Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is announcing today that Steve Austin has joined the Kawasaki STRONG family as brand ambassador. Austin, a Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, action movie star as well as TV and radio personality will be appearing in upcoming Kawasaki MULE™ PRO-series advertising and marketing campaigns. He will also be featured in Kawasaki’s online properties and make special appearances at upcoming events.

“Steven Austin is the perfect fit for the MULE PRO-series and the Kawasaki STRONG brand,” said Kawasaki Vice President of Marketing Chris Brull. “He can really put the family of machines to the test, especially on his ranch property in Texas, where the versatility, durability and strength of these rugged four-wheelers will shine through.”

Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14IRVINE, Calif. (June 9, 2015) – Kawasaki has named renowned racing industry veteran Bruce Stjernstrom to lead racing operations, replacing senior racing manager Reid Nordin, who has left the company. Stjernstrom returns with 20 years of experience at Kawasaki, having previously led both the racing and marketing departments, and will report to Chris Brull, Vice President of Marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.

“Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and business acumen to our racing program,” said Brull. “Bruce was a cornerstone of Kawasaki Team Green™, as well as leading multiple championship winning teams while directing our professional racing programs. We know he has a passion for the sport that is only matched by his passion for Kawasaki.”

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Irvine, Calif., (December 11, 2014)
— Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo will not compete in the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship following an injury suffered while competing overseas. The three-time 250SX race winner landed awkwardly following a crash and the impact injured his shoulder forcing him to undergo surgery this week.

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After nearly 25 years, “Showtime” is coming back to Kawasaki.  Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced today that Jeremy McGrath has entered into a role as brand ambassador. The seven-time Monster Energy Supercross champion returns to Kawasaki Team Green and will promote Kawasaki’s complete product line, including the KX, Mule, Ninja, Jetski and Teryx brands.

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Corona, CA
– The SCORE World Desert Championship title is going to be a showdown south of the border as the Bonanza Plumbing / Monster Energy / THR Motorsports / Kawasaki team, presented by Hoosier Precision Machining, heads into the season-ending 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

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Corona, CA
– Going into the final round of the SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series, Ricky Brabec of the THR Motorsports / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Kawasaki team, presented by Hoosier Precision Machining, had almost no pressure. All he needed to do to clinch the title was finish fifth or better, even if his closest rival won.

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Irvine, Calif.
– The stakes were high as the fourth annual Monster Energy Cup returned to Las Vegas on Saturday and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Davi Millsaps showed speed and consistency to win the Monster Energy Cup Championship in his first-ever attempt. The unique event also invites the best Amateur All-Stars and Super Mini riders to compete on the hybrid racetrack. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Darian Sanayei put his KX™250F on the podium in both races to finish second overall in the Amateur All-Stars Class and Garrett Marchbanks rode his KX™100 to second overall in the Super Mini Class.

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Irvine, Calif. – The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship came to a close Saturday as Round 12 wrapped up a great season for Monster Energy Kawasaki at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett came up short on the 250 Class championship, but fought hard until the final moto to finish 3-3 on the day for second overall and secured second place in the championship. Behind Baggett was the rookie Chris Alldredge who raced to his first career top-five finish in the first moto and finished sixth overall and Dean Wilson finished eighth overall. In the 450 Class, Brett Metcalfe put in one final ride on his KX450F to finish fifth overall in Utah and secured fourth overall in the championship, while Jake Weimer continued to battle with injuries and decided to sit out the second moto.

Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14IRVINE, 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.

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It’s been a few years since the WORCS series visited the lush green scenery and tight, wooded trails of the American Northwest, but many saw it as a welcome change from the last couple rounds of wide-open (quite literally as far as the throttle was concerned) desert. Personally I have always enjoyed the races north of the Oregon border- the terrain is enjoyable and the green surroundings are surely a welcome change from the browns and yellows of Southern California- though I’ve never enjoyed particularly good results in the trees. It’s not for a lack of trying, it’s more down to my relationship with trees in general: I’m doing my best to ride smoothly in between them but their roots, branches and trunks just always seem move themselves right in my way. Joking aside, I’ve never quite been able to find the speed necessary to run with the fastest riders in the tighter terrain, but as we headed north I felt my skill on the bike in general had improved since the last time I raced in the forest and there was the added impetus of a championship battle with Gary Sutherlin; I needed to beat him.