For the track
Guim Roda, Kawasaki’s World Superbike Team Manager, has talked about the bike, saying: “The concept is the same as the current motorcycle, but there are some changes to make it much more competitive. So we are going the same way as Aprilia, Ducati and BMW as they have already brought a new bike to the championship for this year.
“Until last year the technical regulations allowed more freedom. We could develop the race bike much more. But now we are limited more by the changes that we make from the basic bike.
“That means that the base bike has to be better, which is much more complicated to achieve. With a good base we can make the race machine better.
“We are talking about a very sporty superbike with over 200bhp, with potential that we can exploit to 100%. Those who use this motorcycle in the world of motor racing will find the new bike much more competitive. It is a big step forward.”