An all-new one-make series, the Kawasaki British Superteen Championship, has been launched by Kawasaki UK following the unveiling of the Ninja ZX-4RR.
The series, for 15 to 20-year-olds, will feature as part of the 2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship calendar so young riders can race in front of huge crowds at the UK’s best circuits.
The Kawasaki British Superteen class will run across eight double-header rounds including a planned World Superbike support race.
With riders on the same motorbikes, the series will be a thrilling spectacle, while the high-revving, four-cylinder 400cc supersport machine is perfect for helping young riders develop their skills.
The overall Superteen championship winner will receive a new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R road bike.
Each race bike competing in the series, which brings the ‘Superteen’ name back to British championship status, will be built by Kawasaki Team Green technical partner MSS Performance. Two packages will be offered to suit every budget.
Package prices begin under £12,000 plus VAT in a bid to make this a fair and competitive option for going racing.
Ross Burridge, Kawasaki UK head of marketing and racing department, said: “As soon as we saw this model on the production plan, we knew it was destined for the race track.”
Dave Willis said the new race series for up-and-coming riders was very exciting and the ZX-4RR was the ideal choice for track racing.
“This modern new version of a legendary blast from the past is powering the next generation of race riders.”
The spiritual successor to Kawasaki’s ZXR400, one of the first and most popular 400, four-cylinder sports bikes of the 1990s, is proving popular with customers who want to use it on the road.
We’ve already taken a handful of orders for the £8,699 ZX-4RR which is due to arrive next month.
“The ZXR400 was one of the best-looking bikes of its time and the new ZX-4RR is a fitting successor,” he said.
If dealers want to support a local rider, they can supply a standard ZX-4RR which can then be converted to the ‘control’ spec by MSS Performance.
Find out more about the ZX-4RR at orwell.co.uk/kawasaki/new-kawasaki-motorcycle-range/supersport-and-sports/ninja-zx-4rr