NIETO GOES TOP FIVE IN RACE TWO AT QATAR

Doha/Losail, Quatar, 25 February 2007 - Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) battled impressively at Losail to score a top five finish in race two, while Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) scored points for 11th. Nieto was part of the a breakaway five-rider leading group in the early laps, and despite great pressure from behind towards the end he held onto fifth place, … [Read more...]

A HARD TEST DAY FOR KAWASAKI IN QATAR

The Kawasaki Racing Team were back in action today for the second day of testing at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, but with only one of their two riders on track. Olivier Jacque was forced to sit out today's test due to still suffering the effects of his turn two crash yesterday. The 33-year-old Frenchman was passed fit to ride, but opted to take a recovery day today, before … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI AND ECKL REACH AGREEMENT

After several months of discussions about the sudden termination of their MotoGP cooperation in November last year, Japanese motorcycle giant Kawasaki and Harald Eckl have solved their dispute. Following apologies from the side of Eckl for the situation that resulted in the termination by Kawasaki, negotiations followed in Japan and Kawasaki and Eckl worked out a solution. They both declared … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-6R

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The development of the new Ninja ZX-6R started with a clean slate: pure performance offered by one 599 cm³ supersport model instead of two like the years before. Born for the track, the new Ninja ZX-6R corners like bikes of half its displacement but possesses a meaty mile-wide powerband. The Ninja ZX-6R’s all-new ultra-high-rpm engine with polished intake ports churns out way more … [Read more...]

NIETO TWICE IN TOP TEN FOR PSG-1 KAWASAKI

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  NIETO TWICE IN TOP TEN FOR PSG-1 KAWASAKI PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse team rider Fonsi Nieto scored two top ten places at a circuit both he and his teams knew would not be a straightforward challenge for the Ninja ZX-10R to handle. His tenth and seventh place finishes came after tough battles, but each PSG-1 rider played a part on the day, despite some further unforeseen … [Read more...]

MX1: KAWASAKI HOPES DASHED AT HOLLAND

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Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tanel Leok and Bas Verhoeven where in action at the team’s ‘home Grand Prix’ on Sunday, Grand Prix of the Netherlands was staged in the deep and bottomless sands of the Lierop circuit some thirty minutes from the factory Kawasaki squad’s base near to Eindhoven.   Tanel Leok bounced back from a string of frustrating results in recent weeks to finish 4th … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI VERSYS 650

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FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI VERSYS 650 Kawasaki has had a dual sport bike on offer for many years. KLR 600, KLR 650, KLE 500, KLV 650 and so on. The new Versys is more road than offroad and the new model is looking to cater for an increasing group of riders that wants something that looks and rides a little bit like a supermoto for the fun side of riding and comfortable as a sports tourer for … [Read more...]

REVIEW: KAWASAKI ER6N 2006

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Essential Riding: the new Kawasaki ER6-n. For motorcyclists, whether new to two wheels or long-term riders, the essence of motorcycling, the freedom that riding on two wheels provides, is sometimes difficult to express. With a reputation for innovative motorcycles delivering the performance sought by enthusiasts the world over, Kawasaki have now taken the refreshing and imaginative step of … [Read more...]

WALKER RIDES TO FOURTH PLACE IN MISANO

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After the disappointment of a first race crash was consigned to the memory, Chris Walker (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) took his ZX-10R to a fighting fourth, losing out on the team's first 2006 podium by just over half a second. Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) scored sixth earlier in the day, while Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) had a personal Misano best of eighth in race one. In the first … [Read more...]

REVIEW: KAWASAKI KX450F

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Hard-Hitting 4-Stroke Power. High-Flying 2-Stroke Weight Serious about racing? Throw a leg over the new KX450F and blast your way to the front of the pack. The all-new motor hits hard from down low and kicks out heaps of high-traction power. A new perimeter aluminium frame with race-tuned suspension keeps you hooked up and accelerating hard. And trick bits like petal discs and titanium … [Read more...]