There aren’t too many product lines in the motorcycle industry that can claim a thirty-year heritage, and with the whimper of marketing coming from Kawasaki, you would hardly know that the Ninja has been on the scene for three decades now. To fix that problem, the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has been released early to help Team Green celebrate the Ninja’s birthday. However, don’t get your hopes too high, the changes for 2015 are only skin-deep. Under those special graphics is the same 998cc inline four-cylinder engine, with its 76mm x 55mm oversquare bore and stroke dimensions. Coming standard is also Kawasaki’s traction control system, the Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC), as well as an Öhlins electronic steering damper.