Special liveries for KRT duo to mark the 125th anniversary of Kawasaki

Saturday, 16 October 2021 17:48 GMT

The reigning Champions will mark the past, present and future with two special liveries at the Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

Two special liveries will be on the Kawasaki ZX-10RR machines of Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) and teammate Alex Lowes to mark the 125th anniversary of the brand, while also marking a nod to the future for the company with the special anniversary coinciding with the Motul Argentinean Round and the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship’s return to the Circuito San Juan Villicum.

The anniversary also marks a new era for the Kawasaki brand with the launch of a new Kawasaki company, which will use Kawasaki’s river mark logo. The new company will have even more of a focus on motorcycles and the two special liveries will celebrate the past, present and future of Kawasaki.

Both liveries will be a nod to the past with Rea running a livery inspired by the Kawasaki ZXR 750 H2 livery from Daytona in America, running with green, white and blue colours famously used by Scott Russell. Russell was crowned 1993 WorldSBK Champion while he has also had success in his native United States as he affectionately became known as “Mr Daytona” for his success at the Florida venue.

Lowes’ livery is inspired by the iconic movie Top Gun, featuring Tom Cruise, with the Kawasaki GPZ 900 featuring in the hit film from 1986. In the film, the Kawasaki machine is dressed in red and black colours and this will be replicated on Lowes’ ZX-10RR machine during Race 1 at the San Juan Villicum venue.

It is not the first time Kawasaki have run special liveries with the Japanese manufacturer opting to run slightly modified liveries after securing WorldSBK Championships when they have added gold to their livery to celebrate their success.

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