New crankshaft with thicker webs has approximately 10% more inertia and
gives smoother power delivery, particularly in the low and midrange.
Lighter 525 chain replaces earlier 530 chain and runs on thinner front
and rear sprockets for less weight and reduced rolling resistance.
Curved surface, large-area radiator with electric fan maintains
operating temperatures at the proper level.
Use of KLEEN (Kawasaki Low Exhaust Emission) catalyser system helps keep
exhaust emissions environmentally friendly. Depending on the market, either a honeycomb
catalyser system or a punched pipe catalyser system is employed. Use of all-stainless
exhaust systems or titanium mufflers also varies by market.
New CVKD 40 mm semi-flat-slide carbs enhance throttle response in the
low and medium rpm ranges for improved off-corner acceleration and better rideability.