Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Kawasaki ZXR-750R

This motorcycle has more than earned its nickname of “Ninja;” it’s staked out the competition and carved its name into the asphalt for years to come. The ZXR-750R, also known as the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R is a masterpiece to behold.

History of the Ninja

Kawasaki was initially an aircraft manufacturer in the early 1900s and it didn’t even market its motorcycles under the Kawasaki label until the 1960s. Before then, their motorcycles were known as Meguro motos, because of Kawasaki’s purchase of Meguro Manufacturing, a motorcycle company.

However, once Kawasaki got a taste for motorcycles, they quickly went all in, producing model after model, generation after generation, and classic after classic, including the Kawasaki ZXR-750R.

An Agile Design

The ZXR-750R wasn’t called the Ninja just out of coincidence. It earned that title by being sleek, agile, and faster than its competition, capable of sweeping in from one direction and disappearing into the other in a matter of seconds.

This feat of engineering was accomplished by inserting a four-stroke, transverse, four-cylinder, DOHC engine with four valves per cylinder and a displacement of 749cc into a lightweight, aluminum perimeter frame resulting in a total dry weight of 418.8 pounds.

Only One Ninja

Kawasaki updated the ZXR-750R every year or so, but never modified it enough to warrant calling it an entirely new generation of the Ninja.

  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R, a.k.a. ZXR-750R (1989-2003)

Kawasaki produced the Ninja for a grand total of fifteen years, making only minor adjustments where they were needed over the years. In 1993, a single-tube air system was put in place, which was replaced again in 1996 by a double-tube air system. That’s pretty much it in terms of changes.

The heavy duty engine designed for 121 horsepower at 10,500 rpm, torque of approximately 53.8 foot-pounds. A six-speed transmission to optimize gear-shifting of an engine with a 10.8:1 compression ratio enabled this amazing racing machine to hit speeds of over 150 miles per hour.

The Ninja in the News

On August 15th, 2019, the Ninja made headlines by pushing Kawasaki to lower prices on their new motorcycles, making now the cheapest-ever time to buy a brand new Kawasaki motorcycle.

Hollywood Fame

Versions of Kawasaki Ninjas have been on the silver screen for quite some time, racking up dozens of film and TV credits. Two of the most well known shows in which the Ninja appeared are Hawaii Five-0 and Murder, She Wrote.

Social Groups

As with any natural-born racing masterpiece, there are plenty of people itching to talk about their builds and rides when it comes to the Kawasaki Ninja. The Kawasaki Ninja Owners group on Facebook, for example, has more than 2,000 members.

The Kawasaki Ninja – a Racing Extraordinaire

Everybody who gets the chance to drive a Kawasaki Ninja comes away feeling the need for more fuel, more fire, more speed. Unfortunately, this model is now more of a collector’s item than a commodity, but Kawasaki is working harder now than ever before to give you what you want.

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