Friday News - 16 June

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16 JUNE


Team Green Podium Delight At 2023 Isle of Man TT!

2024 Kawasaki Models Unveiled

Shows & events coming up



Team Green Podium Delight At 2023 Isle of Man TT!

The 2023 Isle of Man TT proved to be an incredible fortnight of racing on the island, and for Kawasaki and Team Green, it was a resounding success with podiums coming across race week at the hands of Dean Harrison, Jamie Coward and Josh Brookes. With glorious weather gracing the Isle of Man throughout the TT festival, lap times quickly tumbled, and for DAO Racing and Dean Harrison, practice week gave them plenty of time to get the ZX-10RR Superbike and Superstock machines dialled into the challenging 37.73-mile circuit. Having already had three rounds of BSB under his belt and a successful week at the North West 200, Dean was able to hit the ground running.

He continued that pace into race week, where he was able to claim third place in the Superbike TT before replicating that in both Superstock races. In the blue-riband Senior TT, Dean immediately got his head down to set a fantastic pace, eventually securing second place to make it a 100% podium success rate for the team.

The Team Green success did not end there, though. The two Supertwin TT races proved to be edge-of-the-seat action, with Jamie Coward claiming a hard-earned third place in the opening race, while Josh Brookes claimed his maiden TT podium in race two. This was an impressive feat from the returning Australian rider, who only sat on the RC Express Racing Ninja 650 machine for the first time in practice week! 

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK: “Never have we seen weather, lap times and exciting racing like it! I would like to thank Dean and the DAO Racing team for all of their efforts across the fortnight; they worked tirelessly to achieve the superb results we saw. Between those and the double Supertwin podium, I would say it was a successful event for Team Green, and I am already looking forward to building on this for TT2024! I would also like to offer my sincere condolences to the friends and family of Raul Torras Martinez, who lost his life in the Supertwin race.”


New 2024 Ninja ZX-4RR due in September

Following a universally enthusiastic reception when recently announced, the new for 2024 Ninja ZX-4RR is due to arrive in the UK in September 2023 with dealers already anticipating strong demand and many already taking pre-orders.

Available in one colour (Lime Green / Ebony), the all-LED lighting equipped mid-weight street and track machine is rated at an incredible maximum with Kawasaki Ram Air of 80ps at 14,500 rpm while the rev limit itself lays beyond an incredible 15,000rpm.

As the only full-fairing supersport model in the 400cc class with a parallel four-cylinder engine, dealers are gearing up for demand for the high spec machine equipped with a WorldSBK inspired chassis and full-colour LCD screen integrating a track mode that displays lap times, gear position, and RPM from 10,000 rpm and above. KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) and Power Modes also feature, along with a dual direction KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter).

Augmenting the already impressive Ninja family for 2024 – while adding yet more choice in the popular mid-capacity sector – the unique in class Ninja ZX-4RR will certainly deliver Kawasaki's tag line for the model to a legion of lucky owners in the 2024 sales season - “Awaken Your Supersport”.

Due to customer demand, the UK will only be importing the ZX-4RR, and to ensure it is as accessible to as many riders as possible, the incredible machine will cost just £8,699. 


New Ninja ZX-6R for 2024 Kawasaki range

An iconic name appears in the Kawasaki motorcycle range for the 2024 sales season with the announcement of a new Ninja ZX-6R and its tagline “Supersport Obsession”.

Boasting a number of features not so far seen on the much-loved Supersport middleweight in previous iterations, the 2024 model has both technical and styling updates ready to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding street or track day rider. And with the aid of Kawasaki's iconic Ram Air system a stunning maximum of 95.2 kW {129 PS} is produced at 13,000 rpm.

The most obvious aspect of the new machine is the distinctive aero-winglet equipped Ninja “face” with purposeful aggressive lines incorporating for the first time hybrid projector/reflector headlights (part of a complete LED lighting package), and a new sports windshield equipped with special cut outs to reduce buffeting. The entire bodywork for 2024 uses interwoven layers to create a 3D effect, with the multiple layers adding to a high-class design.

In terms of the cockpit area, a new 4.3inch (11cm) colour TFT meter makes its debut and also facilitates Smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki's Rideology App. Information updates such as a shift light, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder, Riding Mode indicator, Smartphone call and mail notices are all available. Also featured – along with all the familiar vehicle status updates – are a Bluetooth indicator and an Economical Riding Indicator.

From a technical perspective, the famous and highly praised 636 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke in-line four forms the core of the machine and now features revised cam profiles to satisfy stricter emission regulations plus revised intake funnels and revised header and collector pipes all combining to benefit low- to mid-rpm performance.

A move to round over petal discs reflects the current Ninja ZX-10R family image while such items as the SFF-BP (Separate function fork with big piston), KQS Kawasaki Quick Shifter, three mode KTRC traction control and both power modes and integrated riding modes underpin the high specification of this Supersport legend.

Rolling on Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres, the 2024 Ninja ZX-6R will be available in two colourways for the upcoming season, a green version (naturally!) in Lime Green/Ebony plus a more “stealth” version combining Metallic Graphite Gray and Metallic Diablo Black. For sure Kawasaki dealers and loyal fans of the Ninja family will welcome the sight of a new and comprehensively updated Ninja ZX-6R for 2024 keeping the Ninja flame burning brightly.

The 2024 Ninja ZX-6R will be available from October and priced at £10,599.


New Kawasaki Eliminator for Europe in 2024

The Eliminator brand makes a welcome return to the Kawasaki motorcycle model range in Europe for 2024 with a totally new model and concept called the Eliminator with the tag line “Just Ride”.

Offering yet more Kawasaki choice in the mid-capacity European A2 class, the new Eliminator has distinctive urban cruiser styling offering a comfortable and low seat plus a cruiser style 18” front and 16” rear wheel combination all relying on an all-new trellis type chassis with a 451cm3 Ninja based fuel-injected parallel twin engine at its core delivering strong low rev performance combined with lively upper rev range ability.

In a nod to previous Eliminator models, the 2024 machine has a tail unit reflecting the heritage of the brand family while twin rear shock absorbers aid the “traditional meets modern” look. Offering a natural and relaxed riding position and conceived to be passenger friendly, the Eliminator rider can rely on all-digital instrumentation plus the welcome incorporation of an assist and slipper clutch.

Focussing on what Kawasaki terms its “Horizontal” design approach, the full 2024 Eliminator specification will soon be revealed – along with many genuine accessory items - but two colour options have been confirmed; the first option being Metallic Flat Spark Black and the second Metallic Matte Carbon Gray with Flat Ebony.

It's said that the best things come to those that wait, so potential Eliminator customers need to hold their breath just a little longer for the full facts to emerge regarding this welcome new addition to the Kawasaki cruiser stable. The Eliminator will be available from January 2024, with a guide price between £6,600 and £6,800. 



Shows & Events Coming Up...
Members are always able to view the Club calendar and even add your own events which you think your fellow Kawasaki fans will be interested in. 

Ride out to North Wales

11th June

This is one of our monthly ride outs to North Wales which hopefully some of you can join us for. The start point is the Tudor Rose pub located by 2 mills junction on Parkgate road, A540 Ellesmere Port, CH66 9PD. Please arrive by 9.15 ready for a 9.30 departure. I anticipate we'll get back to the Wirral by 16.30.    Please arrive with a relatively full tank of fuel.  Derek Jeffries

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Coffee & Cake Morning

8th July

Come and join me at On Yer Bike, Aylesbury for a Kawasaki Club coffee morning. There will be free coffee and cakes until the cakes run out ??

Hopefully see you guys there ??

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Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days

The incredibly popular Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days are returning this summer, giving riders the chance to experience the latest 2023 models. With dates across the country, and more to be confirmed, this is set to be the biggest Dealer Demo tour yet.

As the weather begins to warm up, many riders are beginning to head back out after the long winter and the Dealer Demo Days are the perfect opportunity for you to experience the 2023 Kawasaki range, including the Ninja 400, Z650RS, Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer and the supercharged Ninja H2 SX SE.
 
Beginning on April 1st at Completely Gloucester, the 26-date tour runs throughout the summer months and ends on September 9th at JW Groombridge. The calendar of events scheduled so far is below. Please note that minimum riding experience requirements will apply, for more information on this prior to booking, please email marketing@kawasaki.co.uk.

July 1 - Alf's Motorcycles - BOOK NOW
July 8 - A&D Motorcycles - BOOK NOW
July 9 - Rochdale Kawasaki - BOOK NOW

July 16 - Derby Kawasaki - BOOK NOW 
July 22 - Coleraine Kawasaki - BOOK NOW
July 29 - Wigan Kawasaki - BOOK NOW
July 30 - The Potteries Motorcycles 

Aug 5 - Cobb & Jagger Kawasaki
Aug 6 - KD Kawasaki
Aug 12 - Laguna Performance Centre
Aug 19 - Bristol Kawasaki
Aug 26 - Kirkcaldy Kawasaki
Sep 9 - Groombridge Motorcycles

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK: “Over the last few years, our Dealer Demo Days events have been a huge success, with hundreds of bikers visiting their local Kawasaki dealer to try out our latest machines. We are really pleased to be bringing it back again for 2023, visiting even more dealers and showcasing the 2023 range.”


British Superbikes


BRITISH SUPERBIKES

Purchase fantastic value tickets to upcoming rounds of the British Superbike championship from Club Kawasaki at just £39 and join the Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki team for an exclusive members only garage tour!


BSB HOSPITALITY AT BRANDS HATCH

We're giving our Club Kawasaki members a unique chance to get trackside at Brands Hatch BSB in our Kawasaki suite! Overlooking one of the best corners in the world, the iconic Paddock Hill, the 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, Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki team riders Lee Jackson & Max Cook 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 £129 – but be quick, there's only a limited number available for each round in either July or October.

 WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Weekend circuit admission
  • Saturday Hospitality
  • Access to the Kawasaki suite within the Brabham Stewart Building on Saturday
  • Opportunity to meet Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki Riders Lee Jackson & Max Cook*
  • Hot breakfast on arrival
  • Lunch
  • Coffee, tea & soft drinks

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

 

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