Club News - 7th January

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Happy New Year! What's coming for Club members in 2022?

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Z1 to Z50 – Kawasaki celebrates half a century of the Z family

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MCN London Motorcycle Show & January Competition! 

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Happy New Year

From all the team at Kawasaki in the UK and around the world - we hope you're excited to be rolling into 2022 with Kawasaki! 

We have a lot of exciting plans in the pipeline as always at the start of the year. We've begun planning the next Club members magazine, the calendar is starting to fill up - we already have the MCN London Show to look forward to (full details below...) and we'll be able to release the full schedule of events for the year soon. We're happy to have you here with us and can't wait to see what the year brings! 



Z1 to Z50 – Kawasaki celebrates half a century of the Z family

Fifty years after the very first Z model broke cover, Kawasaki has announced no less than five Z50 celebration models. With the iconic 1972 Super Four model Z1 as great, great grandparent, the five machines cover a wide spectrum underpinning the wide appeal of this popular Kawasaki brand family.

The dynamic Sugomi styling of the Z900 has won many fans since its introduction with an unapologetic aggressive attitude matched to dynamic and responsive riding feedback that only a Z could possess. The 50th anniversary editions of the Supernaked Z900 is clad in the Firecracker Red of the Z1100GP, the dominant air-cooled Z model of the 1980s.  This hue of red – also found on the legendary GPZ900R – was Kawasaki's signature colour of the time. As another high-class touch, the fork outer tubes are finished in gold and the frame in gloss black. Incorporating TFT colour instrumentation with Smartphone connectivity, the Z900 includes integrated power modes, KTRC traction control and power mode selection (Full/Low) as well as all-LED lighting.

The A2-friendly Z650 with its narrow chassis and responsive parallel twin-cylinder engine is a firm favourite among riders of all experience levels. Equipped with an LED headlight, a TFT display and Smartphone connectivity, the Z650 energizes the senses and inspires every ride. The vivid red paint, was specially blended for these anniversary models, making their aggressive Supernaked Z styling even more striking. The dark blue and silver highlights accentuate the red and like models of the time, the “Z” emblem and Kawasaki logo are finished in gold, further distinguishing these models from their standard counterparts. Add red wheels, with silver pinstripes, special seat leather and a commemorative “Z 50th” logo on the front fender and the package is complete.

Expanding the boundaries of the Retro Sport scene further still, Kawasaki returned to the roots of the Z brand, choosing the iconic “Fireball” pattern of the original Z1 for the 50th anniversary editions of the retro sport model Z900RS and Z650RS. A special painting process was developed specially for these models.  The candy colours of the tank and bodywork are applied in layers to bring out a deep, glossy texture that enhances the inherent beauty of these machines. Complementing the rich colouring, the frames of both machines are finished in gloss black and have a special seat leather with a texture distinct from the standard model, as well as different colour stitching. Both machines feature gold-coloured wheels and “Double Overhead Camshaft” emblems reminiscent of the past and proudly show the “Z 50th” logo on the top of the tank. Additionally, the left and right-side engine covers of the Z900RS feature a “DOHC” emblem.

It is rare indeed for a brand family to last a decade let alone five, yet the Kawasaki Z family moves from strength to strength. In 2022 that strength is made real by the presence of the five Z50 models forming part of a celebration bond between Kawasaki and its legion of loyal fans both established and new to the brand.

Here's to the next 50 years of Z!

Z50 Celebration Colours:
-              Z650 = FIRECRACKER RED RRP: £7,349
-              Z900 = FIRECRACKER RED RRP: £9,799
-              Z650RS = CANDY DIAMOND BROWN RRP: £8,049
-              Z900RS = CANDY DIAMOND BROWN RRP: £11,449

The Z 50th Anniversary models will start to arrive in Kawasaki dealerships from March 2022. For more information and to register your interest, contact your local Kawasaki dealer.





MCN London Motorcycle Show & January Competition

We're kicking off 2022 with a competition to give 5 lucky winners a fantastic start to the new year. Up for grabs is a pair of tickets to the MCN London Motorcycle Show and five Team Green Calendars. 

One person will be chosen at random from all entries to win both the London Show tickets and a Team Green Calendar, four other winners will be chosen at random to win a Team Green Calendar each. 

 All you have to do to enter is... let us know which Kawasaki 2022 model you'd most like to see at the show which is taking place at the ExCel, London on the 11-13 February. If you want to check out the range before you answer, you can do that HERE.

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WIN A 2022 KAWASAKI Z650RS WITH MOTORCYCLE LIVE

This competition is still open.

Kawasaki will start a Retrovolution in 2022 with the introduction of the new Z650RS. Augmenting its already hugely popular retro sport line, the Z650RS will open the mid-capacity class to a wide range of riders. Recognised as being at the forefront of the rapidly expanding retro sport scene, Kawasaki has the unique advantage of close to fifty years of Z heritage and this has been brought to bear on the design of the new 2022 machine.

Specification is one thing but the styling of the Z650RS is a whole new ball game. Evoking myriad memories of the Z650-B1, the paint and pinstripes are a faithful reproduction of the green version of the earlier machine while the iconic “duck tail” cowling behind the seat and faithfully crafted side panels also play homage to the 1977 machine. Even the seat and its stitching pattern reveal a familiar fastidious attention to detail by Kawasaki stylists.

In order to enter the competition to be the proud owner of this fantastic Z650RS, please answer the questions below and submit your information.

The Z650RS pays homage to the Z650-B1 - what year was the Z650-B1 launched?*

  • 1980
  • 1977
  • 1975





 

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