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Kawasaki revert to lime green as of this weekend

Kawasaki revert to lime green as of this weekend

Kawasaki Racing are going retro as of this weekend's race at Brno, bringing back their traditional lime green livery after a spell donning a new metallic variation since preseason testing.

Kawasaki Racing are going retro as of this weekend's race at Brno, bringing back their traditional lime green livery after a spell donning a new metallic variation since preseason testing.

Whilst the team had intended that the original change would symbolise a new start to accompany the conversion to an ‘in-house' project, Kawasaki fans put forward the sentiment that the more traditional scheme was a more striking reflection of the team's rich racing heritage.

"The metallic green we ran on our Ninja ZX-RR MotoGP bikes during the first part of the season generated some lively discussion amongst Kawasaki fans worldwide," commented Ian Wheeler, Kawasaki's Communications Manager. "But, while the colour was well received by some, research by our colleagues in Japan clearly showed that the majority of Kawasaki fans worldwide felt the traditional lime green a more appropriate colour for Kawasaki's factory MotoGP machines. For this reason, the Ninja ZX-RR bikes of Randy de Puniet and Anthony West will run the traditional lime green livery from Brno onwards."

"It's meant a lot of work during the summer break for quite a few people, both in Europe and Japan, as we've had to change the livery on not only the bikes, but also the race transporters, the pit display and a whole host of other items. But, this is what Kawasaki's loyal racing fans have told us that they want, so we're happy to do it. It will be strange to see the bikes back in the traditional colour at Brno, but sort of reassuring at the same time: Kawasaki's racing bikes have been lime green for a good few years, and it looks like they will remain so for some time to come," concluded Wheeler.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Kawasaki Racing Team

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