Gary Johnson can't wait to ride the GBmoto Kawasaki Superbike for the first time in anger on the roads at the North West 200 next week.

The team unveiled its livery for the 2015 international road races this week, which features the iconic Kawasaki green in keeping with the manufacturer's official colour plus the distinctive purple logo of GBmoto.

Johnson, who tested the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha Supersport machine he will also ride at the North West and TT this year at Kirkistown in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, has completed an extensive test schedule on the Superbike and Superstock versions of the ZX-10R in Spain, where top engineer Ichiro Yoda - the former technical director of the Yamaha and Kawasaki MotoGP teams - was on hand to provide invaluable input.

"The North West 200 is an incredible event so I'm really excited to be making my debut on the GBmoto Racing Kawasaki there next week," said Broughton man Johnson.

"Although the Kawasaki ZX-10R is not a new bike to myself or the team, it's the first time I'm racing the Superbike version and the first time GBmoto have built one for the roads.

"We've had a really good test schedule this year and every time we've gone out we've improved, so I'm really looking forward to trying the final specification Superbike during practice."

Johnson won his second TT race last year in the opening Supersport event but was ruled out of the remainder of the meeting after a crash on the first lap of the Superstock TT.

Ahead of the North West, the team has received a number of upgrades including factory bodywork and engine updates for the Superbike, along with a number of special parts and upgraded ?hlins suspension to bring the machine up to its final specification.


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