2 July 2014 Plus X Award: Kawasaki and Z1000 reap more prizes

Kawasaki's new Z1000 has already won the Plus X Award for innovation, high quality and design. Now the racing-styled large Z adds to its winning haul.
The jury of experts of the prestigious Plus X Award has bestowed even further awards upon the flagship naked Kawasaki, namely the special award of "Best Product of the Year 2014" in the category "Best Naked Bike of the Year". This special prize is only awarded to products that received the most seals of approval in their product category.
However, that not being enough, the Kawasaki brand also captured the highest honour of the Plus X Award, the "Most Innovative Brand Award" in the motorcycle category. Now in the eleventh year of the Plus X Award, prize winners can celebrate the honour that acknowledges their particular brand strength. The"Most Innovative Brand of the Year" Award was presented during the Plus X Award Night on June 5th, 2014 in the building of the first Bundestag in Bonn. Masatoshi Yoshioka (right), Branch Manager of Kawasaki-Branch Germany, and Michael Belz (left), Manager Administration & Finance, were pleased to receive the Plus X Award Trophies.
About the Plus X Award:
With an international and independent panel of judges from 25 industries, 23 competent partners and a marketing investment of more than 25 million EUR, the Plus X Award is the world’s largest innovation competition for technology, sports and lifestyle. Products that possess at least one “Plus X” factor are awarded the Plus X seal of approval. Awards are given for new and innovative technology, exceptional design and intelligent, easy to use operating systems. Additional awards are granted for criteria such as outstanding ergonomic and ecological features, along with the use of high quality materials and processes that lead to products of lasting value with long service life. The innovation award was created as a tool to strengthen brands and is being held for the eleventh time in 2014.