABS models are available in each color scheme for $14,599 and $14.299, respectively.