Kawasaki Mean Streak Review from Canada

2003 Kawasaki Mean Streak

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance116046 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda Magna


I love this bike!!


Rear fender started cracking up to brake light at 36,000kms, replaced.

Steering head replaced at 63,000kms.

Started using oil at 80,000kms.

Replaced drive shaft at 91,000kms.

Replaced front wheel bearing at 94,000kms (waited a week for parts in Saskatoon, hit a huge pot hole in Saskatoon).

Replaced front fork seals at 98,000kms.

General Comments:

If they still made them I would buy another.

Tires Me880 on rear getting 20,000kms, scrapes on twisties, but it's a cruiser.

I have been looking for another bike; there are a few I like the look of, but nothing with the torque and comfort. I'm 5'9" and my back has never bothered me.

Wish it had 6 speeds and a larger tank, but otherwise a great bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2010

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 1 review