Kawasaki launches bike for WSBK title defence

The Kawasaki Racing Team has officially unveiled the bike it will use to defend its World Superbike championship title in 2016.

The Japanese manufacturer took the wraps off its upgraded ZX-10R during its official launch event in Barcelona, revealing a subtly revised version of the team's signature green-and-white livery.

Kawasaki has already undertaken a comprehensive programme of winter testing with the new machine, which was fastest in last month's collective Jerez test, in the hands of Tom Sykes.

The team then moved on to Aragon for a two-day test in early February to further fine-tune the bike ahead of this month's opening round of the season at Phillip Island.

Jonathan Rea will wear the #1 plate as he looks to defend the crown he won in dominant fashion last year, lining up alongside teammate Sykes for a second consecutive season.

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Tom Sykes , Jonathan Rea
Teams Kawasaki Racing
Article type Breaking news