London Calling As Kawasaki Set To Exhibit At Savile Row Concours Event!



Renowned the world over for its tailoring, Savile Row has been at the heart of London’s fashion industry for centuries. The Savile Row Concours event blends bespoke tailoring with luxury automotive, and Kawasaki UK is proud to be attending the 2024 display with its revolutionary Hybrid and EV motorcycles.  

Taking over the entire road, the two-day Concours event (May 22nd and 23rd) attracts thousands of fans eager to explore the array of spectacular machines, fascinating tailors’ displays and enjoy live talks and music on the central stage. First launched in 2022, the event has continued to grow each year, and 2024 looks set to be the biggest yet.
 
Kawasaki UK is proud to announce that it will showcase its innovative EV machines and the world’s first mass-produced hybrid motorcycles on both days. Located in the heart of London, the event is the ideal place to promote the advantages of green machines in urban environments.
 
Admission to the event is free, and more information can be found at https://concoursonsavilerow.com/.
 
Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK:

This is a really exciting opportunity for Kawasaki, allowing us to showcase our latest generation of motorcycles to an audience who are not necessarily two-wheel focused. Savile Row needs no introduction, being at the cutting-edge of design since the 1800s, so it is fitting that we are bringing cutting-edge motorcycle design to the event, allowing visitors to see what the future of transport looks like.

SymCirrus Motorsport Team UpWith Kawasaki For All-New Pirelli National Sportbike Series!

The experienced SymCirrusMotorsport team has partnered with Kawasaki UK to lead the Ninja charge in theall-new Pirelli National Sportbike series. The three-rider team of LennonDoherty, Charlie Atkins, and Jack Kirsch will use the Ninja 650, while teammatesEd Best and Luca Hopkins strengthen the Ninja presence in the Pirelli NationalSuperstock and Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen series.

With testing underway today at Oulton Park ahead of the second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend, the SymCirrus Motorsport Kawasaki squad is proud to confirm its five-rider team for 2024. The Market Harborough-based team have been working hard over the winter in partnership with Team Green Technical Partners, MSS Performance and Corby Kawasaki to turn the Ninja 650 into a competitive machine for the all-new British Sportbike series. 

With the bike already enjoying success over the years on the roads at the Isle of Man TT, the three-rider lineup of Doherty, Atkins, and Kirsch will be looking to replicate that when the new Championship begins in earnest this weekend.

Further strengthening the team’s connection with Kawasaki, Ed Best will compete in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship aboard the Ninja ZX-10RR, while Luca Hopkins will be racing under the SymCirrus Motorsport Kawasaki colours in the exciting new Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen series. 

Steve Holborough, SymCirrus Motorsport Kawasaki Team Owner:

“I am excited to be part of the new sportbike class and working with the series and Kawasaki we are looking forward to seeing what the Ninja 650 is capable of. It’s a learning process and we will judge the success on the results at the end of the season. Thank you to all of those involved to date, Corby Kawasaki, Steve Hill, EBC and R&G.”

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department:

We are really excited by the new Championships in the BSB series as it allows us to showcase more of the Kawasaki range, and it’s fantastic to be partnering with SymCirrus Motorsport for the 2024 season. They have a long and successful pedigree in the paddock and they have been working hard to develop the Ninja 650 for the new Sportbike series, so we are really excited to see what they can do when the Championship gets underway this weekend.

Bimota returns to WorldSBK in 2025

The iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer Bimota is set to return to the world racing stage in 2025 competing in the Motul FIM WorldSBK Championship.

Winners of the 1980 350cc World Championship fielding Jon Ekerold on a two-cylinder, two stroke Bimota YB3 machine, success was also achieved in TT Formula 1 with legend Virginio Ferrari aboard a YB4R taking the Championship honours in1987. No strangers to four stroke machinery, Bimota won no less than seven races in the very first World Superbike Championship year of 1988 thanks to Davide Tardozzi (5) and Stephane Mertens (2). Even as late as the year 2000, Bimota were still able to achieve a WorldSBK race win thanks to the late, great Anthony Gobert aboard an SB8R machine mounting the top step of the podium at a wet Phillip Island race weekend.

For the 2025 season, Bimota is partnering with Kawasaki in a joint venture which will result in a Bimota chassis with Kawasaki engine (plus allied technology), competing in WorldSBK. Not only will the donor Ninja ZX-10RR powerplant be familiar, but also many of the team staff as Kawasaki transfers its efforts into the Bimota racing program marking a landmark moment in the journey of the Kawasaki Racing Team after nearly four decades in the premier global racing series based on production machines that can be purchased at dealerships.

Recognising not just the legacy of Kawasaki in Superbike racing, but also the close cooperation and synergies between majority Bimota shareholder, Kawasaki, and the Rimini based Italian manufacturer, the new team will operate under the title of Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team.

Fielding a machine jointly developed by Bimota and Kawasaki, the new team will play a pivotal role in the wider global recognition and market presence of the Bimota brand as well as being crucial in highlighting the hand built craftsmanship and care that goes into the creation of every Bimota product. This wider appreciation of the Bimota brand and its core racing DNA is also expected to create increased demand and sales of Bimota street motorcycles. 

Speaking about the new direction for Kawasaki in WorldSBK, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. Hiroshi Ito, stated: “Bimota has an enviable reputation for excellence in motorcycle design and manufacture. As part of our vision for the evolution of this world famous brand we see racing as a logical next step in terms of both product development as well as brand exposure on the global stage. Our commitment to WorldSBK is as strong as ever and we hope that this new racing project will energise fans of both Bimota and Kawasaki. The passion for race success remains and we look forward to the presence of the Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team on the 2025 WorldSBK grid”.  

On behalf of Bimota, COO, Pierluigi Marconi, commented:
“The engineering, technology and day to day business support already offered by Kawasaki has put Bimota firmly back into the consciousness of the media and potential customers, now it is time to take a next step in our evolution.Bimota has had racing as part of its DNA from day one and to compete in WorldSBK alongside developing our new product range, while expanding the European and global dealer network, has an undeniable logic to it.

With the unparalleled experience of the existing Kawasaki racing team experts plus the full support and cooperation of Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. in Japan fills us with pride and optimism. The Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team will surely form the foundations of the next chapter in the Bimota story”.

KRT Team Manager, Guim Roda, concluded:
“In the past thirteen years, myself, and all of those at the KRT workshop in Granollers, have dedicated ourselves wholeheartedly to the Kawasaki Superbike project and garnered seven WorldSBK rider titles in that time plus numerous team and manufacturer awards. Now – after Kawasaki competing for nearly four decades in the Superbike championship – we are proud to be part of a new era forming the infrastructure of the new Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team.

For sure we will spare some time to reflect on and celebrate the heritage of Kawasaki in Superbike racing, but we are also extremely excited to be a core component of this new Bimota and Kawasaki joint venture. This is an evolution for Kawasaki’s approach to the top level of production racing and we are honoured to play our role in this new project. I am confident we have the technology and human resources necessary to succeed and it will be a fresh, energising experience fielding an impressive two rider team in the 2025 Motul FIM WorldSBK Championship.”   

Spring into Summer with Kawasaki’s latest offers!

As the sun starts shining and the weather warms up, Kawasaki UK is launching two fantastic new offers for riders looking to get a new machine for 2024. Alongside attractive deposit contributions across a wide range of bikes, such as the entry-level Ninja and Z125, Z650RS and Versys 650, customers can also enjoy a voucher of up to £3,000 towards accessories or merchandise to “Kustomize” their ride.

Customers purchasing a new Kawasaki can “Spring into Summer” thanks to a host of competitive new offers for riders. For riders purchasing a 650cc and under machine through Kawasaki K-Options finance, they will be able to take advantage of some attractive deposit contributions, including £650 toward the Z650, Z650RS, Ninja 650, Vulcan S and Versys 650 and £500 toward the Ninja 125 and Z125.

 

For those looking for a larger capacity motorcycle, Kawasaki is offering the option to “Kustomize Your Ride” with a voucher that can be used towards accessories for their new bike or merchandise and riding gear. This includes a £900 voucher for anyone purchasing the Z900RS or Z900, £1,000 for the Versys 1000, Ninja 1000SX or Ninja ZX-10R, and an incredible £3,000 for anyone buying a 2023 model year version of the Z H2 or Ninja H2 SX.

 

These new offers are available from April 1st from all official Kawasaki dealers.

 

Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK:

“We are excited to be offering this set of fantastic incentives to customers interested in buying a new Kawasaki. The riding season is about to get underway in earnest, and there’s nothing better than getting out on a brand-new machine. We look forward to seeing many customers visiting their local Kawasaki dealer to take advantage of these great offers.”

Spring into Summer with Kawasaki’s latest offers!

As the sun starts shining and the weather warms up, Kawasaki UK is launching two fantastic new offers for riders looking to get a new machine for 2024. Alongside attractive deposit contributions across a wide range of bikes, such as the entry-level Ninja and Z125, Z650RS and Versys 650, customers can also enjoy a voucher of up to £3,000 towards accessories or merchandise to “Kustomize” their ride.

Customers purchasing a new Kawasaki can “Spring into Summer” thanks to a host of competitive new offers for riders. For riders purchasing a 650cc and under machine through Kawasaki K-Options finance, they will be able to take advantage of some attractive deposit contributions, including £650 toward the Z650, Z650RS, Ninja 650, Vulcan S and Versys 650 and £500 toward the Ninja 125 and Z125.

 

For those looking for a larger capacity motorcycle, Kawasaki is offering the option to “Kustomize Your Ride” with a voucher that can be used towards accessories for their new bike or merchandise and riding gear. This includes a £900 voucher for anyone purchasing the Z900RS or Z900, £1,000 for the Versys 1000, Ninja 1000SX or Ninja ZX-10R, and an incredible £3,000 for anyone buying a 2023 model year version of the Z H2 or Ninja H2 SX.

 

These new offers are available from April 1st from all official Kawasaki dealers.

 

Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK:

“We are excited to be offering this set of fantastic incentives to customers interested in buying a new Kawasaki. The riding season is about to get underway in earnest, and there’s nothing better than getting out on a brand-new machine. We look forward to seeing many customers visiting their local Kawasaki dealer to take advantage of these great offers.”

James Hillier and Bournemouth Kawasaki reunite for TT 2024!

Kawasaki UK is excited to announce that James Hillier will be returning to Team Green for the 2024 Isle of Man TT, reuniting with long-time partner Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing to compete in the Supersport class aboard a 40th anniversary-liveried Ninja ZX-6R! 

The pairing have enjoyed a rich history at the iconic event, securing multiple podium finishes together across multiple classes. However, it’s been the Supersport class where they have enjoyed the most success, scoring five podiums with the Ninja ZX-6R. 

After several years away, the Bournemouth Kawasaki team is returning to the Isle of Man TT and will be partnering with Hillier once again. With 2024 marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic Kawasaki Ninja brand, the team will be running the latest ZX-6R in the highly popular green, white and blue anniversary colours. 

James Hillier:
“I’m excited to be back with Pete and the team at Bournemouth Kawasaki once again for the Supersport races. We collectively have a lot of knowledge and data after many years racing together and at the TT that’s a crucial element to being competitive.” 

Pete Extance, Bournemouth Kawasaki Team Owner:
“We are really looking forward to our return to the Isle of Man TT as Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing, which we are proud to say is an in-house dealer effort. The TT is, without doubt, the best road race in the world, and we are over the moon to be back involved in 2024. It’s a great honour to be running James again, and even more so with the 40th Anniversary liveried Ninja machine. Big thanks to Kawasaki UK for the support.” 

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department:
“We are really happy to welcome James back into the Kawasaki fold for the Supersport races this year. Together with Pete and the Bournemouth Kawasaki team we have collectively enjoyed a great deal of success over the years, so we are really hopeful of more trophies in 2024! We’d like to thank both Pete and James for pulling this together, and we can’t wait to see him head off down Bray Hill on what will be a stunning retro-themed Ninja ZX-6R!”

The popular Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days return for 2024!

This summer, riders across the UK will once again be able to enjoy the latest models in the 2024 Kawasaki range when the brand’s popular Dealer Demo Days roadshow returns. Kicking off in April, the event will visit dealers the length and breadth of the country.


With summer just around the corner, the Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days is the perfect opportunity for riders to get out on the road and try the latest 2024 Kawasaki range. This year’s event will run between April and September and will see the roadshow visit dozens of dealers across the UK, so customers should keep an eye on their local dealers for their closest event. 

Each event will see a huge array of machines for riders to book test rides on, including the exciting new Ninja 7 Hybrid and Z 7 Hybrid machines, Ninja ZX-4RR, Z500 and Ninja 500. Alongside these new models, attendees will also be able to try the ever-popular Ninja 1000SX and Versys range. 

Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK: 
“With the better weather just around the corner, the excitement to get out riding again is definitely building! Our Dealer Demo Days have been a huge success in recent years, so we’re pleased to be bringing them back again for 2024, offering bikers a chance to experience some of the latest and exciting machines in our range.” 

Full line-up of models available to test ride:

Z500 SE
Ninja 500 SE
Eliminator SE
Ninja 650
Ninja ZX-4RR
Ninja ZX-6R
Z 7 Hybrid*
Ninja 7 Hybrid*
Z900
Z900RS
Ninja 1000SX
Versys 1000 SE
Ninja ZX-10R
Ninja H2 SX SE
Z H2 SE

*Hybrid machines are subject to availability 

Coleraine Kawasaki – Friday 17th May 2024
Address: 5B, Mountsandel Rd, Coleraine, BT52 1JD
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Coleraine Kawasaki – Saturday 18th May 2024
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Edinburgh Kawasaki – Saturday 25th May 2024

Address: 6 Cultins Road, Sighthill, Edinburgh EH11 4DG

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J W Groombridge – Saturday 1st June 2024

Address: Mayfield Road Garage, Mayfield Road, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0SP
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P & H Motorcycles – Saturday 8th June 2024
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Chris Walker Kawasaki – Saturday 15th June 2024
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Kawasaki UK announces Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen support partners

With 2024 edging closer, Kawasaki UK is excited to announce the support partners for the all-new Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen Championship. This includes Silkolene, Reactive Parts, Samco, GB Racing, K-Tech suspension, and Spark IT exhausts, ensuring each Ninja ZX-4RR is ready for the track while keeping costs as competitive as possible.

Fresh from announcing Tracker as the title sponsor to the exciting new series, Kawasaki is strengthening the prospect for young riders with a host of leading partners joining the Championship. Team Green partner Silkolene will be providing a free, comprehensive product bundle to every rider as they collect their new Ninja ZX-4RR, ensuring they will be fully prepared for when the season gets underway in May. Silkolene will also be providing spot prizes throughout the season.
 
Alongside providing a number of parts for each machine, Reactive Parts will also be running a “Holeshot Award” for each Sunday Feature Race of the season, with the first rider passing through sector one on lap one receiving a full set of ZX-4RR CRC bodywork! Further race support comes from Samco and GB Racing, who are offering free products for the initial bike build, keeping racing costs to a minimum. To ensure each ZX-4RR is truly track-ready, K-Tech suspension and Spark IT exhausts are providing product support to every entrant into the series.
 
Kawasaki UK would like to say a huge thanks to Team Green Technical Partners, MSS Performance, who have been instrumental in bringing these deals together and for building what looks set to be a full grid of Superteen machines in 2024.
 
Since the launch in July, spaces on the grid have been filling up fast, but there are still some slots available, so riders and teams interested in joining this exciting new class should contact MSS Performance at orders@mssperformance.com and register yourself with BSB at superteen@msvracing.co.uk.
 
 Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK:
“This new class wouldn’t be possible without the support from all of our partners, some new for 2024 and some that have been with us for a number of years. On behalf of Kawasaki UK, I would like to thank everyone for getting involved, and I’m confident that it will be a hugely successful class within the British Superbike Championship paddock next season. There is now a big job ahead for MSS Performance to get all of these bikes ready for testing, but with ZX-4RRs already arriving in Colchester, it won’t be long until we start seeing laps being spun on track!”

Kawasaki UK unveil three special colourways for the 2024 Ninja ZX-10RR

Voted for by fans, the three stunning machines were revealed live on the Kawasaki stand at Motorcycle Live today and are available to order from dealers now.

With 2024 marking the 40th anniversary of the Ninja brand, Kawasaki UK worked with Kar Lee Design to create a range of liveries for the ZX-10RR inspired by retro colourways from the last four decades. Kawasaki’s social media followers voted for their favourite, with UK specialist SprayBay then turning the three most popular ones into reality before their appearance on the Kawasaki UK Motorcycle Live stand. 

There are just 40 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RRs available, each with anniversary plates set into the top yokes bearing the special moniker of 1 of only 40 and the anniversary logo.  Customers will be able to choose their favourite from the three designs. 

In addition to the unique colourways, each bike will be a Performance Edition, featuring an Akrapovic muffler, pillion seat cover, smoked windshield and tank pad. Customers will also receive a paddock stand, a special bike cover, and a Ninja 40th anniversary keyring. 

The anniversary ZX-10RR will cost £26,599 and is available to order from dealers now.  

Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK

“The retro theme has become very popular over the past couple of years, and we thought it would be great to further celebrate 40 years of Ninja with these special liveries commemorating the designs of historic Ninjas from the 90s. We are sure they are going to be very popular, so it’s key that you speak to your local Kawasaki dealer as soon as possible!”

Kawasaki adds original Ninja colourways to 2024 model line

Having already unveiled several 40th anniversary Ninja models for the 2024 range in the racetrack influenced ZXR livery of blue, white and green, Kawasaki has now gone full throttle with the announcement of two further celebration models – but with a twist. 

Reimagining the famous 1985 Ninja 900 colours for a today’s riding generation, the new season line will now include 40th Anniversary Editions of the Ninja 1000SX and Ninja 650, resplendent in black, silver and red livery redolent of early USA market Ninja models retailed in Europe under the GPz brand name.

The unmistakable two-tone Firecracker Red and Ebony colours are inspired by the 1985 Kawasaki GPZ900R with the colour of the silver line separating the red and ebony panels carefully selected to match the brightness of the original.

Additionally, on top of the fuel tank, a 40th anniversary emblem sit proudly. Designed in a style similar to a championship sticker and reminiscent of the 1980s racing scene, the outline of the “Ninja” logo was reproduced using the original designs while the “Liquid-Cooled” logo used elsewhere symbolises the transition from air-cooled to liquid-cooled engines in the late 80s.Attention to detail abounds with the eye-catching addition of silver-coloured wheel rim tape representing the texture of the machined wheels of the 1980s.

Predicted to be a highly popular and collectable iteration of the Ninja family, all 40th Edition models will be available in showrooms alongside a vibrant range of standard colourways for the 2024 season.

Making the future a feature of today, Kawasaki hopes that a new generation of riders will enjoy and celebrate four decades of Ninja in the nest way possible; on the open road at the controls of an iconic sports machine.