Irvine, Calif. – Kawasaki IMG Motorsports drivers Sara Price and Erica Sacks accepted one of the toughest challenges in all of motorsport when they entered the 2015 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. Dubbed the #TeryxGirls, Price and Sachs signed up to navigate through Northern Africa in their Kawasaki Teryx while plotting their course on maps from the 1960’s. The #TeryxGirls were one of 158 teams competing from 13 different countries and are the first U.S. based team to compete in the Quad/Moto/SSV class at the rally. After a roller coaster trip though the desert, the #TeryxGirls finished seventh in their debut and collected the prize for highest finishing first time competitors in their class.
IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced recently that they will donate a Ninja ZX-6R ‘636’ sportbike as well as a two-night stay in Kauai, Hawaii and a Kawasaki Teryx tour for two at Kipu Ranch for silent auction at the 25th Anniversary Gala for the American Indian College Fund in Los Angeles, April 11.
Proceeds from the auction of the Ninja ‘636’ and Kawasaki Teryx tour at Kipu Ranch will go to AICF’s mission of providing scholarships and other financial support to American Indian students, as well as funding American Indian Tribal Colleges, early childhood development and leadership development.
Lake Elsinore, Calif. – Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports is just weeks away from their debut in the 25th Annual Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco Africa, an all female race that doesn’t reward speed, rather a team’s skill at navigating the shortest distance point to point (without the aid of GPS).
Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports will be challenged with plotting their route using only maps, a plotter and a compass on an unmarked course that can take longer than Sunrise to Sunset to reach the goal checkpoints in the day. Each morning they will receive their Map along with a Coordinate or Distance and Heading to checkpoint 1 and once there they will recieve a “Road Book” containing geographic coordinates and or headings and distance of the day’s checkpoints and last checkpoint of the day being their Bivouac where they do all they can to recover and prepare for the next day. The course is completely off-road and redesigned each year, making this rally not just physically exhausting but also mentally taxing.
Kawasaki is pleased to announce it will be the presenting sponsor of the ever-popular Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event, Iron Cowboy VI, in Arlington, TX.
IRVINE, Calif. — Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) announced recently that after 28 years of providing excellent coverage to Kawasaki customers, the Good Times™ Protection Plan (GTPP) has been rebranded as Kawasaki Protection Plus (KPP).
Kawasaki Protection Plus offers all of the same great factory backed coverage and extended service contract programs as GTPP, but through our partnership with Service Group has added new products including GAP, Tire & Wheel, Prepaid Maintenance as well as all-encompassing coverage for other OEM brands in the form of Preferred Protection Plus.
IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has announced that Masafumi “Masa” Nakagawa will succeed Takeshi “Tak” Teranishi as president of the company, effective April 1. Nakagawa, who spent six years at KMC’s Irvine headquarters in the late 1990s, will transition to his new position when Teranishi, who joined KMC in 2009, leaves to assume the presidency of Kawasaki Motors Corporation Japan.
IRVINE, Calif. (February 12, 2014) – It’s one thing to enter what has been called “the toughest one-day off-road race in the world,” it’s another entirely to finish on the podium in that competition. Lined up against a field of heavily modified Side-by-Sides, Kawasaki’s Casey Currie relied on the power of his Teryx4™ stock 750-class engine to finish third in the 2014 King of the Hammers (KOH) UTV Pro Class race this past week in Johnson Valley, Calif., beating many 1000cc ‘race-ready’ machines.
Colorado Springs – Nine-time off-road champions Brad & Roger Lovell are excited to welcome Kawasaki to the team through an exciting association based on the burgeoning side x side market and the Kawasaki Teryx4.
IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has announced a continuation of its relationship with the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) as it enters the 2014 season. KMC will be in its third year as the Official Side x Side and ATV sponsor of the fast-growing sport that has captured the interests of both live and television audiences.
KMC has developed promotional tie-ins with top bull riders, including J.B. Mauney, the reigning world champion, and Shane Proctor. The company, well-known as a marketer of motorcycles and Jet Ski® personal watercraft, focuses on its four-wheel product in conjunction with PBR activities. The Teryx4™ LE side x side is highlighted at all of the stops on the tour which visits 18 cities in 15 states during the opening half of the season. The Kawasaki unit, which will attract attention from many of the 1.5 million seasonal event attendees, features a powerful V-twin engine, high performance Fox Podium shocks, best-in-class comfort and bright LED headlights. The Teryx4 LE is perfectly suited to the strength and endurance exhibited by PBR tour riders and fans alike.
The first half of the series, which gets underway January 3-5 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, will see Mauney, Proctor and scores of other bull riders trying to outmatch the toughest 1,500-pounds-plus bulls ever corralled in an urban setting. Like the riders, bulls are ranked throughout the season and the top ones have names like Bushwacker, Asteroid, and Smackdown.
UPDATE: As of 8:15 a.m. PST on Friday, November 15, SCORE Ops showed the 2X FMF/Bonanza Plumbing KTM and the 1X JCR Honda together at Race Mile 454. The 349X Honda was at Race Mile 411, and the 4X THR Motorsports/Monster Energy Kawasaki was at Race Mile 402.
FMF/Bonanza Plumbing KTM’s Kurt Caselli made a little history right off the starting line at the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the 30-year-old becoming the first rider to start the race at night, leaving Ensenada promptly at 11 p.m. to start KTM’s quest for a Baja 1000 victory.