KAWASAKI NZ INTRODUCES DEDICATED FISHING JETSKI

Kawasaki NZ is proud to present the 2018 ULTRA LX-F FISHING SKI FOR ONLY $21,995 INCL GST

The Ultra LX-F Fishing Ski is a new model to the Kawasaki lineup. Based off the Ultra LX and adapted with the help of respected brands, Manta, Lowrance and Icey-Tek to deliver a showroom ready Fishing JetSki.

The Kawasaki Ultra hull is renowned the world over for its excellent stability in both rough and calm conditions. Combine this with a huge 212L of storage, luxury seating for 3, Manta stainless steel lightweight rod holder, premium 70 litre Icey-Tek chilly bin and Lowrance Hook2 5″ fishfinder/chartplotter and you’ll be ready to fish this summer!

The Ultra LX-F features a deep-V hull design matched to an economical and proven 1498cc engine and long-range 78L fuel tank, the Ultra LX-F offers the greatest ride comfort and range to get to the workups and back home.

Available while stocks last. Participating Kawasaki JetSki dealers only.

See http://kawasaki.co.nz/jetski/jet-ski-ultra-lx-f-fishing-ski/

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ENI KAWASAKI RACE TEAM PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

ENI, distributed by TransDiesel, is title sponsor of the NZ Kawasaki race team 2018/19 season.

TransDiesel, along with their Eni brand is delighted to announce a very exciting partnership and sponsorship with the Kawasaki NZ motocross race team.

“TransDiesel has a long history of supporting motorsport around the country from building engines and transmissions for Truck Racing to long-term support of Andre Heimgartner in the V8 supercars. Motorcycling has a lot of synergies with our business both in customers, and passion from our own staff, so last year we started sponsoring both the New Zealand Motocross and Supercross Championships.
The title sponsorship of the Kawasaki MX team is a big step forward from last year and something we are truly excited about and looking forward to the coming season.” commented Jason Steele, TransDiesel Aftersales Business Manager.

“Kawasaki NZ is proud to present the Eni Kawasaki Race Team for the 2018/2019 New Zealand motocross season.
We welcome Eni, distributed by TransDiesel, as title sponsor to the team”, remarked Graeme Leach, Kawasaki Motorcycle Distributors Sales & Marketing Manager.
“Partnering with Eni represents an exciting partnership which is sure to herald a successful season for the team. Eni is a globally recognisable and respected brand that has aligned itself with motorsports such as Moto GP and Formula 1 internationally, so it makes sense to build this association at a national level” Leach added.

Eni Kawasaki Race Team has recruited Ethan Martens to campaign the season on the 2019 KX250 in the MX2 class and Cohen Chase to campaign the 2019 KX450 in the MX1 class.

Headquartered in Christchurch, with 16 branches nationwide TransDiesel Ltd is the exclusive distributor for Eni oils and lubricants. Eni offer a comprehensive range of specialist lubricants including the i-ride motorcycle products, which are high-tech oils with top performance standards that enable engines of every type to produce their maximum performance and achieve the best results. The range includes engine, gear and fork oils, coolants, brake fluids and other lubricants.

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TOMAC SECURES CONSECUTIVE AMA PRO MOTOCROSS 450MX CHAMPIONSHIPS

Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac showed the true heart and determination of a champion on 25 August aboard his KX450F as he was able to successfully defend his AMA Pro Motocross title and clinch the championship for the second straight year in a row. The championship came down to the last moto of the 12 round series in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Proving persistence pays off, Tomac and the entire Monster Energy Kawasaki team popped the champagne bottles to celebrate the newly crowned two-time champion after a hard-fought season.

Tomac and the Monster Energy Kawasaki team arrived early to the track ready to get the job done, but quickly realized that the fight for the championship was not going to come easy as the rain began to pour all morning . Due to weather delays, the practice sessions were cut down to just one timed session. This meant that qualifying was going to play a huge role in determining a good gate position, which is crucial to a good start in order to stay dry and maintain clear vision. Tomac went out for qualifying in the wet conditions and set the fastest lap time with a 2:41.8; a time more than a second faster than the next quickest competitor.

As the gate dropped for Moto 1 with rain coming down, Tomac aboard his KX450F jumped out of the gate to a fifth place start where he was able to begin his attack on the field given the tricky track conditions. Through the early laps of the race and some technical navigation, Tomac was able to slide his way into second place, but became victim to the slippery conditions and slid out on Lap 7. Tomac quickly remounted in third place and pushed hard to track down the competition. Unable to bridge the gap to the race leader before the time ran out, the points leader was able to successfully pass one other rider, finishing in second place and keeping a 24-point lead going into the final moto.

The rain had come to a halt and the track began to dry as the gate dropped for Moto 2. Tomac needing to only earn one point with a finish of 20th or better to guarantee him the championship, got out to a 15th place start where he was challenged with vision issues during the early stages of the race. Acknowledging that he needed to ride smart, Tomac would eventually settle into ninth-place, where he ultimately would finish the race. Tomac rounded out the day with a 2-9 score for fourth place overall, more than enough to earn his second consecutive AMA Pro Motocross championship in the premier class.

“It’s pretty incredible,” said Tomac. “We came into the motocross season with one goal, and that was to repeat what we did last year and to accomplish that is just awesome. It has been 12 years since someone won back-to-back titles in the premier class, so that shows you how hard it is to do which makes this championship that much sweeter. I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this Monster Energy Kawasaki team.”

450MX Race Results
1. Justin Barcia                  (1-1)
2. Ken Roczen                   (3-2)
3. Marvin Musquin             (4-3)
4. Eli Tomac                      (2-9)

450MX Rider Point Standings
1. Eli Tomac                      527
2. Marvin Musquin             511
3. Ken Roczen                   445

NINJA H2 SETS WORLD SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK

Team 38, an independent racing team made up of Kawasaki engineers and test riders, were in America to compete in this year’s Bonneville Speed Week motorsports event held at the Bonneville Salt Flats from August 11th through 17th. Entering the P-PB 1000 class, for production models with supercharged engines up to 1000 cm3, the team succeeded in setting a world speed record of 209.442 mph (337.064 km/h) on the Kawasaki flagship Ninja H2.

Bonneville Speed Week, where motorcars and motorcycles gather to challenge world land speed records, is held each year in August at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the largest of many salt flats located west of Utah’s Great Salt Lake. The well-recognised land speed event has a history stretching back more than 100 years. Riding on the salt is challenging; the surface is very slippery, so simply preparing a bike to go as fast as possible will not result in a record-setting speed. Finding a way to suppress rear wheel spin, and the rider’s skill at keeping the bike on track are both necessary components for success. And since allowable modifications are severely limited in P-PB 1000 class contested this year, the base performance of the bike is also extremely important.

On August 14, the Ninja H2 prepared by Team 38 clocked a speed of 211.621 mph (340.571 km/h). This was followed on August 15 by a return run of 207.263 mph (333.557 km/h). The average speed of the two runs 209.442 mph (337.064 km/h) was recognised as a world speed record in its class, illustrating the lofty performance of the Ninja H2.

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ENI KAWASAKI RACE TEAM DEBUTS AT SAND PRIX

The ENI Kawasaki Race Team debuted at the 2018 Sand Prix event held on the 18-19 of August at the Kawasaki Sand Track.

Ethan Martens managed a 1-3-3 scorecard for third overall in the MX2 class aboard his 2019 KX250.

Cohen Chase came away with a 2nd in the first race but unfortunately had DNF’d the 2nd and 3rd race in the MX1 class aboard his KX450.

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WE CATCH UP WITH ETHAN MARTENS TO GET THE SCOOP ON HIS RIDE FOR THE COMING SEASON

Kawasaki NZ is proud to sign Ethan Martens to the Kawasaki Race Team.

We catch up with Ethan Martens and ask a few questions about the upcoming New Zealand motocross season aboard the 2019 KX250 for the Kawasaki Race Team NZ.

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ETHAN MARTENS SIGNS WITH KAWASAKI RACE TEAM

Kawasaki NZ is proud to sign Ethan Martens to the Kawasaki Race Team.
Ethan will be contesting the 2018/2019 New Zealand motocross season aboard the 2019 KX250.
#KX250 #LetTheGoodTimesRoll #KawasakiNZ

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LEON HASLAM JOINS KRT

Experienced British competitor Leon Haslam will join Jonathan Rea in KRT to complete the rider line up of Kawasaki’s official squad in the 2019 WorldSBK Championship.
Leon is an experienced WorldSBK campaigner, with five race wins and 39 podiums to his credit.
Leon will begin his working relationship with KRT during this year’s winter test programme. #NinjaSpirit #LetTheGoodTimesRoll

MIKE COTTER RUNS THROUGH THE CHANGES TO THE 2019 KX450

Kawasaki New Zealand General Manager Mike Cotter runs through some of the changes to the highly anticipated 2019 KX450.

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THE MULE PRO-FXT TRANSFORMS BETWEEN 3-SEATER AND 6-SEATER

Kawasaki NZ General Manager Mike Cotter shows the transformation between seating configurations on the Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT at the 2018 Mystery Creek Fieldays.

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