Club Friday News - 13th November

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30TH OCTOBER 2020



New look for 2021 Kawasaki Z900RS and entry-level machines

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The 2020 Motorcycle Live Show Goes Online

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Kawasaki Dealers Remain Operational during Lockdown Two

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New look for 2021 Kawasaki Z900RS and entry-level machines

Three of Kawasaki's most popular machines, the Z900RS, Ninja 125 and Z125, are receiving new colourways for 2021, further enhancing their appeal for new riders or those seeking retro-inspired styling of yesteryear.

Evoking the legendary Z1 Super Four series of machines available between 1972 and 1976, the Z900RS matches a swathe of styling sentiment with up to date technology, electronic rider aids and chassis compliance carefully matching classic looks with modern convenience. 
 
The four-cylinder water-cooled engine is equipped with traction control and an assist and slipper clutch making down-changes quick and seamless. Acceleration is brisk and, along with gathering speed, the expertly crafted “four-into-one” exhaust has been tuned to create the most evocative sound – true Z personality.
 
Low maintenance, multiple thin spokes are a homage to Z1 style, as is the modern multi-functional LED meter.  The bright LED headlamp has a chrome bezel just like 1970's machines, whilst the rest of the machine, from its teardrop fuel tank, side panel badges, 1970's seat strap and aesthetically designed tail further add to machines retro design.
 
The 2021 Z900RS continues with its Candytone Green livery, but will also be available in Metallic Spark Black and Ebony. Machines will begin to arrive in dealerships during December.

Kawasaki's entry-level machines are also receiving a makeover for 2021. The top-selling Z125, with its exposed tubular trellis chassis spars, robustly engineered four-stroke A2 friendly 15PS (11kW) engine and sleek digital meters, is capable of handling the demands of both experts and new riders alike.
 
The already ergonomically designed machine also comes with an Ergo-Fit accessory option to lower the machine, opening it out to all riders. The 2021 machine will be arriving in January and is available in:
Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black
Metallic Spark Black / Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Flat Spark Black
Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Spark Black

For those riders seeking a more sporty design, the aggressively styled Ninja 125 is also getting a new look for 2021. 

From the same Ninja family that has won the WorldSBK Championship a record six years in a row, the smallest Ninja is built to evoke the emotions of track success while delivering a composed and control environment in which to get used to the delights of two-wheeled transport. Sharing the same A2-friendly engine of the Z125, the Ninja 125 is completed with a nimble chassis that is worthy of comparison to the mighty Supercharged Ninja H2, delivering chassis integrity matched to handling compliance. 

From its aggressive race style cowl to its upswept Supersport tail, the Ninja 125 is ready to “tick all the boxes” of those aspiring to sit astride their first powered two-wheeler in 2021. Available in UK dealers from May and in a Lime Green / Ebony / Pearl Blizzard White colour way for the new season, the Ninja 125 is sure to race its way into the hearts of a legion of new riders in the coming year.




Motorcycle Live goes Online

Starting with an initial, optimistic statement from the Motorcycle Live Organisation team back in April stating that they were hopeful the show would go ahead this year, we then heard the announcement in June that the show would not go ahead until 2021. The nine day show plays a huge part in our plans for the year and is something the Kawasaki team personally look forward to.

Knowing that there would be motorcycling fans around the UK missing their usual trip to the NEC, the organisers have decided to create a virtual event for you to enjoy! From 21st – 29th November 2020, bike fans can enjoy an array of unique content, see the latest bikes and enter exclusive competitions with Motorcycle Live Online. With a raft of dedicated content and videos in the making, 'show attendees' can expect their fix of biking in November as they always have.

Kawasaki Motors UK is proud to be supporting Motorcycle LiveOnline for 2020. Kawasaki's physical stand, which has regularly been voted as best in show by visitors, will be replaced with nine days of exclusive content across the Kawasaki social media channels and Club Kawasaki website.

The latest line-up of green machines will be taking centre stage, with a spotlight on the brand-new 2021 motorcycles. This will include the recently revealed Versys 1000 S which offers “the best of both worlds”forriders seeking 1000cc adventure style luxury with a traditional chassis layout.The Versys 1000 SE also receives an update for 2021, taking rider comfort to the next level with the addition of Showa Skyhook technology.

There are yet-more new models still to be unveiled – so watch this space for further announcements. Kawasaki will also be showcasing the flagship models that will remain in its extensive range for next year, spanning the supersports, touring, adventure, cruiser, modern classics, offroad and A2 categories.

Special guest features with a focus on Kawasaki's brilliant experience partners, such as The Kawasaki MX Experience powered by SevenSeven2MX, DragonMoto Tours, MX Try Out, Lee Dunham Racing, Steve Brogan Superbike School and Chiltern Young Riders.

The Team Green racing stars are set to get involved throughout the week, so expect the likes of 2020 World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea, British Superbike riders Danny Buchan and Lee Jackson and Isle ofMan TT legend John McGuinness to pay a virtual visit.

Discover more about the virtual event by visiting: www.motorcyclelive.co.uk





Kawasaki Dealers Remain Operational during Lockdown Two

As England enters its second lockdown this week, Kawasaki Motors UK is pleased to confirm that its extensive dealer network is remaining operational in full accordance to the current regulations.

Although showrooms are classed as non-essential and must close until restrictions ease, the Kawasaki dealer network is operational and offering online sales throughout the period. Taking orders for motorcycles, parts and accessories via non-physical means (phone, web, email and social media) many of our dealers are offering home delivery and customer collection. As it stands, Scotland is not in lockdown and Wales will return from lockdown next week along with N.Irelands current restrictions (similar to tier 3) being eased on 13th November. 

FIND YOUR NEAREST KAWASAKI DEALER

Dealerships are able to continue offering motorcycle servicing and MOT testing as normal, and will be remaining open throughout the second lockdown. To ensure our customers safety, all of our Kawasaki Dealerships have been provided with clear guidelines for social distancing and hygiene. 

So no matter whether you're looking for your next machine, want to get your Kawasaki serviced ahead of the winter or are looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that two wheeled enthusiast in your life, our dealers will be able to help you!




#UNLOCKYOURFREEDOM

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.




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