Checked the book, YES DEFINITELY HAVE TO HAVE AN OIL CHANGE=states it quite clearly. With Chris Walker he said first service is free-and that is a Kawasaki thing; however if others in the UK don't get this it would seem it's just more of the same-superb customer service by CW! (I got free delivery of my bike 'cos it was raining!!!!).
HOWEVER he gave me a KAwasaki uk leaflet-you fill in a customer service rating about your sales service and they sent me a voucher for a free oil filter-same voucher then has a link so that you do the same ie customer satisfaction survey about the 600 mile service, and they send you a voucher for a free oil filter for the first year service! So far so impressed.
I did think that Chris said that the oil change on first service was optional but think that he must have said it is the only thing payable and that type of oil would be optional-will be opting for motul 7100 if he does it!
Sorry folks, should read the handbook!!!!