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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. Read the full article »

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! Read the full article »

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. Read the full article »

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. Read the full article »

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. Read the full article »

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. Read the full article »

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. Read the full article »

January 11, 2011

Akrapovic exhaust system for the Kawasaki Z1000 SX

Akrapovic announced a new racing exhaust sytem for the Kawasaki Z1000 / Z1000 SX. The system is designed for riders who demand maximum performance from their motorcycle and is almost 10 kg lighter than the stock exhaust. The pipe features hi-tech materials, such as titanium or carbon-fiber mufflers. The system is not street legal and is designed for racing purpose. The power increase with the Akrapovic system is substantial, and can be seen from 5000 rpm right to the top of the range. Read the full article »

January 6, 2011

2011 Kawasaki W800 goes to Australia

Kawasaki Australia announced the release of the new W800 retro bike to its lineup. The new W800 is available now throughout the Australia wide Kawasaki dealer network at the RRP of $11,999 + ORC. The new 2011 Kawasaki W800 is a true modern classic, featuring the perfect blend of classic appeal, historic roots and vintage ride feel. Visual impact from the striking Vertical Twin engine, classic proportions from a compact frame with large-diameter wheels and meticulous attention to detail give the W800 [...] Read the full article »

December 30, 2010

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R engine problem solved, sales resume in January

Kawasaki put the new Ninja ZX-10R on technical hold back in mid-December. After much speculation, the manufacturer revealed the problem. The Japanese engineers says that there was a possible surging of the intake valve spring when the bike operated under unique riding operations. According to the manufacturer, this surge could cause the intake valve to seat improperly, resulting in poor engine performance. Read the full article »