REVIEW: KAWASAKI ZX 10R

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The new Ninja ZX-10R is very different from its successful predecessor. Only the main goal is the same: To set the fastest lap times! Road rider or circuit racer, when it comes to hard-core machines, everyone knows that the Ninja ZX-10R is the ultimate supersport bike. But that's only because they haven't seen what Kawasaki engineers have in store for them.   The '06 ZX-10R … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI GRIPPED BY WORLD CUP FEVER

The Kawasaki Racing Team comprises people of eleven different nationalities, from countries as diverse as Brazil and Japan, which means there has been a great deal of interest in the football World Cup, currently being played out in Germany. For the Germans in the team, the fact that Germany have won their opening two matches in the world cup is definitely a cause for celebration, despite the … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI OPTIMISTIC AHEAD OF GRAND PRIX OF CATALUNYA

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This weekend's Grand Prix of Catalunya marks the start of a busy period for the Kawasaki Racing Team, with three races in as many weekends, starting in Spain and finishing in Great Britain, with the Dutch TT at Assen in between. Shinya Nakano and Randy de Puniet both arrive in Barcelona determined to get this run of three important races off to the best start possible, with a strong performance … [Read more...]

CONFIDENCE HIGH AS KAWASAKI HEAD FOR MUGELLO

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Kawasaki Racing Team riders, Shinya Nakano and Randy de Puniet, arrive in Mugello for this weekend's Gran Premio d'Italia Alice determined to put the disappointment of Le Mans behind them. Although de Puniet's race ended at the first corner in Le Mans, where he was the innocent victim in a chain reaction started by Valentino Rossi's overtaking manoeuvre on the entry to the new chicane, the … [Read more...]

HAWK KAWASAKI COMPETING AT ISLE OF MAN TT

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Hawk Kawasaki are pleased to be running 36-year-old Carl Rennie at this year’s famous Isle of Man TT. The Lancashire based rider will be competing in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport classes. Rennie will ride the Kawasaki 2005 ZX10-R in the Superbike Class, the 06 ZX10-R in the Superstock races and the ZX-6RR for the Supersport events. Rennie who has already competed for Hawk Kawasaki … [Read more...]

NAKANO AND KAWASAKI BRING MOTOGP BACK TO SPA

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The Spa Francorchamps circuit in the Belgian Ardennes reverberated to the sound of a factory Grand Prix race bike for the first time in 16 years on Thursday, as Shinya Nakano put the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR through its paces, watched by Kawasaki riders from Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. The demonstration ride by Nakano was part of an event organised by Kawasaki Benelux, at which Kawasaki owners … [Read more...]

CHRIS WALKER ON FRONT ROW WITH HIS NINJA ZX-10R

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PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse rider, Chris Walker will place his Ninja ZX-10R on front row at Sunday's World Superbike race at Silverstone. After a wet Superpole he managed to reach 3rd place, just 2 tenth from the Superpole.   The Saturday qualifying was under wet conditions, so the times realized on the dry Qualifying 1 on Friday were not beaten. All 3 PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse riders qualified for … [Read more...]

BAYLISS TAKES SECOND PLACE ON STARTING GRID FOLLOWING WET SUPERPOLE AT SILVERSTONE

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Troy Bayliss will line up on the front row of the starting grid in second place for tomorrow's fifth round of the World Superbike Championship following a wet Superpole session at Silverstone. British Superbike regular Tommy Hill (Yamaha) used his wild-card status to good effect in the slippery conditions to power to the pole position, while the front row of the grid is completed by Chris Walker … [Read more...]

ROOKIE PEDROSA NOTCHES SECOND POLE IN FRANCE

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Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) put his stamp firmly on the MotoGP category with a scorching 1m 33.990s lap of the Bugatti circuit here at Le Mans to record his second pole position in only his  fifth outing on a 990cc machine. Shinya Nakano (Kawasaki) qualified second and John Hopkins (Suzuki) completes the front row.   In awkward, gusty conditions the pint-sized pilot proved he is … [Read more...]

SHANGHAI SUPRISE?

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This weekend''s Grand Prix of China in Shanghai marks the start of a frantically busy period for the Kawasaki Racing Team, as they prepare for a run of eight races in just eleven weeks. The 5.45 km Shanghai circuit is the most modern motorsport facility in the world and, at some 1200 metres in length, features the longest straight on the MotoGP calendar. The riders hit speeds in excess of 320 … [Read more...]