Kawasaki and Suzuki as always been my two prefered motorcycle Japanese compagny. In the past I had a gsxr1100 and a gsxr1000 and both had been great bike. It is really sad that Suzuki have financial problem.I really don't think Kawasaki has really fallen off. They have been the only Japanese bike make to continue to update and roll out new models when everyone else was releasing the same old models. Was not long ago Kawasaki released the 10R and now the 6R. The new Vulcan is going to be a great entry bike and I bet the sale well pretty much every where.
you want to talk about a company that has fell behind, look at Suzuki.