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A Closer Look at Kawasaki’s Retro WorldSBK Liveries

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At last weekend’s Argentinian round for the WorldSBK Championship, the Kawasaki Racing Team had something special in mind for Race 1.

It wasn’t a new race strategy; they didn’t find 10hp extra in the ZX-10RR motor; nor did they make any major chassis changes.

What the team did do though was dig into the 125 years of Kawasaki history, and run with two special throw-back liveries for Saturday’s race.

To help celebrate 125 years of Kawasaki, Lowes was sporting a look taken from the Kawasaki GPZ 900 that was made famous by Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Rea’s bike recycled the Kawasaki ZX-7R livery (that’s the Kawasaki ZXR 750 H2, for you non-Americans) from the Daytona 200 race, circa 1993, with its iconic green, blue, and white colors.

We have to say, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR looks pretty good in the retro colors, especially the Daytona scheme. We wouldn’t mind if that was something that came back into trend, for the masses.

Meanwhile, Kawasaki is set to announce three more motorcycles at EICMA for the 2022 model year. Is one of them an updated ZX-10RR? That remains to be seen, though it surely won’t look as good as below.


 

 



Photos: Kawasaki

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