In production racing, grand prix and endurance racing,
the name “Ninja” is carved in the annals of racing history.
Countries all around the world host production racing – competition between production-based race machines – the pinnacle of which is the Superbike World Championship.
In a category where success often depends on the base performance of the street models from which the racers are built, Ninja race machines have shown themselves to be winners.
In turn, the experience gained in fierce competition of racing is used to improve the performance of our production bikes. Every Ninja you see on the street was born with race DNA in its veins.
In 2002, after an absence of twenty years, Kawasaki returned to GP racing.
Kawasaki’s prototype racing machine featured our most advanced technology and proudly bore the Ninja name. Like all Ninja models, it featured an unconventional design and innovative development. The Ninja ZX-RR showed remarkable promise and left an indelible impression on the world of MotoGP.
Kawasaki withdrew from MotoGP in 2008, but the knowledge and experience gained there was applied to the Ninja production machines that followed, contributing to the outstanding performance they are famous for.
Racing for hour after punishing hour at the limits of performance, endurance racing is sometimes called a rolling development department. In this, the toughest of all racing, Kawasaki has earned an unrivalled reputation for speed and durability. And of course, our Ninja racers are no exception.
Kawasaki won the Endurance World Championship multiple times in the 1990s, and with repeated wins in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans (2012, 2013) and Bol d’Or (24 Hours) (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) in recent years, continues to display its strength in endurance racing.
Proudly carrying on the Kawasaki tradition of durability, the Ninja racers blaze their way to victory in the night.