Category: Kawasaki

Brains and Brawn: 1978 Rickman Kawasaki for Sale

Brains and Brawn: 1978 Rickman Kawasaki for Sale

Vintage bikes often appeal to riders of “a certain age” who grew up with these bikes and have a nostalgic soft-spot for them: vintage bikers naturally relate to vintage bikes. Some are just riders...

Evolution: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R for Sale

Evolution: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R for Sale

Overshadowed by the obviously more exotic and suicidal turbocharged Z1R-TC, the Kawasaki Z1R was an evolution of Kawasaki’s Z1, a bike that is often overshadowed by the CB750 that was introduced first and stole...

Fast and Green: 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica

Fast and Green: 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica

As long as there’s been motorcycle racing, there have been riders wanting their street bikes to look like the ones they’ve seen tearing around racetracks: from café racers to modern Rossi-replica paint jobs, street...

Wild Racing Replica: 1974 Egli-Kawasaki for Sale

Wild Racing Replica: 1974 Egli-Kawasaki for Sale

This striking Egli-framed Kawasaki was built by yet another one of the small tuner/frame builders that proliferated in the 1960’s and 1970’s to provide a solution to a problem the major manufacturers seemed generally...

White Line Fever: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC for Sale

White Line Fever: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC for Sale

One of the things I love about vintage cars and bikes is their experimental quality: new ideas were implemented left and right, although some of those ideas were less well-developed than others. “Half-baked” even,...

Signed by the Artist: 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR

Signed by the Artist: 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR

Prior to bikes like the Suzuki GSX-R750, production-based racers from Japan were big, burly brutes. Engines were large four-cylinders and plenty powerful, fitted to stiff frames that provided stability at the cost of agility....

Muscular Survivor: 1975 Kawasaki Z1 for Sale

Muscular Survivor: 1975 Kawasaki Z1 for Sale

Café racer-style conversions often result in bikes with more style than actual function: below-the-triple clamp clip on bars look really cool but they’re murder on the rider. Rearsets can be cramped, and those thin...

King of the Hill: Restored 1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV for Sale

King of the Hill: Restored 1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV for Sale

Nothing the Europeans produced had quite the same character as the big two-stroke triples from Kawasaki. Produced first in H1 500cc form, and then later in S2 and S3 sizes, the H2 750 Mach...

Little Rocket: 1973 Kawasaki 350 S2 Mach II

Little Rocket: 1973 Kawasaki 350 S2 Mach II

Kawasaki’s two-stroke triples were a milestone in Japanese motorcycling history. While the Honda’s CB750 offered sophistication and technology at a relative budget price, it wasn’t really doing anything you couldn’t get elsewhere, although you’d...

Fully-Restored 1975 Kawasaki Z1B for Sale

Fully-Restored 1975 Kawasaki Z1B for Sale

The Kawasaki Z1 was, along with the Honda CB750, a pair of final nails in the coffin of European big-bike dominance. While the Z1 will always have the stigma of “copycat” because it was...