Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki has announced that it will move its entire motorcycle lineup to an electric platform by 2035. These will be marketed in developed countries: the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

This statement may come as a surprise, as Kawasaki has not yet produced any all-electric motorcycles. However, they have been hard at work on “next generation power units” since the early 2000s.

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Kawasaki’s electric motorcycle aspirations were first made known back in 2019. By that time, they were confident enough to announce their first concept at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show. 

Since then, there have been very few updates from the company regarding progress on electric motorcycles. What we do know is that they plan to release at least 10 new battery electric vehicles and hybrid motorcycles by 2025. 

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Kawasaki has plenty of time until 2035 to electrify their lineup, but it may take them some time to catch up to other industry leaders. Zero motorcycles has been the name in electric motorcycles for over 10 years, and more and more motorcycle manufacturers are transitioning towards an electric platform.

Competition won’t be scarce.