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Joey Savatgy Keeps Win Streak Alive in Minneapolis

Joey Savatgy Keeps Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Win Streak Alive in Minneapolis

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JoeySavatgy

Minneapolis (February 18, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy kept a personal and team win streak alive as he claimed the first victory of the 2017 Eastern Regional 250SX Championship inside U.S. Bank Stadium. While Savatgy extended the Pro Circuit win streak to five, he also continued his win streak started at the final race in Las Vegas last season. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo overcame a tough start to finish fifth.

Savatgy was just edged out for the top spot in qualifying, but had no problem claiming his first heat race win of the season. In the main event, Savatgy got a great start and settled in behind the leader on the opening laps. Just before halfway, he was able to get by the leader and bring home another win for the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team.

“It was a tight track that was a bit tricky,” said Savatgy. “I just tried to stay close to the leader and was able to get around him. We have some stuff we can work on this week and I’m really looking forward to the race this weekend in Atlanta.”

In his first supercross race back since 2014, Cianciarulo was ready to shake off the cobwebs and prove his speed on the track. He qualified fourth overall and finished just behind his teammate in the heat race for second. Once the main event kicked off, Cianciarulo had a bit of work to do after a mid-pack start but he was up to the challenge and made passes all the way up fifth.

“I think I rode pretty tight since it has been a few years I’ve been behind a supercross starting gate,” said Cianciarulo. “I think my confidence is there and happy that we got some good points out of my first race back as we head to Atlanta.”

To find out more about Pro Circuit products, visit www.procircuit.com. Don’t forget to follow the Pro Circuit race team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the handle @pcraceteam.

250SX Class Main Event Results
Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
Jordon Smith (KTM)
Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
RJ Hampshire (Honda)
Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
Luke Renzland (Yamaha)
Kyle Peters (Suzuki)
Colt Nichols (Yamaha)

About Pro Circuit
Based in Corona, Calif., Pro Circuit Products, Inc. is a leader in off-road motorcycle and ATV exhausts and aftermarket performance parts. Started in 1978, Pro Circuit is the go to shop for recreational riders and professionals for everything from suspension work to complete engine packages and everything in between.

Created by former desert racer Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit proves its products and services week-in and week-out through its tagline “We Race.” Every product that dons the Pro Circuit stamp stems from the legendary Pro Circuit race team. A staple in the professional paddock, Pro Circuit Racing has earned 29 AMA championships and more than 250 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.

Justin Hill Takes Over Points Lead in Oakland

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Justin Hill Takes Over Points Lead in Oakland

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JustinHill

Oakland, Calif. (February 5, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Justin Hill claimed his third straight victory of the season, bringing Pro Circuit’s win record to 251. With the win, Hill took over the championship point’s lead and the coveted red plate. Teammate Austin Forkner was forced to retire from the race early after an opening lap crash.

Hill had all the cards stacked against him in Oakland, but he wasn’t going to let sickness or a treacherous track keep him from his third-straight win. He started the day with the fastest lap time in qualifying and then went on to take second in his heat race. In the main event, he avoided a second turn pileup and pushed his way to the front, leading wire-to-wire. It wasn’t without drama as he had gone down late in the race but had enough of a gap to keep the lead and go on to win.

“Tonight was crazy because the track was really rutted and if you lost focus for a second you could go off the track,” said Hill. “I was sick all week and didn’t ride. My team was great. They gave me the confidence I needed to get through this tough day.”

Forkner started showing his speed in qualifying where he placed sixth. Once the night show started, he overcame a tough heat race where he went off the track early but came back to finish fifth. He shot out to an awesome start in the main event, but ultimately went down and was unable to continue, scoring him 22nd for the evening.

“Today wasn’t easy,” said Forkner. “I struggled to find my groove and get a clean lap in. Once I made it through the heat race in one piece, I made a mistake in the main and it ended my race. I have to take the good with the bad and just move on. We’ll go to Texas and give it another shot before the break.”

250SX Class Main Event Results
Justin Hill (Kawasaki)
Martin Davalos (Husqvarna)
Shane McElrath (KTM)
James Decotis (Honda)
Phil Nicoletti (Suzuki)
Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
Kyle Chisholm (Honda)
Justin Starling (Husqvarna)
Noah Mcconahy (Yamaha)
Heath Harrison (Yamaha)
22. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki)

To find out more about Pro Circuit products, visit www.procircuit.com. Don’t forget to follow the Pro Circuit race team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the handle @pcraceteam.

About Pro Circuit
Based in Corona, Calif., Pro Circuit Products, Inc. is a leader in off-road motorcycle and ATV exhausts and aftermarket performance parts. Started in 1978, Pro Circuit is the go to shop for recreational riders and professionals for everything from suspension work to complete engine packages and everything in between.

Created by former desert racer Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit proves its products and services week-in and week-out through its tagline “We Race.” Every product that dons the Pro Circuit stamp stems from the legendary Pro Circuit race team. A staple in the professional paddock, Pro Circuit Racing has earned 29 AMA championships and more than 250 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.

2016 AIMExpo Day 01 Highlights

2016 AIMExpo Day 01 Highlights

AIMExpo 2016 is officially underway from Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, highlighted by major global and North American debuts from many of the world’s most renowned manufacturers.

About American International Motorcycle Expo
The American International Motorcycle Expo’s (www.aimexpousa.com) purpose is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the greater powersports industry. AIMExpo is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and has international impact within the motorcycling and powersports community. AIMExpo was recently honored in Trade Show Executive Magazine’s Fastest 50, recognizing the fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. AIMExpo is produced by the Motorcycle Industry Council (www.mic.org).

About the Motorcycle Industry Council
The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues, and the American International Motorcycle Expo. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.

Fong and the Ninja ZX-10R End the Season on Top

Fong and the Ninja® ZX™-10R End the Season on Top
September 11th | New Jersey Motorsports Park | Millville, N.J.

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Fong

Foothill Ranch, CA (September 13, 2016) – Bobby Fong and the Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki team arrived at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend for the final round of the 2016 AMA/FIM MotoAmerica series looking to earn second place in the series championship aboard his Ninja® ZX™-10R.

The No. 50 Ninja ZX-10R qualified second on the grid, a position that allowed Fong to execute his game plan to get out front early and stay there until the finish. The first race got underway in brutally hot conditions, but Fong was able to save himself until the fight at the finish. As he took the white flag Fong sat third. He immediately made the pass for second and then grabbed the lead just before the checkered flag, giving Fong the Superstock win and fifth overall.

At the beginning of the second race Fong knew exactly what it was going to take to win, launching off the line and quickly cementing himself among the Superbikes, well ahead of the rest of the Superstock field. Fong held that position for the length of the race, comfortably taking the Superstock win and fourth overall. His double victory moved Fong into second place in the Superstock Championship.

“Bookending the season with another double win gives me a gigantic confidence boost,” said Fong. “I didn’t start the weekend where I wanted but I pushed through it and qualified second. The first race was a battle to the bitter end in sweltering heat, I can’t tell you how good it felt to make two passes on the last lap and take the win. In the second race I was done messing around, got up front with the Superbikes and stayed there for the whole race. Taking my second double win of the season is great and it put me second in the championship which is even better. I had a great year and can’t wait for 2017. Now I’m off to compete in this weekend’s race at EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Germany, where I will be filling in for a Kawasaki Superstock 1000 team. My goal for the weekend is to be the top Kawasaki Superstock rider on the track and continue to show the world what an awesome bike the Ninja is.”

Bryan Smith Wins Sixth Consecutive Sacramento Mile

Kawasaki-Mounted Bryan Smith Wins Sixth Consecutive Sacramento Mile in Grueling Battle with Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.

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BryanSmith

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 21, 2016) – After a thrilling nose-to-tail battle at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds on Saturday night, Kawasaki-mounted No. 42 Bryan Smith claimed the Sacramento Mile victory for the sixth consecutive year. The Michigan native started from pole position, led every lap in the Main and topped Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle rider No. 2 Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. in a photo finish by a margin of 0.024 of a second.

Smith, after letting out a victory yell from his Crosley/Howerton Kawasaki Ninja 650, shared his strategy during the race to secure the win over Coolbeth.

“I could feel the No. 2 and the No. 6,” Smith said. “I thought, ‘Man I’m tired of being nervous out front, I want to be about second or third.’ I rolled off and Brad [Baker] went by me and then his bike blew up, I about ran into him. I said, ‘Alright, I’m better off being out front.’ It was a nail-biter those last few laps. Getting in the corner was a little funky and I’m just glad Kenny [Coolbeth, Jr.] didn’t run me over going into turn one or three going into the last lap.”

Coolbeth showed speed early in the evening, having dominated his Heat race by 2.404 seconds, and relentlessly battled with Smith for the entirety of the abbreviated 20-lap Main event. The race was red flagged as the leaders were working Lap 3 due to No. 98 Kayl Kolkman’s engine failure and crash in Turn 4.

“I just took a toe strap and strapped it to this thing and came up a little short,” Coolbeth said. “I was going to go around the outside in turn three and just stick it out, but I figured second place was better than third, so we just stuck with it and it feels good. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season. We’ve had a terrible couple of weekends. We just have to keep doing this and get confidence back, and beat this guy.”

Local rider No. 80 Stevie Bonsey, who hails from Salinas, Calif., secured third place aboard his Harley-Davidson 750.

“I got a good start off of that single-file restart and I’m glad that I did,” Bonsey said. “Henry [Wiles] was messing with me on the first start and I saw that group getting away and that’s not what I wanted. So on that restart I knew I had to get out in front of that Kawasaki and connect with these guys and just run consistent laps, and that’s what we did. I didn’t have the power and quite the steam in this race to make any moves, so we’ll build on what we’ve got. I’m just happy to be up here.”

No. 69 Sammy Halbert, who started the weekend as the series points leader, placed eighth in Saturday’s race, dropping him to the second in the point standings behind new leader Smith. Smith now leads the field by just two points heading into another Mile event next weekend in Springfield, Ill.

In the GNC2 class, No. 16S Tristan Avery held no prisoners as he took the lead on Lap 2 of the GNC2 Main over eventual second place finisher No. 94B Ryan Wells and never looked back, winning the race by a margin of 2.022 seconds. No. 23F Jeffery Lowery took third.

Avery gave a thumbs as he crossed the line, saluting the crowd after his domination in the GNC2 Main.

“It felt like a bunch of weight lifted off of my shoulders,” Avery said. “After my win in Du Quoin last year on July 4th I’ve just been after getting a podium this year, and this is a major relief. This is exactly what we wanted and came here for. This is a dream come true once again, especially here, this is a special place for me. I love to come back here every year.”

Wells, who won his Heat race over Avery, came into the 12-lap Main hot, with sparks flying off of his steel shoe.

“I got off to an awesome start and was going to try to plug as many mistake-free laps as I could,” Wells said. “We had a couple of issues, I’m not sure what they were. We’re going to go back and do our research when we get home but we salvaged as many points as we could and I’m happy with a second. This is my best Mile finish yet, so I’m excited to keep going with this year.”

In the Clash of the Titans III Main, nine-time Grand National Champion No. 1 Scott Parker showed that he still has what it takes to bring home a victory, even 16 years into retirement. Parker won the legendary showdown over three-time Grand National Champion No. 9 Jay “Springer” Springsteen in a battle for the ages.

“First of all, I want to thank the fans for coming out, and we sure appreciate it,” Parker said. “To go out there and put on a show with Springer, it was something that felt awesome to do and it was exciting.”

Fan-favorite, motorcycle racing legend Springsteen didn’t let Parker off easy, with the duo drafting lap after lap in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

“It’s so much fun to get back out there and ride these bikes,” said Springsteen. “They just have so much more power and the technology of the bikes is so nice nowadays. I wish they were like this when Scotty and I put on a show back then. It was a pleasure to be out there like that.”

Up next is the Springfield Mile I on Sunday, May 29 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance at http://www.springfieldmile.org/ to see if Bryan Smith will be able to make it three for three on the Miles in 2016.

Award Updates

Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines:

  • Harley-Davidson Pole Award: Bryan Smith
  • McElroy Packaging Lucky 13 Award Winner: Bryan Smith
  • MotoBatt Hard Charger Award Winner: Jarod Vanderkooi
  • Ohlins Fastest Lap Award Winner: Brad Baker
  • Sunoco “Go The Distance” Award Leader: Henry Wiles (147.5 miles completed)

GNC2:

  • Larry and Judy McElroy Rookie of the Race Award Winner: Kevin Stallings
  • Westside Truck Parts “Just off the Box” Award Winners: Kolby Carlile (4th), Austin Holmholz (5th)
  • Sunoco “Go The Distance” Award Leader: Dylan Morin (101.75 miles completed)

How to Watch:
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About AMA Pro Flat Track:
AMA Pro Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft/, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on FansChoice.tv.

About AMA Pro Racing:
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Bobby Fong and the Kawasaki ZX-10R Earn the Double Win at COTA

Bobby Fong and the Kawasaki ZX-10R Earn the Double Win at COTA

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BobbyFong

Irvine, CA (April 11, 2016) – The Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki team pulled into Austin, Texas for Round 1 of the MotoAmerica series ready to do battle in the Superstock class at Circuit of the Americas. Bobby Fong, a veteran to the sport but rookie on a litre bike, started off the weekend by coming to terms with his new Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-10R and his new competition. When it came time to qualify he silenced the critics by putting the No. 50 Latus Kawasaki on pole position, with a lead of nearly three tenths of a second. Fong proved that both he and the all new Ninja ZX-10R were serious championship contenders by battling his way to a Race 1 win and dominating Race 2, taking the checkers with an over 15 second gap, over his Superstock competitors. Teammate David Anthony leaves Texas with an 8th and 6th in Race 1 and 2 respectively.

“I had a great first weekend on the Kawasaki ZX-10R,” said Fong. “The bike performed really well all weekend and my team worked hard to make it the best handling motorcycle possible for both races. I started off a little slow during the first race, but as the race went on became more and more comfortable. I made a last lap, last corner pass for the lead and took the win! After a few small adjustments we headed into the second race with confidence. For the opening laps I was tracking with the Superbikes as closely as I could and maintaining consistently fast lap times. I’m excited to have put the Kawasaki on the podium twice this weekend but now it’s time to focus and stay humble as we head to Atlanta for Round 2.”

Kawasaki SRC Makes a Clean Sweep at 24 Hour of Le Mans

Kawasaki SRC Makes a Clean Sweep at 24 Hour of Le Mans

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SRC

Irvine, CA (April 11, 2016) – Team Kawasaki SRC dominated the 24 Heures Motos. Gregory Leblanc, Matthieu Lagrive and Fabien Foret were in full command of the race, with a 9-lap lead over April Moto Motors Events and F.C.C. TSR Honda.

After leading the race for 680 laps, Team Kawasaki completed a clean sweep. Gilles Stafler’s squad picked up the winner’s 40 points plus the 20 bonus points awarded to the leader in the standings at the 8-hour and 16-hour mark. The win spotlights the qualities of the new Ninja ZX-10R, and has got the team off to a flying start in the FIM EWC world endurance championship.

After some tricky test sessions in the rain, the ZX-10R#11 started
the race with a minor crash involving Gregory Leblanc on a still-
damp and treacherous track, but that was Kawasaki SRC’s only
scare. During the first two hours, Gregory Leblanc beat the lap record 12 times.

Throughout the night, despite the freezing cold weather, the Kawasaki SRC was the quickest bike on the track, and the handovers w like clockwork. As the hours slipped by, Gregory Leblanc, Matthieu Lagrive and Fabien Foret established a comfortable lead, and wer 9 laps ahead by the early hours. “Our Pirelli tyres work particularly well on a cold track,” says Gilles Stafler by way of explanation.

This is Gregory Leblanc’s fifth win at the 24 Heures Motos equaling the record held by Alex Viera. And Kawasaki has now notched a record number of wins at the 24 Heures Motos.
Two other Kawasaki bikes finished in the Top 10: AM Moto Racing Compétition finished 7th, and Racing Team Sarazin was 9th at t finish line.

Bolliger Switzerland Team was also a key player in the race. After starting out 9th from the grid, Horst Saiger, Michael Savary and Gianluca Vizzielo ran a superb race up to 2nd position in the early hours. Mechanical failure forced them to withdraw around 9.30a Kawasaki Louit Moto 33 Traqueur was in the running for a Superstock win, but was forced to retire during the night due to electrica problems.

Gilles Stafler, Team Manager of Kawasaki SRC
“We couldn’t have hoped for a better start with the new ZX-10R. Now we’ll have to get back to work. We still need to fine-tune the electronics; we’re only using 75 to 80%.”

Gregory Leblanc, Kawasaki SRC rider
“I really want to thank Pirelli, because they gave us the tyres we needed to tackle very cold track conditions. We had grip even at night.”

Matthieu Lagrive, Kawasaki SRC rider
“I’m obviously feeling emotional because after racing a few seasons, it’s my first win at the 24 Heures.”

Fabien Foret, Kawasaki SRC rider
“Two great teammates, a good bike and the right tyres: that was the recipe for victory.”

Unveiling the 2016 Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R

Unveiling the 2016 Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R

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WSBKZX10R

Irvine, Ca (February 11, 2016) – The FIM Superbike World Championship Kawasaki Racing Team has been abuzz this off-season with championship cheer and the unrelenting pursuit of speed. The first glimpse of their efforts was revealed today in Barcelona as the team unveiled their 2016 Ninja® ZX™-10R. Team Manager Guim Roda played host to the world as the unveiling was broadcast live via the web and Kawasaki’s social media channels. You can find a replay of the event here; http://kawasakiracingteamworldsbk.com

Jonathan Rea, the 2015 world champion, stated: “Of course I feel the pressure because we made an incredible season last year. I went away after the final round, I had some weeks at home, and then there was the birth of our new baby boy. That gave me some weeks to relax. I needed to find some more deep, extra, motivation to come back and not aim for top three again but defend my position as world champion. I started my pre-season preparations earlier than in 2014 or 2015 and I am already in good shape. We have our hands on a new ZX-10R, which I am really excited about. The best way to approach our season is the same step-by-step way as we did in 2015. I am excited to start the season and we do not have to wait too long. I am excited to start, excited to race and to try and defend my championship with the best support in the world.”

Tom Sykes, the 2013 world champion, stated: “I am very excited and motivated. Last year was a setback for me and the guys around me. Having said that, I am very blessed because I have certainly got the best people around me. Come rain or shine, and even on the difficult days, the guys patted me on the back. They know I give 100%. Likewise they always give their best. If you had a difficult season and still finished third in the championship it is also not so bad. Kawasaki has given me another fantastic tool; the new 2016 Ninja ZX-10R is absolutely fantastic. It is a bike I am very familiar with. It is a bike that feels almost replicated from our 2012, 2013 and 2014 development. The first laps were very exciting and from there on it just got better. Things have come easier for me and the lap times are already impressive and there is still work to be done. I definitely feel that with big help from the people around me, Kawasaki and all our technical sponsors we have the best chance and best package on the grid. Given the form we have had in recent testing this pre-season I cannot wait for it to begin.”

Industry Leading Kawasaki Road Racing Contingency Posted

Industry Leading Kawasaki Road Racing Contingency Posted

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KawasakiNinja

Irvine, Calif. (December 11, 2015) – The 2015 racing season was a landmark for the Kawasaki Racing Team and the Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-10R sportbike, as the iconic brand clinched the World Superbike and World Supersport championships and the Manufacturer Championship in both classes, a first in World Superbike history. The achievement caps off one of the most dominant road racing seasons in history for Kawasaki and after an incredibly successful racing year, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has developed an industry leading U.S. road racing contingency program for 2016.

The 2016 Kawasaki road racing contingency program will support 14 racing associations across America, covering 177 events including 48 WERA races and all 41 races in the Championship Cup Series. Kawasaki will be leading the industry with a total of $2 million posted in contingency rewards, including more than $1.1 million posted in the AMA MotoAmerica series. For details on events and postings please visit: www.kawasaki.com/racing/team-green/contingency.

Kawasaki will be supporting those who race a 2015 or 2016 model year Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja ZX-6R, Ninja® 650 or Ninja 300 motorcycle. In order to be eligible, Kawasaki motorcycles must have “Kawasaki” on both sides of the motorcycle and Kawasaki Lime Green should remain the dominant color.

Kawasaki genuine race kit parts will be available for the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R. Race kit parts include key items such as adjustable ECU, camshafts, shims, springs and more. Check back in February 2016 at www.kawasaki.com/racing or your Kawasaki Ninja® motorcycle dealer for a full parts list.

For answers to questions regarding Kawasaki contingency race events, qualified classes, payouts, and rules, and to obtain an and application form, please visit www.kawasaki.com/racing/team-green/contingency. Schedules and payouts are subject to change.

Kawasaki Announces Industry-Leading Road Racing Contingency Program

Kawasaki Announces Industry-Leading Road Racing Contingency Program

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Kawasaki

Irvine, Calif. (November 20, 2015) – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has announced today a $2 million road racing contingency program for the 2016 racing season. The industry-leading contingency program covers Kawasaki’s most popular racing models, championed by the all-new Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-10R motorcycle.

“With the recent unveiling of the all-new Ninja ZX-10R, which includes technology derived from Kawasaki’s World Superbike Championship winning team, we know we have a bike that is bred to race,” said Kawasaki Vice President of Marketing Chris Brull. “Our Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles are championship driven and we are looking forward to rewarding the racers who compete on a Kawasaki bike.”

The road racing contingency program will be paid out in multiple classes in both regional and national series, including MotoAmerica, WERA, CCS, CMRA, ASRA and AFM. Racers competing on 2015 or 2016 Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja®ZX™-6R, Ninja® 650 or Ninja® 300 motorcycles in participating series will be able to collect contingency. A full list of Kawasaki’s contingency payouts will be available soon on Kawasaki’s contingency website.

For the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle, Kawasaki is also offering a Racer Support program and will soon have Race Kit parts available. The Racer Support program provides a $2,000 purchase incentive for qualified racers. Anyone who is interested should contact their local Kawasaki dealer. Racers will also have the opportunity to buy Race Kit parts including an adjustable ECU, a variety of gaskets, bushings, transmission shims and other parts specifically designed to help you ride your Ninja to the top step of the podium.

A complete listing of the Kawasaki road racing contingency payout, including race series, classes and finish positions, will be announced in the coming weeks.