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10TH AUGUST 2018


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Team 38 Returns 

Team 38 return to the Bonneville Salt Flats for chapter two of their challenge, with a specially prepared version of the street-legal Ninja H2...

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Motorcycle Live 2018

Among the six reasons to buy advance tickets that we've outlined below is the Club Kawasaki Preview Event...

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Club Challenge 

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Bonneville Speed Week Unveil for 2019 “Power Up” Ninja H2

Still the only road going Supercharged Hypersport machine on the market, the latest iteration of the formidable Ninja H2 has just been unveiled as part of the annual Bonneville Speed Week.

Fully Euro4 compliant, the new model year Ninja H2 enjoys a substantial power increase from 200PS to an incredible 231PS. Pioneering the contemporary use of Supercharger technology on production motorcycles, Kawasaki is keen that power is not the only significant feature and, for 2019, there are certainly many other highlights such as the preservation of the current fuel economy figures despite the rise in horse power.

Some of this impressive power and fuel economy combination is due to a number of parts crossing over from the successful ultimate sport touring Ninja H2 SX. Items included in the new Ninja H2 spec include the air-filter, intake chamber, spark plugs and ECU but, critically, not the adoption of the balanced Supercharger.

Along with new high performance Bridgestone RS11 tyres the new spec also includes the latest Brembo “Stylema” front brake calipers. Super rigid, the Stylema has increased pad cooling ability, more instant and predictable initial actuation and better temperature characteristics for the brake fluid itself. Visually there are also updates including a new Supercharged emblem plus highly durable paint and, for the first time on a Ninja H2, TFT colour meters with Bluetooth connectivity.

The highly durable paint is a noteworthy feature that, in suitably warm ambient temperatures, can “selfheal” minor scratches and scuffs in an impressively short time frame. Developed in-house by Kawasaki, the time between the appearance of a light scratch and “healing” is in a different league to similar automotive systems that can take weeks to fully “heal”.

The TFT meters have the same contemporary look and feel those currently fitted to the Ninja H2 SX SE but with the added innovation of smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki's new “Rideology” App. Once paired, the smart phone can display a number of items including vehicle information such as fuel level and battery condition as well as a riding log and service interval updates. 

“The visual impact and engineering prowess of the Ninja H2 will surely increase thanks to this major update”, commented Kenji Nagahara, Managing Director of Kawasaki Motors Europe. “This Supercharged machine is the physical embodiment of our corporate strength. The addition of more power, smart phone “Rideology” technology and other specification upgrades for 2019 shows that, as a company, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and delivering cutting edge motorcycles to the market.“ 


Team 38 is a collection of Kawasaki test riders, engineers and motorcycle enthusiasts. This summer they return to the Bonneville Salt Flats for chapter two of their challenge, where they will explore the limits of a specially prepared version of the street-legal Ninja H2 in search of a world beyond speed. Bonneville Speed Week starts August 11, 2018. Be sure to tune in to hear the roar of Kawasaki's supercharged machine echoing across the salt.




Motorcycle Live tickets on sale now – six reasons to buy in advance

The countdown is on, from 17-25 November 2018, Motorcycle Live will fill four halls of The NEC to bursting, with brand-new metal; all the latest kit and accessories; 10 interactive riding features; non-stop live entertainment; biking celebrities and an all-new, never-seen-before high octane extravaganza - Moto-Cirque.

Tickets are on sale now and are once again all-inclusive, so when visitors are through the door, every single live feature and event is completely FREE of charge. November might feel like a long way away from now, but here are six great reasons why booking in advance is the right thing to do…
 
1) Attend the exclusive Club Kawasaki preview event
With limited spaces available, you'll want to get in quick to secure your tickets. Join Club Kawasaki for a hot breakfast, rider appearances and be the first in to the biggest show of the year for an exclusive preview of the new Kawasaki metal. Your event ticket will include entry to the show for the rest of the day, available for the 17th November only. 

Club August Competition

Anyone who buys at least one ticket to the Club Kawasaki Motorcycle Live Preview Event throughout August (including those already purchased) will be entered into a draw to win a Kawasaki Prize Bundle. 

The prize bundle includes a Kawasaki Sports Hoody, Club Kawasaki Beanie, Kawasaki Silicone Watch and Team Green Care Products Bundle.

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2) Save money
Adults save £5.50 by buying in advance rather than on-the-door, paying just £19.50* instead of £25.00. Spend the saving in the bar while debating which new model is top of your wish list, or put it towards that must-have bit of kit from one of the many retailers at the show. If you're bringing the kids, under 10s get in FREE and 11-16 year olds are just £1**.
 
3) Save even more money
For 2018, there is an exclusive offer in place for Motorcycle Live visitors who book The NEC car parking in advance, resulting in a further £6 saving. Of course, those arriving by motorcycle can avoid the NEC's parking fee altogether and park for FREE - and there is no need to book in advance.
 
4) You might get a Golden Ticket
Advance ticket buyers purchasing online are automatically entered into a prize draw to win one of hundreds of on-the-spot prizes, from caps and t-shirts to signed merchandise and event tickets, all donated by Motorcycle Live exhibitors. You could end up with a VIP trip to BSB or a book signed by your racing hero, so it's definitely worth checking!
 
5) Avoid queues on the day
Around 10,000 bike fans could be flocking into Motorcycle Live on any given day – that's a lot of people who potentially need to buy their tickets from the box office. Book in advance, get an e-ticket and walk straight into the halls without passing go – it's a no-brainer!
 
6) Bag a bike lock
Pay a little extra for your advance standard ticket and get an Oxford bike lock worth £25.00 thrown in for good measure. This £25.00 advance ticket offer is only open to people buying their ticket before the show opens on the 17th November, and locks are collected from the Oxford stand on the day.
 
Motorcycle Live 2018 takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 17-25 November. Standard advance tickets for Motorcycle Live are on sale on 1 August priced at just £19.50 per adult, £12 for Seniors, £1 for 11-16 year olds* and FREE for children aged ten and under**. There is also a £25*** advance ticket, which includes entry to the show and an Oxford Products bike lock worth £25.00.




The Club Kawasaki Challenge

Join the Club Kawasaki Challenge to gain points for the chance to win prizes! Visit Kawasaki Dealer showrooms, Kawasaki events and specified locations across the UK and work your way up the leaderboard. It's tight at the top, here are the current top three places:

1. Zedzedr with 260 points
2. Raj with 250 points
3. Mhirst121 with 180 points

Prizes include a 2019 events package, £100 Virgin Experience Days voucher, Kawasaki backpack, Team Green Care Products Bundle and more.

The Challenge is open until November 2018 so there's still plenty of time for you to get involved, and with a new online upload tool, submitting your challenge selfies couldn't be easier. Start planning your trips now! 



Events Coming Up...

Brackley Festival

12 August - It all began in 2008 with one man's dream of a "Brackley motorcycle meeting" in the Town centre. 

The reality was very different - after lots of hard work, the "Brackley Festival of Motorcycling" was born using the whole town centre, a site covering in excess of 50 acres, with every kind of motorcycle sport and leisure activity represented.

Join Aylesbury Kawasaki on Sunday 12th August at 11am to ride to Brackley Festival from the dealership!

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GT Motorcycles 

1 September  - Join the team at GT Motorcycles for their Kawasaki Day.

Purchase your new '68' plate Kawasaki and Leon Haslam with personally hand it over to you on the 1st September plus there will be interviews, ride out, rider signing, competitions & a BBQ.

Special offers and refreshments for Club Kawasaki members!

Ride with Leon - Departing GT at 2pm, ride alongside Leon around Plymouth. Approx. 35 miles.

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British Superbikes

7-9 September  - The Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) continues to assert itself as one of the greatest domestic bike series in the world, Silverstone are hosting round 9 of the Championship on 7-9 September 2018 for a intense triple header weekend!

As well as the exciting track action, there will also be lots of off-track entertainment for adults and children and if that wasn't enough, there's free paddock access all weekend and a FREE pit walk on Sunday so you can get up close to your favourite teams and riders!

Book now, your weekend entry ticket will include a £10 JG Speedfit team clothing voucher for just £30 or upgrade to race-day hospitality for £105 per person. 

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