Club Friday News - 2nd October



10 Winners of our Club 10 Competition!


Kawasaki unveils a trio of 2021 twins


Stay stylish this winter with limited-edition Kawasaki MX clothing range


10 Winners of our Club 10 Competition!

In our last Friday News Update, we launched a 10 day competition for the chance to win 10 prizes! Thank you to everyone who entered over on the Club Kawasaki online forum, we hope you enjoyed finding out more about the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2R machines. 

The winners have been contacted by email and your prizes will be on their way to you shortly! The lucky winner of the 10th day of the competition has had their prize upraded to a Kawasaki Autumnal Bundle which includes a Club Kawasaki beanie, Kawasaki Travel mug and Kawasaki Sports range clothing! 

Some questions were easier than others, we hope you managed to find the answers...

Q1: At which track was the Ninja H2 originally launched?

A1: Losail Circuit in Qatar

Q2: What is the name of the logo proudly displayed on the Ninja H2's upper cowl? 

A2: The River Mark

Q3: What speed does the Ninja H2 supercharger's impeller reach? 

A3: 130,000 RPM

Q4: What was the top speed achieved by James Hillier on the Ninja H2R down the Sulby straight of the TT course? 

A4: 206 mph

Q5: Which European bridge was shut down for a PR stunt where a rider from an official Kawasaki Race Team rode the Ninja H2R across it? 

A5: Osmangazi Bridge, Turkey

Q6: What colour were the shoes worn by the person who ran the dyno runs on the Ninja H2R at the Motorcycle Live Show in 2014? 

A6: Brown... or Black! We accepted both answers. 

Q7: In what year was the original Kawasaki H2 released? 

A7: 1971

Q8: Name the test rider who set a world speed record of 209.442 mph on the Ninja H2 at Bonneville Speed Week in 2018? 

A8: Shigeru Yamashita

Q9: Which KHI Division developed the Ninja H2/H2R impeller? 

A9: Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company and Corporate Technology Division.

Q10: How many blades does the Ninja H2/H2R supercharger's impeller have? 

A10: 12

Kawasaki unveils a trio of 2021 twins

Each a standout bike in its class, Kawasaki's venerable water-cooled, cassette gearbox equipped 650 twin engine once again powers new iterations of the Ninja 650, Versys 650 and Z650 for the coming season.

That means for riders who prefer mid-weight 'All Roads, One Bike' style machines, the Versys will now be available in Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Spark Black or Metallic Moondust Gray / Metallic Spark Black.

Equipped with distinctive long travel suspension, the Versys is ready to tackle the city, its suburbs and any distance demanded thanks to a confidence inspiring upright riding position and the ability to add clean mount 56l accessory panniers that utilise a single key operating the ignition, fuel cap and seat lock too.

Comfortable attacking not simply corners but carving a niche for itself in the hearts of many sporting riders, the Ninja 650 will arrive on showroom floors with an equipment package that includes LED headlamps, a colour TFT meter and an assist and slipper clutch.

The machine's narrow, lithe profile is an ideal confidence boost for newer riders while the angular Ninja cowling is great to tuck behind for more experienced riders enjoying the full sporting potential of this mid-capacity Ninja. For 2021 the colour options are Metallic Spark Black, Lime Green / Ebony / Pearl Blizzard White or Metallic Spark Black / Pearl Blizzard White.

The Sugomi presence of the hard edged yet supremely rider friendly Z650 will be accentuated in 2021 with machines offered in Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black, Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Spark Black or Metallic Spark Black; this underpinned with dual throttle valves, LED lighting and a trellis type tubular chassis echoing that of the mighty Z H2.

Offering outstanding performance in terms of newbie-friendly power delivery and responsive chassis compliance, each of the “trio of twins” can also offer a lusty mid-range and accomplished top end rush ready to satisfy even the most time-served rider.

Add the narrow profile and sleek outward appearance of the twin cylinder engine and the only decision to make is the family; Ninja, All Roads, One Bike or Z Naked – whatever the choice these three Euro5 compliant mid-weights approach 2021 ready, willing and able.Prices are to be announced soon with the Versys 650 arriving in dealerships in November and the Z650 and Ninja 650 arriving in dealerships from December.

Stay stylish this winter with limited-edition Kawasaki MX clothing range

Kawasaki is pleased to announce a limited-edition range of motocross apparel, specifically designed for riders and MX enthusiasts alike. The first MX clothing collection in four years consists of men's and women's t-shirts, polo tops, sweatshirts, jackets, body warmers and hats, and is available now. 

With the all-new Kawasaki 2021 motocross machines arriving in dealers as we speak, the brand is pleased to confirm both fans and riders can also now enjoy a new MX apparel collection. The new MX-dedicated range is the same as that worn by the Kawasaki Racing Team in MXGP and features the KRT logo alongside official sponsors such as Monster Energy. The limited-edition range consists of a Men's t-shirt and polo top, as well as a ladies' polo top. Both options are made from 100% polyester which is lightweight and breathable, and are suitable for use all year round. 

As the weather begins to cool, MX fans will be able to keep themselves warm with dedicated men's and women's sweatshirts, winter jacket and body warmer. The new MX collection also features a KRT MXGP cap and beanie.

Only available while stocks last, the collection is available now either from Kawasaki's MX dealer network or online at
Dean Clewley, Business Operations Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK, added, “We're very excited to be launching a brand new range of motocross apparel, the first new MX-dedicated clothing since 2016. The stylish new range is suitable for use throughout the year and is sure to look great in racing paddocks and motocross tracks across the country!”


Kawasaki Motors UK are supporting the #UnlockYourFreedom initiative that has been launched by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) to highlight the reasons why riding a scooter or motorcycle is a great alternative to stay isolated and safe.

Government advice states: ''Consider all other forms of transport before using public transport,” therefore increasing numbers of people are looking for reliable and quick modes of transport during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Motorcyclists across the world already know the benefits of two wheels - they're affordable, economical, fun and can help ease congestion. However, the list of advantages has been expanded even further now that being socially distanced is high on people's agendas. Now, choosing two-wheels is a safer alternative to public transport as it allows individuals to remain isolated and a safe distance from others outside of their households.

If you're 17 or over, you can ride a motorcycle or scooter up to 125cc or 11KW having completed your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). Or if you're 16, you're able to ride a scooter up to 50cc without even passing a test, all you have to do is complete CBT which often takes as little as one day.

Find essential information about the licensing process at the #unlockyourfreedom website, and if you want to learn to ride with Kawasaki, don't forget to look at Kawasaki Rider Training Services - KRTS - for your motorcycle training needs.

Club Kawasaki Forum

Keep in touch with your fellow Kawasaki friends! If you haven't been on the Club forum before, sign up now. Post a photo of your bike and introduce yourself... you'll make friends for life! 


Club Magazine

You can already read issues online in PDF format So if you fancy getting stuck into exclusive Kawasaki interviews, features and content then check them out...


Kawasaki Youtube

Did you know, as well as a channel from Kawasaki Motors, there's also a channel from Kawasaki Heavy Industries. If you haven't found them both before then head over there but be warned, you could lose hours...


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