Get $250 back, even if you’re not a girl!
Kawasaki Press Release
IRVINE, Calif. (April 28, 2011)---Anyone considering a motorcycle purchase—any motorcycle of any size—needs to visit an authorized Kawasaki dealership between May 6 and May 8, 2011. Kawasaki is launching a $250 savings opportunity for purchasers in conjunction with International Female Ride Day, being celebrated on Friday of that weekend. (Check out Kawasaki’s VIDEO for this promotion.)
The first 500 purchasers of a new, not previously registered motorcycle, who register online at www.kawasaki.com/kawigirl, following their purchase, will be awarded a pre-loaded $250 MasterCard debit card. And to sweeten the offer, Kawasaki will provide the first 50 registrants at the online site with a free Kawi Girl Jacket.
The company will also honor any existing promotional offers that are running concurrently with this program. Details of any additional savings opportunities are available at www.kawasaki.com.
According to Chris Brull, Kawasaki’s director of marketing communications, “This short-term promotion underscores the company’s interest in continuing to expand the female market, and it will give our dealers added exposure to this important audience.”
Ergonomic help for the non-short rider
In this day and age, the sportbike has become a highly specialized tool developed to do one thing: deliver ultimate performance. Following the trends set by Moto GP, motorcycles have become more compact, utilizing ever-lighter alloys and composite materials, mass centralization, and increasingly shorter wheelbases to deliver better handling and quicker acceleration. At the highest levels of motorcycle roadracing, the physiques of the most successful racers have been following a similar trend. When you consider 2011 Daytona 200 winner, Jason Disalvo, AMA rising stars PJ Jacobsen and Elena Myers or Moto GP racers Dani Pedrosa and Loris Capirossi, you’ll immediately notice that none of these people ever had a shot at a career in professional basketball. Let’s face it; today’s motorcycles (cue the old Randy Newman song) are made with short people in mind.
GPtech llc is proud to announce a new product line of lever protectors.
The lever protector is designed to protect the brake lever ball end from contact with other riders (during close racing).
Part description: A handlebar mounted perch fixes a protective bar under the master cylinder. The bar resides under the lever then sweeps up to protect the ball end. Adjusting the angle of the bar or the angle of the holder will give more or less clearance. Bar length and ball location is adjustable and locks in place.
The next level
In Making the Jump from Trackdays to Racing, Part 1, we discussed the difference in mindset between trackday riding and racing. That article was nothing if not controversial. When we stated that the ability to run fast lap times does not make you a racer, we got lots of feedback. Some riders really took offense at this and others agreed completely. As you can probably guess, it was the fast guys who’d never raced that were most upset by our comments.
Race-prepping our AMA 600 with Vortex products
For more than 15 years, Vortex Racing has been making quality race parts for motorcycles of all genres. They’re also famous for offering contingency to competitors who use their products. This has ensured that throughout the company’s history, its products have been torture tested and proven at the highest levels of competition. TrackdayMag.com approached Vortex for help with our AMA Pro Racing Supersport project and we were ecstatic when they said yes. We got busy and made an order list which included practically every item that Vortex crafts for our Suzuki GSXR 600 AMA bike. Let’s take a tour of the machine for the purpose of looking at each piece of Vortex equipment and explaining its benefits.