Club News - 10th June

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10 JUNE



Kawasaki covers the 400cc class bases in 2023

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Kawasaki Motors UK Support Ros Gale and the Rob Vine Fund

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Dealer Demo Days & Events Coming Up

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Kawasaki covers the 400cc class bases in 2023

Two of Kawasaki's stand-out A2 licence compliant machines of recent years make a welcome return for the 2023 model year line up.

As the naked style category continues to expand in size and popularity, the Z400 will ably fulfil the need for a Z model for A2 licence holders fashioned in the same style as its Sugomi styled Z siblings. 2022 has witnessed celebrations highlighting 50 years of the famous Z range providing a springboard for the re-introduction of the Euro5 compliant Z400 complete with its 399 cm3 parallel twin water-cooled engine delivering 33.4 kW (45PS) and 37 N.m (3.8kg-m) of torque at 8,000 rpm.   

Complete with an assist and slipper clutch and a trellis frame mirroring the chassis of the range-leading Z H2, the Z400 provides a big bike personality in a manageable package for those making their way up the capacity ladder or those who feel the 400cc class is their ideal destination.

A seat height of 785 mm contributes towards admirable manoeuvrability while Kawasaki's unique ERGO-fit optional seat enhances riding comfort for taller riders, making the Z400 the most logical choice in class.

Track focused fans also have good reason to rejoice in 2023 as the range partner for the Z model will be the highly popular Ninja 400. The base machine for race and Championship winning machinery in the highly competitive WorldSSP300 Championship, the handling and performance credentials of the Ninja need no further amplification. The chosen mount of current champion, Adrian Huertas, the new 2023 Ninja 400 shares its A2 licence compliance with the Z400 along with a tubular trellis chassis and powerful 286mm front disc brake coupled with an equally effective 193mm rear rotor.

Ninja style never goes out of fashion and the Ninja 400 revels in its family resemblance to the mighty Ninja ZX-10R, a machine that has achieved unparalleled levels of WorldSBK Championship success. And like its Ninja big brother, the 400-class machine also features an assist and slipper clutch facilitating smooth gear down changes and a 20% lighter lever pull at the handlebar.   

Anticipation for the re-introduction of not one but two A2 licence compliant 400cc class machines in Euro5 specification will build towards their addition to a comprehensive range for the 2023 model year creating tough yet enjoyable choice for prospective owners. Naked style or Ninja style, Kawasaki has the 2023 mid-capacity class bases covered.

Both machines will be available from mid-August with the guide price for the Ninja 400 being £6,250 and the Z400 £6,000.





Kawasaki Motors UK Support Ros Gale and the Rob Vine Fund

Kawasaki Motors UK has made a donation to Ros Gale, Director of the Rob Vine Fund, which provides training and essential medical and rescue equipment to doctors and paramedics involved in all forms of motorsport on the Isle of Man.

The Rob Vine Fund has long been a cause close to Kawasaki UK, with charity Director Ros Gale often hosting staff and guests in the legendary “Ros' Secret Garden” to watch the TT action. Located just after Ago's Leap, the garden offers incredible views of the course and has seen everyone from Valentino Rossi to Mark Webber stop by. Alongside offering guests unrivalled views of the course, Ros also uses it as a chance to raise awareness of the vital work being carried out by the Rob Vine Fund.
 
Established in 1985 following the tragic loss of Rob Vine in the Senior TT, the Fund has played a vital role in helping to support the medical services in all forms of two, three and four wheel competition on the island, including the Isle of Man TT. The charity currently provides the orange immediate care cases to over 110 marshalling locations around the TT course, alongside orthopaedic scoop stretchers and red head rests. It also supplies emergency resuscitation and medical equipment to the rescue helicopters used at the TT Races, Festival of Motorcycling and Billown course events.
 
With 2022 marking the first TT in three years, Kawasaki is excited to return to the island and is pleased to be able to make a donation of £2,500 to the Fund, helping them to continue the fantastic work they do for all competitors. Further information on the fund can be found at https://www.robvinefund.im/
 
Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK
“We have always loved coming to Roundhay, or Ros' Secret Garden as it has affectionately become known, while at the TT. For as long as we have been visiting, Ros has been working tirelessly to raise funds for the Rob Vine Fund, and we have always tried to support where we can. After three years away, we are all very excited to be returning to the island and celebrate the return of the TT with this donation.”

Ros Gale, Director of the Rob Vine Fund
“I've always enjoyed welcoming visitors to the garden to watch the TT action and raise awareness of the fund. Kawasaki has been a long-time supporter of what we do and this donation is fantastic and will allow us to continue to provide essential medical equipment to motorsport competitors on the Isle of Man.”



Brands Hatch British Superbikes Hospitality

Congratulations to Nick Hayes - please check your email for full details of your prize. 

Here are the details of the package: 

  • Weekend circuit admission - 22-24 July
  • Saturday Hospitality - 23 July
  • Access to the Kawasaki suite within the Brabham Stewart Building on Saturday 23 July
  • Hot breakfast on arrival
  • Lunch
  • Coffee, tea & soft drinks
  • Opportunity to meet Rory Skinner & Lee Jackson*

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

Sorry to those who didn't win this time, look out for our next competition and if you would like to come along to BSB Hospitality at Brands Hatch, you can purchase tickets from the Club Kawasaki online shop.



Local Club Kawasaki Events

Your network of local Club Kawasaki Ambassadors are adding their events to the Club Kawasaki Forum Calendar, check out the forum now to find your closest events. 


19 June

Ride out to North Wales with Derek 

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24-26 June

Adventure Bike Rider Festival

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Dealer Demo Days 2022

Kawasaki is pleased to announce the dealers Demo Days events will return in 2022. The Kawasaki demo fleet will visit Kawasaki dealers across the county and will give riders the chance to sample many of the new models in the 2022 range.

With the summer months around the corner, the Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days tour is the perfect opportunity for motorcyclists to discover the latest 2022 machines. 

From exhilarating mid capacity, to top of the line supercharged motorcycles, the following models will be available to ride on the day:

  • Z650
  • Ninja 650
  • Versys 650 Tourer - NEW
  • Vulcan S
  • Z650RS - NEW
  • Z900
  • Z900RS
  • Ninja 1000SX Tourer
  • Ninja H2 SX - NEW
  • Ninja H2 SX SE Tourer - NEW
  • Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer
  • Z H2
  • Z H2 SE
  • Ninja ZX-10R

All test rides must be booked in advance through the sign-up form for the relevant dealer. The test rides will be done in groups on a guided route arranged by Focused Events. If your local Kawasaki dealer isn't included in the list currently, please return to the site at a later date as new events will be added to the calendar.

Once you have completed the sign up form, Focused Events will contact you with further details and to confirm your test ride slot.

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK:
“Our Dealer Demo Days events last year were a huge success, with hundreds of bikers across the country visiting their local Kawasaki dealer to enjoy the chance to ride the latest models. Since then, we've been inundated with requests asking if it was running again for 2022, so we're very pleased to confirm the first dates.

Each event will showcase a wide array of machines, from the versatile Versys 650 to the supercharged Sports Tourer Ninja H2 SX, and the all-new modern classic Z650RS. We're looking forward to seeing everyone this summer.”



SHOWS & EVENTS COMING UP



VIP Hospitality - WorldSBK - Donington Park - 17 July

Tickets currently still remaining - book now! 

  • Weekend admission - 16-17 July
  • Sunday suite access & hospitality – 17 July only
  • Morning coffee with a hot breakfast
  • Hot buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea & cakes
  • In suite bar serving house wines, beers & soft drinks
  • Television with live feed and timing
  • Parking pass - 1 per booking
  • Directors' Suite – the best views of the circuit with balcony on three sides of the suite, located by Goddards
  • Rider appearances from Kawasaki Racing Team - Jonathan Rea & Alex Lowes - subject to timings & team discretion on the day

BSB Hospitality at Brands Hatch - July & October

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.*

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!







 

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