Kawasaki is inviting British riders to try out its new-for-2019 Ninja ZX-6R through a promotion held at a series of track days throughout the summer. The events are being hosted by some of Kawasaki’s most famous riders, with reigning British Superbike Champion Leon Haslam at the helm for the first event, held at Cheshire’s Oulton Park next Wednesday (April 24).
Kawasaki is aiming the updated ZX-6R at novice track day riders and is working with track day provider No Limits to provide what it calls The Ultimate Ninja Experience. Each event costs £319 and includes use of the bike, tuition from the star rider and a voucher for £319 against a new ZX-6R – so if you go off and buy a new Ninja off the back of the day, you will have essentially bagged a free VIP track day.
As well as Leon, other star instructors include Glenn Irwin, his replacement at the Carole Nash backed Bournemouth Kawasaki superbike team, and legendary British racer Chris Walker, a former British and world superbike race winner for Kawasaki who now runs a bike dealership in Lincolnshire, Chris Walker Kawasaki.
Kawasaki Motors UK Sales and Marketing Manager, Craig Watson believes that the program will offer a unique experience for customers who are attracted to the recently updated Ninja ZX-6R and will appeal mostly to novice track day riders, saying, “We are extremely excited to be working with No Limits Track Days and a number of our high profile Kawasaki personalities who have experience of riding our motorcycles on track at the highest levels. The ability to learn track craft from the likes of Leon Haslam, Chris Walker and Glenn Irwin will be at the pace of the individual, all the while riders can test the Ninja ZX-6R for themselves in the thrilling environment of a race track,” said Craig Watson, Kawasaki Motors UK’s Sales and Marketing Manager.
Irwin, one of the favourites for the 2019 British Superbike title added: “I thoroughly enjoy being able to pass my experience over at track day events. To be able to do this with Kawasaki customers on board the new Ninja ZX-6R is the icing on the cake for me. The ‘Ultimate Ninja Experience’ is going to be a great tool for customers to be able to not only experience the new bike in it’s natural habitat, but also to work on their track skills with experienced BSB riders!”
As well as Oulton Park, the Ultimate Ninja Experience takes place at Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park, Snetterton in Norfolk, Donington Park, Brands Hatch and North Yorkshire’s Croft.
Details of all events, including the identity of the all-star instructors, are below:
- Wed 24th April – Oulton Park [Leon Haslam]
- Tuesday 14th May – Cadwell Park [Chris Walker]
- Tuesday 28th May – Snetterton [Glenn Irwin]
- Wednesday 12th June – Oulton Park [Glenn Irwin]
- Sunday 30th June – Donington Park – during the World of Kawasaki event [Leon Haslam]
- Tuesday 16th July – Brands Hatch GP [Chris Walker]
- Tuesday 20th August – Donington Park [Chris Walker]
- Thursday 12th September – Croft [Chris Walker]