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Jan 30, 2003

2003 Kawasakis In Dealerships Now; Race-Kit Parts, Contingency Plans Due In February

Copyright 2003, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>Kawasaki's 2003 ZX-6R (636cc) and ZX-6RR (600cc) models are currently arriving in dealerships, while race kit parts and racing contingency program details should be available in February.<BR><BR>Kawasaki's Mel Moore told Roadracingworld.com that the first production run of ZX-6Rs and ZX-6RRs were arriving in Kawasaki dealerships and that production of the homologation special, 600cc ZX-6RR has been increased to meet strong demand. Moore wouldn't say exactly how many RR-models would be produced but did say, "If someone really wants one, they should be able to get one."<BR><BR>As for race kit parts, Kawasaki Product Specialist, Accessories Division Jeff Hoeppner reported to Roadracingworld.com that race kit valve springs, velocity stacks, cam shafts, engine control modules (ECM) and thinner gaskets would be available in February although pricing information was not immediately available. Furthermore, it hasn't been determined at post time if race-kit bodywork, wind screens, footpegs, clip-ons, brake levers or close-ratio transmission gears would be imported into the United States.<BR><BR>Kawasaki plans to announce its 2003 racing contingency programs within about two weeks.<BR><BR><BR><BR>