Little brother of Ninja 300 grabs second position on the podium in round 4 of Asia road racing championship at MMRT, Chennai.
Little brother of Ninja 300 grabs second position on the podium in round 4 of Asia road racing championship at MMRT, Chennai.
04th Aug 2018 India Kawasaki launched of new Ninja ZX-10R/RR as a locally assembled models in the Indian market on 29.06.2018. Both the products received overwhelming response from the customers which also lead to a hefty bookings.
India Kawasaki now confirms that the deliveries of new Ninja ZX-10R/RR will commence from 4th August 2018 from the plant of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. Customers those who have booked any of these two product can contact the dealership for further details.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd, said,” Ninja ZX10-R/RR have made a special place in this market. I am pleased with the fact that we are delivering Ninja ZX-10R/RR to our customers now.”
Further added Mr. Yutaka Yamashita,” Our newly launched ZX-10R/RR both the bikes are single seater. This changes was mainly made to make these bike look more attractive because these bikes are inspired by World super bike machine. Hopefully, our customers will relish the fun of solo riding on the open roads.”
With no changes in the ex-showroom price at the moment, both Ninja ZX-10R/RR are available for INR. 1,280,000 and 1,610,000 respectively as per order price.
KRT riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes finished first and fifth respectively in the second 21-lap WorldSBK race at Misano, with Rea coming from the third row of the grid to record his tenth race win of the season. Sykes ended up fifth, with a better machine set-up than he had during the first race on Saturday.
Three–time world championship Jonathan Rea had to use all his skills and determination to secure the second race win of the Misano WorldSBK weekend, and with it his third double win of the season.
Having to pass several riders, some of them after more than one attempt, Rea seized a late opportunity to take the lead from long time front-runner Michael van der Mark, Jonathan eventually won by a narrow 0.334 seconds from van der Mark, with the third placed rider Marco Melandri just 0.595 seconds from Jonathan.
Rea set the fastest lap of the race, a 1’34.944, on lap ten, after breaking free of one of the riders who started ahead of him in the race.
Sykes had been in second place from laps three to four but gradually dropped back to take fifth place and with it defend his fourth place in the championship standings.
In winning race two today, Kawasaki now has a total of 120 race wins in WorldSBK since its inception in 1988, making the Akashi manufacturer the second most successful of all time in its own right. Kawasaki leads the 2018 Manufacturers’ Standings by 59 points.
Entering the long summer break Rea has a points total of 370, Chaz Davies has 278, van der Mark 248 and Sykes 218.
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was 12th in race two, despite his recent foot injury. He is ninth overall. Roman Ramos (Team GoEleven Kawasaki) placed 15th, for one more championship point. Yonny Hernandez (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) finished 16th and Leandro Mercado (Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki) 17th, despite suffering a crash.
With a long summer break looming, but an official test session at Portimao beforehand, the next round of the championship itself will take place at the same Portuguese venue, between the 14th and 16th of September.
Jonathan Rea, stated: “That was a super-super hard race. Yesterday I controlled the race. I could lead from the front, make my rhythm and go away. Today I could not make that in the beginning and I spent so much tyre and energy coming through the traffic. The bikes are so evenly matched now it is so hard to make a pass and make it stick. It was a hard job to track down Mikey and when I arrived I was starting to panic a little bit with five laps to go. I wanted to be in the lead by that stage and make a gap. I was worried about getting through because he was not making mistakes, but then he ran into the last corner a little bit deep, and I was able to pull alongside and outbrake him in T1. I made a lot of passes in that race and it was really hard work.”
Tom Sykes, stated: “Today was a big step in performance and we had a much better feeling with the chassis. With that we made a big step forward and it is a shame that we did not use this front fork at the beginning of the weekend. I just could not get the bike to do what I needed in some areas and I gave up a little bit of performance. In a lot of areas the bike was working really well. We just lost the edge grip, which is strange because the lap time was really consistent all race. I lost a lot of time at the beginning when I tried to push on new tyres I just could not do it. The bike performance compared to yesterday was much, much better.”
2018 KRT Rider Statistics
Jonathan Rea: World Champion 2015, 2016 & 2017
2018: Races 18, Wins 10, Podiums 15, Superpoles 2
Career Race Wins: 64 (49 for Kawasaki)
Career Podiums: 127 (85 for Kawasaki)
Career Poles: 16 (12 for Kawasaki)
Tom Sykes: World Champion 2013
2018: Races: 18, Wins 1, Podiums 6, Superpoles 4
Career Race Wins: 34 (34 for Kawasaki)
Career Podiums: 106 (105 for Kawasaki)
Career Poles: 46 (46 for Kawasaki)
5 x Riders’ Championships (Scott Russell 1993, Sykes 2013, Rea 2015, 2016 & 2017), 1 x EVO Riders’ Championship (David Salom 2014)
3 x Manufacturers’ Championships (Ninja ZX-10R 2015 & 2016, Ninja ZX-10RR 2017)
3 x Teams’ Championships (KRT/Provec Racing 2015, 2016 & 2017)
Kawasaki FIM Superbike World Championship Statistics
Total Kawasaki Race Wins: 120 – now second overall
Total Kawasaki Podiums: 370 – third overall
Total Kawasaki Poles: 79 – second overall
India Kawasaki Motors has opened its new dealership in Thane, Mumbai. The total area of the newly opened dealership is 3,000 sq. ft. With this new addition, India Kawasaki has taken a tally of its dealerships to 28 in total.
On the occasion of inauguration Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said” From the beginning we knew that Mumbai is a big market for our product. So having two dealerships in this city is important. Besides this gives us additional benefit of to boost after sales service to our customers.
For the first time in the history of India Kawasaki Motors at the time of dealership inauguration tree sapling were planted by the seniors in order to promote go green global initiative. The new dealership in Thane provides an opportunity to people from Thane and nearby locality to visit the showroom and get a feel of Kawasaki’s premium products.
After opening new dealerships in Patna, Jaipur and West Delhi, now India Kawasaki has opened two new dealerships in Indore and Jammu. The dealership in Indore city is also the first dealership in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, said “we are happy to announce addition of two new dealerships to our existing network. We were very keen to have a dealership in Madhya Pradesh state because in our early days there were some enthusiastic customers who bought our motorcycles from different states. Hopefully our new dealership in Indore will be a happy news for our customers based in the central state of India“
Further states Mr. Yamashita “Jammu is a fast growing city. While agriculture and tourism continues to blossom, new investors, colleges & institutes are increasing as well. Opening a dealership in Jammu right now is the right time for Kawasaki. The youngsters from Jammu and nearby regions will definitely be eager to have a look and feel of our premium motorcycles.”
With the addition of these two new dealerships, India Kawasaki now has total 27 dealerships across India.
07, Extension, Last Morh, Gandhi Nagar,
Jammu – 180004
1, Babji Nagar, Near Shalimar Township,
A B Road, Indore – 452010
19th March 2018 India Kawasaki has added three new dealerships to its existing network. After addition of these three new dealers, Kawasaki has taken total dealerships tally to 25. The new dealerships are opened in the following cities: Patna, Jaipur and West Delhi. All these three dealerships are fully functional and customers can visit newly opened showroom to get a feel of motorcycles and for bookings as well.
Speaking on the new landmark, Yutaka Yamashita Managing Director of IKM, said, “Expanding dealers’ network was always a part of our expansion plan. By the end of 2017, we had managed to open 22 dealerships. With these three new dealerships our customer reach will increase even better than earlier.”
Further Mr. Yamashita added “In the recently held Delhi Auto Expo many people visited our pavilion from various cities and inquired about our dealership’s presence in their cities. This has prompted us to add few more dealerships in the future.”
Recently Kawasaki launched Vulcan S, Ninja H2SX and Z900RS, all premium. These models have been received by customers and fans very nicely. With an eye on bringing more new premium bikes in the market within this year, expanded dealers’ network will play a very crucial role for Kawasaki.
Name of Product: Ninja ZX-10R/RR
Eligible Units: 140 no’s
Eligible Frame Number: VIN NO.: JKAZXT00S$A000783 to JKAZXT00S$A14446
Started from: 09th Feb. 2018
Hazard: On eligible units, the rigidity of the gear in transmission is not sufficient so that the rim of the gear might be broken by excessive impact force depending on the shifting manner in use.
Description: The recall involves 2016-2018 model year Ninja ZX-10R/RR vehicles.
Remedy: Replacing some gears with countermeasure gears at Authorized Kawasaki Service Shop
Consumer Contact: Kawasaki Authorized Dealers nearby or Kawasaki toll-free call 1800-2660-365, time: from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Jerez was blessed with weather for three days. Ray who was released from all the pressure by winning the champion, showed out the elongation run. A few weeks passed since we became a champion and a few weeks passed since we finally settled down. In recent weeks we have held numerous PR events at home in Belfast and as a guest of Kawasaki Racing Team and Monster Energy in Las Vegas I visited the hosted Monster Energy Supercross, which I have never tried in Jerez, but I am looking forward to returning to the race. ” Ray showed a fight full of tension in Jerez, which has become the stage of the title decision every year, but he never won the championship so far. However, this year he demonstrated his abilities to the fullest.
Both races had multiple crashes in the early stages for both races and the red flag was interrupted. Although it was a battle for rebuilding in both races, when Ray who decided all the start got the first victory of Jerez in the race 1, in race 2 raised the second victory of Jerez. Although Melandri (Ducati) that preceded Mr. Melandri retired in the machine trouble in race 1, it showed the speed that it is sure to overtake even without such a happening. Race 2, which started from the third row on the reverse grid, won the unbeatable run if it took the lead in the opening lap. He won the 14th victory this season.
Other Kawasaki men are 6th and 8th with Sylvain Guintoli who was supposed to participate from Kawasaki Puccetti Racing at the Qatar Games and the final competition this time. Roman Ramos (Team Kawasaki Go Eleven) entered 10th and 11th place, Grindini Racing Team went into 15th place in race 1 and gained points respectively.
Jonathan Rey’s comment: Race 1 (1st place)
“I am very happy to be able to win in Jerez and I really wanted to win before the trouble of Marco (Melandri)’s machine occurred, I ran far beyond my limits to chase Mark.The gap is clogged up and away I was also excited by the fighting battles, I felt excited at the end, I think I feel sorry for him having a problem and I wanted to fight to each other until the end. The first part of the race was the race But I tried to control yesterday because I knocked down and I could not make long runs so I did not know if the tire choice would work well. When I was able to widen the difference when passed by Marco, I thought I was trying hard when I thought of the position of the championship, but I enjoyed running like this. “
Jonathan Rey’s comment: Race 2 (1st place)
“Kawasaki won the Manufacturers’ title today, thanks to not only machines and riders but also all the teams including management and crew chief, we all achieved this result and I am very proud of that. Motivation was higher than usual in the race. Mechanics cheered me just before I started and thought that I had to work hard today. Things of the machine was very good today. This win is I think that crew chief Pele Riba brought in because he was told to believe in front geometry and front tire change, it was a wonderful decision. “
Tom Sykes comment: Race 1 (3rd place)
“I was able to find a good set-up with second hand tires at the end of FP2 on Friday and FP3 on the day, the pace during the race was very stable and we were able to keep it at the end of the race Unfortunately a red flag It was interrupted, I did not seize the usual rhythm and I lost a bit of time and then I had some problems with the gear selection on the first 3 laps and then I made a mistake on the gear and then went straight. Although I dropped it, I could return to the group again and after that the pace improved as well. Chaz (Davis) had speed from free practice, but the top 4 or top 5 time was very close, otherwise it was a tough fight. It was difficult to shorten the gap with the former two people. “
Tom Sykes comment: Race 2 (5th place)
“Kawasaki has made wonderful runs possible in the last few years, and the team system is also great, which is conducive to this result. I think that winning the Manufacturers title is as special as the rider’s championship. It was a gift for their efforts, the fifth place was not what I thought. Today I was struggling with machine setup. Honestly, I could not find the rear traction. While running the machine a couple of I tried the setup and finally settled in the latter half of 1 minute 41 seconds. It was faster than yesterday, but I could not get the grip of the rear why it was a very small problem but unfortunately I used the edge of the tire considerably. “
16 Oct 2017 After starting its refreshed journey in 2017, India Kawasaki Motors opened 12 dealerships mainly in metro cities and other developed cities. Through these dealerships Kawasaki started catering to customers coming majorly from urban areas. With the vision on business growth in India and fulfilling the demands of customers, Kawasaki has finalized ten new dealerships which will open shortly.
Kolhapur, Nagpur, Vizag, Calicut, Mangalore, Kolkata, Dehradun, Bhubaneshwar, Ludhiana & Goa are the cities wherein these new dealerships will be opened. Kawasaki has got a concept of soft-opening of dealership, after which bookings are accepted, so that customers don’t need to wait until full-fledged services commence.
Opening 22 new dealerships in a short span is a milestone for India Kawasaki Motors. Speaking on the new landmark, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita Managing Director of IKM, said, “Geographically India is a very big country and to reach out the customers is a challenging task. A solid dealer base is very essential. With these ten new dealerships we will have total 22 dealerships. Now our customers and sports bike enthusiastic from these cities can see, touch & feel our variety of products.”
Kawasaki has got easy but foolproof process for new dealership enrolment. This easy process and the developing market of premium bikes excites dealers to associate with Kawasaki in India. Each existing dealer has its own service centre and additionally eight dealers run mobile service van in selected cities.
“A robust dealer network will also help us to make continuous improvements in our after-sales services, which is linked with customer satisfaction. And I feel, customer satisfaction can be achieved by working on three factors namely product, pre-sales service and after sales service” further added Mr. Yamashita.
India Kawasaki Motors today announced the opening of a new dealership in Hyderabad strengthening the brand’s presence in India as part of its strategic dealership expansion across the country.
The opening of “Orange Auto” marks the twelfth Kawasaki dealership in India, situated at Roxana Fortune, 8-2-686/6/D/9, Road No.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Commenting on the launch of new dealership, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors says, “There is a latent demand for Super Sports bikes and we are geared up to serve such bike lovers. Typically, these bike enthusiasts also form clubs and enjoy sharing their experiences and long rides.
Mr. Ramu Yalamanchali, the principal owner of Orange Auto, is an automobile enthusiast and an experienced businessman. His passion for the brand and delivering trusted and personalized customer experiences will ensure that a world-class Kawasaki dealership is serving enthusiasts in the city.
Kawasaki is famous for delivering a premium lifestyle experience to its customers, allowing them to explore their spirit for freedom and adventure. My team and I are committed to delivering that experience in Hyderabad, and welcome everyone to enjoy the world of Kawasaki, said Mr. Ramu Yalamanchali, Dealer Principal, Orange Auto.
The newest dealership offers the entire Kawasaki lineup of 19 motorcycle models, in addition to Kawasaki riding gear, apparel, and merchandise.
DETAILS OF SHOWROOM
Roxana Fortune, 8-2-686/6/D/9,
Road No.12, Banjara Hills,
+91 – 9885501234