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Feb 10, 2009

Kawasaki Posts $1.8 Million In Road Racing Contingency Money

Kawasaki's 2009 Road Race Contingency Program Continues Commitment With Large Posting

Irvine, Calif. Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced today its road racing contingency will reach over $1.8 million, continuing the company's dedication to rewarding those who race green. The 2009 posting is the largest contingency program, and with the all-new Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-6R, it's a great time to take advantage of the incredible payouts.

In the AMA Pro Road Racing Series, winners of the Daytona SportBike and American Superbike classes receive an impressive $5,000, while the young racers of the SuperSport class receive $2,500. Along with these large payouts, the Daytona SportBike class offers payouts up to 10th place.

"We are extremely happy to be posting such a high contingency program," said Team Green™ Manager Reid Nordin. "Kawasaki continues to show its dedication and commitment to racing. We are proud to support the future talent of the sport."

The 2009 season is a great time to take advantage of the road racing contingency program with the debut of the 2009 Ninja ZX-6R. The powerful new machine is 22 pounds lighter, and features better acceleration, more precise control, and lighter handling.

"As we have seen so far, Kawasaki's contingency program is higher than any other across the board," said Nordin. "Not only do we have a high contingency in road race, we have the largest payout in nearly every discipline. With the combination of great product and support, it's a great time to ride green."

To get a head start on earning the most money available, the process in simple. Racers only need to follow these four steps to put money in their pocket via the Kawasaki Contingency Program:

1. BUY- Purchase a new or used 2008 or newer U.S. model Kawasaki

2. REGISTER- Online at Kawasaki.com

3. RACE- Compete in any contingency paying event

4. WIN- There is no claim form to file. Payments are automatically deposited directly to a Kawasaki Contingency Card, which can be redeemed at any Kawasaki dealer and more than 32 million MasterCard® retailers worldwide.

For all the class payouts and schedules, or more information and the official rules, please visit www.kawasaki.com.


Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,500 independent retailers, with an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the United States, with 400 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki's tagline, "Let the good times roll.™", is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki's complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.