Club News - 1st October

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1ST OCTOBER



Have you joined the Club Challenge?

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Retrovolution begins with 2022 Kawasaki Z650RS  

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Watch the BSB finale from the Kawasaki suite with hospitality...

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Have you joined the Club Challenge yet?

All members are invited to join the Club Challenge! This is your chance to visit new places, meet fellow Club members and gain points for the chance to win prizes at the same time. Below are the locations and details you need to be in with a chance at winning the top prize of free bike insurance and a runner up prize of an events package for the 2022 season. 

HOW IT WORKS 

  • Visit the locations listed
  • Snap your Challenge Selfie 
  • Submit your Challenge Selfie using the upload tool 
  • We will add your points to the Challenge Leaderboard  
  • Repeat steps 1-3 as many times as you can before the close date! 

We will announce the winners in December 2021Standard locations are worth 25 points and Hero locations are worth double - 50 points. You can gain extra points by visiting Kawasaki dealers throughout the UK too - submit those using the Challenge tool for an extra 20 points each. Attend Kawasaki UK events across the regions to add even more points to your name and work your way up the leaderboard! Here are a few of the latest uploads:




Retrovolution begins with 2022 Kawasaki Z650RS

Kawasaki will start a Retrovolution in 2022 with the introduction of the new Z650RS. Augmenting its already hugely popular retro sport line, the Z650RS will open the mid-capacity class to a wide range of riders. Recognised as being at the forefront of the rapidly expanding retro sport scene, Kawasaki has the unique advantage of close to fifty years of Z heritage and this has been brought to bear on the design of the new 2022 machine. 

Targeted at younger riders and those in the early stages of their riding career, the Z650RS is predicted to also appeal to those who fondly recall the launch of the iconic “son of Z1” Z650-B1 in 1977. The delicate balance of old and new, retro and current has been expertly achieved by the Kawasaki design team with clever Z references abounding.  At the heart of the new machine is an updated version of Kawasaki's venerable 649 cm3 water-cooled, parallel twin engine used in both the current Z650 and Ninja 650 models. With a justifiable reputation for durability and performance, the assist and slipper clutch equipped engine unit has also formed the basis of machines raced to success at the gruelling Isle of Man TT races.  Tuned in the case of the Z650RS for low and mid rev response, plus characteristic invigorating high rev performance, the engine is rated at 68 PS  (50.2 kW) and will also be available from Kawasaki dealers with a 35kw power down kit fitted creating an A2 compliant machine.

In terms of the chassis, the frame is a tubular trellis type construction providing both lightness and agile response to aid reassuring handling capabilities. Its narrow aspect also allows riders to easily reach the ground at a standstill and manoeuvre the bike on the move with equal ease. The seat height for European models will be 820mm with a low seat accessory option at 800mm. 

Focusing on suspension, the front duties are undertaken by ø41mm conventional forks with Kawasaki's highly rated horizontal link rear suspension acting on a shock that is adjustable for pre-load. Braking is care of dual twin piston front calipers acting on retro-style 300mm round disc rotors instead of Kawasaki's customary petal style rotors while at the rear a single piston brake acts on a 200mm rotor all assisted by Bosch advanced ABS.

Specification is one thing but the styling of the Z650RS is a whole new ball game. Evoking myriad memories of the Z650-B1, the paint and pinstripes are a faithful reproduction of the green version of the earlier machine while the iconic “duck tail” cowling behind the seat and faithfully crafted side panels also play homage to the 1977 machine. Even the seat and its stitching pattern reveal a familiar fastidious attention to detail by Kawasaki stylists. 

A round, LED headlamp lights the way while the dual analogue style “artillery shell” shaped meters include a digital centre panel for rider information. The adoption of gold multi-spoke type wheels is truly the “icing on the cake” while further embellishment is possible via a range of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories. Without doubt the new Z650RS will ensure that 2022 is the year of “Retrovolution”.

2022 Z650RS - Three Colours & Three Distinct Styles
Metallic Spark Black - £7,549
Candy Emerald Green - £7,699
Metallic Moondust Gray / Ebony - £7,699

AVAILABLE FROM NOVEMBER 2021




Club Kawasaki Events Coming Up...

BRITISH SUPERBIKES HOSPITALITY AT BRANDS HATCH

We're giving our Club Kawasaki members a unique chance to get trackside at Brands Hatch BSB in our all-new Kawasaki suite! Overlooking one of the best corners in the world, the iconic Paddock Hill, the newly refurbished suite is the perfect place to celebrate being able to return to watch the bar-bashing thrills and spills that is the British Superbike Championship.

Included in the package will be weekend entry tickets, ensuring you can watch every minute of the action, and full hospitality on the Saturday. Based on the main straight, you will be able to enjoy the very best views and can see almost the entire Indy circuit and podium directly from our Kawasaki suite. There is also a large outdoor decking area for you to enjoy, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere and (hopefully!) glorious sunny weather.  

Guests will be able to enjoy a hot and cold breakfast to kick-start the day, while a delicious lunch and host of sweet treats ensures there really is no better place to be for a day at the races. To make your day even more special, rookie sensation Rory Skinner and Lee Jackson will be stopping by for a unique meet and greet.

If all that isn't enough, every member who purchases tickets will also be entered into a draw to win an incredible pillion lap aboard the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R!

Want to join us in the new Kawasaki suite? Tickets are available now and cost £149 – but be quick, there's only a limited number available!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Weekend circuit admission - 15-17 October
  • Saturday Hospitality - 16 October
  • Access to the Kawasaki suite within the Brabham Stewart Building on Saturday 16 October
  • Opportunity to meet Rory Skinner & Lee Jackson
  • Hot breakfast on arrival
  • Lunch
  • Coffee, tea & soft drinks
  • Entry into a draw to win a pillion lap aboard a Ninja ZX-10R

*Subject to discretion of the Team Principal, logistics and constraints on race day.



Bolton Kawasaki Ride Out

Club ride out to Slaidburn, Settle, Hawes and returning through The Trough of Bowland. 

Meet at Bolton Motorcycles 9.15 for 9.30 start.

Hope to see you there! 

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Motorcycle Live Show

4-12 December | NEC Birmingham

Join us for the Club Kawasaki preview event on the opening Saturday of this year's Motorcycle Live Show to be one of the first people to see the new model range! 

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