NOW EVEN MORE REASONS TO VISIT KAWASAKI ON THE ROAD TOUR . . .

The 2012 Kawasaki On the Road Tour kicks off next weekend (26 May) at the Silverstone Circuit’s Stowe complex in Northamptonshire.

The first of four events across the Summer that will offer test rides on a huge cross-section of Kawasaki motorcycles, the event has now moved up a gear with the announcement of three further attractions adding yet more reasons to join in the fun.

THE TIM BLAKEMORE ZZR1400 TURBO STREETBIKE

THE TIM BLAKEMORE ZZR1400 TURBO STREETBIKE

Tim Blakemore Racing:

Kawasaki supported drag racer, Tim Blakemore, is one of Europe’s most respected drag racers and an expert on making fast Kawasakis go faster still. Undertaking much of the machine development himself, Tim has created two amazing drag racing bikes based on the awesome ZZR1400 and both will be at Silverstone.

Racing in the Streetbike series, the ZZR1400 Turbo has been successfully campaigned in “bracket racing” for two seasons and is now capable of running consistent 8.5 second quarter mile runs with the Turbo boost providing anything from 250 to well over 300 horsepower depending on requirements.

For serious petrol heads, the Tim Blakemore Racing Funnybike will also be on show, stripped bare for all to see the substantial Turbocharger in all its glory along with the stunning one-off chassis and electronics package. This very bike ran a quarter mile from a standing start to a terminal speed of 200mph at Santa Pod putting Tim in the record books; come along take a look and talk to the team – who knows they may even fire one of the bikes up!

Craig Jones Skills Academy & Stunt Show

CRAIG JONES MAKES IT LOOK SO EASY

CRAIG JONES MAKES IT LOOK SO EASY

Craig is well known across Europe for his record breaking stunt riding records and shows. Additionally, his Skills Academy has made hundreds of motorcycle fans better and more confident riders.

Performing his amazing show at the Stowe circuit venue for the first of the 2012 Kawasaki On the Road Tour events, Craig will wow the crowds with a variety of gravity defying tricks from “wheelies” and “stoppies” both solo and with a (willing) passenger to more ambitious tricks! Amazingly able to commentate on the display while he is actually performing, Craig will show just how spectacular ultimate machine control can be.

And speaking of control, the Skills Academy will be open for business at Stowe Circuit Silverstone, ready to refine the skills of visitors and bring other abilities to the surface perhaps they never thought they had. “The best learning is fun learning” according to Jones, and, for sure that’s exactly what the Skills Academy will be.

Z40 Celebration at Stowe

In 1972, the legendary Kawasaki Z1 was shown in Europe for the very first time. A four-cylinder, four-stroke machine that established Kawasaki once and for all as a major motorcycle manufacturer, the 903cc Z1 and its siblings have gone on to create a formidable legacy that lasts to this day.

On this, the 40th Anniversary of the launch of the Z1, examples of both the original machine and selected other iconic Z models will be at Stowe Circuit along with enthusiastic members of the Z1 Owners Club, ready and willing to explain just what makes these bikes quite so special.

From the very first 1972 Z1 900 to more recent Z1000 machines, the display illustrates the engineering and technical prowess of Kawasaki Heavy Industries as well as providing a “style snapshot” of four decades of precision manufacturing.

Along with Free road rides, track riding sessions, the Kawasaki Riders Club, the addition of three further attractions make the Stowe Circuit event at Silverstone on Saturday 26 May a must-see for anyone interested in Kawasaki. Ride, look, talk, enjoy the choice is yours; just make sure you come along to this stunning Free event.

Click here for the SILVERSTONE Indemnity Form

Click here for full details of our 2012 Tour

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