Kawasaki is issuing a recall for certain 2012 Ninja 250R and Ninja 650 sportbikes as well as the Versys 650 due to a risk of the passenger footpegs falling off. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the circlips on the footpegs’ mounting pins may break under engine vibrations, potentially leading […]
Kawasaki Entering Chinese Market
Kawasaki announced the start of operations in the world’s largest motorcycle market, China. The company actually established its new subsidiary, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Management (Shanghai), in April but the subsidiary will begin importing and selling motorcycles Aug. 18.
The company will focus sales around the major centers of Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, hoping to attract the country’s emerging middle-class who are looking for motorcycles for leisure rather than for utility.
Kawasaki will be offering models such as the Ninja ZX-14R, Ninja 650 and its naked variant the ER-6n, the Ninja 250, and its naked equivalent the Z250. Kawasaki is targeting annual sales of 5,000 units by 2018.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Management (Shanghai) is wholly-owned by Kawasaki with US$2.35 million in capital. The new subsidiary will be run by General Manager Yasushi Nagata.