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July 30, 2018

Kawasaki Team Green third at Suzuka

The Team Green Kawasaki squad of Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam and Kazuma Watanabe finished third in a dramatic Suzuka 8Hr race on Sunday 29 July. After leading for much of the early part of the race, mixed fortunes befell the team at a crucial point. However, all three riders battled hard in the final hours […]

July 24, 2018

The 2018 Ninja 400 SE – The Ninja Family is Getting Bigger

The smallest member of the Ninja family started it’s life as a 250cc, grew to 300, and now, with styling inspired by the championship-winning ZX-10R and the Ninja H2, enter the new Kawasaki Ninja 400 SE. The Ninja 400 is not a face lifted Ninja 300. It has received new brakes, suspension, chassis, rider geometry, […]

July 19, 2018

Team Green On The Pace In Final 8-Hour Testing

The official Team Green entry for the 41st running of the classic Coca-Cola Suzuka 8-Hours World Endurance Championship race, comprising Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam and Kazuma Watanabe, took the second best time on their Ninja ZX-10RR at the end of the final official test session before the race itself later this month. In a gruelling […]

July 18, 2018

Tom Sykes and KRT to finish sporting relationship at end of 2018 season

After nine successful years on Ninja machinery and with the official factory Kawasaki Racing Team in WorldSBK, Tom Sykes and the Kawasaki Racing Team have mutually agreed to end their sporting relationship at the end of the 2018 season. Credited with changing the way Kawasaki approached the rigours of superbike racing while playing a large […]

July 10, 2018

Bastianelli Wins As Carrasco Keeps Points Lead

Local wild card rider Manuel Bastianelli (Prodina Ircos Team Kawasaki) swept to a narrow victory in a typically dramatic and incident packed WorldSSP300 championship race at Misano. Spanish rider Ana Carrasco (DS Junior Team Kawasaki) was unable to challenge for a podium after 13-laps today but in finishing tenth – and only 1.730 seconds from […]

July 5, 2018

Anticipation High For Popular Misano Round

Round eight of the 2018 WorldSSP championship will witness Kawasaki Puccetti Racing riders Hikari Okubo and Sheridan Morais ride at their team’s home circuit in Italy, shortly before the start of the series’ long summer break. With no WorldSSP race at the most recent Laguna Seca round of the overall WorldSBK championship both Sheridan and […]

July 5, 2018

Misano The Final Round Before Summer Break

The ninth round of the WorldSBK Championship will take place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, close to Italy’s Adriatic Coast this coming weekend. It marks the final round for KRT riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes before the start of a nine-weekend summer break in the championship calendar. Contrasting recent fortunes follow championship […]

July 2, 2018

Super Charged Dexterous

Back in 1971, when I was still very much in Bag-dad, Kawasaki set the world ablaze with the introduction of the fastest production motorcycle ever; the H2. A two-stroke (those smokey engines) with a 7 500 rpm redline, which was high for the time, and a 1:1 horsepower-to-weight ratio. It would send inexperienced riders wheelie-ing […]