Kawasaki presenta le new Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 2024, the first electric motorcycles of the House of Akashi. They are part of the Ninja and Z family, they have “medium displacement” chassis, but they are “zero emissions”. Comparable in performance to motorbikes with a 125 cc internal combustion engine, they are powered by a 5 kW electric motor (with a peak of 9 Kw), powered by two removable batteries (11.5 kg each) lithium ion, connected in parallel. There are also two driving modes, Road and Eco: the maximum speed in Road mode is 85 km/h (79 km/h for the Z e-1), while in Eco mode it is limited to 60 km/h (56 km/h for the Z e-1 -1). It is also present the “e-boost” optionwhich can be activated (for 15”) via a button positioned under the right knob, which provides maximum power (9 kW), acceleration and a maximum speed of 99 km/h, where permitted.
Recharging the batteries can be done using a docking station where you can insert the batteries, or via a cable, with a socket under the saddle, without moving the batteries. Among the characteristics of lithium ion batteries are the built-in charge indicators and the symmetrical design that facilitates positioning. The charging time of each battery is approx 3.7 hours for a full charge and 1.6 hours for a partial charge (from 20% to 85%). Furthermore, thanks to the regenerative system, the deceleration energy is recycled into the battery, helping to provide greater autonomy.
We then find a trellis frame and braking system with ABS which derive from the 400 cc models of the company.