• Riders Of Kawasaki To Host Bike Show At Laguna Seca During WSBK Weekend

Monterey, California will be a busy place on the weekend of July 18, 2015 as the World Superbike Championship races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. That’s all well and good but there’s another reason why Laguna Seca will be a hip-and-happening place this weekend. Kawasaki’s popular bike show series, Riders of Kawasaki, will be in attendance at Laguna Seca, giving Kawasaki owners and fellow motorcycle enthusiasts a chance to enjoy the the day’s activities with their fellow cycleheads.

The highlight of the Riders of Kawasaki event is a bike show that’s scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Kawasaki owners are more than welcome to enter their motorcycles into the show where they’ll get an opportunity to win from any number of prizes made available by the event’s sponsors. If they prefer to stay on the sidelines for the auto show, that’s ok too. At least they’ll be able to enjoy the day’s festivities. It’s a win-win proposition.

Those who do participate in the bike show will enter their motorcycles in any one of the following categories: Best Race Replica Ninja Sportbike, Best Custom Ninja Sportbike and Best Vintage Kawasaki. There will also be a People’s Choice Award for each category and a Best in Show, which will be awarded to the best Yamaha of the lot.

Winners will be determined by public voting with voting set to begin at 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm the very same day.

Continue reading to read more about the Riders of Kawasaki’s involvement in the WSBK round at Laguna Seca.

Why it matters

Is there a better way to spend the World Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca than enjoying the festivities with all your Kawasaki brothers and sisters? I personally don’t think so, which is why Kawasaki motorcycle owners should circle July 18, 2015 in their calendars for the Riders of Kawasaki event in Monterey, California.

Like a lot of bike gatherings, Riders of Kawasaki is the perfect place for motorcycle owners to rub elbows and talk shop with their brethren. It’s the kind of event that can foster new relationships among riders. That’s especially true for this particular event because a majority of those who are going to attend all have one thing in common: they’re tried and true Kawasaki riders.

It’s as close to Christmas in July for Kawasaki owners, a lot of whom will get the opportunity to share trade stories and memorable experiences with their peers and colleagues. This aren’t the kind of people we normally meet in any given day so I suggest to those in the shadows of Laguna Seca to stop by and enjoy the company of fellow Kawasaki lovers.

Even if you don’t own a Kawasaki, I highly recommend that you also drop by the event. Just because you don’t own a Kawasaki, that doesn’t mean your any less of a rider than those who do. Besides, Riders of Kawasaki has an open invitation to anybody who wants to attend, even if they don’t bring a Kawasaki with them to the site.

Who knows, non-Kawasaki owners might even be encouraged to but a Kawasaki for their next bikes. Strange things do happen in events like this and I won’t be surprised if there will be future Kawasaki owners by the time the festival wraps up.

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Press Release

Kawasaki’s popular bike show series continues with Kawasaki ROKs Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, presented by Riders of Kawasaki (ROK™), during the World Superbike Championship Weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, Kawasaki owners and enthusiasts are invited to hang out with us on the inside of turn 3 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. They can enter their own Kawasaki motorcycle into the bike show or enjoy event activities including music, food, giveaways, special guest appearances and more surprises throughout the day.

The event will be held from 4:00 – 6:00pm and bike show entrants will have the opportunity to win prizes from a number of event sponsors, including Pirelli Tires, Two Brothers Racing, Sena Bluetooth, Bell Motorcycle Helmets, and Kawasaki Genuine Accessories.

For those who plan on enjoying the racing, pre-registration will take place Friday and Saturday, at the registration counter for the members-only Riders of Kawasaki chalet, also located on Turn 3. Those who pre-register will have the opportunity to park in the VIP event area for the entire day, Saturday, beginning at 9:00am. *You must visit the Kawasaki area for pre-registration before entering your motorcycle into VIP event area. To enter the members-only Riders of Kawasaki chalet you must be a member of ROK or purchase a membership at the event.

Public voting for the favorite motorcycles will begin at 4:30pm, and the winners will be announced at 6:00pm, once all votes have been counted.

Judging categories for the bike show are Best Race Replica Ninja® Sportbike, Best Custom Ninja Sportbike and Best Vintage Kawasaki. A people’s choice winner will be selected in each category. One lucky winner from each category will also have the chance to win the coveted Best in Show prize!

Even if you don’t own a special Kawasaki, be sure to come along and enjoy the atmosphere, see some great bikes, and visit the Two Brothers and Kawasaki displays. You can also take advantage of the food concessions as well as the many vendors. So rather than fight through the traffic leaving the racetrack, why not relax and enjoy Kawasaki ROKs Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, enjoy the music and vote for your favorite Kawasaki motorcycles.

Please note: Laguna Seca World Superbike Championship event tickets are required to access the Kawasaki ROKs Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca area. Please visit www.mazdaraceway.com for ticket information.

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• Kawasaki motorcycles will be judged on appearance from 4:30pm- 5:30pm, Saturday, July 18, 2015.
• All ballots will be collected before 6:00pm and winners will be announced at 6:00pm.
• One people’s choice winner will be selected in each category and one overall winner will be chosen from the category winners.
• Competition is open to privately-owned Kawasaki street motorcycles only.
• Only the registered owner may enter the motorcycle in the competition.
• Participants must be present to win.
• Please sign-up and complete the entry waiver before bringing your motorcycle into the competition area (Turn 3, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca)
• Participation in Kawasaki ROKs Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is at your own risk.

Kawasaki is not responsible for any damage caused to your motorcycle during this event. By attending you consent to being photographed or videotaped, and further, agree that Kawasaki has all right, title and interest in and to any and all films, photography, pictures, recordings and similar product resulting from such recordings, which may be used by Kawasaki for any lawful purpose without compensation to you.

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