This has been the week of big presentations, from Honda to Ducati, via Yamaha. Only Kawasaki was missing from the line up. At Barcelona today, the current world champions unveiled the new bike that Johnny Rea and Tom Sykes will take on track this season.
The livery remains in line with those of previous season and features the traditional green and black colour scheme. We expect a more competitive ZX-10R, ready to confirm the potential it demonstrated in 2016. Rea is well aware of this, and is looking for his third consecutive title in the reigning class. A man who surely wants to make the Northern Irishman's journey something of an uphill climb is his team-mate Sykes, keen to fight back after last year.
As we await the opening Phillip Island round, here is the launch video for the new Kawasaki entrusted to the Rea-Sykes pairing.