Category: Kawasaki

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...

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...

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...