MotoXtreme Kawasaki News Feed MotoXtreme Kawasaki NINJA H2 SETS WORLD SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK<p>Team 38, an independent racing team made up of Kawasaki engineers and test riders, were in America to compete in this year&rsquo;s Bonneville Speed Week motorsports event held at the Bonneville Salt Flats from August 11<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;through 17<sup>th</sup>. Entering the P-PB 1000 class, for production models with supercharged engines up to 1000 cm<sup>3</sup>, the team succeeded in setting a world speed record of 209.442 mph (337.064 km/h) on the Kawasaki flagship Ninja H2.</p> <p>Bonneville Speed Week, where motorcars and motorcycles gather to challenge world land speed records, is held each year in August at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the largest of many salt flats located west of Utah&rsquo;s Great Salt Lake. The well-recognised land speed event has a history stretching back more than 100 years. Riding on the salt is challenging; the surface is very slippery, so simply preparing a bike to go as fast as possible will not result in a record-setting speed. Finding a way to suppress rear wheel spin, and the rider&rsquo;s skill at keeping the bike on track are both necessary components for success. And since allowable modifications are severely limited in P-PB 1000 class contested this year, the base performance of the bike is also extremely important.</p> <p>On August 14, the Ninja H2 prepared by Team 38 clocked a speed of 211.621 mph (340.571 km/h). This was followed on August 15 by a return run of 207.263 mph (333.557 km/h). The average speed of the two runs 209.442 mph (337.064 km/h) was recognised as a world speed record in its class, illustrating the lofty performance of the Ninja H2.</p> <p>Let the Good Times Roll.</p>1535976000 H2 SETS WORLD SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK ENI KAWASAKI RACE TEAM DEBUTS AT SAND PRIX<p>The ENI Kawasaki Race Team debuted at the 2018 Sand Prix event held on the 18-19 of August at the Kawasaki Sand Track.</p> <p>Ethan Martens managed a 1-3-3 scorecard for third overall in the MX2 class aboard his 2019 KX250.</p> <p>Cohen Chase came away with a 2nd in the first race but unfortunately had DNF&rsquo;d the 2nd and 3rd race in the MX1 class aboard his KX450.</p> <p>Let the Good Times Roll.</p>1535976000 KAWASAKI RACE TEAM DEBUTS AT SAND PRIX LEON HASLAM JOINS KRT<p>Experienced British competitor Leon Haslam will join Jonathan Rea in KRT to complete the rider line up of Kawasaki&rsquo;s official squad in the 2019 WorldSBK Championship.<br /> Leon is an experienced WorldSBK campaigner, with five race wins and 39 podiums to his credit.<br /> Leon will begin his working relationship with KRT during this year&rsquo;s winter test programme.&nbsp;<a href="">#NinjaSpirit</a>&nbsp;<a href="">#LetTheGoodTimesRoll</a></p>1534334400 HASLAM JOINS KRT NEW - 2019 KAWASAKI KX450<h2>​​KAWASAKI KX450F - 2019</h2> <p>Designed with mid-level to expert riders in mind, the KX450 motorcycle has always been built with one goal in mind: to put riders on the top step of the podium. And for over 40 years KX brand motocrossers have been extremely successful at doing just that. To maintain its edge in this fiercely competitive class, the 2019 KX450 benefits from a new engine mounted in its leanest chassis to date, enabling it to turn even quicker lap times, and make it the most powerful machine in the paddock.<br /> Complementing its already high performance, a number of new features &ndash; including finger-follower valve actuation, electric start and a hydraulic clutch, which are all firsts for a Kawasaki motocrosser &ndash; further elevate its race-winning potential.</p> Price: TBA1530014400 - 2019 KAWASAKI KX450