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Kawasaki Team 38 set a new world record for the fastest Ninja H2

Kawasaki Team 38 set a new world record for the fastest Ninja H2

at 209 mph, the Bonneville Speed Week got its new P-PB 1000 class record holder

Kawasaki took its Team 38 racing team, and the modded Ninja H2 to a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true god. A piece of land bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt - The Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway.

The team has set a new world record for being the fastest Ninja H2 with the official figure of 209 mph. The record run was a part of the Speed Week from August 11th to the 18th, 2018, the same time where speed junkies from all over the world will land on this 10 mile stretch in the pursuit of holding the title for the fastest man and machine.

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Kawasaki's Team 38 setting up stage to create a new speed record atop the H2

Kawasaki’s Team 38 setting up stage to create a new speed record atop the H2

From Japan to the Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats

Kawasaki is taking its Team 38 racing team, and the modded Ninja H2 to a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true god. A piece of land bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt - The Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway.

The team is there to attempt and set a new world record in a category that has been undisclosed. The record run will be a part of the Speed Week from August 11th to the 18th, 2018, the same time where speed junkies from all over the world will land on this 10 mile stretch in the pursuit of holding the title for the fastest man and machine. Kawasaki has released a teaser video of the attempt this year at Bonneville.

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Watch what happens when the engine of a Kawasaki Ninja explodes at 300 kph.

Watch what happens when the engine of a Kawasaki Ninja explodes at 300 kph.

And it was a modified Ninja running at 300 hp and 24 psi

When factories make machines, they do so with extreme accuracy and precision. With a good amount of tolerance levels, their machines are made to last quite long. And if the supercharged Ninja H2 is what we talking about, it is the most technologically advanced machine to come out of the famed Japanese green outfit that created a new benchmark in the industry both in terms of construction and packaging.

When you take that 207 bhp monster and pump it all the way upto 300, you cannot expect even the best of Japanese engineering from saving your arse. That is exactly what happened to one unlucky Ninja H2 which ended up with an exploded crankcase when the bike was running at a whopping 300 kph in a motorsport event.

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KTM Delivers One-Two Punch At Pikes Peak International Hillclimb

KTM Delivers One-Two Punch At Pikes Peak International Hillclimb

1290 Super Duke R Has Stellar Day

KTM and Kawasaki were represented in the top four finishes in the Heavyweight Motorcycle division at the 95th running of the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Spring, Colorado, but it was KTM’s [1290 Super Duke R->mot5233 that delivered the one-two punch by taking first and second place, as well as fourth place. Chris Fillmore, an in-house racer for KTM, made a record-setting climb of 9.49.265 to beat the previous record held by Carlin Dunne set in 2013. All-in-all, it was an excellent day of racing for KTM and the 2017 Super Duke R.

Continue reading for more on the race.

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Jonathan Rea Wins 2015 World Superbike Title

Jonathan Rea Wins 2015 World Superbike Title

Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea has won the 2015 Superbike World Championship with two rounds and four races to spare. It’s Rea’s first-ever WSBK title and he won it in dominant fashion, having scored 478 points through 11 of the 13 rounds of the season, 125 points clear of current runner-up Chaz Davies. In the 11 rounds, Rea finished first in 12 races, second in five races, and third in two races. Such was his dominance that his lowest finish came in the most recent round in Jerez when he finished fourth in the two races. Still, those last two results were enough for him to secure the championship with the Magny-Cours and Losail rounds yet to be decided.

The Jerez round was equally fruitful for the Kawasaki Racing Team after Rea’s teammate, Tom Sykes, secured Kawasaki’s first manufacturers title in the series with a first-place finish in the first race of the round. So basically, the 2015 WSBK is all but over now that both championships have been won.

Ever the competitor, Kawasaki isn’t celebrating just yet because there’s still that issue of seeing Sykes secure second place in the overall standings. The British rider currently sits in third place, 23 points behind Davies in second. For the next two rounds, Kawasaki will be all about ensuring that Sykes overtakes Davies to give the team a one-two finish for the season. Only after seeing that through will the real celebrations begin.

Continue reading to read more about Jonathan Rea’s dominant 2015 WSBK campaign.

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Video: Super Street Magazine Pits Kawasaki Ninja H2R Against Trio Of Supercars

Video: Super Street Magazine Pits Kawasaki Ninja H2R Against Trio Of Supercars

The eternal question is car vs bike has been asked so many times the answer now probably lies somewhere in between the two protagonists. But even then, that hasn’t stopped people from testing it out for themselves, which is what Super Street Magazine did recently when it rolled out a Kawasaki Ninja H2R superbike and pitted it against a troika of supercars headlined by the Bugatti Veyron and also includes a McLaren 12C and a heavily modified Nissan GT-R that packs a walloping 1,350 horsepower.

As you can imagine, the Ninja H2R did quite well for itself, as it should since according to Super Street, this is the only H2R that Kawasaki USA has as of the moment. And let’s face it, even if it does produce just 300 horsepower - peanuts compared to what the three supercars have under their respective hoods - the much lighter superbike can be just as quick on a drag strip as any of its four-wheeled counterparts.

Actually, the H2R beat two out of the three supercars it competed against and the third one, even if it lost, was closer than most people thought. Care to venture a guess which of the three supercars bested the H2R on the drag strip?
I’d spill the beans but that would mean taking out the fun of actually watching the video for yourselves. Trust me at least when I tell you that you’d be surprised by the results.

Or maybe not depending on what you’re opinion is of aftermarket upgrades.

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Monster Energy Kawasaki Terminates Davi Millsaps' Contract

Monster Energy Kawasaki Terminates Davi Millsaps’ Contract

Monster Energy Kawasaki is in the middle of a crisis and the situation isn’t getting any better. In what can only be described as shocking news, the AMA Supercross team has decided to terminate the contract of rider Davi Millsaps, capping off an unceremonious end to what has been an underwhelming season for Millsaps.

The team also announced that it would not be competing in the final three races of the current season. No specific details were given on why Monster Energy Kawasaki came to this decision. Likewise, Millsaps was tight-lipped on the termination, leaving plenty of people trying to scrape for answers on what brought about this sudden of turn of events.

What we do know is that Millsaps has struggled with inconsistency this season. After 14 of the 17 races this year, Millsaps only sits in 11th place in the series standings with 147 points, 171 points behind series leader His struggles could have been a factor in his termination, but the fact that Monster Energy Kawasaki also announced that it would not race the last three races of the season points to a bigger problem within the team that we all love to get to the bottom of.

Hopefully, we get an explanation sooner or later. That’s not too much to ask, but considering that this development all caught us by surprise, I’m not holding on too hope that we’re going to get answers in the near future.

Continue reading to read more about David Millsaps termination from Monster Energy Kawasaki.

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2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Race Bike

2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Race Bike

The all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R race bike has been unveiled to international press at the Nürburgring race track, and at the same time the riders for the 2011 World Superbike Championship season were introduced.

The presentation of the new bike and riders comes just before the German round of The World Superbike Championship, which will take place at the Nürburgring race track this weekend.

The new Ninja ZX-10R race bike has been eagerly anticipated by everyone involved in the Superbike racing project for a while now and therefore the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team are extremely keen to get started with the new Ninja ZX-10R. The team unveiled the first edition of the race bike during a press conference that marked the start of the Nürburgring WSBK round, which will be held this weekend.

The unveiling of the new Ninja ZX-10R will mark a new start for Kawasaki in the World Superbike Championship. From 2011, the Kawasaki World Superbike Racing Team will receive more means and more support from the mother company in Japan.

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Chris Martin's incredible crash from Brands Hatch

Chris Martin’s incredible crash from Brands Hatch

During the British Supersport race at Brands Hatch on Sunday, Chris Martin’s Kawasaki motorcycle broke down, locking the rear wheel. The rider was thrown from the seat and sent bouncing way over the barrier during what has to be one of the most dangerous crashes of this racing season. In fact, this ended the season for Chris Martin, but he is expected back on two wheels next year.

Team Gearlink Kawasaki has issued a report regarding the crash:

Chris has suspected 3 broken vertebrae, will not know for sure until neck/back specialist has seen him. He has broken his ankle and will now be out of action for the rest of the season.....:-((

The video follows the jump.

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Youtube find of the day: 7 sec turbo drag bike for sale

Youtube find of the day: 7 sec turbo drag bike for sale

We’ve just spotted the unique opportunity (for your out there, of course) to get into drag racing. This here is a 7 sec 300+ horsepower turbo charged Kawasaki bracket racing bike and it is posted “for sale” on Youtube so if you were planning to go as a professional from the start, this is the perfect time to take action.

The video shows a few demo runs and also the owner’s phone number and e-mail in case you’re interested.

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Ninja Underground Trailer

Ninja Underground Trailer

Kawasaki will soon launch their new Ninja Underground Website where we’ll be seeing stunt riding, drag racing and track racing, all on their 2009 Ninja models so they tease us with the official video dedicated to this event until the actual launch.

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The Story of the first American world motocross champion

The Story of the first American world motocross champion

Competition riders, especially the ones who dedicate their lives to motocross, ride either for the joy of winning and if that never happens, at least they had a great time doing what they know best. What I know is that the adrenaline rush pushes them to the highest culms of success and the ones that reach that point often say that they ride to be remembered.
Such a motocross rider is Brad Lackey, one of the first racers in the United States. His career unreeled in the 1970s and 1980s with (...)

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Kawasaki introduces the 2009 KX450F and KX250F motocrossers

Kawasaki introduces the 2009 KX450F and KX250F motocrossers

A week ago we announced the launch of Yamaha’s dirt and trail bikes, something that apparently determined Kawasaki to step up and offer the best it can, under the name of KX.

Pilots can now start training for the two most important classes in the AMA Championships and it is terrible important for them to do so as the bikes are completely revised and will perform with even more brilliancy out where it all depends on speed, balance, weight and sharpness.

We also mentioned about a few Yamaha models the fact that they have pretty much no competition as the other 2009’s weren’t on the scene yet so we would have to take that back.

Purely designed for racing, the KX450F and KX250F make the most important entry after their launch a few years back and we must take them in consideration and give them the credit they need. Reshaped, restyled and reengineered, these two will be on the scene for a long time, and it is always good to start with the right foot even with each revision, not necessarily brand new introductions.

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Motorcycle video of the day: ZX-R 400 vs R1 vs GSX-R 750 vs RSV 1000

Motorcycle video of the day: ZX-R 400 vs R1 vs GSX-R 750 vs RSV 1000

Here’s a lesson that all of us could take: it’s the rider not the bike that makes the difference and you can have a blast on a mid-size motorcycle too. To convince you, here’s a video where a Kawasaki ZX-R ...400 competes against three other bikes but the weird thing is that the 400cc is far from its place in this pile of cubic centimeters and watts.

Before you watch this video I must remind you that the 400cc has a maximum power output around 57HP while the other three at least three times more.

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Livia Lancelot goes to Mantova with plans of winning the feminine World MX Championship

Livia Lancelot goes to Mantova with plans of winning the feminine World MX Championship

Among the many promising themes planned for this weekend on the track of Mantua, there is also the appointment with the French MX pilot, Livia Lancelot. At only 20 years, the skilled Kawasaki pilot arrives for the first time in Mantua with the clear purpose of defending that much craved first place in the Women World Championship.
Italy opens its gates for this weekend’s Grand Prix and although the track is a first for Livia, she has great expectations for a weekend to remember despite the (...)

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2008 Ninja Trophy

2008 Ninja Trophy

On the 30th of March at the Vallelunga track in Italy Kawasaki fans will have the great opportunity of witnessing the second edition of the Ninja Trophy. A race will be held and the participants are owners of the 2007 and 2008 model year Kawasaki ZX-6R so we at least know what bike will win, let’s wait for the rider.
Organizers planned six races and all are programmed on the most notorious circuits in Italy, the last and decisive one being the Mugello circuit. Participants have all the (...)

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