Kawasaki Motorcycles - Company History
Don't you just love the names that some of the Japanese motorcycle companies have? Kawasaki is actually called Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd for example. But as with many companies, Kawasaki got its name from founder Shozo Kawasaki, and actually not the city of Kawasaki as some believe.
The Kawaksaki company's reach extends across a number of different industries including all-terrain vehicles, industrial machinery, tractors, small engines, aircraft, jet skis and, of course, motorcycles.
When it comes to motorcycles, Kawasaki may not have been as prolific as Yamaha however, they have made some noticeable machines such as the Vulcan 1500 Drifter, the Eliminator, the KL250 G, the off-roader KLX 650, the ZZR1200 street bike, the Ninja 650R 650cc, the sport-tourer ZG 1000 A Concours and the now defunct Kawasaki H2 Series
Kawasaki Motorcycles - Registered Office
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Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Uk) Ltd - Financial Information
From 2006 to 2008 their pre-tax profit has risen from £142,000 to £160 but is still considerably less than either Yamaha or Harley Davidson.
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