Press Releases

New Kawasaki FT730V-EFI Engine Utilizes Revolutionary Air Filtration System

Vortical Air Filtration provides cleaner intake air for longer life, reduced maintenance, and greater cutting performance.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 18, 2017)—The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. today introduced an all-new engine and accompanying air filtration system at the annual GIE+Expo trade gathering in Louisville, Ky. The FT730V-EFI is the first engine from Kawasaki to employ Vortical Air Filtration (VAF), an air-intake methodology that significantly combats many of the ongoing issues faced by lawncare professionals as well as homeowners.

Kawasaki Engines Division Expands Four-Cycle Engine Warranty to Include Other Territories

Three-year coverage extended to Australia, New Zealand, Central & South America, and USA Territories

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Sept. 1, 2017)---The Grand Rapids headquarters for the Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has responsibilities beyond U.S. borders, and effective today, the company is instituting a new warranty program for Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, and USA Territories.  All four-cycle engine sales occurring in those markets from this date onward will be covered by a three-year limited warranty.

Nelson Wilner Named V.P. Of Kawasaki Engines Division

All non-R&D functions come under his supervision.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 29, 2017)---The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has promoted Nelson Wilner to the position of vice president.  He joined Kawasaki last year as the division’s executive director and his expanded responsibilities will include oversight for operations of the division. Wilner will have comprehensive responsibilities for OEM and dealer sales, marketing, technical services, quality, logistics, product development and pricing, finance, and customer service.

Dave Sugden Named Director of Research & Development at Kawasaki Engines Division

Smith, Zeilstra, and Ulmenstine also promoted.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 18, 2017) ---The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has announced the hiring of Dave Sugden as the  director of research and development.  An experienced industry executive, Sugden has had product development responsibilities for 27 years, most recently as director of product design and improvement at Scag Power Equipment.

Kawasaki Engines Unifies New Global Logo As Segment Growth Continues

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., (May 23, 2017)---The Kawasaki brand is known worldwide in numerous product categories and segments—from motorcycles and personal watercraft to shipbuilding, bullet trains, and commercial plant infrastructure.  Significant recent growth at Kawasaki’s Engines Division has prompted the group to develop a new logo that both strengthens and unifies its face to the public.

Kawasaki Engines Division Names New OEM Sales Manager

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 5, 2017)—The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A announced the addition of Todd Sytsma to its management team overseeing relationships with the OEM community.  Sytsma, a Grand Rapids native, has joined the company as an OEM sales manager.

Most recently working for Michigan-based Visual Workplace, Inc. in both sales and distribution management roles, Sytsma also previously held sales posts in the office furniture industry.

Kawasaki Broadens New Electronic Fuel Injection System Availability

Family grows with addition of new FX850V-EFI

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 1, 2016)--- Kawasaki’s new FX850V-EFI engine is the latest member of it’s growing family of engines utilizing the most technologically advanced EFI system ever built by the company.  It incorporates a fully integrated electronic governor (e-Gov) and an advanced ECU that instantly matches power to cutting load and ground speed.  These new features will allow professional landscapers to mow lawns more efficiently with Kawasaki performance and reliability they have come to expect.

First Look at Kawasaki’s Engines Division Headquarters Renovation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 17, 2016)---The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. last year announced the pending consolidation of most of the division’s business components in a significantly renovated headquarters facility in Grand Rapids. With the project’s completion expected later this year, the open design of the facility will allow for greater inter-departmental collaboration and provide staff with modern, light-filled work and meeting spaces.

Kawasaki Engine Division Expands UPS Distribution Arrangement to Include Dallas Facility

Added distribution center to cut delivery time to dealers.  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb 3, 2016) ---The Engine Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. was one of the industry’s early adopters of parts warehouse and delivery outsourcing, and the move to UPS logistics services several years ago has proven to be a major benefit to Kawasaki’s dealer network.