The Making Of The Kawasaki Heritage Bikes

In October 2021, Kawasaki reorganised its motorcycle business into a separate entity, adopting a new logo in the process.
The “River Mark” logo (which is based on a Japanese Kanji character and has been used in some form or another since the inception of the company), has adorned the Supercharged H2 models since their release. It will now represent Kawasaki Motors Limited, Kawasaki's motorcycle company. Additionally, 2021 also marked the conglomerates 125th anniversary.

To celebrate both the past and the future Kawasaki made use of special liveries at the Argentina round of the WorldSBK. Two special paint and graphic schemes were designed for the Kawasaki ZX-10RR KRT machines of Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. The reigning championship team adopted historic racing liveries as a nod to the company's rich racing heritage giving each rider the choice of machine to race.

Jonathan Rea's bike featured a modern-day interpretation of Kawasaki's livery on the iconic ZXR750-H road and race bike from the199’0s. Its distinct white, blue, and green motif truly made it stand out from KRT's usual overall lime green livery. Alex Lowes' bike, on the other hand, was equally special. It featured an adaptation of the GPZ900R's livery launched in 1984—the first bike to carry the Ninja name in the U.S. market, and the famous motorcycle Tom Cruise piloted in Top Gun.

Kawasaki states that the use of these historic liveries in the Argentina round of the 2021 WorldSBK celebrated the past, present, and future of the company. Certainly, these liveries captured the attention of thousands of spectators from all over the world and we think it would be super cool if Kawi released limited-edition liveries like these for its street bikes.

What do you think – Maverick Red or Iceman Green and white – which would you have to fulfil your “need for speed”?

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issued: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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