News & Reviews

Kawasaki Ready To Build On Their Winning Comeback

Kawasaki certainly came, saw and conquered in South African National and GXCC Gauteng Cross Country racing in 2021. Now the green machines will be back with a star-studded 20-bike twin Pepson Plastics Motul and Franchise Company Tork Craft team attack on the 2022 championship. Kawasaki made a quiet return following a few decades out of […]


Kawasaki Ninja 650 – Putting the fun into your commute

Article by Dave Cilliers / ZA Bikers We are so spoilt for choice and inundated with excellent bikes these days, that it is easy to get dismissive of the current crop of middleweight options. The bikes that make up this class, like the Yamaha MT-07, Triumph Trident, Honda NC 750, Suzuki 650’s and Kawasaki’s 650’s, […]


Pentecost + Kawasaki: Dreams do come true!

Kawasaki put the finishing touches to an incredible comeback cross country season. CIT Franchise Co. star Mike Pentecost added the overall GXCC Gauteng, OR1 and Northern Regions titles to his national OR1 championship with overall victory at a muddy Carletonville on Saturday. It was a winning weekend all-round for Kawasaki, as Pepson Plastics Motul trio […]


Rea Wins Both Mandalika Races

Jonathan Rea (KRT) conquered both dry and wet track conditions to win each WorldSBK race at the inaugural Mandalika WorldSBK round in Indonesia and end the season just 13 points from the championship win. With a violent rainstorm cancelling the planned Race One on Saturday at the brand new Indonesian circuit, all the race action […]


New Track Sees Rea Second Quickest

The much-anticipated 2021 WorldSBK season finale got underway at the all-new Mandalika in Indonesia on Friday 19 November, with KRT riders Jonathan Rea second and Alex Lowes seventh fastest after the opening two Free Practice sessions. The impressive layout of the all-new 4.3km circuit, close to the shore on the Island of Lombok, made an […]


Kawasaki comes, sees & conquers cross country

The 2021 South African Cross Country Motorcycle Championship may have been Kawasaki’s comeback year, but few would have imagined that the green machines would dominate as they did as the season progressed. It started quietly and without much expectation earlier in the year, but come championship time, not only is Kawasaki hero Mike Pentecost the […]


Double Podium Keeps Rea’s Dream Alive

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) scored third and second places on the final day of race action at the Circuito San Juan Villicum which means that the final round in November will be the championship decider. Alex Lowes (KRT) was ninth in the Superpole Race and but opted to let his injured hand recover and […]


Retrovolution begins with 2022 Kawasaki Z650RS

Kawasaki will start a Retrovolution in 2022 with the introduction of the new Z650RS. Augmenting its already hugely popular retro sport line, the Z650RS will open the mid-capacity class to a wide range of riders. Recognised as being at the forefront of the rapidly expanding retro sport scene, Kawasaki has the unique advantage of close […]