I will never forget the first time I crashed while testing alone on the Zhuhai circuit in China. It had rained earlier in the day, but there was a dry line. I was on a fast lap but ran out onto the rumble strip coming out of a corner, and immediately high-sided (so much for traction control!!!). I wasn’t going fast, but I went straight up in the air and came straight back down.
Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:03 Published in Dan Kruger
Canadian superbike racer and Inside Motorcycles blogger Dan Kruger led his team to victory from pole position at the Zhuhai 3-Hour Endurance race in Zhuhai, China January 4-6.
"We finished on top in free practice, took a convincing pole in qualifying by over 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place, and led 100 of 101 laps of the 3 Hour race," Kruger proudly stated. "We got the holeshot and never looked back, winning the race by over 2 laps over the satellite Kawasaki team and then Yes Yamaha in 3rd. The rules in this event allow for 2 bikes and 2 or 3 riders on the track for 45 minutes at a time maximum.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:51 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Just about anyone who has thrown a leg over a race bike has most probably also experienced a crash or two. Crashing sucks! It is expensive, dangerous, and sometimes even embarrassing. Nobody that I know enjoys crashing… period!
Unfortunately, crashing is a reality in Superbike racing. It is a highly competitive sport and races are run in pretty much all weather conditions (well, not snow!). There are also mechanical failures, tire failures and sometimes, it happens in that split second when you lose your focus. That’s all it takes to find yourself sliding down the track.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:10 Published in Dan Kruger
Kawasaki officially unveiled its all-new-for 2013 Ninja ZX-6R 636, a revival of the very popular 636 model combined with the proven success of the infamous Ninja ZX-6R, in a massive unveiling during the Kawasaki Times Square Takeover. Kawasaki unveiled the previously announced Ninja 300 before cracking open the crate to showcase the 636.
Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:47 Published in Industry News
Canadian Kawasaki Motors has announced their official withdrawal from participation in the Canadian Superbike Series. In an email to friends and media colleagues yesterday evening, Canadian Kawasaki's Jeff Comello stated, "Its with sadness that I inform of Canadian Kawasaki Motors decision to withdraw from the Canadian Superbike Championship."
With a long history of supporting road racing in Canada, the manufacturer who holds a number of Canadian Superbike titles sites the severe economic downturn that continues to affect the industry
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:07 Published in Industry News