If you've been thinking about getting on a new bike this spring, consder this a sign: Kawasaki is offering a $250 rebate on new bikes purchased between May 6 and May 8, in celebration of International Female Ride Day.
Here's how it works. First, you buy a Kawasaki from a participating dealership between Friday, May 6 and Sunday, May 8, 2011. Then you register online at www.kawasaki.com/kawigirl, and if you're one of the first 500 customers to do so, you'll qualify for a rebate of $250 (awarded in the form of a pre-loaded MasterCard debit card). If you're one of the first FIFTY to do register your new Kawasaki purchase, you'll receive a Kawi Girl jacket. (It's not an armored riding jacket, but it'll look good on the street.)
A video promoting Kawasaki's support of International Female Ride Day lists the KX250F, KLX250S and the Ninja 650R as some of their "favorite models" -- assumedly meaning, those most popular with women. The Ninja is well-known for offering a low, narrow seat that many female riders prefer.
In a statement announcing the promotion, Kawasaki's director of marketing communications Chris Brull said, "This short-term promotion underscores the company's interest in continuing to expand the female market, and it will give our dealers added exposure to this important audience."
Did you hear that, Harley? Somebody new's coming to the garage.