Friday News - 9 February


FRIDAY NEWS

9 February


Vast Versys Family Announced For 2024

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Vast Versys Family Announced For 2024

The unique and much loved “versatile system” that lies at the core of the mid and large capacity Versys range continues into 2023, offering a number of new colour options while highlighting the many Editions that are possible for either the two-cylinder 650 or the four-cylinder Versys 1000. 

Whether riding solo or two-up, around the corner or around the globe, both the nimble 650 Versys and the continent crushing 1000cc class machines have engines tuned for flexibility, and lithe chassis specifications allied to a characteristic relaxed, upright riding position offering a high level of machine control and comfortable seating for rider and passenger.  With impressive wind protection as standard, it's easy to spend a long and rewarding time in the saddle of a Versys.

In terms of the Versys 1000, there are three model types for 2024 each with an array of accessories available or the choice of Edition versions. Even the standard version comes equipped with Electronic Cruise Control plus Kawasaki KTRC Traction Control, Power Modes and an Assist and Slipper clutch plus Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System while many features found on the S and SE model are additional accessory options.

The Versys 1000 S takes the "any roads" platform to the next level offering linked Traction Control and Power Modes plus up/down quick shifter, LED Cornering Lights, a TFT meter panel and grip heaters plus hand covers as part of its comprehensive showroom floor package. Moving to the most technical and state-of-the-art Versys 1000, the SE model includes the addition of advanced Showa electronically damped suspension to the matrix facilitating Skyhook technology whereby the attitude of the machine is targeted to remain stable as the suspension moves to absorb road deviations.

For the Versys 650 the message for 2024 is “the same but different” with its own range of Edition options available. While there is one base platform, it is possible to either personalise on an individual basis selecting from a range of genuine accessories or opt for one of four Edition models offered. Complete with KTRC traction control, LED lighting and Bluetooth connection as standard, the flickable Versys 650 also boasts a colour TFT meter and adjustable windscreen as part of the foundation spec. Allied to this are Urban, Tourer, Grand Tourer and Grand Tourer Plus Edition models each offering a rising increment in specification from the addition of colour-coded “one key system” luggage to other carefully chosen accessory items.  

In terms of the Versys 1000 there are three Edition models over and above the standard specification or the possibility of an owner creating their own machine identity from the official Kawasaki accessory range. The Versys 1000 Tourer sits proudly alongside the Versys Tourer Plus and Grand Tourer with each of the three model bases available in one of the three options making a 1000cc class range of an amazing twelve machines while the 650 range amounts to an impressive five machines.

Colours for the Versys 650 in 2024 are Metallic Smoke Gold/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black or Candy Lime Green/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black and the new model will be available from January, with prices starting from: 

  • Versys 650 - £8,249
  • Versys 650 Tourer - £9,049
  • Versys 650 Grand Tourer - £10,649 

The 2023 Versys 1000 will be available from November in Metallic Matte Graphensteel Gray/Metallic Spark Black. Prices start from:

  • Versys 1000 - £10,879
  • Versys 1000 Tourer - £11,829
  • Versys 1000 Grand Tourer - £12,779 

The Versys 1000 S will also be available from November in either Emerald Blazed Green/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black or Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black. Prices start from:

  • Versys 1000 S - £13,579
  • Versys 1000 S Tourer - £14,329
  • Versys 1000 S Grand Tourer - £15,279 

Finally, the Versys 1000 SE comes in Emerald Blazed Green/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black or Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black. Available from November, prices start from:

  • Versys 1000 SE - £15,569
  • Versys 1000 SE Tourer - £16,319
  • Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer - £17,269 

There is always strength in numbers and the 2024 Versys 650 and 1000 range proves that beyond doubt with its staggering twelve possible model editions to choose from. A vast and versatile 2024 range, if adventure calls then it must be the Versys from Kawasaki.


2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Tickets



We are pleased to announce that weekend tickets to all 11 rounds of the BSB Championship are now available to buy on the Club website at a discounted price, just for our Club members. 

The 11-round season will begin with a return to continental Europe for the first time since 2019, as the championship gets underway at Circuito de Navarra in northern Spain on 20/21 April. The circuit, set in stunning countryside near the famous Rioja wine region, held a round of the World Superbike Championship as recently as 2021, and is regarded as one of the country's best racetracks, including turn one which will now be the fastest corner in the championship with speeds of around 160mph.

It opened in 2010 and was taken over by MotorSport Vision (MSV) last November, with the first phase of major improvement works already completed and more to come over the winter.

The championship then heads back to the UK with the traditional May Bank Holiday event at Oulton Park, ahead of the first of two outings to Donington Park in May.

Knockhill maintains its familiar June date for the annual round in Scotland before a visit to Snetterton in July and the much-anticipated Brands Hatch summer spectacular two weeks later.

August will feature another thrilling round at Thruxton before the fans' favourite Bank Holiday extravaganza at Cadwell Park takes place at the end of the month.

The season reaches its closing stages with a return to Oulton Park and Donington Park in September. as the points per race increase and the title fight intensifies, before a crucial final visit to Brands Hatch for the end of season finale to decide the 2024 champion.

1. Circuito De Navarra (20-21 April)
2. Oulton Park (4-6 May)
3. Donington Park (17-19 May)
4. Knockhill (14-16 June)
5. Snetterton (5-7 July)
6. Brands Hatch (19-21 July)*
7. Thruxton (9-11 August)
8. Cadwell Park (24-26 August)
9. Oulton Park (13-15 September)
10. Donington Park (27-29 September)
11. Brands Hatch (11-13 October)*

Buy tickets for just £39 on the Club Shop using the link below.

*Please note, Brands Hatch Hospitality tickets will be released in March.


Celebrating 50 Years of Kawasaki Motors UK


On the 3rd of February, Kawasaki Motors UK celebrated its 50th anniversary with a grand event held at the prestigious De Vere Latimer Estate. The black tie affair included a three-course meal, speeches, videos, and presentations to commemorate the company's five successful decades in the UK market. The evening was filled with nostalgia, celebration, and a sense of pride as Kawasaki UK reflected on its journey over the past 50 years. 

The event was attended by esteemed guests, including key figures from Kawasaki UK and special guests, Kawasaki Motors Europe Managing Director Mr Masaya Tsuruno and Finance Director Mr Daisuke Hata, who added an extra touch of significance to the occasion. The MC for the evening was none other than the renowned motorsport commentator Keith Huewen. 

The speakers for the night included influential individuals who have played a pivotal role in the success of Kawasaki UK. Each speaker shared their personal experiences, anecdotes, and insights, highlighting the milestones, challenges, and triumphs that the company has experienced over the last 50 years. Their speeches provided a unique insight into the history of Kawasaki UK and served as a reminder of the dedication and hard work that has led to the company's current position in the market. 

The presentations and videos showcased the evolution of Kawasaki UK, from its early years to its current position as a leading player in the industry. The audience was taken on a journey through time, witnessing the growth and development of the company, and gaining a deeper understanding of its impact on the UK market. 

As the evening progressed, the atmosphere was filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment, as employees, partners, and associates of Kawasaki UK came together to celebrate this momentous occasion. It was a time for reflection, appreciation, and gratitude for everyone who has contributed to the success of Kawasaki UK over the years. 

The 50th anniversary celebration of Kawasaki UK was not just a milestone; it was a testament to the enduring legacy of the company demonstrating the resilience, innovation, and adaptability that is the driving force behind Kawasaki UK's success. As the evening came to a close, there was a collective sense of optimism and excitement for the future, as Kawasaki UK looks ahead to the next 50 years of continued success and expansion in the UK market.


Upcoming Shows and Events

Motorcycle Natter Night with Greenham Kawasaki at the Swan Inn

Thursday 22nd February, 6:30pm

Mark your calendars and polish your leathers, folks! On February 22nd, join us down at the legendary Swann Inn Newbury. It's a chance to swap stories, share road-worn grins, and raise a toast to friendship fueled by wind in our hair and gasoline in our veins!

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Coffee & Cake morning @ On Yer Bike,  Aylesbury, HP18 0JX

Saturday 9th March, 9:15am - 12:30pm

Come and join BikerKaz at On Yer Bike, Aylesbury for a Kawasaki Club coffee morning. There will be free coffee and cakes until the cakes run out! Hopefully see you guys there.

A41 Bicester Rd, Westcott, Bicester, Aylesbury, HP18 0JX

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Weekend Ride out to Lasham Airfield with Greenham Kawasaki

Saturday 16th March, 10am - 1pm

Join us as we carve our way through the South Downs National Park on March 16th, for an epic ride out to the iconic Lasham Airfield and its legendary cafe! 

This isn't just a ride, it's a gastronomic adventure on asphalt.

 We'll wind through picturesque countryside, before arriving at the Airfield Cafe hungry for more than just speed. The Lasham Airfield Cafe awaits, its tempting aroma swirling on the breeze, promising fuel for the soul in the form of fantastic food and biker banter.

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MCN London Motorcycle Show
at ExCeL London

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th February, 9am - 5pm

Kawasaki is excited to kick start 2024 with its annual visit to the MCN London Motorcycle Show at the ExCeL Centre. For the thousands of visitors passing through the doors, the eye-catching Kawasaki stand will again be packed with the latest machines, such as the Supersport-ready Ninja ZX-4RR and ZX-6R, the all-new Ninja 500 and Z500, the learner-friendly 125 range and, particularly useful for those living within the Capital, Kawasaki's electric Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 as well as the Ninja 7 Hybrid and Z 7 Hybrid.

We look forward to seeing you in our Club VIP area!

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