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Jason O'Halloran to join Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki alongside Max Cook for 2024 BSB challenge!

In September of 2023, Kawasaki Motors celebrates its 70th anniversary of making motorcycles having first made forays into the motorcycle business in 1953.

Having challenged for the Bennetts British Superbike Championship title over the past few seasons, finishing runner up in 2020, Jason brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Coventry-based Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki team. Using Jason's insights, the team is eager to get off to a flying start when testing gets underway with the aim of further developing the race-winning Ninja ZX-10RR into a genuine Championship contender. 

The team's highly regarded rookie, Max Cook, will be continuing with the team for 2024 alongside the experienced Australian. Making his debut in the ultra-competitive superbike class this year, the 20-year-old youngster has already impressed the paddock, particularly at Thruxton, where he missed out on his maiden podium by fractions of a second.

Kawasaki UK would like to take this opportunity to thank Lee Jackson, who is departing the team on good terms. His hard work, results, and support over the past six years has helped develop Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki into the BSB stalwarts that they are today, and we wish him the best for the next chapter in his career.


Jonathan Rea to leave KRT

Six time WorldSBK Champion, Jonathan Rea, will leave the Kawasaki Racing Team at the end of the 2023 season.

Formally contracted for both the current and 2024 seasons, Rea will be released from this agreement by mutual consent at the end of the racing season. During his time riding for the official factory team, 36 year old Rea achieved an unprecedented haul of six WorldSBK titles as well as accruing a slew of other records including all-time WorldSBK records for Championships, Race Wins, Podiums, Fastest Laps and Overall Points Scored.

Jonathan Rea career highlights:
World Champion 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 - all time record, all for Kawasaki
WorldSBK Career Race Wins: 119 (104 for Kawasaki) - all time record
Career Podiums: 256 (214 for Kawasaki) - all time record
Career Poles: 41 (37 for Kawasaki)
Front Row Starts: 112 (79 For Kawasaki) - all time record
Fastest Laps: 102 (92 for Kawasaki) - all time record
Race Starts: 401 (261 For Kawasaki) - all time record
Total Championship Points: 6053.5 - all time record


Romain Febvre signs for Kawasaki in MXGP for 2024

Kawasaki Motors Ltd. is pleased to confirm that Romain Febvre will remain with the KRT MXGP project next season for the fifth consecutive year.

Since he joined the team four years ago Romain Febvre has consistently delivered success, including a world championship silver medal in 2021, and is currently in outstanding form with six Grand Prix victories and one further podium from the most recent seven rounds of the world's premier off-road series, the FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship. The 31 year old is currently second in the series points standings despite an unfortunate start collision during Qualifying for the Spanish GP in May which prevented him from contesting that round of the series.

Throughout the season the Frenchman and his 2023 KX450-SR have gelled into a formidable partnership thanks to the hard work and collaboration of rider and the staff of Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP in cooperation with engineers and staff in Japan at KMC. With the confirmation of Febvre for the coming season, all parties now have an even stronger base to prepare during the coming winter test period for another assault on the FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship.


Ride like a pro with California Superbike School

THE NUMBER ONE ON-TRACK TRAINING SCHOOL

The California Superbike School was founded in 1980 by Keith Code and delivers its training programmes worldwide. The UK school operates at a number of UK and European première circuits and is suitable for riders of all abilities – from newly qualified riders to pro-racers. The school operates a 3:1 student to coach ratio and its syllabus consists of four levels of training, each of which is delivered in a single day. Each level covers a range of technical skills and drills which are taught off-track and practised on-track. An individual debrief follows each on-track session.

The world class coaching team are not only technically proficient, but they are also qualified and friendly instructors too. The course can be undertaken on your own motorcycle, or one of the school's brand new Kawasaki motorcycles can be hired. The school has a proven track record and delivers real results – with all of its students seeing material improvements in their riding.



Find out more about California Superbike School...

  • Meet the team
  • Training circuits available
  • How to join the waitlist for 2024


Shows & Events Coming Soon

Check the Club Kawasaki calendar for the latest shows & events...


KAWASAKI DEALER DEMO DAYS

The incredibly popular Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days are returning this summer, and we've just added two more to the calendar, giving riders the chance to experience the latest 2023 models.

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.

Sep 9 - Groombridge Motorcycles - Online bookings are now closed but feel free to arrive on the day as there are spaces available. 


British Superbikes Tickets

Club Kawasaki members will be able to enjoy a weekend ticket to any of the eleven championship rounds, where you can watch all the action live as it unfolds. To make your visit extra special, members will also have the chance to enjoy an exclusive tour of the Cheshire Mouldings Racing Kawasaki garage on the Saturday of each race weekend. Tickets are £39 per person for weekend entry.

Sales will close approx. 1 week prior to the event to give us time to order and send tickets.


Brands Hatch BSB Hospitality 

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 the final round in October. 


Kawasaki UK set for all-new AX Fest this September

Kawasaki UK is excited to confirm that it will be attending the exciting new AX Fest celebration on September 15-17. Run by the team behind the highly successful Arenacross events, the three-day festival will be a celebration of music and motorbikes, while it will also feature as the opening round of the 2024 Arenacross series.  

Having secured the AX Pro title earlier this year with MX legend Tommy Searle, Kawasaki and Tommy are looking to kick-start the 2024 Championship with a victory at the all-new AX Fest. Held at Bolesworth Castle, the new event is set to be the biggest motocross festival in the UK, with live action and music throughout the weekend. 

With track action getting underway Friday, revellers will also be able to enjoy live music every night with Rick Parfitt Jnr and the RPJ band and Ibiza icon Pete Walshe set to close out the Friday evening before legendary DJ and Faithless producer brings the party to Bolesworth on Saturday night. 

Kawasaki will be in attendance throughout the event, not only supporting Tommy Searle as he looks to retain his Arenacross title but also showcasing its entire range to attendees. Alongside a selection of 2023 road bikes, Kawasaki will also be bringing the latest motocross machines as well as its MULE and ATV vehicles.


Join us at Motorcycle Live for an exclusive preview event - Club members only!

Join Club Kawasaki at this year's Motorcycle Live preview event  - Saturday 18th November - to gain exclusive early access to view the new Kawasaki models before anyone else in the UK. You'll be welcomed onto the Kawasaki stand at 9:00am to enjoy a hot breakfast roll & tea/coffee before receiving an overview of the new machines from Kawasaki UK team. Before you go off to enjoy the rest of your day at the show, we'll take a group photo which will be emailed to you following the event.

What's included?

-          Saturday 18th November
-          9:00 - 10:00
-          Hot breakfast roll & hot drink on arrival
-          Kawasaki new model overview
-          Access to the Club Kawasaki hospitality with viewing area
-          Group photo
-          Motorcycle Live Show ticket included
-        Club Kawasaki membership renewal included - If you're already a member, we'll add 12 months membership onto your account, making this a fantastic value package! If you're purchasing tickets for guests who are not yet members, we'll contact you for their details to create their membership.

If you think you know the answer to the below question and would like to get your hands on a brand new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR then head over to the Motorcycle Live website now to enter! 

How many Traction control modes does the Ninja ZX-4RR come with as standard?
A) 5 Modes
B) 4 Modes
C) 3 Modes

ENTER NOW

 

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