Here is my rant about Canadian Kawasaki:
I raced a 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6RR last year (2005) that was eligible for Kawasaki Contingency (Amateur) at Mission Raceway in BC. It was a rollercoaster year filled with wins and crashes and mediocre results. This rant concerns only the successful finishes. This rant in NO WAY reflects on the dealership that supported me. They were great!
I earned contingency payouts early in the year and was paid fairly promptly: Thank-you Kawasaki. Then came the September double header. Kawasaki was paying Superbike race 1 and Superbike race 2 separately (full payout) for the first three rounds. For the fourth and fifth rounds the results were accidentally submitted as R1 and R2 combined (I don’t even know what position the WMRC said I was in).
The error was brought to the attention of the correct person for the WMRC and proper, official results were forwarded to Canadian Kawasaki. I was only paid based on the incorrect results, shorting me $200.
The October round comes and goes with me winning monies again, this time to the tune of $700 (1st SBK R1, 1ST 600SS).
Here we are SIX MONTHS after the end of the season and I have not been paid. They claim I am paid in full. Then they tell me they don’t have the results yet. They (Canadian Kawasaki) have stopped returning my e-mails even though I have been very polite and incredibly patient. The BC Kawasaki rep has not answered the phone when I called. He once returned a voice mail by replying in the form of E-mail.
So here I am, telling every one who wishes to listen, my story about Kawasaki. I guess if this gets no response either a Provincial Court Judge will hear my plea.
I am having a hard time disagreeing with all the people that say KAWI=JUNK.