Ryan Farquhar is familiar with riding Kawasaki bikes
Ryan Farquhar has announced that he will ride a ZX-10 Kawasaki for World Endurance outfit Alf's at this year's Isle of Man TT Races in June.
"I am very excited about the deal and the season ahead in general," said the Dungannon rider.
"I hope to be in with a good chance in every class at the TT and it is every road racer's priority to win a TT race.
"The last time I won there was on a 600 in 2005 and with a new 600 this year I'm hoping I'll be able to win again."
Last week, Farquhar announced that he will be riding under the banner of KMR Racing in 2009, with Kawasaki machinery at his disposal in all classes.
"I hope to start the season where I left off last year," said Farquhar, who took more than 20 national road race wins last year.
"I have been riding Kawasakis for a good few years now and have a good relationship with them.
"They have a new 600 bike this year and it should be very strong.
"I proved last year that the ZX-10 Superstock was a really good package too so hopefully I can win a few more national road races this year and maybe get another international win under my belt.
"I intend using the Superstock for the national races again as there is only so much power you can use at the national events."
Farquhar had hinted at retiring from the sport in recent years but says he is now fully focused on continuing his road racing career.
"Whenever things are going well, it is the best sport in the world but whenever they are going badly, it's usually really bad.
"At the moment I'm really enjoying my racing with a new team set-up, new sponsors and a new challenge so I'm really looking forward to getting going this year."