Kawasaki Hosts U.S. Marines
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Professional stunt rider Jason Britton (center in black Kawasaki shirt) and the Camp Pendleton Marines at Kawasaki's U.S. headquarters.
Giving back. It’s something that’s tough to do in the current economic climate, especially when there is no visible return other than to help fellow motorcyclists. But today Kawasaki did exactly that for the U.S. Marines Corps.
With an alarming number of Marines suffering fatal accidents each year, waves of new safety precautions have now steadily been made available for our troops to get proper training before they blindly jump on a 150-horsepower motorcycle and twist the right grip.
To help aid this cause, Kawasaki hosted a large group of 80-100 Marines from Southern California's Camp Pendleton at their U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, giving an all-access tour and showing them everything Team Green has to offer, as well as displaying proper safety procedures and basic motorcycle care. Topping things off was a catered lunch and special stunt show by Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Britton, host of Speed TV’s Superbikes
and professional stunt rider.
“For me it’s an honor to be out here performing for you guys,” said Britton to the Marines after the show. “When Kawasaki
Britton impressed everyone with his stunt show.
asked me if I would do this there was no question, the answer was 'yes' right away, no matter what it took. But I also want to say that this (riding) has been something I have done my whole life and I train very hard to do it at this level, just like you all do to be able to go to combat. So before you go out and buy the biggest and baddest crotch rocket you can to keep up with your friends be sure get the right gear and get proper training – take a course or a track school. Even I still take track schools to learn more. The key is to be safe and responsible. And try to look out for your fellow Marines when they buy bikes as well.”