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October 5, 2015

Sofuoglu The Supersport World Champion Again For Kawasaki

Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) became a four-time FIM Supersport World Champion today after securing a second place finish in a shortened 11-lap Magny-Cours race. It was his second world title on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R since he became a Kawasaki rider in 2012. Kenan’s fourth championship came after fighting in what were […]

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September 29, 2015

Blown Bikes

NOW that the initial fuss caused by the arrival of the supercharged Kawasaki H2 and its racetrack-only H2R sibling has subdued, it’s time to perhaps take a look back at the origins of forced-induction engines in motorcycles. Back in the ‘30s supercharged racing motorcycles were all the thing, and some of them managed to squeeze […]

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September 25, 2015

Team Green and the Famous Flying Frog – Yvon Duhamel!

The Kawasaki name has, over the decades, been inextricably linked to a handful of riders. Dave Simmonds, who brought the marque its first world championship title in 1969 on a Kawasaki 125, and its first race win in the 500cc class at Jarama two years later, Mick Grant who brought Kawasaki their only 500cc win […]

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September 22, 2015

2016 Kawasaki KX450F arrives in South Africa!

Smaller, stronger, lighter, better! The 2016 Kawasaki KX450F is here! Kawasaki’s motocross bikes are renowned as being the closest things privateers can buy to full-blown works racebikes, and the all-new 2016 premier-class KX450F is the best so far. When the previous-generation model was launched in 2012, its revolutionary launch-control system, plug-and-play digital fuel injection and […]

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September 21, 2015

Jonathan Rea: Superbike World Champion 2015

After finishing fourth in the first WorldSBK race at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) became the FIM Superbike World Champion for the first time in his career. Born in Northern Ireland in 1987, Jonathan only joined the Kawasaki Racing Team for the 2015 season, after taking part in his […]

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September 21, 2015

Jerez Win Extends Sofuoglu’s Championship Lead

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) recorded his fifth FIM Supersport World Championship race win of the year as the three-time champion extended his championship lead at Jerez in Spain with a start-to-finish victory. After positive machine development work in the summer break from his team, and hard physical preparation from the rider himself, Sofuoglu was […]

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