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19TH OCTOBER 2018


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4000 Members

Club Kawasaki now celebrates a breakthrough milestone of reaching 4000 members, to the delight of Kawasaki Motors UK...

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2019 Ninja ZX-6R

The Ninja ZX-6R concept moves to the next level in 2019 with the introduction of a sublime Supersport iteration...

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Racing News

Leon Haslam is crowned 2018 BSB Champion and Danny Buchan is confirmed to remain with FS-3 Racing Kawasaki for 2019... 




Club Kawasaki Clicks Over to 4000 members

From its humble beginnings with a concentrated member base, the revered Club Kawasaki now celebrates a breakthrough milestone of reaching 4000 members, to the delight of Kawasaki Motors UK.

Club Kawasaki is a community where Kawasaki fans and enthusiasts are able to converge and socialise over their interests in all things Kawasaki. Members do not need to own a Kawasaki to join and Kawasaki devotees of all kinds are welcome.

Historically, there has been some form of Kawasaki loyalty organisation in the UK for many years. Yearning for more direct contact with members, in 2013 Kawasaki Motors UK made the decision to re-launch the official Club Kawasaki program which has evolved into what you know today.

Through the Club Kawasaki program, we have developed endless remarkable relationships with members and to facilitate the growth in numbers, Kawasaki Motors UK have now dedicated more team members to oversee the program.

Jemma and Becky from the Kawasaki UK team have also become involved with the day-to-day running of Club Kawasaki activities and member contact - who you've already heard from on the forum!

We're looking forward to an exciting end to this year and promising 2019! 





2019 debut for new sublime road Supersport Ninja ZX-6R

With multiple Championships in the WorldSSP category and track day praise from numerous Kawasaki riders, the Ninja ZX-6R concept moves to the next level in 2019 with the introduction of a sublime Supersport iteration with equal track day and road prowess. 

Utilising Kawasaki's by now legendary 636cc capacity engine, the latest in the Ninja mid-weight Supersport line now boasts a KQS quick shifter for up shifts allied to a new meter panel that includes functions such as an economical riding indicator plus fuel gauge and remaining range function, all hinting at the clever balanced achieved between track focus and street vision.

In addition to the standard fit assist and slipper clutch, other rider friendly features include a handy 12V power take-off for electrical accessories shows that short intense track day rides and longer weekend excursions are now both well within the scope of the Ninja ZX-6R.

The list of standard fit rider aids for 2019 is truly impressive including KTRC traction control, Kawasaki's intelligent anti-lock braking system (KIBS) plus the convenience of two-stage power mode selection. Add a chassis equipped with the much praised Showa BFF separate function front fork and a sporty yet refined ergonomic riding position and the riding style options are numerous.

Track day fans will appreciate the adjustable shift-up indicator, monobloc calipers and large front disc rotors plus the choice of Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres as standard fit along with optional accessories such as Öhlins steering damper, axle sliders and colour coded pillion seat cover.

And in terms of outward looks, the fresh new bodywork approach sees the Ninja clad in a new cowling – complete with twin LED headlamps – that is both unique to this model yet reflects the evolving Ninja look. Add an aggressive and angular tail section and there can be no mistake, the latest ZX-6R certainly has “curb appeal”.

Euro4 compliant with an improved power and torque feeling, the classic Kawasaki mid-weight Supersport icon has now expanded to include a machine that can perform with the best on a track day then spend the remainder of the weekend racking up distances like no other machine it its category.




October Competition

For our Club Kawasaki October competition, we're giving away 10 t-shirts! To celebrate both Johnny Rea winning his 4th consecutive World Superbike title, and Ana Carrasco becoming the first female winner of a full road racing category FIM World Championship by winning the World SSP300 Championship, we have designed the 2 following T-Shirts. For the chance to get your hands on one of these limited run items, enter our caption competition below...

Ana Carrasco World SSP300 Ride Like a Girl Champion T-Shirt

Caption the above photo of Ana Carrasco to be in with a chance of winning one of five t-shirts, as modelled here by Ana herself. 

Johnny Rea World SBK Championship 4 of a Kind T-Shirt

Caption the above photo of Johnny Rea to be in with a chance of winning one of five available t-shirts shown below. 




Racing News

Leon Haslam Crowned 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Champion aboard Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

JG Speedfit Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR rider, Leon Haslam has secured the 2018 BSB Championship alongside series runner up, Jake Dixon of team RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki.

Conditions were fine on the first day of racing at the final round over the weekend, spurring Haslam on to cross the line in 6th place and offering him enough points to grasp the title with two races to spare. 

It was race 2 on the second day where Leon won his first ever race at the Brands Hatch GP Circuit and in turn the victory added up to 15 race wins this season from the 35 year old, who over the last three years has won at every circuit on the BSB Championship calendar aboard Kawasaki machinery.

In remarkable form, the BSB champion finished every race this season. Luke Mossey also competed under the same team banner this year and Kawasaki Motors UK would like to thank Luke for his service, wishing him the best for his future endeavours...

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Danny Buchan to remain with FS-3 Racing Kawasaki for 2019 British Superbike Championship

Long-time Kawasaki rider, Danny Buchan will stay with his current team, FS-3 Racing Kawasaki for the 2019 British Superbike season aboard improved Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR machinery.

The 2017 BSB Superstock 1000 Champion has enjoyed a successful return to the Superbike class this year, having just missed out on a Showdown position and comfortably finishing on the podium earlier this season. 

Already accustomed to the current Ninja ZX-10RR, the 25 year old from Essex is looking forward to the updated 2019 model and consistency in team structure, staying with FS-3 Racing Kawasaki for the second year running. 

Danny Buchan said, “I am really happy to be staying with FS-3 Racing Kawasaki for next year because we have worked so hard this year and I know that we have much more still to come. The consistency is so important for 2019, especially with so many changes in other teams; I know what we can achieve and I think it can only get better.”

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Events Coming Up...

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17-25 November - The biggest motorcycle show of the year opens its doors to the public at 9:00am on Saturday the 17th of November. However, if you purchase your ticket to the Club Kawasaki Motorcycle Live Preview Event then you can see the new 2019 Kawasaki metal before everyone else.

Join us on the Kawasaki stand from 8:15am, start with a hot breakfast roll and fresh tea or coffee before being introduced to the new Kawasaki models by Kawasaki UK staff and enjoying a meet & greet with famous Kawasaki riders from Team Green.



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