Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japanese: 川 崎 重工业 株式会社, Kawasaki Jūkōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of a wide range of products, especially in the automotive market. The product lines of most known (because the direct market for private consumers) are those for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. Kawasaki has also participated in the motorcycle racing world championship of MotoGP until 2008, continuing to participate with team officials at the World Championship Superbike and Supersport.