Kawasaki debuted two new variants of the Z family at the EICMA – the Z800 and Z1000 ‘Sugomi Editions’. These motorcycles take Kawasaki’s styling and engineering concept to the next level for popular naked class motorcycles with new burgundy and black colour treatments plus accent anodising and model specific Akrapovic silencers for each machine.
Already established as part of the DNA of both the current Z800 and Z1000, Sugomi is the overarching approach to both engineering and design employed by Kawasaki to ensure that both styling and engineering were given and equal voice throughout the development phase of these popular naked class machines.
Taking that approach to the next level the duo of special edition machines feature distinctive dark red and black colour and graphic treatments, anodising of selected parts such as fork legs, special wheel rim tapes and, to add an extra flourish and signature sound, Akrapovic exhaust silencers.
To be sold alongside the standard versions of the Z800 and Z1000 for the 2016 sales season, the Sugomi brothers are distinctive style statements according to Shigemi Tanaka of Kawasaki Motors Europe “From the introduction of the original Z1000 and then Z750 the Kawasaki Z machines have been in huge demand across Europe. For 2016 I am delighted to see that we have these two new machines pushing the boundaries of the unique Kawasaki Sugomi approach.”
New Winter Edition Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Adding to the interest generated at the recent debut of the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R at Barcelona, the machine that has been jointly developed between the Kawasaki Racing Team and Kawasaki’s Akashi factory was joined by a brand new variant in Milan. Dubbed the Ninja ZX-10R ‘Winter Edition’ – and resplendent in its svelte matt black and white testing livery – the new machine features the KRT ‘Snowflake’ logo plus Japanese kanji ‘fuyu’ character appropriately meaning winter.
Complete with a racing team partner road-legal Akrapovic silencer as standard, the ZX-10R Winter Edition looks set to answer requests for such a machine by many Kawasaki fans from across Europe.
“For some years we have been asked if there will be a special ‘Winter Edition’ of the Ninja ZX-10R”, commented Shigemi Tanaka of Kawasaki Motors Europe.
“Now seemed the perfect time with such success for Jonathan Rea and the racing team in the World Championship plus the launch of a brand new Ninja ZX-10R for 2016 that is the result of a joint development between KRT and the Kawasaki factory in Akashi. “
posted by: Megha Madhavan