Kawasaki models disrupted by COVID-19 although dealers will remain open

Kawasaki has released a statement relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and confirms dealerships will continue to trade throughout lock down

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KAWASAKI UK has released a statement relating to new models, Euro5 certification and the COVID-19 lockdown that England has just moved back into.

The statement confirms that production lines have been negatively affected by the ongoing pandemic, with some models missing out on being certified as Euro5 in time for the January 1st, 2021 cut-off date. Those bikes are the J125, J300, Ninja 400, Z400, ZX-6R, and Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 SX, including the SE and SE+ models. The statement goes on to confirm that dealer stocks of certain affected models should mean customers will experience little disruption to availability.

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Craig Watson, Kawasaki Motors UK Sales & Marketing Manager, commented:

“Kawasaki has always strived to give motorcyclists an attractive array of exciting machines to choose from, and despite the coronavirus pandemic causing disruption, that remains true for 2021. The new models continue to demonstrate Kawasaki’s innovation, meaning that our 2021 model year line up guarantees that there is something for everyone.”

Kawasaki dealerships to continue trading through COVID-19 lockdown

In another statement released on Friday, Kawasaki also confirmed that dealerships will remain open for business to socially-distanced sales throughout the second wave of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Owners and those looking to buy a new bike will still be able to make orders for motorcycles, parts, and accessories via non-physical means (phone, web, email and social media), and many of dealers are offering home delivery and customer collection. As it stands, Scotland is not in lockdown and Wales will return from lockdown next week along with N.Irelands current restrictions (similar to tier 3) being eased on 13th November.

Dealerships are able to continue offering motorcycle servicing and MOT testing as normal and will be remaining open throughout the second lockdown.

For more information, head to: kawasaki.co.uk