In mid-September Kawasaki Heavy Industries confirmed the creation of the new Kawasaki Motors Ltd. which was talked about a year ago.
The new company took the place of the previous division within KHI, which dealt with the same production, with the aim of giving it greater autonomy, flexibility, decision-making speed and above all new ones investments targeted to respond more quickly to market changes.
It will deal with series motorcycles, jet skis, four-wheeled recreational vehicles, engines in general and all motor sports of the brand.
In short, the parent company focuses more on two wheels, even more so in a context of transformation technology that concerns mobility in the broadest sense of the term.
Yesterday, 6 October, the first Kawasaki Motors Ltd press conference was held in Tokyo, in which the president Hiroshi Ito he illustrated the company policy and talked about the plans for the immediate future.
The plan provides for the arrival of an average of 16 novelties a year by 2025, while with regard to vehicles electric and hybrid the goal is to ten unreleased vehicles by the same date.
Particularly the most important models dedicated to more developed markets will be electrified (hybrid or pure electric) by 2035.
And the prototype of an engine derived from the four cylinders H2 equipped with direct injection and with a hydrogen. (Below)
Then illustrated the plans for the development of five four-wheeled off-road vehicles, which will be powered by alternative energy sources and which will be implemented in the coming years.
Kawasaki Motors, it was reiterated, has one of its pillars in sustainable growth and is aiming for a turnover of one trillion yen (7.7 billion euros) by 2030.
It will also engage in the neutrality of emissions of CO2 and the new company will not only deal with the product but also with the development of complementary technologies such as artificial intelligence and the integration of radar technology. Digital development, connectivity and vehicle interaction will be areas of investment.
The new company logo was also presented on the occasion River Mark, seen for example on the Ninja H2, which will stand out on the new bikes.
Changes in Italy
From the Italian branch of Kawasaki instead comes a news concerning the top management of the company.
Sergio Vicarelli, historical sales and marketing director, has decided to end his professional career in the company.
The new Sales & Marketing Director is Riccardo Bertaggia, with experience also in the two-wheeler sector having worked for MV Agusta and Moto Morini, who has worked alongside Vicarelli in recent months and took up the position last October 1st.