IRVINE, CA – October 13, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announced today that it will donate the final 30th Anniversary Edition 2015 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R made to Boys Town California for its live auction at the annual Night of Hope event on October 17, from The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California. This special edition Ninja is the final 30th Anniversary Edition model of the limited quantity of 300 that were produced.
The rare motorcycle pays tribute to the original Ninja 900R from 1984 and is painted with the exact shade of Firecracker Red and Metallic Greystone as its predecessor. Additionally, to commemorate the occasion for Kawasaki the Ninja ZX-14R is fitted with 30th Anniversary logos, has the badge number 300 on the gas tank, and features gold pinstriping and gold brake calipers. This limited run of 300 motorcycles was exclusive to the United States, making this one of the most sought after collectibles for any enthusiast.
“This is truly a one-of-a-kind motorcycle and everyone at Kawasaki is tremendously honored to donate it to such an incredible cause and group at Boys Town California,” said Bill Jenkins, Senior Vice President – Sales Operations at Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., and member of the Boys Town California Board of Directors. “The Night of Hope is one of the most prestigious and important events in Orange County and it’s fitting that one of the region’s most prominent companies has stepped up to support the event in such a unique and memorable way.”
Boys Town California was started in 1991 with the mission of providing programs focused on saving children of abuse in Southern California. Boys Town operates seven family homes in the region, reserved for youth who are unable to return to their homes as a result of abuse or neglect. In an effort to prevent out-of-home placement and keep families intact, Boys Town also provides intervention assistance through in-home family services and community support services.
With an MSRP of just under $16,000, this coveted piece of Kawasaki history is sure to garner tremendous attention from the gathering of 300 of Orange County’s most affluent and renowned individuals. Just last year the Night of Hope raised over $135,000, with all proceeds going directly to children and families in need. With the sought after Ninja ZX-14R up for auction, Kawasaki is sure to play an integral role in the event’s goal to raise over $180,000 this year. You can purchase tickets for the event by clicking the link here.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half century ago. The first Kawasaki motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines, and Kawasaki’s entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by the company’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market, and in the process have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, power, design and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki’s commitment to maintaining and furthering these strengths will surely give birth to new legends.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and Jet Ski® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 300 of them located at KMC’s Irvine, California headquarters.
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About Boys Town California
Since opening in 1991, Boys Town California has continued to fulfill its mission by providing programs focused on saving children and healing families in Southern California. The organization operates seven Family Homes for youth who are unable to return to their homes due to abuse or neglect. Intervention services are also provided through In-Home Family Services and Community Support Services in an effort to prevent out-of-home placement of children and keep families together. An affiliate of Boys Town, the national organization founded in 1917 in Omaha, Nebraska, Boys Town California directly served over 2,840 children in 2014. For more information, please visit www.boystown.org/california.