Your Kawasaki engine is designed to
use only unleaded gasoline with a min-
imum octane rating shown below.
Never use gasoline with an octane rat-
ing lower than the minimum specified
by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine
The octane rating of a gasoline is a
measure of its resistance to detonation
or "knocking". The term commonly
used to describe a gasoline's octane
rating is the Research Octane Number
Do not use leaded gasoline, as
this will destroy the catalytic con-
verter. (For further information,
refer to the "Catalytic Converter"
section in the "How to Ride the