Club Friday News - 5th February



What's coming up for Club members?


Keeping your bike road ready


Check out the latest Kawasaki finance offers


What's coming up for Club Kawasaki members in 2021

We wanted to thank you for being here with us after the confusing year that was 2020, and give you a quick update on our current plans for this year.

  • Our first ever digital magazine will be available very soon and will become a regular benefit in addition to our printed magazine.
  • The Club Challenge will return in 2021.
  • We will bring you monthly competitions throughout 2021 via our Friday News updates.
  • We will work with our Ambassadors and Dealers to bring more activities which you can get involved with.
  • We still plan to bring you a Club 10th birthday celebration when we can so safely.
  • We're hopeful to be able to bring small scale outdoor events back in the summer time - restrictions permitting. 

We want to hear from you, if you have any questions, feedback, ideas or anything you would like to talk to us about then please do! Send us a message on the Club forum, drop us an email or pick up the phone.

Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Bike Road Ready

With winter weather and lockdown keeping bikers from the road, we thought we would remind you of our top maintenance tips you can carry out at home to ensure your Kawasaki is ready to hit the road when warmer weather and normality resumes.

After sitting in your garage or on your driveway, you should give your bike a thorough examination before heading back out on the road. We asked our Workshop Supervisor at Kawasaki Motors UK, Ross Symons for his top tips on maintenance and items to check before heading out for your next ride. 

Here's a photo of Ross in action in the KMUK workshop.

Safety checks, general checks and more checks:

  • Do your lights function correctly, including warning lights and horn? Note that the bike needs to be running to check headlamps.
  • Check tyre condition and pressures, which should be listed on the drive chain guard or in your owner's manual.
  • Adjust the drive chain if required and lubricate chain well. Front and rear paddock stands will make this job a lot easier!
  • Do the brakes bind? This is simply where the wheel does not turn freely. This could occur when the bike has been parked with water in and around the brakes from riding or washing, especially if road salt is present and has caused corrosion within the brake calliper area. If they are binding, this will likely require dealer inspection and repair.
  • Check fluid levels including, engine oil level, engine coolant level, brake fluid levels (front and rear).
  • Check for any loose nuts and bolts.
  • Check the steering turns from lock to lock smoothly.
  • Does the throttle grip operate smoothly?
  • The clutch lever must have the correct amount of free play and operate correctly. Some bikes are now equipped with hydraulic units. Cable operated bikes require 2-3mm of clearance; however, not every model is the same so refer to the owner's manual or your Kawasaki dealer for assistance.
  • Check the side stand and or centre stand operate smoothly and returns fully to the “up” position - lubricate as required.
  • Is the MOT valid or due? Same goes for insurance, road tax, tax/sorn etc. 

Ross Symons also explains why customers should go in for a service based on length of time and not only mileage travelled, saying, “All of our models have service intervals that relate to mileage and time, and should be serviced on whichever unit comes first. One example is brake fluid, and if we take the Ninja H2 SX for instance, this should be first changed at 15,200 miles or after two years. Brake fluid absorbs moisture over time which can affect the braking performance and therefore is required to be changed both on mileage and time.” 

Remember, if you feel that anything mentioned above is beyond your skillset or you don't have the tools required, then our Kawasaki dealer network remains open for essential maintenance and MOTs. 

You should also always refer to the owner's manual or your Kawasaki dealer for assistance with any issues.

K Options 0% APR Hire Purchase

0% APR over 3 years is now available on new 2021 models below 650cc through a K.Options Hire Purchase agreement with a £99 minimum deposit.

Available on new 20MY & 21MY Kawasaki Z125, Ninja 125, Z650, Ninja 650, Versys 650 and Vulcan S models.

Kawasaki delivers a wide range of precision engineered motorcycles that spans from exhilarating sports bikes, sport and adventure tourers, and urban cruisers to suit all riding styles. The new 2021 models offer new graphic and colour options across the range. This affordable finance offer from Kawasaki helps to make the unforgettable experience of owning a new motorcycle one step closer.

The 20MY Z400 and Ninja 400 are also available on this finance offer.Click here to tailor the perfect deal for you on the Kawasaki Kalculator. 

Terms and Conditions:
Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Kawasaki Finance, a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance offer ends 31/03/2021. 

Offer valid through participating Kawasaki dealers. A minimum £99 deposit is required. Only available on new 2020 and 2021 models including Kawasaki Z 125, Ninja 125, Z650, Ninja 650, Versys 650, and Vulcan S models. Also available on new 2020 Z400 and Ninja 400. Offer available for models purchased between 04/01/2021 and 31/03/2021.

2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R | #FaceYourself? with Jonathan Rea


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

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