Why aren’t Kawasaki in MotoGP anymore?
The 2022 MotoGP season starts in less than a week, and I’m well excited about it. In fact I’m probably more excited about it than I’ve been about anything in quite a while. And so are all my mates (both of them), who simply refuse to talk about anything... Read more
Leon Haslam, ex-BSB Champ, back for more.
After 20 years of bouncing between British and World Superbikes, Leon Haslam is heading back to BSB for 2022. Leon Haslam is the latest in a long list of world class riders to take the step back to domestic competition, after racing for so many years at international level.... Read more
Equal opportunities in bike racing.
Over the past few decades, the strive for equality and equal opportunities has manifested itself in all walks of life. Professionally, socially and economically there’re now more opportunities for all types of people, from every type of background. But as great as that is, there are still people campaigning... Read more
The sun’s finally out, but I’m not.
Today, the sun’s finally out, the skies blue, and it’s a barmy 11°c outside. It’s the perfect day to go for a quick lunchtime spin on the bike. And that was exactly what I intended to do. But it wasn’t to be, and I feel like crying. It would... Read more
Who’d ride a modern Kawasaki ZXR400?
Would you ride a modern day Kawasaki ZXR400, if they were as good as they used to be in the 90s? I think I would. And we might just get the chance to soon, because rumour has it, Kawasaki have got a model ready to launch that might hark... Read more
Kawasaki Z 50th anniversary editions
It was in 1972 that the first Kawasaki Super Four Z1 hit the streets, and to celebrate Kawasaki are releasing four special 50th anniversary Z models; a Z650, Z650RS, Z900 and Z900RS. “What’s so special about them?” I hear you ask. Well really, as you might have guessed, it’s... Read more
2022 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX and SE
A 200hp, supercharged touring bike was always going to get my vote. But now, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX isn’t just a 200hp supercharged touring bike, it is the most comprehensively specified sport-tourer ever created. Or so say Kawasaki. And they’re probably not far wrong, because now, as well... Read more
Kawasaki Z650RS | First Ride
According to the Kawasaki marketing material, they’re starting a ‘retrovolution’ with the new Z650RS. Or a retro evolution, in English. Although on paper the specs aren’t really anything to get too worked up about, it’s a model that’s based heavily on the Z650 (a bike I actually really like),... Read more
Kawasaki ZX-10R Termer | Good intentions
I’ve got some really, really good news. I’ve been put in charge of a new Kawasaki ZX-10R. It’s a long-term test bike that we’ll have for the next 12 months or so, and we’ve got some big plans for it. You can learn a lot about a motorcycle when... Read more
Retro Kawasaki | Back to the future
If you watched WSBK from Argentina at the weekend, you’ll have seen Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes on some fairly retro looking ZX-10RRs. If you didn’t see WSBK at the weekend, you still might have seen pictures of their bikes floating around social media. But it wasn’t just a... Read more
Kawasaki Hybrid Motorcycle Revealed
We’ve talked about the idea of a hybrid motorcycle here before, and the consensus of opinion is that it wouldn’t really work, not with today’s technology. But Kawasaki think that it can, with tomorrow’s technology, anyway. That’s why they’ve just revealed a prototype model sporting some very interesting hybrid... Read more
Kawasaki Z650RS | A Retro Revolution?
Kawasaki claim to have started a retro revolution – or a ‘retrovolution’ – with the introduction of this, the Z650RS. They reckon it’ll open up the mid-capacity class to ‘a wide range of riders’; although you’d probably have to say that it’s already open to most. Nevertheless, if you’re... Read more