Joel D Canfield noted: >>I'da thunk motorcycles would all have fuel injection, like >>virtually all cars over here since the early 90s. James is >>researching which Kawasaki to buy, and very few have fuel >>injection; his research indicates that this is still the norm. Hi Joel, I'm guessing it's competitive pressure. The cost of building a 'fuelie' motor can be a couple hundred bucks (or more) higher than a 'carb' version.  For an entry level biker, that kind of cash difference can be a deal breaker. So the manufacturers will stick with the cheaper technology to keep the cost down and the price competitive. HTH, RonL.  True for boat junk. Prolly similar for bikes. May be too small a percentage of total price to matter much on a car ... or it may be cheaper than trying to hit emission regulations with a carb motor.