Friday News - 22 March


22 March

James Hillier and Bournemouth Kawasaki Reunite For TT 2024!

March Competition
WIN a Ninja H2R

Upcoming Shows
and Events

James Hillier and Bournemouth Kawasaki Reunite For TT 2024!

The pairing have enjoyed a rich history at the iconic event, securing multiple podium finishes together across multiple classes. However, it's been the Supersport class where they have enjoyed the most success, scoring five podiums with the Ninja ZX-6R. 

After several years away, the Bournemouth Kawasaki team is returning to the Isle of Man TT and will be partnering with Hillier once again. With 2024 marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic Kawasaki Ninja brand, the team will be running the latest ZX-6R in the highly popular green, white and blue anniversary colours. 

James Hillier:
“I'm excited to be back with Pete and the team at Bournemouth Kawasaki once again for the Supersport races. We collectively have a lot of knowledge and data after many years racing together and at the TT that's a crucial element to being competitive.” 

Pete Extance, Bournemouth Kawasaki Team Owner:
“We are really looking forward to our return to the Isle of Man TT as Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing, which we are proud to say is an in-house dealer effort. The TT is, without doubt, the best road race in the world, and we are over the moon to be back involved in 2024. It's a great honour to be running James again, and even more so with the 40th Anniversary liveried Ninja machine. Big thanks to Kawasaki UK for the support.” 

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department:
“We are really happy to welcome James back into the Kawasaki fold for the Supersport races this year. Together with Pete and the Bournemouth Kawasaki team we have collectively enjoyed a great deal of success over the years, so we are really hopeful of more trophies in 2024! We'd like to thank both Pete and James for pulling this together, and we can't wait to see him head off down Bray Hill on what will be a stunning retro-themed Ninja ZX-6R!”

March Competition - Spot the Difference

If you have got a keen eye for detail, this is the game for you!

Spot 5 differences in the photos below and win one of our Ninja H2R LEGO Sets

This brand new LEGO set honours the real Ninja H2R, with steering, suspension, a 2-speed gearbox, 4-piston engine and a turbo charger.

If you think you know the answer, submit your answer via the Club Kawasaki online forum using the link below to be in with a chance of winning. The March competition is open from 22nd March until 5th April where one winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries. The winner will be emailed and their username will be announced in the Friday News email on 5th April.

Good luck!

Dealer Demo Days

With Summer just around the corner, the Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days are the perfect opportunity for riders to get out on the road and try the latest 2024 Kawasaki range. This year's event will run between April and September and will see the roadshow visit dozens of dealers across the UK. 

Events available to book now:

Upcoming Shows and Events

Iron City Motorcycles Kawasaki Launch Party

Saturday 23rd March, from 9am - 5pm

Get ready to let the good times roll and celebrate our brand new Kawasaki showroom here in Gateshead!

  • Featuring live music by Another Crisis
  • Delicious food by Wafi Lounge
  • Tattoos by Last Chance Tattoos
  • Fire Breathing by Thorn & Lola
  • Plus a special appearance from Kawasaki UK. Featuring a Ninja H2R & the Ninja ZX-10R 40th Anniversary Edition!
Also, get up to £400 OFF* any brand new Kawasaki motorcycle bought on the day! Click the link below for more details.


2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Tickets

1. Circuito De Navarra (20-21 April)
2. Oulton Park (4-6 May)
3. Donington Park (17-19 May)
4. Knockhill (14-16 June)
5. Snetterton (5-7 July)
6. Brands Hatch (19-21 July)*
7. Thruxton (9-11 August)
8. Cadwell Park (24-26 August)
9. Oulton Park (13-15 September)
10. Donington Park (27-29 September)
11. Brands Hatch (11-13 October)*

*Hospitality tickets for Brands Hatch are now available to purchase on the Club Website


Raven Ride Out from the Potteries Motorcycles, STOKE

Thursday 28th March, from 5pm


Ace Café Kawasaki Day

Sunday 7th April, from 9am - 5pm

World Superbikes 

We are pleased to announce that our popular World Superbikes Hospitality tickets are now available for purchase. Click on the link below to be redirected to the Club shop.



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