In an effort to connect with private racing ventures, Kawasaki Motors Corp, U.S.A. has just unveiled its $2 million dollar road racing contingency program for the 2016 racing season.The contingency program has been extended to its most popular race oriented models and championed by the all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. This announcement comes soon after a recent bout of success, most notably Jonathan Rea’s World SBK title victory.
Kawasaki’s VP of marketing Chris Brull shared some thoughts about the program: “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… 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 distributed out into multiple classes both in regional and national series including: MotoAmerica, WERA, CCS, CMRA, ASRA and AFM. Racers aboard a 2015 or 2016 Ninja ZX-10R, Ninj ®ZX-6R, Ninja 650 or Ninja 300 motorcycles will be eligible for the program. Kawasaki will soon be providing a full list of contingency payouts here.Kawasaki’s flagship superbike, the 2016 Nina ZX-10R will soon be offering a direct Racer Support program that will include the availability of Race Kit Parts. The Racer Support program is a $2,000.00 purchase incentive program for qualified racers. Kawasaki dealers are now able to carry these products and program for any interested parties. According to Kawasaki, the Race Kit parts include fully adjustable ECU’s, a variety of gaskets, bushings, transmission shims and other parts to maximize the output of any budding racer’s Ninja.In the coming weeks a complete list of the Kawasaki Road Racing Contingency payout, including racing series, classes and finish positions will be available. We’ll keep you updated as this develops.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!