Irvine, Calif. (November 20, 2015) – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has announced today a $2 million road racing contingency program for the 2016 racing season. The industry-leading contingency program covers Kawasaki’s most popular racing models, championed by the all-new Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-10R motorcycle.
“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,” said Kawasaki Vice President of Marketing Chris Brull. “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 paid out in multiple classes in both regional and national series, including MotoAmerica, WERA, CCS, CMRA, ASRA and AFM. Racers competing on 2015 or 2016 Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja®ZX™-6R, Ninja® 650 or Ninja® 300 motorcycles in participating series will be able to collect contingency. A full list of Kawasaki’s contingency payouts will be available soon on Kawasaki’s contingency website.
For the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle, Kawasaki is also offering a Racer Support program and will soon have Race Kit parts available. The Racer Support program provides a $2,000 purchase incentive for qualified racers. Anyone who is interested should contact their local Kawasaki dealer. Racers will also have the opportunity to buy Race Kit parts including an adjustable ECU, a variety of gaskets, bushings, transmission shims and other parts specifically designed to help you ride your Ninja to the top step of the podium.
A complete listing of the Kawasaki road racing contingency payout, including race series, classes and finish positions, will be announced in the coming weeks.