Sykes, who will begin his title defence in at Phillip Island in a couple of weeks, was surrounded by Kawasaki top brass including Shigemi Tanaka.
"I do not even need to look at the bike to know what it is because it is engraved in my memory. I have shared a lot of great times with this Ninja ZX-10R and I know we can be competitive again," saif the Huddersfield man.
"We have had some really good tests in the off-season even though I did not feel at my full potential. I am excited and even more motivated than last year to start racing again.”