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July 2, 2011

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R to get new graphics

The current Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was last revised back in 2009, when the bike got many tweaks and upgrades. The 2012 model however, won’t be receiving many changes. Kawasaki recently announced that the bike will only get updated colors and graphics. The MotoGP/WSBK-like graphics are featured for the first time on a Kawasaki production bike; the Ninja name now sits proudly on the fuel tank, while the Kawasaki name has moved to the side fairings. more »


June 14, 2011

Donate to the Hall of Fame and you might ride away with a Vintage Kawasaki Z1 and a modern Z1000

The coolest bike on the road in the early 1970s? The fire-breathing Kawasaki Z1, the machine that took the four-cylinder Superbike to new levels, with a 903cc dual-overhead-cam engine and pure muscle-bike styling. The Z1’s DNA lives on today in the Kawasaki Z1000 - a modern interpretation of the muscle bike, with a fuel-injected 1,043cc dual-overhead-cam motor that can take you anywhere you want to go. more »


May 30, 2011

Video: 2012 Kawasaki KX450F first look with Jeff Emig

Supercross Champion Jeff Emig as takes us through the big changes on the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F. Emig shows off the major advances that Kawasaki has made to the 2012 KX450F, including race-inspired Launch Control Mode, which is tuned to maximize traction out of the starting gate. With the advances on the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F, the green machines continue to stay on the leading edge oftechnology. more »


May 2, 2011

Kawasaki WSBK team lorries „found to contain drugs”

British newspaper The Telegraph reports that lorries belonging to the Kawasaki WSBK team were stopped by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) at Dover last month after arriving by road from Italy. On board of the trucks, officers allegedly found 18lbs of cocaine, 157lbs of amphetamine tablets and more than 220lbs of cannabis. A handgun and 35 rounds of ammunition were also found. Four technicians (Philip Roe, 40, mechanic and truck driver, Gary Matthews, 50, a truck driver and tyre technician; Mattia Fontana, 27, an Italian mechanic, and Daniel Swyer, 32, a mechanic) from Paul Bird Motorsport were arrested. more »


May 2, 2011

Video: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R with ABS

SpeedTV's Greg White recently joined Kawasaki's Jeff Herzog for a day of riding the Southern California Canyons on the all-new ZX-10R with ABS, to see just how well this bike performs on the street. Turns out, the ZX-10R isn't just a top choice for marking the fastest lap times around your favorite tracks, Available with ABS, it's also a great bike for tackling real world riding conditions such as rain, cold and varying asphalt conditions. Check out Jeff and Greg's ride! more »


March 23, 2011

Rizoma accessories for 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Following the trend of direct partnership between Rizoma and Kawasaki, here is a new state-of-the art offer of the Rizoma Research and Development department. A new luxury kit is already available for the latest Ninja. This kit, in part or in its entirety, will further enhance its unique sporting essence. This includes a series of protections (wheel, fairing and engine) to protect your bike, in the event of a fall, while the new rearsets give the rider the ability to adjust the riding position very accurately, to suit his needs. more »


February 9, 2011

2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 ATV revealed

The Brute Force 750 4x4i ATV received a comprehensive round of upgrades for the 2012 model year, with significant new features like a more-powerful V-twin engine, new double-wishbone front suspension, six-spoke cast alloy wheels, new bodywork featuring wide-stance styling cues. Like always, dual-range four-wheel drive and a highly maneuverable chassis provide amazing traction, handling and utility. more »


February 9, 2011

Kimi Räikkönen teams up with Kawasaki

Ex-Formula 1 driver Kimi Räikkönen has founded a Motocross team to challenge in both the MX1 and MX2 classes of the FIM MX World Championship. Next season the new ICE1RACING motocross team of Kimi Räikkönen will go after World Championship points. Kari Tiainen, the seven-time World Champion in Enduro, will be the team manager of the two young riders towards the Grand Prix title. more »


January 29, 2011

BMW S1000 RR voted International Bike of the Year

The S 1000 RR has won the International Bike of the Year (IBOTY) award for 2010. The 26th edition of the prestigious annual competition awarded top honours to BMW Motorrad’s Superbike, marking yet another significant achievement in its short history in the marketplace. The jury of the International Bike of the Year 10/11 was composed of 14 members representing leading motorcycle magazines from all over the world. more »


January 20, 2011

New Kawasaki sports clothing range revealed

Kawasaki UK announced today the latest items of the 2011 Kawasaki genuine accessory sports clothing range. The new items will be available from any Kawasaki road bike dealer and covers both practical and fashionable elements. “Kawasaki dealers understand that our brand creates real enthusiasm and loyalty. Their relationship is with a consumer that demands the very best in terms of not just their motorcycle but also the clothing to go with it,” – said Tim Holden, Clothing and Accessory coordinator. more »