Based in Tokyo, Japan, Kawasaki Heavy Industries began as Kawasaki Aircraft Company building airplane engines, and eventually built its first motorcycle in 1954. After merging with Japan’s oldest operating motorcycle company, Merguro to become Kawasaki-Merguro in 1960, the company produced the successful B8 125cc bike in 1962. Kawasaki has since become one of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers. Kawasaki motorcycles have long been associated with the customary lime green color. Kawasaki now offers a complete line of sportbike, cruiser and off road motorcycles as well as ATVs and utility vehicles. Kawasaki delivers good times and leads the powersports industry with Ninja sportbikes, roaring Vulcan cruisers, rippin’ KLX dirt bikes, KX enduro motocross bikes, KLR dual-sport bikes, Concours supersport touring bikes, the versatile Versys street bike, MULE and Teryx UTVs and Brute Force ATVs as well as Jet Ski watercraft. Kawasaki has a number of other motorcycle lines, but most popular among Team Green’s models, the Ninja sportbikes and KX dirt bikes are top contenders in most major motorcycle racing circuits today.