12-cylinder two-stroke diesel ship engine rated at 100,000 horsepower manufactured at Kawasaki's Kobe Works. Note the two workers on the top portion of the engine to get an idea of how huge the engine is. Read more: http://www.sportrider.com/features/146_0711_kawasaki_heavy_industries/photo_15.html
Predecessors to Kawasaki Heavy Industries date to the late 19th century, focused initially on shipbuilding and later, locomotives and such. However, from the rubble of World War II the Kawasaki motorcycle brand evolved directly from Kawasaki Aircraft. Read more...
Tom Sykes on the factory supported Kawasaki. Runner up in 2012 losing by only half a point was the most consistent front runner in wsbk. The official Kawasaki squad use to be run in the UK by PBM (see more in motogp- crt) but after three years Kawasaki Heavy Industries decided to wotk with the spanish Motocard outfit. The switch coincided with a great leap in form and results.
Kawasaki: The 'X99' prototype had a twin-rotor engine, water-cooled, which purportedly developed 85hp. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd, purchased a license to built Wankels on Oct. 4, 1971; the chassis of the X99 appears to be based on Kawasaki's Z650, introduced in 1976, which suggests the date of this prototype.