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Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to drive either the clutch hub and operating plate together or separately.

Under normal operation, the auxiliary cam acts as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the overall clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel during clutch operation.

When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or accidental downshifts) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate to separate. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce rearward torque and helps prevent rear tire jumping and skidding. This race-style mode is especially useful when driving sports or track.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle usage, gear selection and other elements within the rider's control. The economy driving indicator is a function that indicates when the current driving conditions consume a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other driving conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (ie fuel efficiency is high), "ECO" is displayed on the instrument panel LCD. By driving with the "ECO" light on, fuel consumption can be reduced.

While actual vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to the conditions that cause the “ECO” sign to appear can help riders improve fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase autonomy of navigation. In addition, keeping fuel consumption low also helps to minimize the negative impact on the environment.

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Economic driving index

Kawasaki's fully electronic throttle actuation system allows the ECU to control the volume of both fuel (via fuel injectors) and air (via throttle valves) supplied to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle position results in smooth, natural engine response and ideal engine performance. The system also contributes significantly to reducing emissions.

Electronic throttle valves also allow for more precise control of electronic engine management systems such as S-KTRC and KTRC, and enable the application of electronic systems such as KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control and Electronic Cruise Control.

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Electronic butterfly valves

Kawasaki's engine braking control system allows riders to select the amount of engine braking they prefer. When the system is activated, the braking effect of the engine is reduced, providing less interference when driving on the track.

Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a standstill, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheel spin on takeoff. With the clutch lever pulled and the system engaged, the engine revs are limited to a set speed while the rider holds the throttle open. Once the rider releases the clutch lever to engage the clutch, the engine revs are allowed to increase, but power is regulated to minimize wheel spin and keep the front wheel on the ground. The system automatically disengages once a preset gear is reached or when the rider shifts into third gear. Depending on the model, riders can choose from several modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.

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KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode)

Using the latest evolution of Kawasaki's advanced modeling software and feedback from a compact IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that gives an even clearer real-time picture of frame orientation, KCMF monitors engine and frame parameters throughout angle – from the entrance, to the top. on corner exit – shaping braking force and engine power to facilitate a smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and helping riders take their intended line through the corner. Systems monitored by KCMF vary by model, but may include:
• S-KTRC/KTRC (including traction management and wheel lift management)
• KLCM (including traction management and wheel lift management)
- Designed to optimize acceleration from a standstill
• KIBS (including pitching management and corner braking management)
• Kawasaki engine brake control

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KCMF (Kawasaki Corner Management Mode)

KTRC, Kawasaki's advanced traction control system provides enhanced sports riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Multiple rider-selectable modes (the number of modes varies by model) offer progressively greater levels of intrusion to suit the rider's riding situation and preferences.

Less intrusive functions maintain optimal cornering grip. Designed with sporty driving in mind, they facilitate acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. And because Kawasaki's sophisticated software bases its dynamic analysis on the frame's orientation relative to the track surface (rather than relative to a horizontal plane), it's able to account for cornering, camber, and more. , and adjust accordingly.

In the more intrusive modes (and for some models, in any mode), when excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow traction to be regained, effectively allowing riders to negotiate both short, slippery patches (rails train or manhole covers ) and extended sections of bad roads (wet pavement, cobblestone, gravel) with confidence.

IMU-equipped models incorporate frame-oriented feedback to provide even more precise handling.

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KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)

Designed to help riders maximize their acceleration on the track by allowing clutchless uphills with the throttle wide open, KQS detects that the shifter has been engaged and sends a signal to the ECU to cut the ignition so it can enter the next gear without having to use the clutch. On models that offer clutchless downshifts, during deceleration the system automatically controls the engine speed so that the next lower gear can be selected without operating the clutch.

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KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)

Smart technology allows riders to connect wirelessly to their bike. Using the "RIDEOLOGY THE APP" smartphone application, you can access various instrument functions, contributing to an enhanced motorcycle experience. Vehicle information (such as odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc.) can be viewed on the smartphone. Driving logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, speed location, rpm and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, phone notifications (calls, mail) are displayed on the dashboard. Riders can also make changes to their bike's instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc.) via smartphone. And on some models, it's even possible to control and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support functions and payload settings) using your smartphone.

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Smartphone connectivity

Relying on the know-how and technology available from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), Kawasaki's turbocharged engine delivers high engine performance while maintaining a compact design. The key to achieving this incredible performance lies in the engine's supercharger – a motorcycle-specific unit designed entirely in-house with technology from the Kawasaki Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company and Corporate Technology Division.

One of the greatest advantages of designing the supercharger internally and adapting its design to match the engine's characteristics was that the engineers were able to achieve high-efficiency operation over a wide range of conditions – something that would not have been possible with simple drop or trying to fit an aftermarket car supercharger.

The importance of high efficiency in a supercharger is that, as the air is compressed, the heat gain that takes away the energy is minimal. And while many superchargers are able to deliver high-efficiency operation over a very limited range of conditions, the Kawasaki supercharger delivers high performance over a wide range of pressure ratios and flow rates – that is, over a wide range of engine speeds and vehicle speeds. This wide range of effective operation (similar to wide power band) easily translates into strong acceleration. The high efficiency and minimal heat gain of the supercharger also meant that an intercooler was unnecessary, saving considerable weight and space and allowing for a compact engine design.

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Supercharged engine

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