Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), was founded in 1878 and is a leading global manufacturer of transportation equipment. KHI is known for producing world-famous consumer products such as Kawasaki-branded motorcycles, utility vehicles and personal watercraft. The total worldwide sales of KHI products are in excess of $13 Billion with almost 500,000 vehicles sold in 2011, alone. The Kawasaki Motor & Engine Division generates revenues in excess of $3 Billion with Kawasaki's North American subsidiary reporting sales of $1.6 Billion.
In North America, Kawasaki was the top selling Japanese motorcycle OEM for 2010 and 2011 and a significant player in the ATV, Personal Watercraft and Side X Side vehicle categories. Kawasaki sells over 125,000 new vehicles every year in the USA, and has almost 750,000 vehicles currently 'on the road' or in use today.
Kawasaki is the #1 Japanese Motorcycle brand, with a 17% market share in the USA. Kawasaki has an enthusiastic and passionate following with clubs and chapters across the country. Sixty percent of KHI vehicle sales fall within the Sport and Supersport Category with the Ninja® ZX(tm)-14R being the quickest production motorcycle in the world, and the most powerful production sport bike in the world.