Motorcycle Racing News WSBK: Kawasaki Racing Goes Hotbodies

WSBK: Kawasaki Racing Goes Hotbodies

Superbike News

Since naked grills aren’t built for speed, Kawasaki Motors Europe has inked a deal with Hotbodies Racing, to run its sleek, slippery smooth and sexy windscreens on their Factory World Superbike Kawasakis, starting at the Miller race.

Hotbodies Racing is the only aftermarket American company sponsoring teams in World Superbike competition, with HANNspree Ten Kate Honda and now the Factory Kawasaki Racing Team.

This weekend’s USA round of World Superbike celebrates Kawasaki’s first outing sponsored by USA’s Hotbodies Racing.

The Kawasaki Racing Team has riders of formidable talent such as Chris Vermeulen and Tom Sykes, each competing on Kawasaki ZX-10Rs. The red Hotbodies Racing stickers exploding against the green Kawasaki’s will surely inspire a touch of festive spirit!

Paul Risbridger, Kawasaki Racing Team’s manager, said, "We’re looking for great things in our future and connecting with a major American aftermarket company is a powerful message for us and the World Superbike paddock. We know of Hotbodies Racing’s commitment to racing and look forward to a great relationship and their contribution to the growth of our program."

Meanwhile, it’s been a huge success in 2010 for the HANNspree Ten Kate Honda team, who competes using Hotbodies Racing’s products in both World Superbike and the World SuperSport Championships.

Superbike rider Jonathan Rea, is currently tied for third in points on his Factory Honda CBR1000RR. In SuperSport, HANNspree Ten Kate Honda is leading the championship with former World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu, and Michele Pirro is finding the fast way through the air to sixth in points, on their Honda CBR600RRs.

Team manager Ronald ten Kate commented, "So far, this has been nearly a dream season for us, and Hotbodies Racing is one of the ingredients in our competitive formula. We’re clearly contenders in both the World Superbike and SuperSport championships, which is a credit to every one of our team members and sponsors."

"I’m really proud to be the only American company to sponsor teams in the World Superbike Championship," replied Roger Davis, President of Hotbodies Racing, "and to now have two Factory teams choosing our Windscreens and Bodywork this year really shows how all of our products are built to World Superbike specifications."

Hotbodies Racing specializes in manufacturing high-performance parts for high-performance sportbikes and is the market leader in Windscreens, Undertails, Huggers, Flush-Mount Signals, MGP and Megaphone Exhausts, and full-race Bodywork.

Hotbodies Racing supports the sport with sponsorships around the world, and encourages dealer and distributor inquiries. For more information visit: www.hotbodiesracing.com.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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