AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has reaffirmed its support for the AMA Legends Weekend — and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013 — by returning as banquet sponsor of the Induction Ceremony at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino, Friday, Oct. 18.

The gala event will officially welcome the Hall of Fame class of 2013: AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael; AMA and desert racing champion Danny Hamel; racer, promoter and motorcycle industry icon Norm McDonald; AMA roadracing champion Randy Renfrow; and motorcycling fundraisers and Ride For Kids founders Mike and Dianne Traynor.

“Kawasaki has a great history with motorcycling, and especially with one of our 2013 Hall of Fame inductees, Ricky Carmichael, who enjoyed factory support through the company’s Team Green program as an amateur, as well as support as a professional on the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross circuits,” said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. “Kawasaki was part of many amateur and pro championships for Carmichael, and we’re proud to have the company’s support as they help us honor all of the members of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013.”

Lone-Ranger-Kawasaki-Off-Road-6-14-13IRVINE, Calif. (June 14, 2013)–Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) announced a unique tie-in with “The Lone Ranger,” a Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films production set for national release on July 3.  The powersports products marketer will use this new reimagining of the popular story to help carry product messages for its off-road motorcycles, four-wheel vehicles and street motorcycles.

Concentrating on a “Live the Legend” campaign line, Kawasaki’s effort is heavily oriented to video creations depicting a transition from the Gore Verbinski-directed film to scenes of modern day adventurers with the company’s Teryx4™ Side x Side, KX™ motocross, and Ninja® sportbike products. The action-oriented “Live the Legend” video appears on KawasakiTV’s YouTube channel, and you can check it out below:

IRVINE, Calif.—Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC), the “Official ATV and Side x Side” sponsor of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), will be providing fans with an opportunity to win one of three rugged Kawasaki off-road vehicles!

Kawasaki has announced a Win-My-Ride promotion that features the give-away of a Kawasaki Mule side x side and two Brute Force all terrain vehicles.

The three winners will be selected at random and announced after the PBR Built Ford Tough Series World Finals in November, 2012.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 7, 2012) – MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports, announced today that Kawasaki will become an Official Motorcycle Manufacturer of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Additionally, Kawasaki will also play an integral role at the track, on television, and on the web.

Located in Irvine, Calif., Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., is one of the most successful names in Lucas Oil Motocross history, garnering a combined 24 titles in the 250 and 450 classes in 40 years of competition. Last season, the brand was the bike for both Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champions, in Ryan Villopoto (450 Class) and Dean Wilson (250 Class).

“We are exceptionally proud of our racing heritage and the 24 championships we have shared with a very talented group of athletes,” said Chris Brull, Kawasaki’s Director of Marketing. “Kawasaki’s involvement with the Nationals provides a way to both support the growth of the sport and reinforce our commitment to racing enthusiasts.”

IRVINE, Calif.—Anyone considering a motorcycle purchase—any motorcycle of any size—needs to visit an authorized Kawasaki dealership between May 6 and May 8, 2011.  Kawasaki is launching a $250 savings opportunity for purchasers in conjunction with International Female Ride Day, being celebrated on Friday of that weekend.

The first 500 purchasers of a new, not previously registered motorcycle, who register online at www.kawasaki.com/kawigirl, following their purchase, will be awarded a pre-loaded $250 MasterCard debit card.  And to sweeten the offer, Kawasaki will provide the first 50 registrants at the online site with a free Kawi Girl Jacket.

The company will also honor any existing promotional offers that are running concurrently with this program.  Details of any additional savings opportunities are available at www.kawasaki.com.

According to Chris Brull, Kawasaki’s director of marketing communications, “This short-term promotion underscores the company’s interest in continuing to expand the female market, and it will give our dealers added exposure to this important audience.”

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,350 independent retailers, with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of them located at KMC’s Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) motorcycle production facilities, located in Akashi, did not sustain any damage from the recent, tragic earthquake centered in the northern part of the country.

However, the company obviously relies on a large number of outside component suppliers and vendors in order to complete and deliver finished products. While normally relying on “just in time” daily deliveries from these business partners, KHI is understandably sensitive to the issues that many of them could be facing as a result of the recent tragedy. KHI will, as circumstances dictate, make adjustments to fit the needs of all concerned.

At this time, no long-term production stoppages are planned for the Akashi plant and Kawasaki plants in Thailand and the U.S. are in full operation.

Obviously, the tremendous devastation that has occurred in Japan, and the subsequent humanitarian issues, must take precedence, but KHI will strive to maintain successful business operations during this difficult time.

To provide support to those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the presidents of all of the U.S.-based Kawasaki entities are collecting donations from employees and forwarding them to the American Red Cross. The U.S. organization will then forward the funds to the Japanese Red Cross, assuring distribution where help is needed most. Individual contributions by Kawasaki employees will qualify for the Kawasaki matching gift program. The Kawasaki Good Times Foundation is contributing $50,000 to initiate the charitable giving
campaign.

At the end of the week, Kawasaki will often drop some cool video or news in regards to its latest off-road happenings.

Today, Kawasaki released a video of some top off-road custom builders taking on the challenge of trying to build the baddest Kawasaki Teryx.

The vehicles were built and then put up to the challenge in a heavy competition on some rough desert terrain. The entire build will be fired in the Feb/March issue of UTV Off-Road Magazine.

Monster Energy Kawasaki typically kicks off the racing season with an introduction at its Irvine, California, facilities just prior to the first Supercross race of the year. This year was no different, as Kawasaki invited the media and its employees to meet team riders, take race shop tours and show off a video showcasing the team.

Industry announcer Jason Weigandt hosted the opening ceremonies, introduced the individual riders, and commenced the official announcement of the 2011 Monster Energy Kawasaki Race Teams.