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Olympic Champion, Jason Kenny OBE to collect brand-new Versys 1000 Grand Tourer at Manchester Bike Show

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Date: Saturday 25 March 2017 | Time: 1pm | Stand: Kawasaki – 492

Holder of six Olympic gold medals, track cyclist and motorcycle-mad Jason Kenny will collect his 2017 Versys 1000 Grand Tourer on the Kawasaki stand at the Manchester Bike Show to add to his collection of ‘green’ machines this weekend. 

Richard Gregg from Kawasaki Motors UK and Jonathan Hughes from Bolton Motorcycles will be in attendance to hand over the brand-new 17-plate machine to Jason on stand 492. Olympic Champion, Jason Kenny OBE to collect brand-new Versys 1000 Grand To

Jason Kenny will be available for interviews following the handover. 

Jason has had from us now. It’s great that he keeps coming back to Kawasaki as a brand as his needs and wants from his motorcycles change as the Kawasaki range is so vast, it offers plenty of choice. He’s a real petrol-head – just like all of us so it’s always a pleasure when he comes in. We wish him lots of happy miles aboard his new Versys 1000.”

Craig Watson, Kawasaki Motors UK Sales Manager, said: “The Versys range has been updated for 2017 – changes that have made an already fantastic machine, even better. Whether it’s a trip to the Alps or getting to a meeting in central London, the Versys 1000 will be a great companion.”

Priced from £11,799, the new Versys 1000 offers maximum riding enjoyment whether solo or two-up. The responsive in-line four engine and nimble chassis is a recipe for riding fun and, add in the upright riding position, it makes the Versys an ideal city roamer that really comes into its own on twisty roads.

Available in three colour options for 2017, Jason opted for Candy Burnt Orange and Flat Ebony – other options include Candy Lime Green and Metallic Carbon Grey and Metallic Flat Spark Black. 

The Grand Tourer options include: accessory 47-litre top case, clean-mount panniers, pannier bags, a tank pad, top case bag, fog lamps, handguards, engine guards and a 12V socket as standard.

To find out more about the Versys 1000 GT and for the full range, visit

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