Congratulations on your purchase of a new Ka w asaki motorcycle. Your new m o-
torcycle is the product of Kawasaki’s advanced engineering, exhaustive testing,
and continuou s striving for superior reliability, safety and performance.
Please read this Owner’s Manual carefully before riding so that you will be
thoroughly familiar w ith the pro per operation of your motorcycle’s controls, its fea-
tures, capabilitie s, a nd limitations. This manu al offers many sa fe r iding tips, but its
purpose is not to provide instruction in all the technique s a nd skills re q uired to ride
a motorcycle safely. Kawasaki strongly recommends that all operators of this vehi-
cle enroll in a motorcycle rider training program to attain awareness of the mental
and physical requirements necessary for safe motorcycle operation.
To ensure a long, trouble-free life for your motorcycle, give it the proper care and
maintenance described in this manual. For those who would like more detailed in-
formation on their Kawasaki Motorcycle, a Service Manual is available for purchase
from any authorized Kawasaki motorcycle dealer. The Service Manual contains de-
tailed disassembly and maintenance information. Those who plan to do their own
work should, of cours e, be com petent mecha nics and possess the spec ial to ols
described in the Service Manual.
Keep this Owner’s Manual aboard your motorcycle at all times so that you can
refer to it whenever you need information.